artnet news

Activism Pays Off, as Brooklyn Museum Embraces Anti-Gentrification Forum

It's a testament to lengthy negotiations between the museum and activists.

Last November, anti-gentrification activists and artists protested the Brooklyn Museum as it played host to the 6th Annual Brooklyn Real Estate Summit, which many observers—myself included—thought looked tone-deaf given the hurricane-force gentrification hitting the communities the institution claims to serve. This coming weekend, some of those same activists and artists will be inside the museum for an event of their own: The Brooklyn Community Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement, set for Sunday, July 10.