Museum News

Workers at Philadelphia Museum of Art Vote to Join Union

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-08-06 16:54
The election came after months of debate over whether complaints over the workplace environment at the museum could be addressed through top-down reforms, instead of collective bargaining.
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Tourist Posing With 200-Year-Old Sculpture Breaks Her Toes

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-08-06 14:48
An Austrian man has apologized for the damage he caused to a Canova sculpture, saying he didn’t realize he had crunched the foot of the plaster Pauline Bonaparte.
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‘Racism Is Pervasive and Systemic’ at Canada’s Museum of Human Rights, Report Says

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-08-06 12:20
Even before it opened in 2014, the museum was dogged by controversy. Now, after discrimination accusations, it has been rebuked.
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What Is a Museum? A Dispute Erupts Over a New Definition

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-08-06 08:16
An international effort to update the definition of what museums are has been met with resignations and political intrigue.
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Lincoln Library Cancels Exhibition Over Racial Sensitivity Concerns

NY Times feed - Wed, 2020-08-05 12:29
The library, in Springfield, Ill., said Black community leaders who previewed it feared parts of the traveling exhibition, created 15 years ago, were outdated and lacked context.
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Met Shrinks Staff Again, Totaling 20 Percent Cut

NY Times feed - Wed, 2020-08-05 10:26
The Metropolitan Museum of Art told its staff that it was laying off 79 employees and announced 181 furloughs and 93 voluntary retirements.
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Chanel Miller’s Secret Source of Strength

NY Times feed - Wed, 2020-08-05 07:00
“Drawing was a way for me to see that I was still there,” says the author, who refuses to be defined by an assault. A new mural in San Francisco is her museum debut.
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Turmoil After a Museum Deletes ‘Black Lives Matter’ From Postings

NY Times feed - Tue, 2020-08-04 09:56
The director of the Seattle Children’s Museum faced a strike and an internal inquiry after she edited staff postings, citing fund-raising and other concerns.
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The Strange Lives of Objects in the Coronavirus Era

NY Times feed - Sat, 2020-08-01 02:01
The pandemic has inspired a flurry of new and novel items — and given ordinary ones new meanings.
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American Museum of Natural History Announces September Reopening

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-07-30 11:36
The museum said it is planning to reopen on Sept. 9, pending permission from state and city officials.
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7 Things to Do This Weekend

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-07-30 09:08
How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch.
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House Votes to Create a National Museum of the American Latino

NY Times feed - Tue, 2020-07-28 12:53
Plans for a museum devoted to the history and contributions of Latinos in the United States began forming in the 2000s, but legislation had not gained traction in Congress until now.
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Hirshhorn Suspends Jon Rafman Show After Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

NY Times feed - Tue, 2020-07-28 12:01
The move follows the suspension of an exhibition of the artist’s works at a Montreal museum earlier this month after several women accused him of sexual misconduct on Instagram.
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Met Museum Acquires Two Sculptures by Wangechi Mutu

NY Times feed - Tue, 2020-07-28 11:30
The new additions are from the series that is on display on the museum’s Fifth Avenue facade.
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Penn Museum to Relocate Skull Collection of Enslaved People

NY Times feed - Mon, 2020-07-27 10:42
The Philadelphia museum, which reopens on July 28, plans to relocate parts of the collection to storage from a private classroom.
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8 Things to Do This Weekend

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-07-23 11:36
How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to, read and watch.
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How New York’s Jewish Museum Anticipated the Avant-Garde

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-07-23 06:00
A string of adventurous curators made a quasi-religious institution a leading arbiter of mid-20th-century American art.
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An Artist Who Reanimates Extinct Species

NY Times feed - Thu, 2020-07-23 02:00
In an age of uncertainty, the mysterious, highly imaginative work of the sculptor Marguerite Humeau embodies the precariousness of contemporary life, with an eye to the distant past.
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Its Top Curator Gone, SFMOMA Reviews Its Record on Race

NY Times feed - Wed, 2020-07-22 12:27
The senior curator resigned amid anger among staff that boiled over when he used the term “reverse discrimination” — and now the museum is trying to address additional staff complaints.
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Firing of Museum Director Stirs Debate and an Official Inquiry

NY Times feed - Wed, 2020-07-22 10:49
The government of Quebec is reviewing the termination of Nathalie Bondil, who led the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for many years, because of a dispute over why she was let go.
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