“Art – Less”

In a move similar to MoMA, in which the museum highlighted the work of artists whose countries were affected by Trump’s travel ban, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College has de-installed or covered all works of art on display that were made by or donated to the museum by immigrants. This “de-installed” display began today and will last until Feb. 21. In total, the museum is covering or removing about 20 percent of the art work on display (roughly 120 pieces). The works, though not viewable, will be marked with labels (which are also available for download) reading “made by an immigrant” or “given by an immigrant.”

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https://news.artnet.com/art-world/davis-museum-protests-trumps-travel-ban-taking-immigrant-art-863390

https://www.wellesley.edu/sites/default/files/assets/departments/davismuseum/news%20imgs/press%20release/art-less_labels_r2.pdf

 

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