The subject matter and themes found in the art of all cultures and all ages often deal with explicit and/or abstracted ideas and images that some individuals may find to be difficult or offensive. Works of art selected for and/or included in exhibitions display significant artistic merit and academic integrity. Exhibitions and associated discussions are frequently quite forthright and challenging, as the content is expressive of diverse social, cultural, religious, and/or individual values.
- Exhibitions and public programs support the Museum’s mission;
- Exhibitions and programs are founded on scholarship, marked by intellectual integrity, and subject to academic freedom;
- Exhibitions and programs are accessible and encourage the participation of the widest possible audience consistent with the Museum’s mission and resources;
- Exhibitions and programs respect pluralistic values, traditions, and concerns.