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News from the Art and Academic Worlds

posted by CAA — Mar 14, 2018

Vetting at the 2018 TEFAF Maastricht fair. Photo: Loraine Bodewes, courtesy of TEFAF 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.

National School Walkout: Live Updates

Thousands of students walked out of their schools today in a nationwide demonstration, one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Florida. (The New York Times)

MOCA Fires Chief Curator Helen Molesworth for ‘Undermining the Museum,’ According to Report

The reasons behind the firing comes via artist and MOCA trustee Catherine Opie. (Artnet News)

New Adventures in Old Masters: How Art Historical Detective Work Gives Dealers at TEFAF an Edge

See how three TEFAF dealers found Canova’s “fake” self-portrait of Giorgione and a Munch better than MoMA’s. (Artnet News)

Picasso Painting Offered in Money-Laundering Scheme, US Feds Say

Earlier this month the US Department of Justice unveiled a multi-count indictment in a federal court. (The Art Newspaper)

Lost Art: Field of the Cloth of Gold

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history’s most important works—those that we can no longer see. (The Art Newspaper)

Trump Nominates New Chairman for the National Endowment for the Humanities

President Trump on Friday nominated Jon Parrish Peede as chairman of the NEH, bringing to an end speculation about who would take the helm at an agency he has repeatedly targeted for elimination. (New York Times)

The Gray Market: Why Art Censorship Is Built into Facebook’s DNA

In late December, Facebook censored a user’s personal post featuring an image of the Venus of Willendorf. (artnet News)

Someone Yarn-Bombed a Guggenheim Museum Toilet with Gold Crochet

“We can confirm an intervention of a crocheted piece that covered a toilet on the museum’s Ramp 4.” (Hyperallergic)

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