Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
At the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, we recognize that racism is a part of our country’s history and continues today. Museums, unfortunately, have been a part of the systemic problem. As an institution, we have a responsibility to clearly acknowledge racism and work to better represent People of Color. We are committed to doing better. We are working to eliminate “otherness” and to promote a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive museum experience through our public programs, digital content, and exhibits.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
BIMA’s new spring exhibitions include two thought provoking shows that explore social justice issues in ways that stimulate inquiry and conversation, and shed light on personal experiences of injustice or those endured by others. They include Paul Rucker: FOREVER from Rucker’s larger FOREVER series, acknowledging civil rights martyrs that have not, and will probably never, appear on US Postage Stamps, and Breathe, a group exhibition of works by Humaira Abid, Cory Bennett Anderson, Carletta Carrington Wilson and Roger Shimomura among others, that focuses on racial equity, social justice and human rights, addressing diverse and connected issues. Open to the public 7 days a week, from 10am – 5pm starting on Friday, February 19. Current COVID health requirements include mandatory masking, social distancing and capacity limits.
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (AHB) searched for meaningful ways to highlight social justice issues under our humanities umbrella. One of the actions that emerged was the creation of a Social Justice page (located under ‘Resources’ in the currentsonline.org navigation bar). This page is dedicated to the issues that are presenting themselves both in our community and country. It includes organizations, stories, and events highlighting divergent voices, and viewpoints. Last year we launched our TELL IT campaign and participated in a Peace Literacy workshop with other island organizations. Most recently AHB curated a presentation on “black art” for the Bainbridge Senior Center . We also continue to collaborate with cultural organizations to bring relevant programming such as the talk entitled, “The Country that Fiction Built” presented by Michele Liu. We’re partnering with the Bainbridge Library (sponsored by Humanities Washington). Join us for this talk on Wednesday March 3 at 7pm.