Statement of Solidarity
The Board and Staff of The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation stand in solidarity with Black communities across the country in denouncing the profound injustice of systemic racism and its effects in our society.
We stand proudly with our fellow Americans against brutality and discrimination. We call for fairness and justice for all and are appalled by the lack of understanding and compassion so often exhibited by the police and some of our leaders.
We are committed to support the children and youth from communities who directly experience the consequences of injustice and discrimination every day of their lives. We point with pride to the activism of our grantees who serve as artists and role models, teaching young people how the arts transmit messages of decency, equity and excellence and help form their conscience for the future.