Culture & Equity

Public Engagement

Public programming initiatives are central to Pace Gallery’s Culture & Equity mission. With a distinct focus on increasing engagement with diverse artists, scholars, and cultures, each initiative is designed to be both externally facing and meaningfully integrated within the gallery’s departments.

Through this public programming, the Culture & Equity Program aims to:

  • Continually develop our relationships with new audiences
  • Create additional avenues of engagement with our artists’ work
  • Enhance the visibility of diverse figures and voices in the art world
  • Foster increased social awareness and engagement within the gallery and throughout the broader Pace community

These efforts are reflected in the Culture & Equity Program’s ongoing Towards Right Relations initiative and Wikimedia Fellowship, launched as part of a collaboration with the nonprofit organization Black Lunch Table, as well as its ongoing collaborations with Pace Live, the gallery’s interdisciplinary platform for commissioning, producing, and presenting new live art performances, musical acts, and other events.

Towards Right Relations

Towards Right Relations is an outreach and engagement initiative that aims to foster reciprocal relationships with Lenape communities and Indigenous communities who have historically resided or currently reside within Lenapehoking. With specific focuses on resource distribution, education, and representation, we aim to collaborate with artists, community organizers, and partner organizations to directly support these communities and expand the cultural awareness of our gallery.

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Black Lunch Table Wikimedia Fellowship

Established as part of a collaboration with (opens in a new window) Black Lunch Table, a nonprofit organization working to build a comprehensive and robust digital archive of Black artists’ stories, Pace’s new six-month-long Wikimedia Fellowship will include a series of public programs organized by Pace Live as well as original digital editorial content. The Wikimedia Fellowship is a continuation of Pace’s partnership with Black Lunch Table, with whom the gallery presented a Juneteenth photo booth event in 2021.

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Epistrophy: For Voice and Drum

Pace Live

Inspired by the multidisciplinary nature of Pace Live—the gallery’s platform for new live art performances, musical acts, talks, screenings, and other in-person and virtual events—the Culture & Equity Program strives to create a space in which artists can experiment, collaborate, and engage with the public in dynamic and unexpected ways. Through our ongoing collaborations with Pace Live, we aim to continue developing culturally enriching programming that facilitates connective encounters between artists and the public. We hope that these encounters spark meaningful dialogue and cultivate an environment of empowerment and belonging through social and artistic innovation.

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