Philadelphia Museum of Art

After strike and with a hard-won new contract, Philadelphia Museum of Art employees go back to work

Following a contentious few weeks that capped two years of negotiations, workers and administrators are eager to move forward, even if some sore spots remain

Philadelphia Museum of Art workers reach contract agreement, ending three-week strike

Following two years of negotiations and a historic strike by the museum’s unionised workers, employees and leaders agreed to a contract

Labournews

Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are on strike 'until we get the contract we deserve'

After a one-day strike failed to move negotiations forward, unionised workers at the museum have begun an indefinite strike

Philadelphia Museum of Art workers hold one-day strike

The strike by unionised employees of the museum was intended to put pressure on the administration amid protracted contract negotiations

Unionised workers file unfair labour charges against the Philadelphia Museum of Art

With contract negotiations well into their second year, the union claims the museum’s leadership has been “repeatedly interfering with employees’ rights”

Labournews

Unionised Philadelphia Museum of Art workers rally to push contract negotiations forward

Negotiations between the union and museum leadership have been ongoing since October 2020

Director of Canada’s National Gallery will be next leader of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

In Philadelphia, Sasha Suda will succeed Timothy Rub, whose 13-year tenure included both major achievements and significant turmoil

Dada’s home: organisations in France and the US launch vast Marcel Duchamp research portal

The Duchamp research portal uses archival documents, correspondence and a wealth of images to paint a picture of the artist’s life and work in the US and France.

Hundreds call for reckoning with American artist Thomas Eakins’s troubling legacy

Eakins, who is celebrated far and wide in his native Philadelphia, was embroiled in controversy during his lifetime and made disturbing photos of young girls

Mondrian at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is Nazi loot, heirs allege

In 1937 the work, which had belonged to art historian Sophie Küppers, was seized by Nazi authorities and eventually sold to New York collector A. E. Gallatin

The Big Review: Jasper Johns at the Whitney Museum of American Art

The New York incarnation of this two-venue retrospective of the veteran American artist has sublime moments, but needs a much more thorough edit

Jasper Johns: a radical look at a colossus of post-war American art

Plus, Venice's tourism problem and Finnish artist Outi Heiskanen

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Seeing double: huge Jasper Johns retrospective opens in two cities, 100 miles apart

Simultaneous shows in New York and Philadelphia cover the artist's seven-decade career and include more than 550 works in total

Timothy Rub to step down as director of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Leader oversaw an ambitious series of construction projects but has also contended with reports of midlevel management abuses and equity issues

John Singleton Copley double portrait lovingly restored, pock marks and all

So-called imperfections laid bare at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

After disputed sale at Sotheby’s, Thomas Cole’s The Arch of Nero will go on view at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Institution says the work is being lent by the foundation that swooped in to rescue it when it was deaccessioned by the Newark Museum of Art

The first ‘wall to wall’ museum union in the US turns one year old

Staff labour organisers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art reflect on their accomplishments

'Intelligent design': Frank Gehry's surprisingly subtle $233m makeover of Philadelphia Museum of Art revealed

Architect's Core Project expansion creates 90,000 sq. ft of new galleries and reimagined public spaces at heart of 1928 landmark

The biggest art exhibitions opening around the world in 2021

The new year's must-see shows include Vermeer and Botticelli blockbusters; major Jasper Johns and Yayoi Kusama retrospectives; and sweeping surveys on Iran, slavery and queer art

Five Philadelphia museums jointly announce that they are reopening this month

Institutions act on go-ahead from the city after their second closing in November

Space race: how the pandemic is pushing museums to rethink design

Experts predict bigger galleries, a stronger connection to the outdoors and an end to the expansion juggernaut

Philadelphia Museum of Art vote to unionise in 89% supermajority

The victory for the organising staff comes two days after the museum announced a round of layoffs

Philadelphia Museum of Art to eliminate more than 20% of its staff

Loss of jobs comes amid plunge in revenue from coronavirus shutdown

Giuseppe Penone presents two big gifts of drawings to Philadelphia Museum of Art and Centre Pompidou

Arte Povera sculptor hopes that his donations of hundreds of works on paper will start a dialogue

Unionsnews

Labour organising committee assails Philadelphia museum’s use of a ‘union avoidance’ law firm

Employees call on the museum to take a position of neutrality in any union vote

Unionsnews

Workers at Philadelphia Museum of Art seek to unionise

Entreating management to recognise the union voluntarily, employees emphasise goals of equity, diversity and inclusion

Director is out at Erie Art Museum

Departure follows New York Times article describing objectionable behaviour with female employees

Lawnews

Collector says he was duped into selling Brancusi sculpture

He seeks $200m in damages from lawyer who he says "hoodwinked" him