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Modern Art/Ancient Wages

Modern Art/Ancient Wages 26 New Labor Forum 31(1) blogs/5076-diversity-of-tactics-diversity-of- Author Biography aesthetics-post-moma-futures-part-i. Andrew Ross is a social activist and professor of 15. See Part 4 of Land, Life, Liberation: Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Conversations with Decolonize This Place A contributor to the Guardian, the New York Times, and Friends, 2021, available at https:// The Nation, and Al Jazeera, he is the author or editor artgalleryofguelph.ca/exhibitions-detail/ of more twenty-five books, including, most recently, land-life-liberation-conversations-with-decolo- Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing nize-this-place-and-friends/. (Macmillan, 2021). DOI: 10.1177/10957960211062149 By Kitty Weiss Krupat A half century ago, in 1971, staffers at New then, “Modern Art/Ancient Wages,” remains a York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) rallying cry today as a wave of museum orga- organized an independent union known as nizing across the country has gained momen- PASTA, the Professional and Administrative tum over the last two years. Staff Association. With its initial contract, In July 2021, workers at the Whitney Museum PASTA became the first union at a major art won union representation by a vote of 96-1, and museum to represent a “wall-to-wall unit” of on August 15, a unit of about 130 workers at the curators, art handlers, administrative http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Modern Art/Ancient Wages

New Labor Forum , Volume 31 (1): 2 – Jan 1, 2022

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26 New Labor Forum 31(1) blogs/5076-diversity-of-tactics-diversity-of- Author Biography aesthetics-post-moma-futures-part-i. Andrew Ross is a social activist and professor of 15. See Part 4 of Land, Life, Liberation: Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Conversations with Decolonize This Place A contributor to the Guardian, the New York Times, and Friends, 2021, available at https:// The Nation, and Al Jazeera, he is the author or editor artgalleryofguelph.ca/exhibitions-detail/ of more twenty-five books, including, most recently, land-life-liberation-conversations-with-decolo- Sunbelt Blues: The Failure of American Housing nize-this-place-and-friends/. (Macmillan, 2021). DOI: 10.1177/10957960211062149 By Kitty Weiss Krupat A half century ago, in 1971, staffers at New then, “Modern Art/Ancient Wages,” remains a York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) rallying cry today as a wave of museum orga- organized an independent union known as nizing across the country has gained momen- PASTA, the Professional and Administrative tum over the last two years. Staff Association. With its initial contract, In July 2021, workers at the Whitney Museum PASTA became the first union at a major art won union representation by a vote of 96-1, and museum to represent a “wall-to-wall unit” of on August 15, a unit of about 130 workers at the curators, art handlers, administrative

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