Art and Inclusion
When I arrived at the High in 2015, the museum faced a difficult truth: an exceptional
collection and world-class architecture could not exclusively make us essential
within the diverse and growing city that we call home. That realization forced us to
change. We embraced inclusivity as a value and as a measurable objective.
This report both underscores the very real adaptation of our culture and points to
gaps and shortcomings. In other words, while it marks our progress, it more importantly
establishes a new baseline to guide the museum’s ongoing dialogue about
We certainly do not have all the answers. We understand that there is progress that
is not “graphable.” And we’re aware that we’ve not achieved the full measure of
change to which we aspire.
However, we will continue steadfastly toward our goal of being a place where all
Atlanta is comfortable coming together. Achieving that will take continuous focus
and the relentless reinforcement of inclusivity as integral to everything we do.
—Rand Suffolk, Director