Author: Brett T. twitchy.com
There aren’t any NFL games scheduled on Inauguration Day, so does this mean there won’t be any mixed martial arts on TV either? Oh, wait … Meryl Streep said at the Golden Globes that football and mixed martial arts are not the arts. So what’s the deal January 20?Advertisement
According to the New York Times, more than 130 artists and critics have signed a petition calling for a “J20 Art Strike,” during which museums, concert halls, and other cultural institutions would close to protest “the normalization of Trumpism — a toxic mix of white supremacy, misogyny, xenophobia, militarism, and oligarchic rule.”Advertisement
Just to be clear, according to a statement by the group:
It is not a strike against art, theater or any other cultural form. It is an invitation to motivate these activities anew, to reimagine these spaces as places where resistant forms of thinking, seeing, feeling and acting can be produced.
Major museums don’t seem to be on board with the strike, as some contacted by the Times will maintain regular hours, while another is offering free admission that day. Somewhere in the country, though, a museum will close, and a staffer will have the satisfaction of telling a group of school children it’s Donald Trump’s fault their field trip is canceled.