Culture and Its Discontents: Outrage Activism

In response to vociferous cultural debates that engulfed the Guggenheim Museum and other U.S. museums with in-person and online protests, the Guggenheim presented “Culture and Its Discontents” (April 6–7, 2018), a two-day public program examining the causes and effects of this growing phenomenon. The program explored the widening ideological divides in the United States, the impact of the digital sphere on public protest, and the role of museums as open spaces for the exchange of ideas.