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posted by CAA — Aug 22, 2018

Martin Puryear’s sculpture, Big Bling, in Madison Square Park in 2016. Photo: Philip Greenberg for The New York Times, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery

Artist Martin Puryear Chosen for US Pavilion at Venice Biennale

For the second year in a row, an African-American artist will represent the United States. (New York Times)

As Criminalization of the Arts Intensifies in Cuba, Activists Organize

Tania Bruguera and Coco Fusco are among the artists opposing the new legislation. (Hyperallergic)

Public Libraries are Reinventing Access to Higher Education

Bard College and the Brooklyn Public Library will soon launch their “microcollege,” the first ever accredited two-year associate’s degree program in a public library. (Mellon Foundation)

Casanova as Case Study: How Should Art Museums Present Problematic Aspects of the Past?

The Casanova exhibition provided a timely platform to grapple with an important issue. (ARTnews)

Don’t Even Think of Publishing in This Journal

What does it mean when a top journal is too swamped to take on more papers? A major higher education research journal is suspending submissions to clear out a two-year backlog. (Inside Higher Ed)

Uffizi Gallery’s Vast Sculpture Collection Goes Online in Interactive 3D Scans

Thanks to collaboration between the Italian gallery and Indiana University, hundreds of artworks are available as interactive 3D scans. (Hyperallergic)

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