Following a petition by the MCA Chicago’s Teen Creative Agency, the museum has pledged to stop contracting CPD’s services until the department makes reforms. But the group believes much more work remains to be done.
“Let me reemphasize this point: the Toledo Museum of Art does not have a political stance,” director Adam Levine wrote, prompting criticism. But oppression is not a question of political ideology, it is factual.
An open letter by curators Natalia Viera and Patrick Jaojoco outlines a series of demands that would steer the city’s expense budget “away from the NYPD, and towards social and civic services and education programs.”
This week, theaters across the nation began repurposing their spaces in support of protesters fighting anti-Black police violence. A few museums are joining. Will the rest of the art world step up?
Also, a new grant for cultural critics of color, SFMOMA is accused of censoring a former Black employee, and more.
Eike Schmidt, who has led the museum since 2015, said that “devotional art was not born as a work of art but for a religious purpose.”
The museum announced it would stop working with the MPD until it “implements meaningful change,” including “demilitarizing training programs, holding officers accountable for the use of excessive force, and treating communities of color with dignity and respect.”
Sepuya is directing people to organizations like National Bail Out and #BlackLivesMatter-Los Angeles. Anyone who provides receipt for a donation of $250 and upwards will receive a print by the photographer.
Artists and activists called out the private museum in Kansas City for allowing police to stage on their property on Friday during nearby protests.
In a statement released today, PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel condemned the unfounded arrest of a CNN crew covering protests in the city, calling the scene a “dystopian spectacle.”
The Zoom Museum, created by Iruoma Ekpunobi, is a comprehensive compilation of artworks made available by different institutions for your conferencing needs.
Starting this June, the BMA will provide resources as well as financial support to local artists, galleries, and communities.