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posted by CAA — Aug 15, 2018

From left, Rujeko Hockley, Marcela Guerrero, Adrienne Edwards, and Christopher Y. Lew of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photo: Bryan Derballa for The New York Times

With New Urgency, Museums Aim to Cultivate Curators of Color

“For many marginalized young people interested in art, museums still represent authority, whiteness and power — places where we do not belong.” (New York Times)

A To-Do List for MOCA’s New Director, Klaus Biesenbach

LA Times art critic Christopher Knight has some advice for the incoming director. (Los Angeles Times)

Following ACT UP Protest, the Whitney Draws Attention to the Ongoing AIDS Epidemic With a New David Wojnarowicz Wall Text

ACT UP has staged two demonstrations at the museum, drawing attention to the fact that the AIDS crisis is ongoing, not a historical event. (artnet News)

Project Documenting the Deaths of Over 34,000 Refugees Mysteriously Removed at Liverpool Biennial

The arts festival is investigating who took artist Banu Cennetoğlu’s installation without authorization. (Hyperallergic)

Panicked Universities in Search of Students Are Adding Thousands of New Majors

Critics warn that many of these programs are being added hastily. (Washington Post)

Ten Art History Classes You Can Take Online for Free

These 10 online courses—which primarily focus on the Western world—range from foundational to niche. (Artsy)

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