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posted by CAA — Nov 29, 2017

Malick Sidibé, (1978). Courtesy Magnin-A, ©Malick Sidibé, via Artnet News

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

Histories of 16th-Century French Art Have Overlooked Manuscript Illumination—Until Now

A new book is fruit of a lifetime’s research by the late Getty curator Myra Orth. (The Art Newspaper)

This New Algorithm Writes Perfect “Artspeak”

Istanbul-based artist Selçuk Artut has developed a tool to explore a familiar art world phenomenon. (Artsy)

Needed: A New Graduate Adviser-Advisee Relationship

How can graduate advisers think strategically about their advisees’ career preparation within the flawed system for PhDs? (Inside Higher Ed)

The Long Ethical Arc of Displaying Human Remains

A look at why museums exhibit Egyptian mummies, but not Native American bones. (Atlas Obscura)

At Colby College, an Honor for a Former Slave

Colby, like many colleges, is grappling with its complicated historical ties to slavery. (The Boston Globe)

Malick Sidibé’s Paris Survey Is an Electrifying Portrait of Mali in the Swinging Sixties

Mali Twist is the largest exhibition of the photographer’s work to date. (Artnet News)

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