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The Davis Museum at Wellesley College Removes Art by Immigrants

In response to President Trump’s travel ban, we have seen some rather interesting protests taking place. Today we get a look at how the art world is standing up to this travel ban. Today we the word comes down that The Davis Museum at Wellesley College in Massachusetts has chosen to remove all works of art created or donated by immigrants. The move came just ahead of President’s’ Day weekend and as a protest of the travel ban.

The project called “Art-Less,” goes to show the major role immigrants have played in the art world. One of the most notable pieces removed was a portrait of George Washington, created by Swedish immigrant Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller. Around 120 works of art or around 20 percent of the museum’s permanent collection have been removed, replaced with signs stating “Given by an Immigrant” or “Made by an Immigrant.” Have a look at the striking stand in the images below and speak your mind on it after the jump. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 21, 2017. Stay tuned for much more coming very soon!

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