The Arts

Diversity on Display: Who’s on the Wall in the National Gallery of Art (2020)

Diversity of Artists in Major U.S Museums (2019)

Women represent only 9.8% of the works of art in the National Gallery’s permanent collection, while people of color represent an even more abysmal 1.8%. The National Gallery’s curatorial practice actually exacerbates this underrepresentation. Read more here

Why is the work of white, male artists disproportionately displayed at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art? This question led us to 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 artist genders, ethnicities, nationalities, and birth years. Read more here

Work In Progress
  • Diversity in the professional solo classical music performance pipeline (ongoing)
  • Equity and bias in professional orchestras (ongoing)