Art galleries don't often take an overt political stance. We fear losing our audience, our collectors, or respect. This fear can create silence. However, this particular election has pushed me too far to be silent. As a cultural institution committed to fighting sexism, racism and xenophobia as expressed by the incoming administration, I will be marching along with other colleagues in San Francisco, taking a stand for what I believe is right.
Additionally in protest, and in solidarity with the demonstrators who are marching on Washington and peacefully protesting in their own cities, Eleanor Harwood Gallery will be closed on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
We stand with cultural institutions across the country in an act of non-compliance on inauguration day as well as in support of the Women's March on Washington, D.C and other cities.
If we lose you as a supporter, I am sorry to see you go. I really do wish you the best, even if we politically disagree; however, I can not be silent.