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In further news: New Museum workers vote to unionize; Amanda Schmitt appeals dismissal of Artforum suit

By Frieze News Desk

Federal museums ensure that art is not merely the purview of the leisured class; the impasse is an abdication of that responsibility

By Ian Bourland

In further news: gallery sues Christie’s over ‘bargain basement’ Francis Bacon sale; Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ heads to Japan

In further news: a conspicuous absence in Munich’s Haus Der Kunst’s 2019 programming; US government shutdown forces Smithsonian museums to close

In further news: Cuban artists fight for creative freedom; in London, plans to relocate suffragette statue met with anger

The iconic armour is entering the permanent collection of the National Museum of African American History, and will go on show this autumn

Petition launched to save the New Art Gallery Walsall; Galerie Perrotin to open a Tokyo space

A new Smithsonian Museum highlights African American history and culture

By Steven Nelson

Michael Jordan donates $5m to a new museum of African American culture; Chilean filmmakers call for the British Museum to return a stolen sculpture