Weatherspoon Partners In Social Justice Project

The Weatherspoon will collaborate on anti-racist project models and practices as part of the Museum Partnerships for Social Justice Project (MPSJP), a recently announced Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Program initiative. The foundation granted the Weatherspoon $125,000 to support the partnership and to ultimately promote the pressing need for cultural conversations across the field.

During the eighteen-month grant period, the Weatherspoon will partner with the Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA) in Jackson. Together, these museums will examine MMA’s new programs, including their Center for Art and Public Exchange and their Arts and Civil Rights Initiative, which promote civil discourse, understanding, and compassion in internal and public-facing work. The Weatherspoon will be privy to the MMA’s role as co-organizer of the nationally touring exhibition A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration. The evolving dialogue of that case study will support the Weatherspoon in engaging UNC Greensboro and local partners in conversations that reinterpret the museum’s art collection and expand connections in the community.

Adapted from a story by Brittany Cameron, with information provided by the Henry Luce Foundation. 

Image: UNCG students at the Art on Paper exhibition in the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Photo: Martin W. Kane, University Communications, 2021.