On Monday, 12 students took control of the top floor of the Cooper Union Foundation Building in protest of the school’s decision to start charging tuition for graduate students. Cooper Union announced that it would be charging tuition for the first time in its history last April. At that time, the school said that it would not charge tuition to the undergraduate class starting classes in September 2013, but the fate of future classes remains uncertain. Read More
In March’s Artforum, which just landed in our mailbox yesterday, downtown art collective The Bruce High Quality Foundation has taken out a full-page ad calling on Cooper Union–its members’ alma mater–to keep its tuition price $0. As our colleague Michael H. Miller noted last year, administrators at the tuition-free school have said that, because Read More
Guards at London’s National Gallery, where the blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci show is on display now, are planning two-hour strikes on Jan. 19 and 28, as well as Feb. 2 and 4. Read More
A man wearing a homemade mask made to look like a quarter was standing in Zuccotti Park amongst the Occupy Wall Street protesters yesterday as the sun was starting to sink behind the skyscrapers. He had a cardboard placard that said: OCCUPY MUSEUMS.
“Five p.m. at MoMA!” he shouted. “We’re gonna occupy the temple of Read More
In the lobby of Sotheby’s—where you can see the large inflatable rat out front of the building where the locked out art handlers had set up their picket line—the women at the front desk were checking IDs. A line had formed of people trying to get to the seventh floor for the Impressionist and modern Read More