The Prophet (1964) by Parviz Tanavoli. The Ben and Abby Grey Foundation. Last week, New York’s Museum of Modern Art took the opportunity to rehang a significant portion of its permanent collection, replacing it with work by artists from countries whose citizens were banned from entering the US under President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The artworks have been rehung on the fifth floor—usually home to works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Francis Cabia. Now, the gallery features works from painter Ibrahim El-Salahi, architect Zaha Hadid, video artist Tala Madani, sculptor Parviz Tanavoli, draftsman Charles Hossein Zenderoudi, photographer Shirana Shahbazi and painter Marcos Grigorian. MoMA plans to change out more of its permanent collection, and has also scheduled four screenings of films by directors subject to the ban: Al-Yazerli (1974) by Iraqi-born German director Kais al-Zubaidi and Stars in Broad Daylight (1988) by Syrian director Ossama Mohammed. Reluctant to discuss details with the press, MoMA instead released a public statement outlining their intentions. The artworks installed throughout the fifth-floor galleries, they wrote, “affirm the ideals of welcome and freedom as vital to this Museum, as they are to the United States.” TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 46 Puff Piece On inflatable art. Arts & Culture Issue 44 Hannah Traore The art world's next big thing is a gallerist. Arts & Culture Issue 43 The Sellout On the moral maze of art and money. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Dream House The rise of renderporn. Arts & Culture Issue 40 Olalekan Jeyifous On fantastical architecture and sci-fi Brooklyn. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Liana Finck The wobbly-lined cartoonist with a razor-sharp vision.