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posted by CAA — Jul 10, 2019

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Frank Bowling, Elder Sun Benjamin (2018), recently purchased by SFMOMA. Courtesy of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Katherine Du Tiel, via artnet News

SFMOMA Sold a Rothko for $50 Million to Diversify Its Collection. Here’s What They Bought With the Proceeds

Work by Alma Thomas, Lygia Clark, and Mickalene Thomas are among the new additions to the museum’s collection. (artnet News)

Blindsided by a ‘Devastating’ Veto, Alaska’s University System Pleads for a Lifeline

The University of Alaska system—which serves more than 26,000 students—is bracing for a 41% funding cut after Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed a $130 million line item in the state’s budget. (New York Times)

Rethinking the “Bigger Is Better” Museum Model

Is it possible to rethink the “grow or die” museum mentality of the 1990s and 2000s? (Hyperallergic)

State of Massachusetts Investigates Reported Racism at the MFA Boston

The Civil Rights division of the Massachusetts attorney general’s office is now investigating. (The Art Newspaper)

Opinion: San Francisco Will Spend $600,000 to Erase History

Last week, the San Francisco school board decided the thirteen murals that make up “The Life of Washington” will be destroyed. (New York Times)

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