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posted by CAA — Dec 20, 2017

An MIT student perusing works available through the school’s Student Loan Art Program (courtesy MIT List Visual Arts Center, photo by John Kennard)

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

8 US Colleges Lending Their Art Collections to Students

Making art collections available to students has grown in popularity on campuses across the country. (Hyperallergic)

Is Higher Education Really Losing the Public?

New public opinion data suggest that despite significant concerns about prices, most Americans (and many Republicans) believe a postsecondary education is essential. (Inside Higher Ed)

Culture Track ’17 Finds American Definition of Culture Changing

A new study shows the distinction between fine art and pop art becoming blurred, as Benjamin Millepied, 2018 CAA Keynote Speaker Charles Gaines, and other city arts leaders discuss the implications for museums and creators. (The Hollywood Reporter)

On Neuroaesthetics, or the Productive Exercise of Looking at Art

Jonathan Fineberg is director of an emerging art-science PhD program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. (Hyperallergic)

Documents Reveal How the Berkshire Museum Manipulated Its Board Into Liquidating Its Collection

How does a museum end up deciding to sell off substantially all of its most valuable artworks? (Artnet News)

CEOs Are Going to Art School to Think More Creatively

RISD launched a continuing education program in 2016 aimed at today’s global leaders. (Artsy)

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