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Art Institute of Chicago Workers Vote to Unionize – ARTnews.com

Riding a wave of unionization swelling over museums across the country, workers at the Art Institute of Chicago voted to join the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The vote was 142-44, the bargaining unit said, with 20 votes “not counted due to management challenges.” On its website on Tuesday, the union wrote, “Now, as a union, we will take the next ...

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Art Institute of Chicago Workers Unionize—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines LABOR DEPT. Workers at the Jewish Museum in New York have filed papers to have a union election, Artnet News reports, making them the latest of many museum employees around the the United States to pursue collective-bargaining arrangements in recent years. Over at the Art Institute of Chicago, staffers won a vote to form a union, according to the Chicago Tribune . ...

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Swiss Institute Surveys Rosemary Mayer’s Art of Memorialization – ARTnews.com

In 1988, at the age of forty-four, artist Rosemary Mayer wrote an article titled “Some of My Stories” for the feminist art and politics journal Heresies. Weaving together her own narratives and those of friends, she described women who were underpaid and undervalued, many of them suffering from cancer, drugs, or men. Resigned yet hopeful, Mayer also contemplated her own status. “Twenty years ago ...

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Jim Leedy, Crossroads Arts District visionary and longtime Kansas City Art Institute professor, dies at 91 | KCUR 89.3

Jim Leedy was a painter, printmaker, sculptor, performance and mixed media artist — but he considered clay his favorite medium."Clay was always a part of my life," he told writer Kara Rooney. "I grew up playing with it."He added, "But from the very beginning of my life I did know that I was an artist. And that’s strange because there was very little art ...

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Mike Goodlett ‘Desire Itself’ at Institute 193, Lexington, KY – ARTnews.com

“Desire Itself,” an exhibition of works by Mike Goodlett, who died this past June at age sixty-three, was a memorial of sorts. Staged at Institute 193 in the artist’s hometown of Lexington, Kentucky, the show comprised seven of his “shadowbox” dioramas made between 2001 and 2007. To create them, Goodlett extracted thousands of pages from his journals and intricately folded them into the shapes ...

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Russell Shorto to Lead New Institute Focused on New York Activism – ARTnews.com

The New York Historical Society has named Russell Shorto as executive director of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Institute for New York City History, Politics, and Community Activism, which focuses on community activism in the 20th and 21st-century. Shorto, a narrative historian and journalist, is known for his chronicles of New York’s past, in particular its origins as a Dutch colony. As the head of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel ...

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Flint rap documentary highlights opening of 2021-22 movie season at Flint Institute of Arts

FLINT, MI — The Friends of Modern Art film series begins a new season at the Flint Institute of Arts with selections this fall that will take viewers from Denmark, England, France, Sweden, and Bosnia to the wilds of northern Italy and to the recording studios and hip-hop clubs of 1990s Flint.Viewers can enjoy the films during the months of September and October at ...

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San Francisco will greet a new Institute of Contemporary Art

Alison Gass, the incoming director of the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco Ulysses Ortega; Courtesy of the ICA San Francisco Planners today announced the founding of the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco (ICA SF), a non-collecting museum that will seek to champion local artists and attract international creative names to the Bay Area. The goal is to open to the public with ...

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Institute of Contemporary Art Speaker Series Returns

The Miami Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA Miami) will host a new season of the Artist Lecture series, ICA Speaks, with a conversation with Isaac Julien on Thursday, August 19th at 7pm. Virtual and face-to-face events at the Miami Design District, held annually until May, are represented by ICA Miami’s permanent collections such as Isaac Julian, Lyle Aston Harris, Stephanie Heinze, Luis Fratino and ...

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The Art Institute of Chicago Surveys Visionary Artist Joseph Yoakum – ARTnews.com

Joseph E. Yoakum’s origin story has long been inseparable from the reception of his artwork. In 1962, when he was a 71-year-old retiree living in a storefront apartment on Chicago’s South Side, Yoakum had a dream in which he was urged to make art. He drew nearly every day for the remaining ten years of his life, using inexpensive paper, ballpoint pens, pastels, colored ...

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