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posted by CAA — Jan 23, 2019

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Artist Zilia Sánchez pictured with her work Lunar blanco (1964). Soy Isla, Sánchez’s first museum retrospective in the US, will be on view at The Phillips Collection from February 16 – May 19, 2019. See more via Remezcla.

‘We’re All in Freefall’: Museum Workers Scramble for Cash Amid the Longest US Government Shutdown in History

As the shutdown enters its fourth week, all federal museums, including the National Gallery of Art and 19 Smithsonian museums, remain closed. (artnet News)

$4 Million Grant Will Promote Board Diversity at Museums

The Ford, Andrew W. Mellon, and Alice L. Walton foundations are hoping to change the statistic that 46% of American museums have all-white boards of directors. (Chronicle of Philanthropy)

Students in Rural America Ask, ‘What Is a University Without a History Major?’

Critics warn that administrators are risking the essence of a four-year college experience. (New York Times)

The Most Exciting Latino Art & Culture Exhibitions Happening in the First Half of 2019

Explore highly-anticipated art exhibitions that will honor the work of Latinx and Latin American artists. (Remezcla)

Why the New Museum’s Union Reckoning Reflects a Much Bigger Problem

Staffers at the New Museum have taken steps to unionize—and management has taken steps to impede them. (artnet News)

How to Teach a Good First Day of Class

“We do not teach brains on sticks. We teach human beings who are inspired by wonder, driven toward community, beset by fears and anxieties, and influenced in countless other ways by aspects of their lives beyond the purely cognitive.” (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

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