Adam Weinberg Responds to Controversy Over Whitney Board Vice Chair Warren Kanders

December 3rd, 2018

Whitney Director Adam Weinberg has responded to the calls to oust vice chair of the museum’s board Warren B. Kanders, a businessman who owns Safariland, a company that manufactures tear gas canisters and other products that have been used against asylum seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border, opening the floor to discussion on the museum’s path forward. “This ‘space’ is not one I determine as director but something that we fashion by mutual consent and shared commitment on all levels and in many ways,” he says.

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