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An Apology to Taylor Brandon

Released: June 04, 2020 ·

From SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra: 

Yesterday I spoke with former SFMOMA employee Taylor Brandon who has raised serious and important concerns about our recent decision to limit comments related to a post she made on our Instagram feed.

I reached out to Taylor to offer a personal and sincere apology for this decision, a decision that has now been reversed based on the strong and justified concerns she raised. Taylor was right, and we have taken action to correct our mistake. The decision to limit comments was not consistent with our values as a museum. We were wrong.

Taylor, I am deeply sorry for the pain and anger this decision has caused you. I also want to apologize to current and past Black employees who may also have experienced pain or anger in this decision. And finally, I apologize to our community. I take full responsibility for the museum’s actions. I will work to rebuild your trust. I must and will do better.