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posted by CAA — Apr 03, 2019

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Marie-Guillemine Benoist’s “Portrait of a Negress” (1800) has been retitled “Portrait of Madeleine” for a new exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Musée d’Orsay Puts Focus on Overlooked and Anonymous Black Models in French Masterpieces

The exhibition temporarily retitles works featuring historically anonymous Black models to honor their sitters. (Hyperallergic)

Adjunct Professors at Miami Dade College, America’s Largest Undergrad College, Are Unionizing

The new bargaining unit will include as many as 2,800 workers. (Miami New Times)

Poland’s Right-Wing Government Accused of Hijacking Prize-Winning Museum

One of Poland’s most prominent museums has strongly opposed an attempt by the country’s culture ministry to change its structure. (The Art Newspaper)

Though More Women Are on College Campuses, Climbing the Professor Ladder Remains a Challenge

A look at the numbers from Women in the Academy, a longitudinal study conducted from 2003 to 2012. (Brookings)

This Library Takes an Indigenous Approach to Categorizing Books

Xwi7xwa library in British Columbia is decolonizing the way information is sorted, cataloged, and shared. (Yes Magazine)

To Survive, Small Colleges Are Rethinking the Liberal Arts

As higher ed consolidates, these institutions are restructuring curriculum, campuses, and even tuition. (Education Dive)

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