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posted by CAA — Sep 18, 2019

Wangechi Mutu’s The Seated III (2019) in its niche at the Met. Photo: Zachary Small via Hyperallergic

Wangechi Mutu Adorns the Met Museum’s Façade With Images of African Queendom

For the first time in 117 years, the empty niches on the museum’s exterior are occupied. (Hyperallergic)

Minneapolis Team Is Changing Museums from the Inside Out

A project at Minneapolis Institute of Art has spread nationwide—and beyond—as museums confront their colonial past. (Star Tribune)

Congress Promised Student Borrowers A Break. Education Department Rejected 99% Of Them

A new report shows revised efforts to forgive public servants’ student loan debt are still remarkably unforgiving. (NPR)

We’re Getting These Murals All Wrong

Robin D.G. Kelley takes an in-depth look at the Victor Arnautoff mural controversy in San Francisco. Let us know what you think in our online survey. (The Nation)


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