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posted by CAA — May 23, 2018

The Dutch art dealer Jan Six says that Portrait of a Young Gentleman is by Rembrandt, and several high-profile experts agree. Credit: René van Gerritsen/Jan Six Fine Arts, via NYT

A New Rembrandt? A Dutch Art Dealer Says He’s Found One

Portrait of a Young Gentleman would be the first wholly unknown Rembrandt painting to be attributed in 44 years. (New York Times)

Opinion: Let’s End Commencement

Clemon University professor Jonathan Beecher Field shares his view on why the mass commencement ceremony is a ritual that should be replaced. (Inside Higher Ed) 

How Do You Conserve Time-Based Media? Museums Invest in Research to Keep Up with New Technologies

Time-based media art conservation is seeing a surge in interest in funding and formalization. (The Art Newspaper) 

The Vatican in Venice (And a Cardinal Who Walks on the Wild Side)

The Catholic Church’s debut pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale will consist of 10 full-scale chapels built on an island in the Venice lagoon. (The Guardian)

Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi to Curate Prospect.5 in New Orleans

The city’s contemporary arts triennial is slated to open in the fall of 2020. (Artforum)

Is It Even Possible to Comprehend a Work of Art Without Seeing a Woman Next to It (for Scale)?

Ben Davis & Julia Halperin examine an enduring and strange stock photo phenomenon. (artnet News)

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