This story takes place inside the hallowed halls of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), so you know it’s probably going to go downhill quickly. Don’t worry… it will.
The curator there for more than twenty years has been a gentleman by the name of Gary Garrels. In that time, Garrels has featured artists from around the globe, reflecting the constantly shifting trends in the art world and keeping the museum’s offerings fresh for the public. Of course, we’re speaking about Garrels in the past tense here because he’s no longer holding that coveted position. He was forced to step down after museum employees circulated a petition demanding his removal because they discovered that he harbored unacceptable racist beliefs.
So what did this guy do? Use the n-word? Were his ancestors slave-owners? Did he take some of the museum’s spare oil colors and paint over a Black Lives Matter logo? Nope. Garrels refused to stop considering the inclusion of white artists in the gallery’s collection. Let us all now take a moment to bow our heads very quickly downward… and smash them to our desks. (Reason)