Philbrook Billboard Vandalized with Hate Message

Jul 11, 2019


The vandalized billboard
Credit Philbrook Museum


Islamic and other religious groups are condemning the person who vandalized a Philbrook museum billboard. The billboard was promoting an Islamic art exhibit. Someone wrote "Home Grown Hate" on the board.  The museum issued the following statement:

“One of the billboards for our exhibition of Islamic Art was recently vandalized. The billboard will be replaced as soon as possible. We could not be more proud to present this show and we will not be deterred by any form of intolerance in our community. We believe strongly that museums are for everyone. We can’t just say that or have it in the mission statement on our website, we must show this commitment to inclusion through the exhibitions we present and the programs we create. And a quick note to the vandal(s): we hope you see the show. You’re welcome any time. Free admission this Saturday (7/13).”

-Philbrook Director Scott Stulen