Diversity and Inclusion

The Gallery values diversity of people and perspective; encourages collaboration and participation; provides a welcoming environment for dialogue, learning, and contemplation; and nurtures a sense of belonging and enjoyment for all who engage with the museum, its spaces, its collections, and its programs.

We envision a future where:

  • We are transparent about the histories of our collections and steward ongoing relationships with the University, Indigenous peoples, and other communities.
  • The contents of our collection spaces, exhibitions, programs, and publications expand the histories the Gallery presents and shares.
  • Partnerships amplify diverse voices in interpretation and presentation.
  • We actively recruit, mentor, and support current, emerging, and future professionals who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Our professional environment promotes mutually respectful, productive dialogue; is based on trust; and values differences as strengths.

The DEIA/B intent described here is coordinated with the goals and objectives of the Gallery’s 2021–26 Strategic Plan, New Voices, New Perspectives. The work of this people-first approach is ongoing across all Gallery activities. It demands that we solicit and act on constructive feedback from our constituents and the public and develop pathways to new and rewarding collaborations with our many communities.

Related Content

  • Director’s Letter

    Read a message from Stephanie Wiles, the Henry J. Heinz II Director.

  • Strategic Plan

    Review a summary of our 2021–26 strategic plan and goals.

  • Visit

    The Gallery is free and open to the public from Tuesday through Sunday.

  • Objects displayed in tall, glass cases at the Wurtele Study Center.

    Wurtele Study Center

    A state-of-the-art educational and research facility that offers access to over 42,000 objects in the collection.