Sarah E. Bond answers “Yes” to the question about the role of art museums vis a vis the history of slavery in the United States. Describing efforts in a number of museums, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Bond “explor[es] exhibit labels as an important means of contextualizing the wealthy patrons of art,” individuals whose wealth was derived at least in part from their enslavement of Africans. She quotes art historians Elizabeth Athens and Fred Wilson who see these texts as a means to address the omission of people of color in collections. Juline Chevalier also sees biases “in all aspects of collecting, planning and presentation of art and artifacts” in museums. To read the complete article, click here.