Museum removes all artwork created by immigrants

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Now throughout President’s Day weekend, artwork created or donated by immigrants will not be displayed in The Davis Museum at Wellesley College.

To show the impact that immigrants have in the world of art, curators will line walls with labels saying “made by an immigrant” and drape black cloth over cases. The museum is calling the movement, “Art-less.”

The removal of the art is to “demonstrate symbolically what the Davis Museum would look like without their contributions.”

Approximately 20 percent of the works in their permanent collection have either been created or donated by immigrants.