Dear Friends,

After a thorough and integrated process, the MFA has achieved a forward-looking and productive memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Attorney General Maura Healey that builds on our ongoing work to foster greater diversity and inclusion at the Museum.

There’s nothing more important to us than making sure everyone feels welcome at the MFA. Working with Attorney General Healey and the Davis Leadership Academy, we have the opportunity to create a new model of inclusion and diversity to serve Boston and we hope to set an example for others to follow. We look forward to our partnership and embracing this important work. It will build upon the foundation established by our strategic plan over the past three years. We have learned a great deal during the past year and through this process, and while we have more to learn and more work to do, together we will succeed. Whether you walk through the doors of the Museum every day, every week, once a year, or just once, everyone is welcome at the MFA.

The Museum will make a number of investments and commitments, including a $500,000 fund devoted to diversity and inclusion initiatives. Please see the Attorney General's press release for the full scope of the agreement and the full text of the Memorandum of Understanding. For background on the agreement, please see Toward a More Inclusive MFA.

Matthew Teitelbaum
Ann and Graham Gund Director