Ivanka Vacuuming is on view until February 17. The installation, designed by artist Jennifer Rubell, involves a blonde woman in a pink dress and heels vacuuming a hot pink carpet.
Jennifer Rubell, the artist behind the installation, told news outlets the display was meant to explore "our relationship with Ivanka" while provoking a debate about 'our complicity in her role-playing'.
"(She is) a figure whose public persona incorporates an nearly comically wide range of feminine identities - daughter, wife, mother, sister, model, working woman, blonde". "I choose the latter", in a tweet.
Ironically, Trump echoes the sentiment of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's famous line: "There's a special place in hell for women who do not help other women".
The work is open to the public from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m.
"The viewer throwing crumbs, and Ivanka vacuuming them, is not a stand-in for one feeling, one relationship or one point of view toward this powerful and sexualized female form", the website says. At the museum, the public is encouraged to "throw crumbs on to the carpet, watching as Ivanka elegantly vacuums up the mess, her smile never wavering". With that, we would welcome the opportunity to have Mrs. Trump visit the exhibit so she can see and make a judgement for herself.
"By the way", Trump continued, "a woman who has done arguably more for women in this country than nearly anyone else, I mean, the things that she works on day to day and the major accomplishments we have seen in this administration thanks to my sister-in-law, Ivanka Trump, are incredible". That is the icky truth at the center of the work. "In their crazed world, sexism is OK if hurts their political enemies", he tweeted Tuesday.
Eric Trump, on Fox News, called his sister a "powerful woman who has done more for women than probably anybody in Washington D.C". "It's amusing, it's pleasurable, it makes us feel powerful, and we want to do it more", Rubell said.
Her brothers also slammed the work.
"I don't think it would have gone over quite so well with the regressive left but c'est la vie we're used to the hypocrisy on that side of the aisle." . A giant pile of white bread crumbs are kept in front of the art from which people can pick and throw some at the vacuum cleaner.