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posted by CAA — Dec 13, 2017

“The Director and the Pharaoh: How Thomas Hoving Created the Museum Blockbuster.” Photo from Bettmann Archive, via Vulture.

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

How Medieval Manuscript Makers Experimented with Graphic Design

Designing English: Graphics on the Medieval Page at the University of Oxford considers how early English manuscripts approached graphic design. (Hyperallergic)

Is Culture in the Americas in Big Trouble? Arts Leaders Say Yes

Takeaways from a recent panel with artist Jordan Casteel, Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston director Bill Arning, and writer and photographer Teju Cole. (Artsy)

Archaeologists Are Using Drones to Map Ancient Venezuelan Rock Art

The Cotúa Island-Orinoco Reflexive Archaeology Project is mapping some of the world’s best-known petroglyphs in unprecedented detail. (Artnet News)

Basel Baby: A Local’s First Journey Into the Madness of Miami Art Week

“When you grow up here, you see Basel as a kind of abstract happening.” (Miami New Times)

Documenting Nostalgia on Route 66

Filmmaker and photographer Phil Donohue shot scenes along the famed US highway to explore what we long for and leave behind. (CityLab) 

The Director and the Pharaoh: How Thomas Hoving Created the Museum Blockbuster

The Treasures of Tutankhamun, which landed at the Metropolitan Museum in 1978 at the end of a six-city American tour, abounded in riches of every kind. (Vulture)

 

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