#lovewins: museum edition

Under the Constitution, same-sex couples seek in marriage the same legal treatment as opposite-sex couples, and it would disparage their choices and diminish their personhood to deny them this right. – Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Today the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry any damn where they choose. Here’s how museums are celebrating the historic decision on Twitter.


Also check out Mar Dixon’s Storify of museum responses.

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on view: 2015 aam general session keynote address

Normally, On View features brief videos but every so often there’s something of length that is absolutely required viewing. So get comfy, watch Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole’s spot-on call to action to the museum field and take notes. You can also read a transcript of Dr. Cole’s address here.

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Michelle Obama, “Activism”, and Museum Employment Part II

Adrianne Russell:

Big ups to The Incluseum crew for this post! I’m sharing it as a virtual co-sign and in solidarity with the issues it highlights.

Originally posted on the incluseum:

In this post, Aletheia, Porchia, and Rose want to respond to Elizabeth Merritt’s March 26th, 2015 blogpost entitled On Morning Coffee and Activism that appeared on the Center for the Future of Museum Blog. Here, we want to challenge the idea that race/racism is one issue among many museums get to pick from and address. We want to also clarify the #MuseumsRespondtoFerguson movement and link it to the recent movement, #MuseumsWorkersSpeak. Finally, we will magically tie this discussion back to our first blogpost in this series on the comments Michelle Obama’s delivered at the Whitney’s inauguration. This blogpost thus builds a few convergences because, as Gretchen Jennings just reminded us, “everything that rises must converge”; things that might seem disconnected or are treated as such are actually deeply intertwined.

Like Elizabeth in her response to Starbucks’ #RaceTogether initiative, we agree that milking matters of social justice for corporate gain is…

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