Activists unfurled a “Strike MoMA” banner at a courtyard in the museum and projected protest messages on the museum’s facade after dark.
Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill is the first MoMA artist to withdraw from activities at the museum since the weekly Strike MoMA protests began on April 9.
In its application, the group denounced several MoMA board members for their connections to “gentrification and displacement,” “extractivism and environmental degradation,” and more.
Hyperallergic accompanied two protesters on their journey from Queens to Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art, for an insider view of participating in a #StrikeMoMA action.
Earlier today, the coalition of activists published an open letter highlighting the various connections of several MoMA trustees to Israeli violence against Palestinians.
The letter charges MoMA trustees including Steven Tananbaum, Leon Black, and Paula Crown with being “directly involved with support for Israel’s apartheid rule.”
The museum also confirmed that five activists from the “Strike MoMA” campaign have been permanently banned from its premises.
Activists condemned Gustavo Cisneros, husband to trustee Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, for his connections to mining in the Dominican Republic.
An email from the head of the Museum of Modern Art to staff claims protesters were violent, and omits mention of an alleged assault by a guard.
A protester and former MoMA educator says she was struck in the face several times by a guard after the museum blocked entry to protesters and timed ticket holders.
Marie-Josée Kravis will succeed the disgraced financier, who remains a trustee of the museum’s board.
The recent email from Glenn Lowry suggests the museum director is attempting to control the narrative around Strike MoMA’s current protests.