Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.

"Drew's experience teaches us to embrace what we are afraid of and be true to ourselves. She uses her passion to change the art world and invites us to join her."--Janelle Monáe, award-winning singer, actress, and producer

"Powerful and compelling, this book gives us the courage to discover our own journeys into art."--Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens, and co-editor of the Cahiers d'Art review

"This deeply personal and boldly political offering inspires and ignites."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

In this powerful and hopeful account, arts writer, curator, and activist Kimberly Drew reminds us that the art world has space not just for the elite, but for everyone.


Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, arts writer and co-editor of Black Futures Kimberly Drew shows us that art and protest are inextricably linked. Drawing on her personal experience through art toward activism, Drew challenges us to create space for the change that we want to see in the world. Because there really is so much more space than we think.
"Drew's experience teaches us to embrace what we are afraid of and be true to ourselves. She uses her passion to change the art world and invites us to join her." —Janelle Monáe, award-winning singer, actress, and producer 

"In This Is What I Know About Art, Kimberly Drew takes her reader on an inspiring and urgent journey. This vibrant book describes the moment when art and protest meet--and Drew's amazing blog connects the different chapters. Powerful and compelling, this book gives us the courage to discover our own journeys into art." —Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens, and co-editor of the Cahiers d'Art review

"Call this a meaningful, profoundly personal lesson in scale and complexity, themes essential to any deep understanding of works of art, museum cultures and how they operate in American life." -- Los Angeles Times

"This deeply personal and boldly political offering inspires and ignites."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A unique and thoughtful commentary on the art world. A book that should be included in most collections for young people." -- School Library Journal, starred review