Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums Logo

Black Trustee Alliance


is to increase the inclusion of Black perspectives and narratives in North American art museums to make our institutions more equitable and excellent spaces of cultural engagement.

Areas of

We as trustees are responsible for ensuring the sustainable management of our institutions, and to do so is to hold them accountable for embracing the full and complex histories of the visual culture that they represent.

While there are numerous sources of inequality to be addressed in the field, we have identified three areas of focus:


We will address these areas of inequality by creating a community of Black museum trustees that actively supports one another, artists, Black museum leadership and staff; developing tools to enable our trustees to be more effective in navigating change and transforming their institutions; and elevating our collective voice to advocate for Black representation and support/amplify the work of other organizations in the field.

Who We Are

The Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums is an organization of and for Black trustees currently serving on the boards of art museums within North America.

ADVISORY BOARD (2021 – present)

Raymond J. McGuire, Co-Chair

Victoria Rogers, Co-Chair

Denise B. Gardner

Edward Greene

AC Hudgins

Pamela J. Joyner

Alison Leland

Celeste Watkins-Hayes




Brooke Minto, Executive Director

Izzy Greene, Program Manager


Gabrielle Sulzberger, Founder Emeritus & Co-Chair
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Victoria Rogers, Founder & Co-Chair
Brooklyn Museum

Troy Carter
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

N. Anthony Coles
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Edith Cooper
Museum of Modern Art

Denise B. Gardner
The Art Institute of Chicago

Get Involved

Want to help create a robust community of Black trustees navigating change? Click here to donate.

Want to join the BTA team? Click here to learn about our opening for a Program Manager.

Want to stay up to date on our work? Complete this short survey.


Your Contact Information

Address *
Are you a Black trustee currently serving on the board of an art museum in North America? *

Your Institution

Please select "Other" if you can't find your institution.

Add Institution

Please select "Other" if you can't find your institution.

Your Institution / Organization

Add Institution / Organization

Your Input

Sharing knowledge is an essential part of this work, and your input matters. Please use the box below to provide general concerns or input for the group, or respond to the following questions:

- What do you consider to be your institution’s primary barriers to equitable Black engagement, and how might BTA help address them?

- What do you think your institution has done well in its efforts to address racial inequality to date?


Supported By

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Logo

Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums

c/o Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
6 West 48th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10036

For general or press-related inquiries, email us at