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DATEEVENTCATEGORYLINKS
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1869CIG Cultural Insitutions Group starts to take form in NYC
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
Wikipedia
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1938Fair Labor Standards Act: Minimum Wage established
Legal benchmarks and the labor movement
Wikipedia
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1963Equal Pay Act
Legal benchmarks and the labor movement
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1964Hans Haacke boycotts Sao Paulo bienniale Artists/Collectives (outside of institutions)MFA Houston
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1969Art Workers’ Coalition formsArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)Primary Information
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1969Accountability for not complying with the 13 demandsArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)
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1969Guerrilla Art Action Group is founded by New Yorker artists Jon Hendricks and Jean TocheArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)NY Times
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1969
Black Emergency Cultural Coalition (BECC) organized Arts Exchange program in correctional facilities
Artists/Collectives (outside of institutions)
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1970Art StrikeArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)
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1971
The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer And Sale Agreement by Seth Sieglaub & Robert Projansky
Artists/Collectives (outside of institutions)Primary Information
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1971
Hans Haacke’s Shapolsky et al Manhattan Real Estate Holdings, A Real Time Social System as of May 1, 1971 + curator Edward Fry fired from the Guggenheim, Thomas Mess
Artists/Collectives (outside of institutions)Whitney Museum
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1971
Black Emergency Cultural Coalition (BECC) organized Arts Exchange program in correctional facilities
Artists/Collectives (outside of institutions)NYPL
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1972
Hollis Frampton suggests MoMA pay an artist fee for his solo show and settles for video rental fees
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1978RISD faculty unionzes
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
RISD library
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1985Formation of Guerilla Girls Artists/Collectives (outside of institutions)TateShots
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1986Art Strike campaign is launchedArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)Wikipedia
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1993
Getty Multicultural Internship Program- 100 POC LA-based students are granted paid internships
Artists/Collectives (outside of institutions)Getty 25th Anniversary
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1999CARFAC (Canadian payment standards organization for the arts) is CertifiedArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)CARFAC
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2000MoMA PASTA strike
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
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2005Andrea Fraser pens "From the Critique of Institutions to an Instituion of Critique"Artists/Collectives (outside of institutions)Art Forum
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2005 First commuity org at the Queens MuseumArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)
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2007Fair Minimum Wage Act
Legal benchmarks and the labor movement
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2008Queens Museum changes to no 401k matching
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
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2009Fair Pay Act
Legal benchmarks and the labor movement
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2009Tania Bruguera terms "political-timing-specific" art
Artists/Collectives (outside of institutions)
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2010WAGE Certification launchedArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)WAGE
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2011Gulf Labor Artists Coalition formsArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)
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2014Larry Abramson exhibition "Desert Generation" calling for end of West Bank occupation
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
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2014Cooper Union starts charging tuition
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
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2014Hammer Museum eliminates its admission fee and becomes free to the public
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
Hammer Museum Blog
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2015MoMA PS1 free for LIC residents
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
LIC Post
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2016MASS Action launches
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
MASS Action
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2017Whitney starts paid summer internships
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
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2017Freelance Isn’t Free Act
Legal benchmarks and the labor movement
NYC Consumer Affairs
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2017Nan Golden starts PAIN to protest Sacklers funding of art museumsArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)Wikipedia
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2017The People's Cultural Plan launched, pointing to deficiencies in NYC's official cultural planArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)peoplesculturalplan.org
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2017Admin starts working with CUE to provide honoraria to session leadersArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)
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2017Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers in NYC
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
NYC.gov
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2017DCLA mandates diversity plan from institutions
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
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2018The Met changes admission policy - no longer pay as you wish for non-NYC residents
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2018Andrea Fraser’s 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics is published Artists/Collectives (outside of institutions)MIT Press
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2018MoMA staff secures museum-wide raises after four months of union bargaining
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
Hyperallergic
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2018Cooper Union announced it will return to free tuition by 2028
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
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2018Bénédicte Savoy and Felwine Sarr report on restitution, comissioned by French gov
Artists/Collectives (outside of institutions)
https://culturalpropertynews.org/the-savoy-sarr-report-for-president-macron-a-summary/
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2018Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey by Mellon Foundation
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
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2018AMNH adds didactics on problematic colonial contact diorama
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
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July 2018
Culture Pass, NYC City-wide initative starts; grants 20K ppl per month free access to museums
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
NY Times
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November 2018#unmakethecollection at RISD for restituting Benin bronzeArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)
https://unmakethecollection.wordpress.com/
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January 2019Workers at New Museum vote to unionize
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
NY Times
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April 2019Tenament Museum workers vote to unionize
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
Hyperallergic
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June 2019Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) employees vote to unionize
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
Hyperallergic
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June 2019Guggenheim workers successfully vote to unionize
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
Hyperallergic
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June 2019
Art + Museum Transparency launches two crowdsourced (and still active) docs for arts and museum workers: Salary Spreadsheet and Internship Spreadsheet.
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
Art + Museum Transparency
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June 2019
Association of Art Museum Directors's (AAMD) urged art museums to end unpaid internships
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
Hyperallergic
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June 2019Yana Peel steps down of from post at Serpentine + art prize jury
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
The Guardian
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July 2019Kanders steps down from Whitney boardNYTimes
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September 2019New Museum Union votes to strike
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
The Art Newspaper
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September 2019Hyperallergic series on art handlers labor conditions
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
Hyperallergic
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October 2019The New Children’s Museum union forms
Organizing within the Institution (e.g. unions)
Voice of San Diego
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October 2019Protests against Fink and Tananbaum at MoMAArtists/Collectives (outside of institutions)Newsweek
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October 2019Cultural Workers Education Center opens up! Artists/Collectives (outside of institutions)Cultural Workers Center
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October 2019Tom Finklepearl steps down
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November 2019Harriet Beecher Stowe Center unionizes (Local 2110)
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2019SWEAT Bill passes Assembly (now onto Senate for future vote)
Legal benchmarks and the labor movement
http://sweatnys.org/
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Jan 1 2020NYC minimum wage = $15/hour
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