The Shed, a multidisciplinary cultural center in New York City’s Hudson Yards, has confirmed layoffs of 28 of its 107 full-time workers. A statement shared with Hyperallergic attributes the layoffs to the financial losses incurred during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond is one of the latest institutions to come under scrutiny for its workplace culture. A petition launched in late June by current and former workers comprising the VMFA Reform Committee alleges that the museum has dismissed and mishandled complaints of racial and sexual harassment.
To prepare for a recent portrait, Shannon LaNier pulled a black coat over his head and wrapped a thick, layered collar around his neck, a costume to match what Thomas Jefferson wore in an iconic 18th-century painting.