#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.

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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 fieldย and take notes. You can also read a transcript of Dr. Cole’s address here.

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smithsonian magazine debut

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Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, for Smithsonian Magazine. It was an insightful conversation about diversity and inclusion, museums, and the roles they play as vehiclesย of social change. Check it out here.