Working with members of our community in the planning of programming and exhibitions is part of SAM’s commitment to equity. We feel it is important that the voices and perspectives from across diverse communities are represented in the decisions that SAM makes. Learn more about SAM’s commitment to equity.
EDUCATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The Education & Community Engagement Committee is charged by the Board of Trustees at the Seattle Art Museum to make the museum a more inclusive place that welcomes diversity and reflects this diversity in all aspects of its operations and programming. The committee works with staff to meet this challenge by developing and implementing plans that encourage heterogeneity among trustees, staff, and volunteers of the museum. It also works to increase diversity in programming, membership, and visitors to the museum.
The committee supports the goals and objectives of the museum’s education and public programs, including those related to special exhibitions, teens, families, schools, educators, films, community outreach, and academic activities.
The committee includes community representatives, members of the Board of Trustees, the Chairman of the Docent Committee and the Chairman of the Volunteers Executive Committee. From time to time, it receives and reviews reports from the staff on the museum’s education, public, academic, and outreach programs.
SAM work closely with paid community advisors on every special exhibition at the museum. Advisors represent diverse communities and provide vital input on the exhibition planning, programming, marketing, and outreach. We are grateful to all the advisors who help make the museum an inclusive and relevant space for all communities.