THE DIVERSITY OF MAG's PROGRAMS

The Memorial Art Gallery’s approach to public programs begins with the belief that any individual should be able and empowered to engage with our collection and exhibitions in meaningful ways. We strive to present opportunities for everyone in this region to see MAG as a part of their own community and as a place where they feel a genuine sense of belonging. Two key departments are primarily responsible for shaping and facilitating MAG’s public engagement opportunities.

Academic Programs Department

The Academic Programs Department designs and facilitates programs, such as the Expanded Learning Collaboration (ELC),  MAGconnect, and initiatives focused on accessibility, which help us to reach into the community and learn what would be of interest but also allow us to discover and remove the social, cultural, and/or economic barriers that may prevent individuals and groups from participating.

 The following data represents programs that occurred between January 2020 to March 2022.

Staff Time on DEAI
Centered Programs
vs
General Programs

Donut chart showing that, of staff time, 56% was spent on general programming, 34% on ELC, 7% on MAGconnect, and 3% on accessibility.

Funds Spent On DEAI
Centered Programs
vs
General Programs

Donut chart showing that, of department funds, 55% was spent on general programming, 30% on ELC, 10% on MAGconnect, and 5% on accessibility.

Marketing & Engagement Department

The Marketing & Engagement Department frequently works with community partners to collaborate in developing, executing, and leading a broad range of programs, such as our Celebration Series and other community-built programs, including our popular monthly DeTOURS℠. These programs bring the community to MAG to enjoy the museum in a number of ways that they might not consider to be “traditional” museum experiences.

 The following data represents programs that occurred between January 2020 to March 2022.

Staff Time on DEAI
Centered Programs
vs
General Programs

Donut chart showing that, of staff time, 50% was spent on general programming, 25% on the Celebration Series, and 25% on community-generated programming.

Funds Spent On DEAI
Centered Programs
vs
General Programs

Donut chart showing that, of department funds, 46% was spent on general programming, 35% on the Celebration Series, and 19% on community-generated programming.