Maxwell L. Anderson is president of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation and Community Partnership and host of the podcast Art Scoping.

Nan Goldin protesting with P.A.I.N. in the courtyard of the Louvre in July 2019.

Museums must stop turning a blind eye to dodgy donors

US museums have long relied on wealthy individuals, but the sources of some of that wealth makes this increasingly untenable

17 Dec 2021
Will Biden’s administration keep the arts in the picture?

The art world put its weight behind Biden. Will he repay the favour?

The new administration is better disposed to the arts, but that doesn’t mean there’ll be more federal funding

25 Jan 2021
A protest in Detroit on May 29, 2020, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. Photo: Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images

Expressions of empathy are not enough – it’s time for US museums to act

Art museums that consider themselves places of reflection should be thinking harder about what they are for and what needs to change

4 Jun 2020