45 MILITARY VETERAN ARTISTS Urge MoMA to Divest From “Toxic Philanthropy” in Open Letter
By Hakim Bishara February 3, 2020
“As veterans of the Gulf War and the ‘Global War on Terror,’ as well as working artists ourselves, this issue is very important to us,” the group wrote in its letter urging for a “realignment of values at MoMA.”
Scrutiny over the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) board members continues, now coming from a group of veterans. Some 45 military veteran artists sent an open letter to MoMa and MoMA PS1 today in solidarity with the artists in the Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2011 exhibition who have called on the museum’s board members to divest from “toxic philanthropy.”
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