Starting today there’s a lot not to see at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. In an initiative called Art-Less, the museum has de-installed or shrouded all works of art in its permanent collections galleries that were either created by or given to the museum by immigrants to the United States. That’s about 120 works, roughly 20% of the objects on view in the permanent collections galleries.
The idea is to show what life in the United States might be like without immigrants, in response to the Trump administration’s immigration agenda.
As a frequent flyer at the Davis, I wanted to see what my local museum looked like denuded of many of my favorite nudes. Here are some pics:
Carl Carlson says
Fascinating idea. I couldn’t tell from the article or the photographs if different color draping was used for legally versus illegally immigrated folks.
This protest by the college is misunderstanding gone overboard. Many people seem very confused about the travel restrictions. It is not a ban against immigrants or even Muslims (or countries such as Indonesia would have been banned), but a 90 day period for the government to institute tighter vetting to keep the country safe. Who could possibly be against that?
The list of artists the museum is covering includes those from Denmark, Sweden, England… most likely all legal immigrants who were not intend on doing harm to the US so what exactly is their point? Well, at least they got their name in the paper and created some buzz for themselves. Excellent marketing Wellesley!
President Trump has gone overboard. Our country, a democracy is free to respond, as Wellsley has done.
Chaplain Ron says
Again the I’ll informed liberals have missed the point, our President is
attempting to protect WeThe People,
form illegal immigrants . There is
No band on immigration If this
Museum receives any public funds
It needs to be shut down.
We Americans are feed up with the PC
and crying snowflakes Get a job, or
better yet join our Armed forces.
Some guy says
That’s the spirit. Don’t let spelling, grammar or facts get in the way of your righteous indignation.