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posted by CAA — Jan 17, 2018

MLK Jr. mural at Callowhill and 2nd Avenue, Gift of Life, Philadelphia, 2009. Photo: Camilo José Vergara

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

A Wall Street Giant Makes a $75 Million Bet on Academic Philosophy

The gift appears to be the largest by far to a philosophy department anywhere in the world. (New York Times)

Google App Goes Viral Making an Art Out of Matching Faces to Paintings

The Google Arts & Culture app tapped into the zeitgeist over the weekend, allowing social media users to share their doppelgangers from art history. (NPR)

Artists, Museum Directors, Scholars Voice Concern about Documenta’s Future

An open letter calls for business chief Annette Kulenkampff’s reinstatement and a new budget plan. (The Art Newspaper)

Why These 6 Artists Destroyed Their Own Art

Six stories of artists who chose to destroy their own art, including Michelangelo, Monet, and Georgia O’Keeffe. (Artsy)

The Martin Luther King Jr. Murals of America

Since the 1970s, Camilo José Vergara has documented hand-painted images of the civil rights leader across the US. (Citylab)

Helen Maudsley on How to Read Art: “Learn to Do What the Picture Tells You”

After a career spanning seven decades, the 90-year-old Australian artist expects her audience to put in an effort. (The Guardian)

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