Activists Unfurled Red Banners in SFMOMA’s Atrium to Urge the Art World to Support Iran’s Women-Led Protests

First the New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, now San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. For the second time in less than a month, art activists have made major U.S. museums a showcase for a message in support of the current protest movement in Iran.

The nation’s unpopular mandatory hijab law has been under fire since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16, after her arrest at the hands of Tehran “morality police” for wearing her headscarf improperly. Eyewitnesses claim Amini was the victim of police brutality.

On Thursday evening, a group of anonymous artists hung eight banners

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