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posted by CAA — Aug 29, 2018

Alison Saar’s statue of Harriet Tubman, Sing Low, 2007, at Harriet Tubman Plaza in Manhattan. Photo: John Back, via Artforum

New York City Launches Public Art Initiative to Honor Women’s History

The city is calling for interested artists to submit responses to the project’s RFP by September 30. The budget for the first work will be up to $1 million. (Artforum)

Why Is the Case of Jailed Photographer Shahidul Alam So Important? Martin Parr, Dayanita Singh, and Others Explain His Significance

Outrage continues to radiate internationally over the detention of photographer Shahidul Alam in Bangladesh. (artnet News)

Getting to the Other Side: Surviving the PhD

Straightforward, helpful advice from Dr. Asia Ferrin at American University for students just starting PhD programs. (Diverse Education)

What Can Art Do That Journalism Can’t?

The Walker Art Center asked four artists with close links to the immigrant experience. (Walker Art Center)

Libraries and Archives: A Humanities Take on Discovery

“Knowledge production — including search engines and search engine optimization — is a culturally informed act. And as such, we ought to be thinking hard about knowledge production at every stage.” (Scholarly Kitchen)

On Understanding What an Education Can and Can’t Do for You

Visual artist Ebony G. Patterson on her break from academia, embracing a nomadic studio practice, and why you should be realistic about what you hope to gain from art school. (The Creative Independent)

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