Thanks for finding your way to this blog and taking an interest.
I love museums, I always have. But have museums loved me back? The marginalization of people of color within these institutions both as staff and visitors is an important and passionate issue that I am still learning to articulate. Through lectures, blog posts, videos, conferences, essays and books, I have learned from both the Latino and African American community. The work is not yet finished and I hope that through the collective, diverse voices of the Latino community, I can start to flesh out the issues that have affected me and others who see museums as spaces they wish they could feel more connected to.
I love museums and the work that’s done within them. I want to use this space to explore the areas that need our attention.
Karen Vidángos is a graduate of George Washington University’s museum studies program, with an undergraduate degree in art history. She enjoys reading about modern and contemporary art, exploring audience engagement in a digital context, and Selena.