Andy Brett

243 days ago

Most significant, the week after Trump signed his now unravelling travel ban, the Museum of Modern Art replaced seven works in its sacrosanct fifth-floor galleries—the domain of van Gogh, Picasso, and Pollock—with pieces by artists from three of the seven targeted Muslim-majority nations. Each is accompanied by an extended label that reads, “This work is by an artist from a nation whose citizens are being denied entry into the United States, according to a presidential executive order issued on Jan. 27, 2017. This is one of several such artworks from the Museum’s collection installed throughout the fifth-floor galleries to affirm the ideals of welcome and freedom as vital to this Museum as they are to the United States.”

New York Museums Signal Their Resistance to Trump

newyorker.com

The day after Donald Trump was elected President, the Boston-based artist Annette Lemieux called the Whitney Museum and asked it to alter her installation “Left Right Left Right,” then on view in the show “Human Interest.