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posted by CAA — Jan 09, 2019

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Art historian and BBC star Sister Wendy Beckett passed away in December at the age of 88. Photo: Associated Press, via Smithsonian Magazine

The Smithsonian Museums Have Fallen Victim to the Government Shutdown, Closing Until Further Notice

As the lapse in funding continues, all 19 Smithsonian museums in New York and Washington, DC, have been forced to close their doors. (artnet News)

Remembering Sister Wendy Beckett, Beloved Nun Who Made Art Accessible

The famed art historian and BBC star passed away in December at the age of 88. (Smithsonian Magazine)

MLA Awarded Million-Dollar Mellon Grant to Support Teaching at Community Colleges

The grant will allow 144 doctoral students and instructors at community colleges to conduct pedagogical research. (MLA)

Six Big Ideas That Gripped the Art World in 2018, From ‘Platform Capitalism’ to ‘Chthulucene’

Looking back on new terms, concepts, and trends that resonated. (artnet News)

The Invisible Faculty

By not standing up for adjuncts, have tenure-track professors undermined their own power? (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

See Inside the All-Female Conservation Studio Dedicated to Saving Renaissance Treasures From the Ravages of Time

For nearly 30 years, Italian conservators Valeria Merlini and Daniela Storti have worked to restore some of art history’s greatest treasures. (artnet News)

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