Davis Museum Protests Trump’s Travel Ban by Taking Down Art

artnet News | Sarah Cascone:

As President Donald Trump continues to fight to reinstate his travel ban, directed at seven Muslim-majority countries, one art museum is sending a powerful message that the US is a nation of immigrants, and that their contributions are what makes this country great.

For one week, the Davis Museum in Wellesley, Mass., will stage a protest and art exhibition that removes artworks from view, obscuring the immigrant artists and collectors by deinstalling or shrouding works that they have made or donated to the institution. The European and African art collections are affected, but the action also creates large voids in the institution’s Modern and contemporary holdings… Read more

Image: Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, Portrait of George Washington (1794–96). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Munn. Courtesy of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College