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Carrie Mae Weems Takes Over Lincoln Center to Highlight COVID-19 Impact on Communities of Color

Good morning. ☔ Today, a new take on a classic exhibition that asks “What Is Feminist Art?”, a major
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Good morning. ☔ Today, a new take on a classic exhibition that asks “What Is Feminist Art?”, a major donation to social justice organizations, and a curious COVID-19 Recovery Plan out of San Francisco that includes a $1,000 monthly stipend for 130 artists.
– Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief

Carrie Mae Weems Takes Over Lincoln Center
Weems’s installation on Amsterdam Avenue, part of her “Resist Covid Take 6!” campaign, includes messages in English and Spanish (photo by James Wang)
Weems’s installation on Amsterdam Avenue, part of her “Resist Covid Take 6!” campaign, includes messages in English and Spanish (photo by James Wang)
Communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to one in 2,150 white Americans, one in 1,020 Black Americans have died from coronavirus.
With a new, sprawling public art installation at Lincoln Center, Carrie Mae Weems wants to help educate BIPOC communities on the impact of the pandemic — and share the facts to prevent its spread.
In Other News
San Francisco’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan will include a $1,000 monthly stipend for 130 selected artists during a period of six months starting early next year.
Filmmaker Brett Wallace has documented the recent rally by Guggenheim’s union protesting the museum’s continued failure to secure a contract with its workers.
The Surdna Foundation has announced that it will pledge $36 million over the next three years to projects that advance racial justice.
The Brooklyn nonprofit art space Art in General has announced its closure after nearly four decades of operation.
The Brooklyn Museum is selling 12 deaccessioned works at Christie’s this week to raise funds for the care of the museum’s collection amid financial strain exacerbated by the pandemic shutdown.
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