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posted by CAA — Jun 05, 2019

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Portion of Mary Sully’s The Indian Church (1938-45), on view in Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Collection of Philip J. Deloria.

Native American Women Artists Finally Get Their Due in New Minneapolis Exhibition

Women made ninety percent of the Native American art you see in museums, but you might never know it. (The Art Newspaper)

MFA Bans Two Patrons After Students Of Color Say They Were Subjected To Racist Comments

The incident has sparked a wider conversation about how encyclopedic museums—rooted in European colonialism—can transform into institutions that reflect communities outside their walls. (WBUR)

Related: Racism At The MFA Doesn’t Shock Me. I Grew Up In Boston

Universities Try to Catch up to Their Growing Latinx Populations

Like many US colleges, Indiana University Northwest is seeing a sharp rise in Latinx students—but support for them is lagging. (The Hechinger Report)

Two Transgender Activists Are Getting a Monument in New York

Part of New York City’s effort “to fix a glaring gender gap in public art,” a monument honoring Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will be erected in Greenwich Village. (New York Times)

Four Years of College, $0 in Debt: How Some Countries Make Higher Education Affordable

Read responses from around the globe. (New York Times)

‘There Were Women Working Then, Too’: How Dia Director Jessica Morgan Is Breaking Open the (Male) Canon of Postwar Art

An interview with director Jessica Morgan on her vision for the Dia Art Foundation’s future. (artnet News)

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