The walls of New York’s galleries and museums are becoming more diverse.
But when you start looking at the art and art history on display in these venues, you are not going to find a single wall that is predominantly black, Asian, Hispanic, gay, or white.
You are going to see an eclectic mix of artists, from a range of backgrounds, including Native American and Mexican-American, and artists from around the world.
The art of art is being made in new spaces, and you can be part of that movement.
We talked with Art Bell, a black, Native American, and Latino painter who works in the field of contemporary art and is currently a curator at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, about how art can be a part of the larger conversation.
[Note: Bell was born in California, and grew up in the Midwest.
He graduated from St. Luke’s College in Minnesota with a BFA in art history.]