“We don’t owe anybody any money,” John Sughrue, real estate developer and chairman of the Dallas Art Fair, told the Dallas Morning News.
Artists, Scholars, and Museum Workers Petition Museums to Retain Staff During Pandemic
“Before a single museum worker is laid off, let every mid-six- or seven-figure museum director draw a salary of zero,” reads one petition.
Two White House Petitions to Save the NEA and NEH Aren’t Registering Signatures
One petition shows only 44 signatures, the other 734. Based on social media sharing, neither seems to be accurate.
In Wake of Protests, Pacific Northwest College of Art Suspends a Master’s Program
Six days before the start of the fall semester at Pacific Northwest College of Art, a group of Master’s candidates and professors received an email from the dean of students informing them that their program was suspended and they would not be teaching or studying as planned.
Artist Proposes Adding Stone Carving of Outkast to Confederate Monument
Now that surveying and debating the fates of Confederate monuments around the US has become a national pastime, an artist has proposed a spottieottiedopaliscious solution for one of the most egregious and seemingly immovable.
As Contract Deadline Looms, MoMA Workers Deliver Letter to Director Glenn Lowry
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.
Scientists Ask Natural History Museums to Cut Ties with David Koch
In an open letter posted today, 39 scientists call for natural history and science museums to sever connections with climate change deniers.
Artists Petition the Pope to Abolish Hell (Again)
A group of artists is collecting signatures on a petition demanding that Pope Francis I abolish hell.
Sign the Petition Against the Sotheby’s Lock Out!
News may be slowing down about the Sotheby’s lock out, but the labor dispute between art handlers of Teamsters Local 814 and the auction giant is dragging into its third month now. Luckily supporters both on and off-line (Occupy Wall Street lent their voice last week) are not shutting up about this issue just yet. Hyperallergic received a tip over Twitter today that a new site title Fair Labor in the Arts has hit the web in support of the 40 union handlers who are still without work.