Priya Frank appointed as SAM’s first Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Priya Frank has been appointed as Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Seattle Art Museum (SAM). This new roles grows out of Frank’s ongoing work at SAM to integrate racial equity into the museum’s strategic priorities.

Frank graduated from the M.A. in Cultural Studies program in 2011 and has been with SAM since 2016 as the Associate Director of Community Programs in the Education department and the founding chair of the staff-led Equity Team.

Says Frank, “I look forward to partnering with leadership across the institution to create a culture shift and center racial equity within foundational and departmental practices. Undoing the institutional and structural racism upon which spaces like ours are built is a lifelong commitment, and it is a must in order for us to stay relevant, be authentically responsive to cultural communities, and be proactive in the critical role arts and culture play in building and sustaining a healthy community.” Learn more on Frank’s role and vision in The Seattle Medium article.

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