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posted by CAA — Mar 28, 2018

Poster by De’Janae Gilliam for March for Our Lives. Courtesy Amplifier.

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

Duty to Protect

California Supreme Court has determined public colleges in the state must warn and shield their students from potential violent acts. Experts say the ruling could have nationwide implications. (Inside Higher Ed)

London Arts and Textiles Educator Named ‘World’s Best Teacher’

Andria Zafirakou, who teaches at a northwest London community school in one of the poorest areas in the country, is the first British winner of the annual Global Teacher Prize. (The Guardian)

Centuries Later, People Still Don’t Know What to Make of Las Meninas

Scholars have been analyzing Diego Velázquez’s 1656 painting for over three centuries, and still haven’t settled on its meaning. (Artsy)

Cy Twombly’s Extravagant Synesthesia

“Rosalind Krauss misreads Twombly in more ways than I can enumerate.” Read John Yau’s take. (Hyperallergic)

These Are the Posters Students Carried at the March for Our Lives

The art and activism organization Amplifier gave away more than 40,000 posters nationwide. (CNN)

ACLU Files Art Censorship Lawsuit against the City of New Orleans

The ACLU alleges the city’s onerous process for getting approval for murals violates the right to free expression. (The Art Newspaper)

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