The MCA Chicago stands in solidarity with Black communities and protesters in denouncing racial injustice.
We honor the lives of Tony McDade, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others who have been unjustly killed by racial violence. We hear you calling out for us to consider what a relationship with the CPD means for this museum and for our larger Chicago community. The MCA is not currently engaged in any current contracts, ongoing contracts, or special services with the Chicago Police Department (CPD), nor does it fund the CPD.
We commit to greater equity, empathy, and justice across our programs, operations, and workplace to dismantle systemic racism. We recognize that we do not have all the tools to do that work alone and, before we go any further in words and actions, we need to work on ourselves first. We pledge to continue public programs that enable us to listen and learn from you. We promise that this is ongoing work we will pursue with vulnerability and courage. Black lives matter.