Three Lessons from Artists’ Protests of the Whitney Museum in the 1960s–70s

By Caroline Wallace on April 26, 2017

Activist efforts targeting the Whitney Museum of American Art across the 1960s and ’70s provide a starting point to consider the ways in which activists today can effect meaningful changes...

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Image Credit:
Michele Wallace (center) and Faith Ringgold (right), Black Emergency Cultural Coalition (BECC) protest at the Whitney Museum, New York, January 31, 1971.
Photo detail by Jan Van Raay is courtesy of HYPERALLERGIC.

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