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October 25, 2021

How One Woman Is Bringing Latinx Art Into Museums of Fine Arts [Interview]

After centuries of exclusion, there has recently been a rallying call across the United States for accountability in many institutions, encouraging efforts towards racial equity and inclusivity. Educating the public about these issues has also brought to light the barriers to access in the museum terrain for Latinx art. It’s important to remember that Latinx Art is American Art, yet Latinx artists and art are severely underrepresented in galleries and museums throughout the country.

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October 12, 2021

What Is Indigenous Peoples’ Day? How This Holiday Honors Native People

The U.S. celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 11 of every year. This day is one to honor Native people; it recognizes their resilience and contributions to American society throughout history—despite being displaced, forced to assimilate, and decimated after Christopher Columbus and other Europeans colonized North America. It corrects the notion that Columbus “found” America because Indigenous people were there first. Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021 shared the day with Christopher Columbus Day, a federal holiday.

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September 19, 2021

A “Human Library” Allows Users to Check Out “Books” to Reduce Prejudice

Most libraries have shelves overflowing with well-worn paperbacks and hardcover books encased in shiny plastic. Late fees and frequent shushing noises are common. In 2000, a group of innovators in Denmark came up with a different kind of library—the Human Library, or Menneskebiblioteket in Danish. What began as an event designed for the Roskilde Festival has since transformed into a global phenomenon where “readers” can check out a human “book” for half an hour.

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August 24, 2021

Support Creativity When You Become a Member of My Modern Met

My Modern Met was founded in 2008 with the idea of being one big city that celebrates creativity. During that time, we’ve proudly championed artists, photographers, designers, and makers—from emerging creatives to those well established in their careers. Our platform is a place for creatives' work to shine and where people across the globe can appreciate their voices and visions.

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