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Image: Art Workers Coalition members protest in front of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica at MoMA in 1970. They are holding up copies of their iconic posters—featuring an appropriated news photo from the My Lai civilian massacre, with the blood-red text “Q. And babies? A. And babies” printed over top—which demonstrate against the violence of the Vietnam War and its indifference to loss of life. Beyond protests that encouraged museums to take a public stance against the war, Coalition members also agitated for better economic and labor conditions for artists, and organized actions to call out racist practices within the art world and push museums to include more work by Black and Puerto Rican artists. Photo by Jan van Raay.