Occupy Museums Fuses Art And Activism

occupyubsdebtcollectiondebtfair_cover2I have only just learned about Occupy Museums. The social justice group that grew out of Occupy Wall Street aims to hold large arts institutions responsible for their investments. It has announced that last week’s Miami Art Fairs were “Trump’s inaugural pre-party.” Hmm. Rich people support artists and always have. I’m not sure that’s a bad thing: should every artist have to scrounge? And the one percent that Occupy Museums decries have only gotten richer under, yep, Obama. Of course, I’m not a Trump supporter, but let’s not pretend that the loathsome income inequality in our country is the reflection chiefly of Republicans only.

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