By Robin Pogrebin, New York Times, October 8, 2017
“Defending DACA is just the right thing to do,” she wrote. “Prevent its dissolution and pass legislation to make it permanent.”
In response, the art critic Tyler Green noted, “First art museum director I’ve seen show leadership on DACA.”
To which Ms. Raicovich replied: “Neutrality is a fiction.”
Museums often show political art. Less common is for museum directors themselves to take political positions.
But Ms. Raicovich, 44, almost three years into her tenure at the Queens Museum, has been notably outspoken on various hot-button topics, particularly immigration and DACA. It’s an issue that hits close to home. Five percent of her staff members are DACA recipients, or Dreamers, as they are known, and the museum is operating in a borough where about 91,000 undocumented immigrants are eligible for DACA, the highest of New York City’s five boroughs.