Equity and Inclusion Statement

Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation’s Equity and Inclusion Statement adopted by the Board of Trustees and a guiding light in years past…but we can and must do more.

At its core, the Long Beach Museum of Art is committed to advancing cultural equity and inclusion on its Museum campuses, in programming and in the regional arts community. This commitment comes from a central value held by the Museum: the belief that it is an inherent right of all human beings to have a broad access to meaningful, engaging and joyful arts expression and experience. As an institution operated through a public-private partnership between the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation, LBMA strives to be a home for a multitude of cultures, communities, and identities. We define culture in inclusive terms without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, religion, and class and indigenous heritage. These values deeply inform the formulation of the Long Beach Museum of Art Vision and Mission, and guide us as we critically examine the way equity is fostered in our practices and organizational culture.

The Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation Board leadership and staff acknowledge it is critical to include these practices throughout the fabric of the Museum to advance equity. The commitment is infused in all areas of the organization’s efforts. The Long Beach Museum of Art will strive to fulfill its commitment to cultural equity and inclusion.

This statement was adopted by the Trustees and staff of Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation and has been a guiding light.