Artnet and other news outlets have identified a rising trend: museum workers across the country are unionizing. These acts of organizing in the art world have been framed as a movement sweeping the nation, yet the complexities of unionization for professionals and institutions have remained opaque.

This panel discussion will examine the contemporary state of museum work that has given rise to organizing, broadening understanding of this pressing issue in the field and analyzing the benefits and drawbacks on individual, collective, and institutional levels.

Moderated by Julia Halperin, Executive Editor of artnet News, the panel will feature Kaitlyn Chandler, Video Editor and Motion Designer at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Union Delegate for the BAM Union––Local 2110 UAW; Maria Marchenkova, Senior Assistant Editor at MoMA and Union Delegate for MoMA Union––Local 2110 UAW; Maida Rosenstein, President of UAW Local 2110; and Dana Lossia, Partner at Levy Ratner; who will share their distinct perspectives on the state of unionizing in the arts space.

Join us for a reception at 6:30 pm, followed by the panel discussion beginning at 7 pm.