CARIBBEING|connection: Museum Hue
Founded in 2015 by Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham and Monica Montgomery. This organization aimed to create community and opportunities for creatives of color. We are pleased to introduce @museumhue!
CARIBBEING: Describe yourself in 10 words or less?
Museum Hue: I’m an agent for arts and culture.
CARIBBEING: Tell us your story... (How did you get to where you are today)?
Museum Hue: I’ve worked in the museum field my entire career and wanted to see greater racial equity in the arts ecosystem. I cocreated Museum Hue to support people of color in the arts.
CARIBBEING: What is your earliest Caribbean memory?
Museum Hue: Going to Jamaica or Trinidad over the summers to spend time with my grandmothers (maternal and paternal)
CARIBBEING: What does it mean to you, to be of Caribbean heritage/descent?
Museum Hue: It means to be connected to a thriving culture and community that have
CARIBBEING: How do you believe your work is influenced by your Caribbean heritage and where you were born/raised?
Museum Hue: I was taught the phrase Likkle But Tallawah from a very young age. And even through racial equity is a large beast, I know that I can defy odds through strength and courage.
CARIBBEING: How do you feel your work has impacted the communities that you are apart of? How do your communities support your work?
Museum Hue: The greatest impact has been the community of creatives of color as well as the opportunities I have been able to garner for them.
CARIBBEING: What is your favorite Caribbean person/place/thing?
Museum Hue: Shirley Chisholm. She says "These rules and these laws and policies inside were not made for you, they weren't made for me, so we've got to get in there and shake things up."
CARIBBEING: What's something most people don't know about you?
Museum Hue: I love traveling.
CARIBBEING: What is your favorite Caribbean saying?
Museum Hue: Likkle But Tallawah
CARIBBEING: What are you listening to?
Museum Hue: Chronixx, Machel Montano, Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, and Lizzo
CARIBBEING: What is the last country you visited or next country you are visiting?
Museum Hue: Switzerland last. Jamaica next.
CARIBBEING: What does caribBEING mean to you?
Museum Hue: It means being authentically you. It is boldly being true to and leaning on Caribbean culture.