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posted by CAA — Feb 05, 2020

Patricia Walters. Photo: Sarah L. Voisin, via The Washington Post

She Collected Art Worth Millions. Now, She’s Giving the Coveted Collection to Howard University.

Patricia Walters is donating 152 pieces to Howard University to honor her husband, the late political scientist Ronald W. Walters. (Washington Post)

The Aftermath of a Fire at the Museum of Chinese in America’s Archives

Staff are hopeful after the first recovery effort found 150 boxes in a salvageable state. (Atlas Obscura)

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Awards $2.5 Million to Five Universities

The announcement marks an expansion of the foundation’s Frankenthaler Scholarships program, a multiyear initiative that has already dedicated more than $4 million to advance the academic careers of art and art history students. (Artforum)

Art School’s Merger With Christian University Stokes Uproar

The union of Watkins College of Art and Belmont University in Nashville has prompted concern for the future of non-Christian faculty members and LGBTQ students on campus. (New York Times)

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