MOMA’s Way of Protesting the Travel Ban

Visiting the Museum of Modern Art in NYC this week, I was moved by MOMA’s way of protesting the travel ban.

In the main galleries where visitors view the most acclaimed works of art by Picasso, Cezanne, Van Gough and other treasured painters, the MOMA included amazing works of art by artists from countries that were effected by the recent travel ban.

In a plaque, next to each such work, the museum added to the general description the following statement:

“This work is by an artist from a nation whose citizens would be denied entry into the United States according to recent presidential executive orders. This is one of several such artworks installed throughout the fifth floor galleries to affirm the ideals of welcome and freedom as vital to this Museum as they are to the United States,

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