Neal Sher accuses the Whitney’s leadership of being complicit in “unlawful conduct, harassment, threats and intimidation” against Kanders. He was disbarred by the District of Columbia in 2003 but practices in New York after a period of disciplinary suspension.
Safariland Tear Gas Was Allegedly Used Against Protesters in Puerto Rico [UPDATED]
During political protests across San Juan, Puerto Rico, police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets manufactured by weapons companies owned by Warren Kanders.
Warren Kanders Resigns From Whitney Museum Board After Months of Controversy and Protest [UPDATED]
Warren Kanders’s wife, Allison, simultaneously resigned from the museum’s painting and sculpture committee. The news comes after months of protests and an emerging boycott, with eight artists withdrawing from the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
Activist Arrested During Protest on Subway Ride to the Whitney Museum for Protest Against Warren Kanders [UPDATED]
The protesters occupied the C subway line from East New York to Chelsea, and were confronted with large police forces at the final stop. One protester was arrested.
Student Organizations Occupy the Whitney’s Lobby to Demand the Ousting of Warren Kanders
The students drew parallels and connections between the museum’s board of trustee’s vice chair and other board members at their universities
The Whitney’s Dilemma
The Whitney has not had the moral courage to reject support from a benefactor who generated his wealth in socially irresponsible ways.
Artist Mounts Guerrilla Art Exhibition at Whitney Calling for Removal of Vice Chairman
Following Sunday’s large protest by Decolonize This Place, artists quietly installed an unauthorized exhibition calling on the museum to drop weapons manufacturer Warren Kanders from its board of trustees.
Activists Protest at Whitney Museum, Demanding Vice Chairman and Owner of Tear Gas Manufacturer “Must Go”
Members and supporters of activist group Decolonize This Place emphasized that Warren Kanders is only a symptom of a larger problem.
Decolonize This Place Plans Action at the Whitney Opposing Tear Gas Manufacturer on Museum Board
After Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg published a letter to the public asserting the museum, “cannot right all the ills of an unjust world,” Decolonize This Place organized a December 9 protest in solidarity with Whitney staffers.
Whitney Museum Staffers Demand Answers After Vice Chair’s Relationship to Tear Gas Manufacturer Is Revealed
Three days after Hyperallergic published an article detailing the Whitney Museum’s connection to the ongoing migrant crisis at the US-Mexico border, more than 100 staffers at the Manhattan-based museum have signed a letter demanding that their employers respond to the article’s allegations.
A Whitney Museum Vice Chairman Owns a Manufacturer Supplying Tear Gas at the Border
Warren B. Kanders, a vice chairman at the Whitney Museum of American Art, purchased defense manufacturer “Safariland” in 2012 for $124 million.
The Unlikely Connection Between the Whitney Museum and Riot Gear
We all know it costs a lot of money to sit on the board of a major art museum, so naturally the question becomes: where does that money come from?