Three Arrested During “Die-In” Protest for Abortion Rights

Victoria Eggers during a demonstration outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Thursday (all photos courtesy Roy DyBuncio) Abortion rights of the protesters covered themselves in fake blood and staged a “die-in” outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Thursday afternoon, resulting in three arrests for felony vandalism. Activists chained … Read more

Three Arrested During “Die-In” Protest for Abortion Rights at LACMA

Victoria Eggers during a demonstration outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Thursday (all photos courtesy Roy DyBuncio) Abortion rights of the protesters covered themselves in fake blood and staged a “die-in” outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Thursday afternoon, resulting in three arrests for felony vandalism. Activists chained … Read more

Climate Activists Stage Glue Protest at the Uffizi—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines A STICKY SITUATION. G-wielding climatelu have hit another art museum, this time in Italy, the Associated Press reports. After a string of high-profile incidents in the United Kingdom in recent weeks that have involved the protesters … Read more

“NRA Children’s Museum” Visits Ted Cruz’s House to Protest Gun Violence

A mile-long convoy of 52 yellow school buses paid a visit to Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston, Texas, last week. Two years ago, the buses’ 4,368 seats could have been filled with kids on their way to school, but on July 14, they arrived empty at Cruz’s home and office, each eerily vacant seat … Read more

Whitney Workers Crash Gala to Protest “Lowball” Wages

Whitney workers protested for fair wages during a gala last night, May 17. (all photos Jasmine Liu/Hyperallergic) Attendees of a gala last evening, May 17 at the Whitney Museum of American Art — the New York institution’s principal fundraising event of the year — could not steer to the entrance without bypassing a clamorous crowd … Read more

Hundreds Storm British Museum to Protest Fossil Fuel Sponsorship

LONDON — Around 300 people gathered at the British Museum on Saturday, April 23, for a protest performance against the institution’s sponsorship by fossil fuel giant British Petroleum (BP). Organized by activist theater group BP or Not BP?, the protest culminated in a mass action and occupation of the museum after hours. It was the … Read more

Vadim Zakharov Stages Protest at Russia’s Empty Pavilion—and More News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. WITH ALL EYES ON VENICE for this year’s Biennale, here’s a quick round-up of things you might have missed in the deluge of information coming out of La Serenissima. Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine continues to loom large. … Read more

Whitney Museum Workers Surprise 2022 Biennial Guests With Union Protest

On Tuesday evening, March 29, the sun gradually dropped into the Hudson River at the end of Gansevoort Street, turning a chilly spring day into a frigid, wintry night. Logging temperatures 20 degrees below average, a crowd of about 30 unionized staff at the Whitney Museum of American Art and other New York City museums … Read more

V-A-C Foundation, Pushkin Museum Officials Resign in Protest of War – ARTnews.com

Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Putin-affiliated trustees at international museums have resigned, blockbuster exhibitions have been suspended, and preparation for both countries’ Venice Biennale pavilions has ground to a halt. This week, it also became clear that the war would have a significant impact on the Russian art scene as two museum leaders … Read more

Artists Withdraw From Manchester Exhibition to Protest Director’s Ousting Over Pro-Palestine Message

Tai Shani, Mandy El-Sayegh, Oscar Murillo, and Hrair Sarkissian are among more than two dozen artists who have announced their decision to withdraw their work from a forthcoming exhibition at the University of Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery. In an open letter addressed to the school’s President and Vice-Chancellor Nancy Rothwell, they condemned the reported ousting … Read more