Black Arts Collective
Art museums are historically majority white spaces. Yet, success for Memphis' art museum and for Memphis’ art community, located in the largest Black city in America, must robustly integrate our city’s Black community, Black artists, and Black arts professionals. The Black Arts Collective ensures that Black artists and audiences are actively welcomed and supported within and through the city’s museum, and that their participation grows and deepens.
Exhibitions: Each year the museum will present a major exhibition by Black artists.
Investing In Memphis' Art Collection: Each year the museum will purchase a work of art by a Black artist to add to Memphis' art collection. BAC members will be invited to participate in the purchase.
Community Engagement: Two yearly BAC specific educational events with receptions, e.g. Black College Night, Black Women's’ Organizations, Black Young Professionals, Master Class.
Steering Committee: Attend annual planning meetings to design, grow, and maintain the Black Arts Collective.
Leadership Members: A group of 35 who wish to provide leadership in fundraising, event planning, programming input and organization. $1,500 museum membership
Black Arts Collective Members: BAC membership will include access to all exclusive Black Arts Collective programming, as well as all benefits of the museum’s household level membership. $250 museum membership