The works had previously been offered to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, but the institution turned them down on the basis that it could not establish “clear and secure” provenance for over half of the collection.
The museum shuttered for an hour on Saturday after a man was shot nearby, one of several recent incidents in the city involving an unlawful weapon.
Seven years after Susanne Slavick’s exhibition Unloaded, the curator continues to update a Facebook page dedicated to artworks and texts that examine the impact and proliferation of firearms.
In a missive to the American Alliance of Museums, the nonprofit legal organization Whistleblower Aid said the museum does not meet criteria for accreditation, citing “race- and gender-based hiring” and a culture of retaliation, among other issues.
Armstrong, a controversial figure at the institution, held the position for over 14 years.
“Nana Harriet risked life and limb to be free so that no one White person would benefit off her person. And now we have someone white benefiting off of her,” said artist Maisha Sullivan-Ongoza.
The Getty Marrow Emerging Professionals pilot program aims to provide full-time job opportunities for members of historically underrepresented groups.
The police department retracted its previous claims that demonstrators were “violent” as part of a settlement in a lawsuit lodged by six protesters who were tear-gassed by officers in June 2020.
The New Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance also received capital allocations in a “historic” round of funding from the Department of Cultural Affairs.
The museum’s “pay-what-you-wish” policy will remain in place for New York State residents and tri-state students, but out-of-state adults will pay $5 extra.
Retrospectives of Chicana artist Amalia Mesa-Bains and Mohawk artist Shelley Niro are among the projects supported by the foundation.
The Utah site has been subject to longstanding contention over federal lands management.