How To Reopen Your Museum? Here’s What To Think About

The prospect of reopening under the current circumstances also raises vexing strategic dilemmas. In recent years, museums have developed a sophisticated understanding of the many barriers to entry they inadvertently create, and how to overcome them, in order to pursue agendas informed by equity and social justice. No one wishes… [Read More...]

Why Do We Cling to Art in Apocalyptic Times?

Scientific consensus on the accelerating twin cataclysms of climate change and ecological collapse offers two pathways for global capitalist civilization. One is characterized by a rapid, unprecedented, and almost certainly undemocratic revolution in energy infrastructure, economic policy, social life, political institutions, and the daily consumption patterns of billions of human … [Read More...]

BBC Proms Plans For This Summer Finally Settled

Well, mostly settled. “A virtual first night in July will see more than 350 musicians play together in a Beethoven ‘mash-up’ [of the nine symphonies] having each recorded their part from home. … The Royal Albert Hall will be home to live performances in the final fortnight of… [Read More...]

Philadelphia Museum of Art Employees Push to Unionize, Biennale of Sydney to Return, and More: Morning Links from May 27, 2020

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art have made steps toward forming a union. Employees are now calling on the museum’s director to voluntarily recognize the potential union. [The Art Newspaper] Research … [Read More...]