Museum art – La Prairie SHLM http://laprairie-shlm.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:50:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://laprairie-shlm.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-2-150x150.png Museum art – La Prairie SHLM http://laprairie-shlm.com/ 32 32 Taube Museum Art Exhibition Opens Today | News, Sports, Jobs https://laprairie-shlm.com/taube-museum-art-exhibition-opens-today-news-sports-jobs/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 06:04:40 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/taube-museum-art-exhibition-opens-today-news-sports-jobs/ Andrea Johnson/DND Ryan Stander, an associate professor of art at Minot State University, creates wooden charcuterie boards in the garage of his home in his spare time. His art is exhibited during the Arts Festival at the Musée de Taube until December 23rd. Ryan Stander, associate professor of art at Minot […]]]>

Andrea Johnson/DND Ryan Stander, an associate professor of art at Minot State University, creates wooden charcuterie boards in the garage of his home in his spare time. His art is exhibited during the Arts Festival at the Musée de Taube until December 23rd.

Ryan Stander, associate professor of art at Minot State University, creates beautiful wooden charcuterie boards using laminated wood.

“It’s something I can do at home while I watch my boys,” said Stander, whose art will be on display at the Taube Museum of Art in downtown Minot until Dec. 23. An opening reception will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitors will have the chance to meet Stander and the other 25 local artists, view their art, all of which is for sale, and enjoy food and drink.

Executive Director Rachel Alfaro said the Arts Festival show helps support local artists and will give visitors holiday shopping ideas.

Stander creates his artwork in his garage during the summer months. The family tests the charcuterie boards in the kitchen and he learns what works best for cutting. They keep a few of their favorites on hand, but Stander is selling his other creations. One design features constellations that represent his friend’s birth month and a birthday month. It also incorporates wooden plugs into the charcuterie boards as a design element. The caps started out as a way to fix problems with cards, but are now part of his signature design.

Stander also has other artwork on display at the show.

Alfaro and volunteers were preparing the art exhibit on Wednesday. Artwork includes a variety, like creative stocking stuffers by Marilyn Niewoehner and paintings by Virginia Conn.

Alfaro said the Taube Museum of Art will also host the Holiday Twilight Tour of Homes from 3-7 p.m. on Dec. 3, returning for the first time this year after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 19. People will have the opportunity to visit seven beautifully decorated holiday homes, take a walk with cookies, and purchase unique handmade items as part of the museum’s Arts Festival. Tickets for the event are $16, available online, at Taube, Artmain, the Northwest Arts Center and at all Minot Marketplace Foods stores.



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Laguna Art Museum Art and Nature Seven Ecological Regions of California Sunday November 13, 2022 – South OC Beaches https://laprairie-shlm.com/laguna-art-museum-art-and-nature-seven-ecological-regions-of-california-sunday-november-13-2022-south-oc-beaches/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 08:14:07 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/laguna-art-museum-art-and-nature-seven-ecological-regions-of-california-sunday-november-13-2022-south-oc-beaches/ Laguna Art Museum Art + Nature November 2022 Features Artist Kelly Berg Pyramidion Courtesy of Laguna Art Museum Laguna Art Museum Art & Nature Conference on the Seven Ecological Regions of California on Sunday, November 13, 2022.The Laguna Museum of Art presents a variety of exhibits, programs, events and activities on the theme of art’s […]]]>

Laguna Art Museum Art + Nature November 2022 Features Artist Kelly Berg Pyramidion Courtesy of Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Art Museum Art & Nature Conference on the Seven Ecological Regions of California on Sunday, November 13, 2022.
The Laguna Museum of Art presents a variety of exhibits, programs, events and activities on the theme of art’s multifaceted engagement with the natural world.

Sunday, November 13, 2022: The Seven Ecological Regions of California at 10:00 a.m.
Laguna Art Museum Online Tickets
Museum Members: $7.00
Non-members: $14.00

Laguna Art Museum Art & Nature Events

Saturday November 19, 2022: Round table: The art of surfing at 6 p.m.
Laguna Art Museum Online Tickets
Museum Members: $20.00
Non-members: $30.00

Laguna Art Museum membership information is online

Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach California
There is paid parking near the Museum.
You can mount the Free Laguna Beach Trolleys

Times and dates are subject to change.
Please contact the event organizer for the most up-to-date information.

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The art collection of the Kherson Museum looted before the Russian retreat https://laprairie-shlm.com/the-art-collection-of-the-kherson-museum-looted-before-the-russian-retreat/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 16:23:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/the-art-collection-of-the-kherson-museum-looted-before-the-russian-retreat/ A collection of paintings from the Oleksii Shovkunenko Art Museum in the capital of Ukraine’s occupied Kherson region has been removed and transferred to a museum in Russia’s annexed Crimea, according to museum authorities. The paintings, by renowned artists including Ivan Pokhitonov, Piotr Sokolov, Leonid Chichkan and Mykhailo Andriienko-Nechytailo, were transported from Kherson to the […]]]>

A collection of paintings from the Oleksii Shovkunenko Art Museum in the capital of Ukraine’s occupied Kherson region has been removed and transferred to a museum in Russia’s annexed Crimea, according to museum authorities.

The paintings, by renowned artists including Ivan Pokhitonov, Piotr Sokolov, Leonid Chichkan and Mykhailo Andriienko-Nechytailo, were transported from Kherson to the Taurida Museum in unmarked trucks in early November, according to the Kherson Art Museum.

“Exhibits from the Kherson Art Museum arrived at the Central Taurida Museum in Simferopol in a truck without a license plate,” the Kherson Museum said in a Facebook post.

The Central Taurida Museum in the Crimean capital, Simferopol, confirmed the transfer of the works to the Moscow Times on Thursday.

“Due to the introduction of martial law in the territory of the Kherson region, I was instructed to temporarily store the exhibits of the Kherson Art Museum and ensure their safety until they were be returned to their rightful owner,” said museum director Andrei Malgin. said.

The Kherson Art Museum, located in the center of the city of Kherson, has been closed since the city fell to Russian forces at the start of the Russian invasion.

The looting of the works, called a “crime” by the museum, is the latest example of Russian troops removing important cultural artefacts from Ukraine in what Kyiv calls a deliberate campaign to wipe out Ukrainian heritage.

“For three days, the Russian looters have been taking all the paintings out of there. They are loading them into their huge cars. Without any protection, without any packaging, like garbage,” says a Kherson. resident told Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta last week, adding that Russian occupation forces had been “more careful with stolen washing machines” than they were with the city’s artistic heritage.

In March, Kyiv accused Moscow of looting more than 2,000 works of art from the Kuindzhi Museum in Mariupol, named after local realist painter Arkhip Kuindzhi.

“[Russia] is trying to ruin everything related to our cultural heritage,” Ukrainian Culture Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko said. euro news last month, accusing Russian forces of destroying or severely damaging around 500 museums and cultural institutions in Ukraine since the start of the war.

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Art from the Gilcrease Museum is coming to the neighborhood https://laprairie-shlm.com/art-from-the-gilcrease-museum-is-coming-to-the-neighborhood/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 03:36:24 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/art-from-the-gilcrease-museum-is-coming-to-the-neighborhood/ Since Tulsans cannot travel to the Gilcrease Museum, as it does not currently exist physically, select pieces from Gilcrease’s unrivaled collection of North American art will be shared with the community. “Gilcrease in Your Neighborhood” is a new public art experience in which Gilcrease art reproductions will be installed in public spaces around the city. […]]]>

Since Tulsans cannot travel to the Gilcrease Museum, as it does not currently exist physically, select pieces from Gilcrease’s unrivaled collection of North American art will be shared with the community.

“Gilcrease in Your Neighborhood” is a new public art experience in which Gilcrease art reproductions will be installed in public spaces around the city. The works of art will remain on display for three months, and the museum will offer special public programs and interactive opportunities to help viewers interact with the art and with the Gilcrease Museum.

“This project was born out of community discussions,” said Alison Rossi, Director of Learning and Community Engagement at Gilcrease. “We asked people from all over Tulsa what they wanted to see from Gilcrease while the museum was closed, and the first thing we heard was that people wanted to see pop-up exhibits.

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“It took us about a year to create a model that we thought would work for us,” she said. “We also asked people to vote for which of a select group of works from the collection they would like to see in these exhibitions. It was really interesting that the images that got the most votes all had a very strong connection to the natural world.

The first work chosen for the “Gilcrease in Your Neighborhood” is “Forest Scene” by Taos Pueblo Pop artist Chalee, a stylized landscape done in tempera from the early 1950s.

Reproductions of Chalee’s painting are installed in 31 locations around the city, including libraries, public spaces such as Gathering Place and Guthrie Green, city parks, doctors’ offices and grocery stores.

Rossi said the museum has developed an extensive program to augment and extend the viewer’s experience, including QR codes that will provide access to an information page about the project and artwork, and to activate an augmented reality experience that brings the artwork to life through animation. A webpage dedicated to “Gilcrease in Your Neighborhood” is scheduled to go live on Wednesday, October 21.

The first free public event for “Gilcrease in Your Neighborhood” will be “Forest Festival,” from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 at Central Library, Fifth Street and Denver Avenue.

“It’s going to be a fun, multi-generational event with art making, yoga, and all kinds of things that people will enjoy,” Rossi said. “We will also be working with several of our partner venues to feature programs specific to these locations, such as hikes along Turkey Mountain, several events at Gathering Place that will be offered as part of their holiday programs, even a screening of the film ‘Bambi’, which some believe was partly inspired by Chalee’s painting.

Rossi said that in addition to keeping the Gilcrease Museum in the public eye as its new facility is under construction, the “Gilcrease in Your Neighborhood” program hopes to accomplish a few other goals.

“We want to connect people not just with art, but with each other and with the natural world,” she said. “A lot of places are places where people wouldn’t expect to encounter a work of art, especially outdoor places. seasons.

“The other focus is on welfare,” Rossi said. “Over the past couple of years there has been a lot of talk about how to improve people’s lives, and there has been a lot of great research that proves how mindfully looking at art can heal. . I read about doctors prescribing visits to museums for their patients as a means of healing. Much of the programming we have planned speaks to this idea of ​​mindfulness.

The Gilcrease Museum closed to the public on July 5, 2021, and the original structure was subsequently razed. The new Gilcrease Museum is expected to be completed in early 2025.

“Gilcrease in Your Neighborhood” is made possible throughout the Tulsa community through support provided by the Atkinson Family Foundation, the Dan E. and Neva L. Brannin Charitable Foundation, the Geffen Family Charitable Foundation Fund at Tulsa Community Foundation, Frank and Carol Mulhern, ONEOK, the William S. Smith Charitable Trust, the Charles and Marion Weber Foundation, the Kathleen P. Westby Foundation and the Windgate Charitable Foundation Endowment.

Grace Wood, James Watts, and Jimmie Tramel preview upcoming Scene features, including Pryor Creek Comic Convention.



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The installation “Human billiards” enters a Danish museum – Art & Culture https://laprairie-shlm.com/the-installation-human-billiards-enters-a-danish-museum-art-culture/ Tue, 11 Oct 2022 04:07:46 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/the-installation-human-billiards-enters-a-danish-museum-art-culture/ James Brooks (AFP) Copenhagen ● Tue, October 11, 2022 2022-10-11 11:05 0 dd5f57ed1abbec0fc49698e6b5000834 2 Art & Culture art,art-installation,art,copenhagen Free What might appear to be a bouncing game of giant billiards is actually a recreation of a playful art installation from the 1970s, on display in a museum on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Three large bouncy […]]]>

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What might appear to be a bouncing game of giant billiards is actually a recreation of a playful art installation from the 1970s, on display in a museum on the outskirts of Copenhagen.

Three large bouncy balls dance on a bouncy castle-style white mattress. Visitors young and old run, jump, pass or stumble in an explosion of anarchic energy rarely seen in the hushed halls of museums.

The Arken Museum of Modern Art, about 15 kilometers southwest of central Copenhagen, has faithfully recreated Giant Billiardsan installation first staged in 1970 by the rebellious Austrian architect/artist group Haus-Rucker-Co.

At the time, the group’s three founders believed the times were calling for a sea change – an inflatable oasis, they believed, could help break down existing power hierarchies and create new, utopian urban spaces.

Indeed, among the screams, laughter and gasps, visitors are inadvertently part of a game – they fight against each other or next to each other according to the fall of the giant inflatable balloons.

“Maybe we can give something from the 70s, which was very positive [compared] to the present day,” laughs Gunter Zamp Kelp, 81, one of the three original members of Haus-Rucker-Co, which formed in 1967.

“The intention was to break up the historic heritage character of the museum and bring a bit more life and bring a new type of activity in the style of the museum,” he added.

After its first appearance in Vienna in 1970, Giant Billiards was staged in New York City later that year. But he rarely appeared in the next 50 years. The Arken show is a rare recreation and its first appearance in Scandinavia.

Tories say the work, staged today amid growing social inequality and isolation, couldn’t be more timely.

“I hope you come away thinking that sometimes unconventional solutions are needed. And we need them more than ever,” said Arken curator Jenny Lund.

“It also doesn’t matter if they’re having fun, and we need to have fun, I think, more than ever with everything that we’re up against,” she added.

Visitor Frederik Svanholm, 46, had his own interpretation.

“If you’re just lying down, then you’re safe, aren’t you? As soon as you get up in life, danger comes and knocks you out sometimes. That’s what he tells me,” a- he told AFP.

While some of Arken’s visitors might miss the deep social commentary, many seemed eager to partake in a rebound when the facility opens on October 8.

“I think it’s a good idea to make art that, for example, lets you interact with other people,” said 38-year-old office worker Laura Konrad. “You interact with people you don’t know at all.”


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Brandon hopes to build a cultural center downtown including a library, museum and art gallery https://laprairie-shlm.com/brandon-hopes-to-build-a-cultural-center-downtown-including-a-library-museum-and-art-gallery/ Mon, 10 Oct 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/brandon-hopes-to-build-a-cultural-center-downtown-including-a-library-museum-and-art-gallery/ Manitoba’s second-largest city hopes a potential $5 million provincial grant will help create a cultural hub in its downtown. The City of Brandon has applied to the Community Arts, Culture and Sport Fund to create a home for the Western Manitoba Regional Library, the Brandon General Museum and Archives, and the Gallery of arts of […]]]>

Manitoba’s second-largest city hopes a potential $5 million provincial grant will help create a cultural hub in its downtown.

The City of Brandon has applied to the Community Arts, Culture and Sport Fund to create a home for the Western Manitoba Regional Library, the Brandon General Museum and Archives, and the Gallery of arts of southwestern Manitoba by renovating the city’s library/arts building.

The goal of the project is to bring the three organizations together under one roof, said Dean Hammond, general manager of corporate services for the City of Brandon.

“It would be a place where people could…enjoy all three of these amenities under one roof,” Hammond said. “I mean, the library, the museum and the gallery are three separately run entities…two of those three are currently in a building in the city.”

The project arose out of fears the library could potentially leave downtown, Hammond said. The city council wanted to make sure the library stays where the people are.

“Through these discussions and with the library and the art gallery, you know, we’ve come to a point… we’re going to keep you downtown and turn this building into something really special,” Hammond said.

A conceptual design study has been completed and if the project proceeds, a detailed design will be created in 2023. Following a tender, construction could potentially begin in 2024.

The outcome will depend on whether or not the grant is awarded. If the financing is successful, the grant would cover 50% of the $10 million project. If funding is not secured, the city council will decide whether the project will go ahead with the city covering all costs.

Brandon’s downtown library branch supervisor, Carson Rogers, says the project would transform the location into a destination. (Chelsea Kemp/CBC)

Brandon Downtown Library Branch Supervisor Carson Rogers hopes the project will encourage the public to come downtown while expanding the use of the three partners.

“If people are traveling or coming to Brandon and they’re looking for cultural events, this is the space we can promote as a place to come,” Rogers said.

The library became involved in the proposed cultural center due to the need to upgrade its current facilities. This led to discussions with the city and other project partners.

“It’s going to make it easier for those people to access it all in the same day…it’s also going to make this place, this building in downtown Brandon, a destination for people.”

Currently, the art gallery and the library are in the same building but have different access points. The proposed renovation will provide direct access from Rosser Avenue.

“This is a really big investment in these three organizations. It’s also a really big investment in the downtown core of our city,” Rogers said.

“It’s just a great investment in the community as a whole, because if this project comes to fruition…the community will expand and improve.”

Partners willing to join forces

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba board member Doug Derksen says the cultural hub taps into the great potential of downtown Brandon.

When you look at other cities, galleries, theaters and other activities draw people downtown, Derksen said. Something similar is needed in downtown Brandon.

He thinks the hub could be a solution.

“I think it’s really important for people in Brandon to identify the gallery, the library, the museum…and kind of create a sense of pride that bigger places like Winnipeg or other places have.”

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Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba board member Doug Derksen believes it’s important to have a sense of pride in the city, and the cultural hub would reinforce that. (Chelsea Kemp/CBC)

At one time, downtown, where the gallery and library are now located, was a thriving center for the community. He says that has changed over the years as the downtown area has slowly lost its vibrancy.

Things are changing, he says, new businesses are opening up, showing the potential of downtown, but more support is needed.

The hub can provide a vibrant sense of culture and build on the momentum of downtown revitalization, he said.

“If you’re going to another city as a tourist, you’re not going to the suburbs, you’re going downtown…so it would be nice if Brandon created that.”

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Brandon General Museum and Archives museum Archives museum administrator Keith Waterfield encourages Brandonians to explore downtown. (Chelsea Kemp/CBC)

Brandon General Museum and Archives trustee Keith Waterfield says part of the challenge of creating the cultural center will inspire Brandonians to reinvent downtown as a place to live as a community.

“You know, people are scared to come downtown and Brandon is very much a car town, and I think people just drive through downtown,” Waterfield said.

“I think if you…were to park your car and walk around downtown and walk around the perimeter, you’d have a different opinion.”

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Major Raymond Briggs Art Exhibition at the Bowes Museum – Arts & Entertainment https://laprairie-shlm.com/major-raymond-briggs-art-exhibition-at-the-bowes-museum-arts-entertainment/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/major-raymond-briggs-art-exhibition-at-the-bowes-museum-arts-entertainment/ The Snowman THE first major exhibit on graphic novelist and picture book maker Raymond Briggs is coming to the Bowes Museum this fall.Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective delves into the work of the author-illustrator behind some of the UK’s most influential children’s books and graphic novels.Briggs, who died earlier this year, is best known for his […]]]>
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THE first major exhibit on graphic novelist and picture book maker Raymond Briggs is coming to the Bowes Museum this fall.
Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective delves into the work of the author-illustrator behind some of the UK’s most influential children’s books and graphic novels.
Briggs, who died earlier this year, is best known for his silent picture book The Snowman. But over a 60-year career, Briggs has created illustrated books on themes ranging from family relationships and grief to social mobility and political satire.
This exhibition includes works from Briggs’ pioneering titles, including The Snowman, Father Christmas, Fungus the Bogeyman, and the autobiographical novel Ethel and Ernest. On display are his drawings, handwritten typography and page designs from his first commissions to his 2004 book The Puddleman.
“[To be an illustrator] you must be a mini actor. If the character is to walk casually with his nose in the air, you have to imagine what that feels like. You have to be the person and watch the person, and do both of those things,” Briggs said.
Co-curated by Nicolette Jones and Katie McCurrach, the exhibit features original artwork courtesy of Raymond Briggs’s Archive and Penguin Random House.
The exhibition runs from November 12 to February 26.

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Qatar Museum’s ‘Art Mill Museum 2030’ on view from October 24 https://laprairie-shlm.com/qatar-museums-art-mill-museum-2030-on-view-from-october-24/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 05:14:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/qatar-museums-art-mill-museum-2030-on-view-from-october-24/ Doha: On the occasion of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the national cultural movement Qatar Creates, the museums of Qatar will present the special exhibition Art Mill Museum 2030, which will be presented to the public from October 24 to March 30 2023 in Qatar Flour Mills Warehouse and the newly renovated Al […]]]>

Doha: On the occasion of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the national cultural movement Qatar Creates, the museums of Qatar will present the special exhibition Art Mill Museum 2030, which will be presented to the public from October 24 to March 30 2023 in Qatar Flour Mills Warehouse and the newly renovated Al Najada Heritage House No. 15 in Doha.

In view of the opening of the Art Mill Museum Matahen Alfan in 2030, the exhibition will present the concept of the museum, the architectural project of Elemental, led by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena, and the design of the garden.

Complementing a cultural district that already includes the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), MIA Park and the National Museum of Qatar, the Art Mill Museum will house an exceptional and international art collection assembled over the past 40 years, with multidisciplinary works of great diversity. dating from 1850 to the present day.

In the main building of 80,000 m² (including 23,000 m² of gallery space), the Art Mill Museum will offer icons of the visual arts as well as architecture and design, films and cinema props, fashion, crafts and more.

A pioneering institution in the non-Western world, it will represent modern and contemporary arts from all regions of the globe on an equal footing, engaging local and international audiences through multiple narratives of art history. The museum concept was developed by art historian and museum director Catherine Grenier and the prefiguration team.

A signature public garden is designed by VOGT Landscape Architects, led by Günther Vogt. A Creative Village for Arts, Crafts and Design will provide recreational, learning and production resources to the general public and creative communities in Qatar and beyond.

HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, President of Qatar Museums, said: “As visitors from all over the world come to Doha for Qatar Creates and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we are delighted to ‘take the public behind the scenes, revealing the complex and fascinating process of developing an institution that will be one of the world’s leading museums of modern and contemporary art.

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Philadelphia Museum Art workers are on strike ‘until we get the contract we deserve’ https://laprairie-shlm.com/philadelphia-museum-art-workers-are-on-strike-until-we-get-the-contract-we-deserve/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 20:58:52 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/philadelphia-museum-art-workers-are-on-strike-until-we-get-the-contract-we-deserve/ Unionized workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) began a strike against the museum today (September 26). This is the latest action taken by the museum union since contract negotiations began in the fall of 2020. More than 100 members of the union, which includes people from almost every department in the museum, have […]]]>

Unionized workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) began a strike against the museum today (September 26). This is the latest action taken by the museum union since contract negotiations began in the fall of 2020. More than 100 members of the union, which includes people from almost every department in the museum, have formed the line of picketing. They were joined by representatives of other unions, locals and officials.

The union is ready to strike “until we get the contract we deserve,” says Adam Rizzo, president of Local 397, which represents PMA workers, although he hopes a contractual agreement could be reached by the end of the week if the administration of the museum is willing to return to the negotiating table. However, union members are “ready to stay out longer if we need to,” Rizzo says.

The start of the strike coincides with the first day of work for the museum’s new director and general manager, Sasha Suda. “I really hope that [Sasha Suda’s] the arrival will change the culture of senior management around these negotiations,” Rizzo said. “But I think at the end of the day it really comes down to [board chair] Leslie Ann Miller and the Board of Directors. Because I feel like they’re the ones saying, ‘No, we can’t move forward on any of these issues.’ »

The museum’s union, which is part of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), had previously staged a one-day strike on September 16. The last negotiation sessions took place on September 22 and 23. Following Friday’s bargaining meeting, the union issued a press release announcing its plan to strike and outlining some of the unresolved issues in the negotiations, including wages, health care and paternity leave.

Over the summer, the museum’s union began crowdfunding via social media for a strike fund in anticipation of the bargaining stalemate. The fund was created in case workers forgo compensation to strike. The fund allows workers to still be paid and not lose wages due to the picket line, which will remain in place until a contract is reached.

Striking Philadelphia Museum of Art workers and their supporters form a picket line outside the nearby Rodin Museum, which the Philadelphia Museum of Art operates Photo by Tim Tiebout

“I was trading Thursday and Friday as part of the table team. We put a lot of effort into coming up with sincere compromises, which we weren’t all happy with. However, even then, the management team did not show the same interest in genuine compromise,” said Nicole Cook, manager of the graduate university partnership program at the museum and a member of the team of union negotiation. “They posted misleading percentages on their offers right now. Their proposal amounts to around 11% wage increases spread over 3 years, or just over 3% per year, with no movement on soaring healthcare costs. This is not enough for our members, who have been working without a raise for over 2 years, as inflation is soaring.

Despite the strike, the museum remains open to the public. “The museum remains committed to reaching a collective bargaining agreement that is both fair to our staff and responsible for the long-term sustainability of this important Philadelphia institution,” a museum spokesperson said in a statement. “We worked hard to achieve this and reached agreements in principle on more than 25 substantive issues during the negotiations. We remain committed to the collective bargaining process and hope the union is ready to find a collaborative way forward.

The strike also comes after the union filed an unfair labor practice complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in August. In the complaint, the union alleged that the administration of the museum had engaged in anti-union actions.

“We will be here on the picket line until management sees what we are all seeing, that workers are part of the PMA community and we are trying to make things better for visitors and workers,” Cook said. . “To fellow arts colleagues and all potential visitors to PMA: Please do not cross the picket line. You cannot stay neutral in a fight.

On Monday, elected officials expressed their support for the striking trade unionists, in particular John Fettermanthe Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania who is currently running for the US Senate, and State Senator Nikil Saval, who has joined the picket line with his son.

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Friends of the Ute Indian Museum annual art exhibition coincides with Culture Fest | New https://laprairie-shlm.com/friends-of-the-ute-indian-museum-annual-art-exhibition-coincides-with-culture-fest-new/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/friends-of-the-ute-indian-museum-annual-art-exhibition-coincides-with-culture-fest-new/ Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

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