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posted by CAA — Oct 04, 2017

A T-shirt depicting the face of Eric Garner designed by Ocean Gao, now in the collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.CreditJustin T. Gellerson for The New York Times

Each week CAA News summarizes articles, published around the web, that CAA members may find interesting and useful in their professional and creative lives.

 

Museums Collecting Contemporary History

As history unfolds in the present, curators at institutions such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, are committed to collecting and preserving materials from protests, marches, and other important cultural movements immediately. (Read more from The New York Times).

 

Bilingual Art Spaces in Los Angeles

Museums and galleries in Los Angeles work to become inclusive, bilingual environments, through creating programming, tours, wall text, and more in both Spanish and English. (Read more from The Guardian).

 

Be a Medici in 2017 (Virtually!)

ARTé: Mecenas is a new video game from Triseum where you play as a member of the Medici family in Renaissance Florence. This educational game was created to address the needs of the Texas A&M University’s art history department as a creative way to teach students about Renaissance art and patronage. (Read more from Hyperallergic).

 

Proposed Tax Plan and the Art World

Art world experts weigh in on what President Trump’s proposed tax reform plan would mean for the art market and museums if it is passed in Congress. (Read more from artnet).

 

Crowdfunding a Museum’s New Gallery

Horniman Museum and Gardens in London looks to crowdsourcing to fund the creation of the World Gallery, which will create space to display 3,000 anthropological objects that are currently in the museum’s storage. (Read more from The Art Newspaper).

 

A Close Look at the Archives

James Somers visits the New York Public Library’s archives, speaking with the archivists who work there. (Read more from The Village Voice).

 

A New Saint Laurent Museum

Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent opens in Paris:  a new museum dedicated to the work of the influential fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent, where visitors can visit a recreation of Saint Laurent’s studio. (Read more from Blouin Artinfo). 

 

Art History Podcasts

Searching for something new to listen to? Salon recommends fourteen podcasts that cover art and art history. (Read more from Salon).
 

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