US MUSEUMS OFFER SANCTUARY DURING TRUMP SWEARING IN
Jan 19, 2017
By Andy Johnson
For Americans wishing to block out the noise of Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington tomorrow museums across the US are offering refuge with may offering free or pay-what-you-wish admission.
In New York City for instance, the Whitney Museum will offer artists, writers and activists a stage to release their agony and idealism. It’s also hosting a participatory discussion about identity, immigration, race, and democracy.
The Baltimore Museum of Art is hosting a “nonpartisan event” with readings, tours and performances. The museums director says they want everyone to know the Museum is a safe haven during a time of change. However, many other institutions are transforming their galleries into spaces for political expression.