Hyperallergic reported yesterday that the Brooklyn Museum is launching White Male History Month in April, following Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March. Seemingly organized at the last moment, the only programs yet planned are closing the current Kehinde Wiley exhibition more than a month early and replacing it with a survey of artwork by white males over the centuries. “We thought it would be difficult to come up with enough work from our various collections to pull off the show in such a short time,” stated the managing curator of exhibitions, “but it was remarkably easy.”
The museum also plans to hire special docents for the month, who will be on hand to answer any questions visitors might have about what it’s like to be a white male. The online arts journal quoted outgoing Museum Director Arnold Lehman as saying, “The Brooklyn Museum has long been a leader when it comes to inclusion and diversity, and we intend to stay at the forefront.”
Then again, yesterday was April 1st and the article was tagged as “April Fools” and “LOL.” Good one, Hrag!