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posted by CAA — Aug 08, 2018

Artists removed their works from the Design Museum as a protest. Photo by Kristian Buus, via artnet News.

Artists Dramatically Remove Their Work From London’s Design Museum to Protest Its Decision to Host an Arms Dealer

Artists are criticizing the museum’s response to its decision to host an event for a defense company. (artnet News)

Walker Art Center Announces Formation of New Indigenous Public Art Selection Committee

The news comes in light of a healing process following the installation and subsequent removal of Sam Durant’s sculpture Scaffold. (Star Tribune)

Art Schools Aren’t Doing So Badly While Other Colleges Struggle

While art and design schools aren’t immune, they aren’t coming under as much pressure as other colleges. (Bloomberg)

How a Little-Known Nonprofit Is Bringing Social Practice Art to New York’s Most Elite Museums—and Beyond

The Kenan Trust has given $6 million to promote art that furthers social justice, from the Met and the Guggenheim to the Laundromat Project. (artnet News)

The New BBC TV Series and What We Mean When We Say “Civilization”

PBS has now finished airing its series Civilizations, a nine-part look at the global history of art. (Hyperallergic)

The Art of Learning: Why Art History Might Be the Most Important Subject You Could Study Today

“I cannot think of any discipline more inherently interdisciplinary than art history.” (Salon)

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