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posted by CAA — Dec 06, 2017

Pieter de Hooch, Woman Weighing Coins (c. 1664), oil on canvas (image courtesy of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, property of Kaiser Friedrich Museumsverein), included in Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting.

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

Academics and Artists Weigh In on Controversial City Monuments

Over 120 academics and artists have urged Mayor Bill de Blasio to remove five public monuments and markers they say celebrate racism. (New York Times)

The High Life of Vermeer and his Contemporaries

An exhibition at the National Gallery of Art reinserts Vermeer into the tradition in which he worked, both demystifying his paintings and lending force to his take on the genre. (Hyperallergic)

Seven of the Met’s Tiniest Masterpieces

From a 19th-century necklace of miniature portraits to an ancient Egyptian scarab, here are seven of the Met’s tiniest works of art. (Artsy)

Teenagers in Maryland Create a Pop-Up Museum to Explain Their Lives and Struggles

The Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers (MoCAT) is scheduled to open today. (Washington Post)

A Whale’s Tale: Longest Painting in North America Restored

A museum has restored the longest painting in North America so it can share the story of American whaling. (Associated Press)

UK Museums’ Right to Charge Image Fees is Called into Question

A campaign for institutions to free up photographs of out-of-copyright works is backed by legal experts. (The Art Newspaper)

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