Look at Art. Get Paid is a socially engaged artwork that pays people who don’t go to art museums to visit one as guest critics.

This artist-run project brings new energy and accountability to conversations about equity in art institutions by investing in the expertise of people who haven’t been served by them. We call out the labor and risk involved in visiting a predominantly white and affluent space.

As artists, we exercise our bureaucratic fluency to redistribute resources out of the institution and advocate for structural change. Using artistic intervention, we aim to work in tandem with community organizing and policy reform.

We completed our pilot program at the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently based in Providence, Philadelphia, and New York City. We are planning to launch across a cohort of art institutions. Sign up for our mailing list below!

It made me feel important — like...we’re here to see what can be changed about this museum. Our words count. We’re going to be heard. I felt like—especially since I was being paid—that helped, a lot.
— Guest Critic from Pilot Program