The Met and Brooklyn Museum Opt to Reject Saudi Funds for Project as International Crisis Over Missing Journalist Intensifies

ArtNet News, October 18, 2018

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum have opted not to accept Saudi funding for projects linked to a broader Arab art initiative, as the international outcry over the fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi grows.

The Met’s president and CEO Daniel Weiss has informed participants that the event, which originally was partly funded by an organization linked to the Saudi prince, will now be entirely self funded. “Collecting and Exhibiting The Middle East,” an invitation-only symposium scheduled for October 23, is part of the just-launched Arab Art & Education Initiative, an ambitious year-long, citywide cultural exchange program in New York.”

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