The Manchester Gallery of Art's curator of contemporary art, Clare Gannaway, has removed "Hylas and the Nymphs" by J.W. Waterhouse from public view. Prompted by the #MeToo movement and concerns over sexual harassment, she says the purpose of the removal is to 'prompt conversation' about the Museum's collection of Victorian nudes. The removal of the painting was filmed and was also intended also to publicize an upcoming exhibition of Sonya Boyce.
James Franco's school has taken down a mural he painted and plans to remove other art he donated.
The Manchester Art Gallery's short-sighted removal of a treasured work in support of a twitter movement has left art critics angry.
This week in art news: a trucker drove across the Nazca Lines, Lorde wore an excerpt from a Jenny Holzer piece to the Grammys, and the Manchester Art Gallery removed a Pre-Raphaelite painting in order to "prompt conversations" about...