News of her resignation was accompanied by a report by the museum investigating accusations of racism made by curator Chaédria LaBouvier.
In a letter sent today, the group A Better Guggenheim lists allegations of sexism, racism, classism, and abuse against Richard Armstrong, Elizabeth Duggal, and Nancy Spector.
The Guggenheim Museum’s two days of talks for its “Culture and Its Discontents” event resembled, at its best points, a mediocre rendition of Kum ba yah.
From a slew of negative reviews on Yelp and Facebook to a Fox anchor calling on chief curator Nancy Spector to resign, the backlash to revelations that the Guggenheim offered the Trumps a gold toilet is many-pronged.
Last week, we reported on the growing concern in the visual art and human rights communities about the treatment of workers at the Abu Dhabi Guggenheim project, and this week two Guggenheim leaders have written directly to two prominent artists who signed the petition.