Friday, October 21, 2011

Occupy Museums launched as an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement

Launched as an offshoot to Occupy Wall Street and approved by its art and culture group, the Occupy Museums movement plans to fight "the intense commercialisation and co-option of art" and take back cultural institutions from the 1%. The first protests in New York targeted the Museum of Modern Art, the Frick Collection and the New Museum.