Mark Grotjahn Declines MOCA Honors Over Lack of Diversity in Museum Awards

February 5th, 2018

Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (White Butterfly Hawaiian Lapis) (2001), via PhillipsMark Grotjahn has caused a broader discussion over diversity at MOCA in LA, after the artist declined an award from the museum, citing a lack of diversity among recent honorees. “Since the day you extended your invitation to me, our country and the world have changed in ways that were difficult to anticipate.There is a new urgency to change the power dynamic and we have an opportunity to do so,” he said in a statement.

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