This morning about 100 Museum of Modern Art employees who are members of the United Autoworkers’ Local 2110 delivered an open letter to museum director Glenn Lowry in his office.
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Museum of Modern Art Acquires Iconic Rainbow Flag
The Rainbow Flag that artist Gilbert Baker created in San Francisco in 1978, and which has since become the icon of the Gay and LGBT Pride movements, has just been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for its design collection.
Members of the Illuminator Sue NYPD for False Arrest, First Amendment Retaliation
This week members of the Illuminator Art Collective filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court for the Southern District of New York alleging false arrest and improper seizure of their property by the NYPD’s Central Park Precinct.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: vandals attack Lego superhero statue, New York cops blast police brutality artwork, Cuban paintings stolen in Miami heist.
New York City Museum Celebrates the Culture of Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal
The Rubin Museum of Art opened an installation of Nepalese art today to launch its Honoring Nepal programming series, which celebrates the culture of the earthquake-devastated country.
New York Will Develop a Citywide Culture Plan by 2017
On Tuesday New York’s City Council approved by a vote of 49 to 0 an amendment to the municipal charter to create a comprehensive, citywide cultural plan.
Breaking Down the Demographics of the New Whitney Museum’s Inaugural Exhibition
We took a look at the cultural and gender breakdowns of all the artists in the Whitney Museum’s inaugural exhibition in its new building to assess how fresh these perspectives really are.
People’s Climate Arts Goes Beyond Global Warming
It’s been six months since the People’s Climate March took over the streets of Manhattan, but the group behind some of the rally’s most iconic artworks is busier than ever.
New York City Bill Could Give Citizens Greater Say in Public Art Process
New legislation to be submitted to the New York City Council on Tuesday could bring an end to a decades-long debate surrounding democracy and public art.
On Kawara’s Polite Conceptualism
As my entry into the art world took place just a few years after the Museum of Modern Art’s 1970 Information show, I’ve grown increasingly conscious of an unexpected turn in the positions of several hard-line members of the once aggressively anti-aesthetic conceptual camp.
Toronto University Acquires Berenice Abbott Archive
Berenice Abbott was best known for being New York City’s official photographer during the Great Depression, though she actually explored a panoply of subjects during her six-decade-long career.
Reviewing the Responses to MoMA’s Divisive Painting Survey
As news of art fairs and Bjork took the spotlight earlier this month, I lingered on the Museum of Modern Art’s The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, up through early April.