The Miraculous The Miraculous: New York
73. (Various museums and galleries)
A group of artists, gallery owners, and museum employees issue a call for museums and art galleries in New York City to close for one day as an act of protest against a war the US is conducting in a faraway country. The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Jewish Museum, plus many art galleries, comply with this request. Only two major museums decline, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (which does, however, delay the opening of an exhibition for one day) and the Guggenheim Museum, which is then picketed.
(Art Workers Coalition)