NEW YORK (AP) — From early Tupperware containers to Chemex coffee makers to sleek midcentury modern furniture, a new show at the Museum of Modern Art explores the democratizing and uplifting potential of design in everyday life.
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York will be closing down for the summer and fall, in order to complete its final steps of its $400 million transformation, which includes expanded galleries and reorganizing of its collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has partnered with two tech giants to envision how technology could play a key role in the development of the art sector. Microsoft and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are working with the museum to come up with ways to incorporate technology into the art world.
According to the Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey produced by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, there have been slight increases in the number of women and people of color who serve on museum staff. The survey reflects data on more than 332 art museums and 30,000 employees.
ATLANTA (AP) — “Tommie Smith’s gesture continues to resonate. It has inspired similar gestures by men and women for whom Smith’s iconic image is a symbol of courage and unity in the face of bigotry and injustice — most prominently, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand before football games during the U.S. national anthem to protest racial injustice in this country.”
Beginning in April, admission to the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco will be free on Saturdays to residents of the city. Free general admission will also be offered to persons with disabilities and persons who are currently part of the SNAP program.