Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment

Art is a medium for understanding.  Through art we enlarge our perspective and view the world through another’s eyes.  Through art we better understand cultural differences and experiences. We can use art to increase our empathy and ultimately the well-being of our society. Art Museums are uniquely positioned to be leaders in social and cultural progress toward more diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities and organizations.  

The Farnsworth has a task force composed of staff and Board members to address issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and to identify solutions.  Through our programs, exhibitions, policies, and practices, the Farnsworth is committed to creating an environment for visitors and staff that is positive and in keeping with our focus on diversity, equity, and accessibility.  We seek to ensure the Farnsworth is a welcoming and inclusive museum where together we celebrate art and understanding.