Art workers' coalition


An open-membership reform oriented group of New York City artists who, in January 1969, began lobby successfully for more effective interaction between artists and museum personnel. Accomplishments included tighter control of museum exhibitions with increased representation of women and African Americans. AWC also succeeded in bringing moral opposition to the Vietnam War including public stands by key persons of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney and Jewish museums but not by the Metropolitan or Guggenheim. The AWC ceased to function by 1972. Members included Carl Andre, Iris Crump, Dan Graham, Lucy Lippard, Faith Ringgold and Tony Shafrazi. Source:'_Coalition