MoMA Protests Travel Ban
Early February, The Museum of Modern art made a statement of protest against the presidential executive order which temporarily banned travel between six Muslim majority countries and the United States. MoMA has responded by replacing a portion of its’ permanent collection with works by artists from some of these majority-Muslim countries.
A statement next to each replaced work reads: These artworks from the Museum’s collection are 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. They are by artists from nations whose citizens are being denied entry into the United States, according to a presidential executive order issued on January 27, 2017.
To view the replaced art, more information on ticketing and visitation can be found here.