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Philadelphia Museum of Art to Cut 20 Percent of Staff and More: Morning Links from June 25, 2020 – ARTnews

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Staff members at the Metropolitan Museum of Art sent a letter to leadership after the museum’s head of the European painting department posted on Instagram said monuments needed to be protected from “zealots.” [The New York Times]

In a new open letter, former staffers at the New Orleans Museum of Art allege that the museum fostered a “plantation-like culture” of systemic racism. [ARTnews]

The Philadelphia Museum of Art plans to cut more than 100 jobs, or 20 percent of its staff, through “furloughs, voluntary departures, and possibly layoffs”. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

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Arthur Jafa’s now iconic video work Love is the Message, The Message is Death (2016) will be livestreamed for 48 hours on the websites of 14 museums, beginning tomorrow. Source…