Black Lunch Table

Installation view, [action=query]: Black Arts and Black Aesthetics, Feb 1 – 25, 2023, Pace Gallery, New York

Culture & Equity

Pace Gallery’s Culture & Equity Committee is a coalition of staff members working towards the ongoing development of a diverse gallery culture rooted in equity and reciprocity.

Through interconnected projects, events, and initiatives, the Culture & Equity Committee aims to cultivate an environment of empowerment and belonging for Pace's artists, employees, clients, visitors, community partners, and wider audiences. The Culture & Equity Committee operates through lateral leadership and in close collaboration with Pace’s People & Culture team.

2023 Culture & Equity Focus Areas and Subcommittees

Staff Engagement

The Staff Engagement Subcommittee works to enhance positive employee experiences through initiatives that foster staff relationships and celebrate the work of our community. We are invested in expanding opportunities for dialogue within and across our gallery communities and developing systems for gathering and sharing feedback and perspectives.

Community Outreach & Engagement

The Community Outreach & Engagement Subcommittee is focused on initiatives that welcome Pace Gallery's neighbors into its spaces. The aim is to develop events, practices, and programming that connect with a greater audience, expanding opportunities for enrichment and dialogue, particularly with groups that have been historically marginalized.

Impact Awareness

The Impact Awareness Subcommittee’s mission is to examine the social and environmental impact of Pace Gallery’s business practices and consider ways to make a positive impact in these areas. We are working toward making Pace an industry leader in both accessibility and sustainability.

Artist & Programming Engagement

The Artist & Programming Engagement Subcommittee develops programming and partnerships that increase interactions between our artists and gallery staff, young audiences, and historically marginalized communities. Through creative and educational projects that run concurrent with exhibition cycles, we aim to strengthen connections within our gallery and broaden the scope of Pace’s cultural impact.

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.

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Guided Tours

As part of an effort spearheaded by the Culture & Equity Committee, Pace now offers guided tours and immersive engagement opportunities to increase the accessibility of our gallery spaces and exhibition programming. With a specific focus on students, historically marginalized audiences, and communities with limited access to the arts, we’ve welcomed over 100 new visitors through this emergent program.

To organize a visit, please reach out to cecommittee@pacegallery.com.

2023 Culture & Equity Committee Members

Guy Ben – Ari
Jane Carletta
Francesca Clerjune
Jen Coster
Ben Epstein
Madeline Gilmore
Kevin Jones
Kelly Ludew
Raina Medler
Arya Misra
Hannah Root
Daphne Takahashi
Adriano Valeri
Lucy Winokur
John Zinonos
Facilitator: Jumoke McDuffie-Thurmond, Culture & Equity Program Manager

For additional information or inquiries, please reach out to cecommittee@pacegallery.com.