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posted by CAA — Sep 05, 2018

After completing murals for the Los Angeles Public Library, Oaxacan collective Tlacolulokos members Cosijoesa Cernas and Dario Canul were subsequently barred from re-entry to the United States. Photo: Jeff McClane/LAPL via LA Taco

Brazil Museum Fire: ‘Incalculable’ Loss as 200-Year-Old Rio Institution Gutted

Brazil’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum was consumed by fire, and much of its archive of 20 million items is believed to have been destroyed. (The Guardian)

Is This the Future of Catalogues Raisonnés?

A new online database of Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings offers a template for a more up-to-date—and perhaps richer—resource. (The Art Newspaper)

A Symbol for ‘Nobody’ That’s Really for Everybody

Read CAA Committee on Design member Elizabeth Guffey’s tribute to the International Access Symbol on its 50th birthday. (New York Times)

These Oaxacan Muralists Brought Indigenous Flavor to The Central Library; Now They Are Deported

After completing a monumental mural project on indigenous empowerment at the Los Angeles Public Library, Oaxacan collective Tlacolulokos were subsequently barred from re-entry to the United States. (LA Taco)

Why I Did Not See the Picasso Show at the Tate Modern

“It was with a certain incredibility that I discovered the museum was hosting a major Picasso exhibition titled Love, Fame, Tragedy. Nevertheless, I wanted to see the show for myself.” (Hyperallergic)

It Takes a Village: Are You Getting These Six Perspectives for Your Exhibition?

Rarely are the folks on the front line heavily involved in the decisions they’re going to have to live with. (American Alliance of Museums)

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