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News from the Art and Academic Worlds

posted by CAA — Nov 15, 2017

The Pylos Combat Agate. Photo courtesy of Jeff Vanderpool/the University of Cincinnati.

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

Wu Hung Honored for Helping Create Field of Contemporary Chinese Art History

Meet Wu Hung, one of the creators of the field of contemporary Chinese art history, and the 2018 CAA distinguished scholar. (UChicago News)

Researchers Discover an Ancient Stone Carving So Detailed It Could Alter the Course of Art History

The tiny carving has been dubbed the Pylos Combat Agate. (Artnet News)

Leonardo da Vinci Painting Could Become Most Expensive Work Ever Auctioned—Here’s What You Need to Know

Salvator Mundi has been celebrated as the “greatest artistic rediscovery of the 21st century” by Christie’s. (Artsy)

Berlin Nationalgalerie Prize Nominees Troubled by Focus on Gender and Nationality

The shortlisted artists have expressed concern at the lack of engagement with their work. (The Art Newspaper)

Thousands of Objects Tell of Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence Across the Centuries

A new exhibition at Harvard’s Houghton Library explores the human desire to escape the ordinary. (Hyperallergic)

How Art Is Helping Veterans Overcome PTSD

A recent survey ranked art therapy among the top five most helpful techniques used to treat veterans. (Artsy)

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