Protests

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

After Poussin and Botticelli, UK Parliament is latest eco-activist target

Unesco site is targeted by more than 50 protestors from the group Extinction Rebellion

Sticky fingers: German climate activists strike museums four times in past week

Protestors from the Letzte Generation group have glued themselves to works by Rubens, Poussin and Cranach

Climate activists glue themselves to Botticelli masterpiece in Italy

Officials at the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence say that the 15th-century painting was not damaged thanks to protective glass cover

Constable painting rehung at National Gallery after protestors glue themselves to frame

The campaign group, Just Stop Oil, has targeted famous works at Kelvingrove, Courtauld and Manchester Art Gallery

Activists glue themselves to painting in Glasgow museum to protest art world's fossil fuel use

Two demonstrators are in police custody after they attached themselves to a 19th-century landscape by Horatio McCulloch at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Forty-five artists arrested after taking part in land cultivating activity to support farmers in Philippines

The artist Cian Dayrit says the group were “detained long before there was any idea on what basis we were being held”

Starbucks workers rally outside Museum of Modern Art gala amid nationwide union negotiations

Demonstrators gathered outside the museum's annual Party in the Garden gala to confront honouree Mellody Hobson, chair of the Starbucks board, who they claim is complicit in the company's union-busting efforts

Former Whitney Museum vice chairman Warren Kanders still profits from tear gas sales despite claiming he would divest

A recent investigation revealed that rather than divest his chemical weapons divisions, as he claimed he would, Kanders has reconfigured his holdings

Letter from... Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan gallery owner Saskia Fernando says artists have found ‘an opportunity to use their art for greater purpose’ in response to the country’s economic and political turmoil

Whitney Museum workers protest outside the institution’s fundraising gala over union contract negotiations

Around 100 demonstrators rallied outside the institution during its gala, hoping to give greater urgency to ongoing negotiations with museum leaders

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Staff, faculty and students at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts hold rally amid union vote and negotiations

The rally comes as faculty who have already unionised seek to secure their first contract and staff members undertake a vote to form their own union

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Whitney Museum staff protest against stalled contract negotiations at biennial’s VIP opening

Guests arriving at Tuesday’s reception were handed leaflets explaining the current state of negotiations between the newly formed union and museum administration

Kazakhstan protestors entered leading museum looking for ancient armour

The Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the capital sustained some damage, according to a government statement

Cuban artists shine a light on state repression

Amid calls to boycott the Havana Biennial, artists and dealers are using Miami Art Week as a bullhorn

Benjamin Sutton. with additional reporting by Gareth Harris

'End BP sponsorship of British Museum': 90 heritage professionals sign open letter against oil giant

Archaeologists and museum professionals "urge" institution to cut ties with British Petroleum company

UK’s controversial new police bill poses major threat to the art world

Proposed legislation aimed at cracking down on unruly protests may criminalise protest art

Activists including the artist Nan Goldin protest bankruptcy settlement shielding the Sackler family from prosecution

Demonstrators plant cardboard tombstones outside a New York courthouse to call attention to Purdue Pharma’s role in deaths from the opioid painkiller Oxycontin

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Cuba cracks down on protestors with summary trials and prison sentences

Artists and writers are among those targeted by the government, causing human rights groups to raise an alarm about abuses

Protestors gather at the reopening of New York’s Museum of Chinese in America

Demonstrators argue the museum is complicit in mass incarceration and the gentrification of Chinatown

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'Patria y Vida': anti-government protests sweep Cuba, as artist-led movement gains ground

The 11 June protests, the largest seen on the island in 30 years, were sparked by years of economic hardship and a lack of government support for its people

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Cuban dissident artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara taken to hospital by security forces eight days into a hunger strike

Otero Alcántara’s hunger strike and calls for free speech and artistic freedom in Cuba has drawn international attention

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Despite Raúl Castro's retirement, Cuban artists don't believe the country will change any time soon

"As long as the Communist Party is in power, Cuba will be a ‘dictatorship’," some believe as Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel takes over leadership

Leon Black, under fire, will reportedly not seek re-election as MoMA’s board chairman

Tumult over his former business ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein brought pressure for him to step down

Coalition of activist groups announces ‘strike’ action against MoMA

Accusing the museum of elitism, alliance says its ultimate goal is “disassembling” the institution

MoMA’s board leader Leon Black quits equity firm, citing 'relentless scrutiny' over links to Epstein

Decision raises questions about his future role at the museum after artists call for him to go

Facing protest, Museum of Chinese in America cancels exhibition about Asian American art collective Godzilla

Members of the collective argue that the museum implicitly supported construction of a jail