Museum removes artwork produced by immigrants — to prove a point
The Art-Less project at the Wellesley College Davis Museum wants to illustate the kind of loss we would feel without the gift of immigrant artists and collectors.
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WELLESLEY, Mass. — A museum at a small liberal arts college in Massachusetts has removed or covered dozens of artwork produced by immigrant artists or donated by foreign-born collectors to illustrate their contribution to the cultural wealth of the United States.
The Art-Less project has effectively removed or shrouded 120 works of art, or about 20
Museum Director Lisa Fischman says the Art-Less project illustrates the kind of loss that we would feel without the gifts of immigrant artists and immigrant collectors.
Museum visitor Audrey Stevens says the project is also a protest that sends a message that contribution from immigrants has made the U.S. the desirable nation it is today.