Diversity of artists in major U.S. museums

@article{Topaz2019DiversityOA,
  title={Diversity of artists in major U.S. museums},
  author={Chad M. Topaz and Bernhard Klingenberg and Daniel Turek and Brianna C Heggeseth and Pamela E. Harris and Julie C. Blackwood and C. Ondine Chavoya and Steven Nelson and Kevin M. Murphy},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2019},
  volume={14}
}
  • Chad M. Topaz, Bernhard Klingenberg, +6 authors Kevin M. Murphy
  • Published 2019
  • Geography, Mathematics, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • The U.S. art museum sector is grappling with diversity. While previous work has investigated the demographic diversity of museum staffs and visitors, the diversity of artists in their collections has remained unreported. We conduct the first large-scale study of artist diversity in museums. By scraping the public online catalogs of 18 major U.S. museums, deploying a sample of 10,000 artist records comprising over 9,000 unique artists to crowdsourcing, and analyzing 45,000 responses, we infer… CONTINUE READING

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