After 17 years in the Brooklyn Museum’s parking lot, the statue is headed to the Midwest for restoration at the National Building Arts Center in Illinois.
Brooklyn Museum Workers Say They’re “Overworked and Underpaid”
“We’re not going away and we’re going to keep making ourselves visible,” the workers said while picketing a museum fundraising event for the second time.
Did You Know These Museums Were Free for New Yorkers?
The “Free Admission” campaign is advocating to make ticket pricing information more transparent to visitors, who may be confused or misled by institutions’ language.
The “Society Photographer” of NYC’s Downtown Underground
Jimmy DeSana’s work remains transgressive, even by today’s standards.
Which New York Museums Still Hold Native Remains?
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Brooklyn Museum, among others, continue to hold the remains or possible remains of Native Americans.
Nellie Mae Rowe’s Story of Freedom
Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe is brimming with examples of the artist’s imaginative allegorical art.
“Fair Wages Are So Chic”: Workers Rally at Brooklyn Museum Gala
Union members protested the unsatisfactory proposal presented by the museum after nearly a year of negotiations at play.
“You Can’t Eat Prestige”: Brooklyn Museum Workers Demand Better Wages
Union members called for salary increases and pledged to hold the museum accountable to “its lip-service to social justice.”
An Artist’s Illness Inspires a Meditation on the Power of Pain
Guadalupe Maravilla’s first New York museum show resolutely harnesses the otherness of illness, while never surrendering to the notion of suffering as a totalizing narrative.
Who Gets to Enjoy Green Spaces in NYC?
Artist Mona Chalabi’s site-specific installation at the entrance to the Brooklyn Museum foregrounds the importance of urban vegetation and its inequities.
Meaningful Events to Honor Juneteenth in New York City
From Harlem to Brooklyn, from joyful dance to quiet reflection, here are eight ways to observe Juneteenth and recognize the enduring repercussions of slavery.
Arthur Jafa’s Medley of Joy Everlasting Versus Hell on Earth
The video installation akingdoncomethas is an epic montage of sermons and performances from Black churches.