KAM believes that diversity, justice, and social equity must be expressed not only in an arts institution's public pronouncements or mission statements, but also in its exhibition schedule. For that reason the Kingsborough Art Museum has curated exhibitions that reflect the diversity of the college and the world beyond. Recent shows such as Return to Me: Portraits by Fiber Artist Bisa Butler (2016), Love in the Streets: Photographs by Allen Pierre (2017), and Passages: Sculpture and Prints by Melvin Edwards, 1989-2017 (2018), all focused on the African-American experience. KAM is committed to presenting the work of these and other incredible artists, and maintain that only through diverse programming can all voices be heard, all experience be conveyed, all insights be shared.
KAM remains hopeful that genuine societal change can come from the tragedies of recent events, and from the triumph of the public's rallying cry for a better, more just world. Art has always been at the forefront of historical shifts, and the artistic voices expressing our current moment through insightful, powerful works will always find a welcome space in our gallery.
Brian E. Hack, Ph.D.
Kingsborough Art Museum