The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. Organized by Coco Fusco, director of Intermedia Initiatives at AMT, the series invites renowned artists from around the world to give free public presentations each Wednesday.
Occupy Museums is an action group that emerged in October 2011 within the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. The group holds protests as a way to spark discussion of economic injustice and abuse of the public in cultural institutions for the benefit of the 1 percent. The group staged its first action at the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum, holding an OWS-style assembly, reading a manifesto, and discussing injustices in the world of arts and culture using the people’s mic. This action was widely covered in the press and debated in numerous online forums.