Artists in 18 Major US Museums Are 85% White and 87% Male, Study Says
The study’s results — with all statistical caveats considered — paint a somber picture of the lack of parity in museum collections. The study found that 85.4% of the works in the collections of all major US museums belong to white artists, and 87.4% are by men. African American artists have the lowest share with just 1.2% of the works; Asian artists total at 9%; and Hispanic and Latino artists constitute only 2.8% of the artists.
A recent study finds the artists in 18 major US museums are 85% White and 87% male. Who's surprised? No one. What will people do about it? We're waiting.
WOW: Artists in 18 Major US Museums Are 85% White and 87% Male, Study Says