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posted by CAA — Jun 13, 2018

Pablo Picasso, La Soupe (1902–03). Courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario, via artnet News.

New X-Ray Images Reveal Just How Carefully Picasso Worked Over His Earliest Blue Period Paintings

Thanks to advanced imaging technology, art historians have new insights into the creative process behind Picasso’s Blue Period. (artnet News)

Curiosity and What Equality Really Means

“Once we lose the desire to understand—to be surprised, to listen and bear witness—we lose our humanity. Among the most important capacities that you take with you today is your curiosity.” Read Atul Gawande’s commencement address at UCLA medical school. (New Yorker)

Over 400 Lichtensteins Go to the Whitney Museum and an Early van Gogh Sells for $8.3M

The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation has initiated a promised gift of more than 400 artworks. (Hyperallergic)

Why the Legal Strategy Behind Masterpiece Cakeshop Gets Art Backwards—and Why It Should Make People Nervous

A look at the role of artistic expression in the recent Supreme Court decision. (artnet News)

CAA Report by America Salomon, Recipient of the Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award

“Enough cannot be said about the immense benefit of feeling a sense of community in what can seem like a very siloed professional art world, and so going into a large conference like CAA with a new group of colleagues in the New Media Caucus was incredibly reassuring.” Read America Salomon’s report from the 2018 Annual Conference. (New Media Caucus)

What It Takes to Engage Teachers with Digital Museum Resources: Five Lessons Learned

Key takeaways from a two-year study conducted by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. (American Alliance of Museums)

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