Highlighting student-led initiatives, curriculum about urgent social issues, and support for action research, University of Illinois at Chicago’s museum and exhibition studies program attracts individuals who place social justice at the core of their approach to museums. Students and museum-employed alumni share successes, including a journal reimagining museums, public programming linking families to small museums, online community curation, and exhibits created with Movement for Black Lives organizers. They also discuss challenges, such as tensions between the goal of disability access and traditional views of contemporary art.

Devin Malone, Jamie Lewis, Lauren Leving, Sarah Maritza Hernandez