Inauguration Day 2017 Roundup

By Peggy Roalf   Friday January 20, 2017

Media outlets are predicting the Women’s March on Washington, on Saturday, January 21st, could outdraw the Inauguration Day events. Find out more about the march and its sister marches: Info

The biggest sister march is the New York City Satellite event, starting at 10:45 am at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, East 48th Street and First Avenue. InfoPhoto above: © Hennessy Vandheur/Curbed

On January 20, countless organizations and groups throughout the U.S. are coming together to mark the inauguration of the 45th American President with demands for renewed commitment to the diversity of cultural, political and social values in the U.S.
In New York, as part of #J20, the Vera List Center invites you to join us for DISPATCH PARTY at The Cooper Union, Not Going Back at The New School, and Speak Out On Inauguration Day at The Whitney Museum of American Art.
DISPATCH PARTY Co-hosted by Cooper Union and the VLCThe Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square, New York 4:00-8:00 pm


Museums Offering Free or Pay-What-You-Wish Admission 
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY Info
Speak Out in Solidarity with #J20 at the Whitney Info
Museum of Arts and Design, NY, NY Info
The Rubin Museum of Art, NY, NY Info
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ Info
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC Info
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN Info
Ed. Note: this is a growing trend so check your local museums for info.

RESIST! is a free 40-page tabloid newspaper of political comics and graphics by mosty female artists that will be distributed to protesters on Inauguration Day. It is guest-edited by Françoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker, and writer Nadja Spiegelman. It is published by Gabe Fowler of Desert Island Bookstore

The paper is a distillation of that powerful collective female voice and an affirmation of all we stand for: unity, diversity, and creativity. The paper is currently sold out but it is still possible topre-order a supporter's copy through our website to be shipped directly to your home (domestic orders only.) Info


Artists Raise More Than $1 Million to Create Protest Art for Inauguration Day
After learning that there will be restrictions against large scale signs and banners on Inauguration Day, artists Shepard Fairey, Ernesto Yerena, and Jessica Sabogal have teamed up to launch “We the People,” a campaign to create full-page newspaper ads that double as protest art, which will be distributed through the Washington Post to the thousands of people expected to demonstrate in Washington, DC on January 20 and over the weekend. [more] Left: © Shepherd Fairy

New York’s Knockdown Center raised more than $50,000 for community health and reproductive justice organizations through its “Nasty Women” exhibition and its “Stay Nasty” program of performances, lectures, screenings, and workshops.

More than six hundred artists contributed works for the exhibition and auction. The pieces were priced at $100 or less to encourage both experienced patrons and first-time collectors to buThe auction raised $42,325 for Planned Parenthood. Tickets for the “Stay Nasty” program were priced at twenty dollars each. The $8,020 raised by the series will go toward helping the New York Immigration Coalition, Girls for Gender Equity, the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, and SisterSong. Courtesy ArtForumNews

This Just In from Artspace New Haven
In acknowledgement of the J20 Art Strike, we will remain open today from 12-8pm as a safe space for gathering and preparing for the January 21st March.

12-8pm For those participating in the weekend marches, CARRY YOUR MESSAGE: we will have materials for sign making and silkscreening T shirts.

12-12:30pmWitness Marc Burns and Collaborators' noise performance, Learn More. 

 6-7pmVisit Monique Atherton as she performs in (Un titled) Peep Booth.

7-8pmGet lost in the sounds of Marc Burns and Collaborators' second performance, Learn More

All events are free and open to the public.  We will heat up cider throughout the day.

This Just In from ArtNetNews:

One day ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, The Hill [reported] that he is seriously considering eliminating both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of a “dramatic” plan to slash government spending.....The NEA has been a favorite target for Republicans in Washington ever since the Culture Wars of the late 1980s and 1990s, when public support for exhibitions of provocative artists like Robert Mapplethorpe caused an uproar. Senator Jesse Helms said of artist Andres Serrano, whose photograph Piss Christ showed a crucifix submerged in urine, “He is not an artist, he is a jerk.” An exhibition including his work had received public support.



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