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posted by CAA — May 06, 2020

Steven Zucker and Beth Harris, the two art historians behind Smarthistory, look at a bronze scuplture by Auguste Rodin at the Brookyln Museum in 2014. Photo: Lisa Fisher, via Washington Post

How Two Professors Transformed the Teaching of Art History

Meet the team behind the popular online resource Smarthistory. (Washington Post)

A New Emergency Grant Benefits Non-Salaried Art Workers in NY, NJ, and CT

The Tri-State Relief Fund will give $2,000 grants to freelance and contracted workers, including art handlers, archivists, and others. (NYFA)

To Survive After This Is Over, Cultural Institutions Need to Redefine the Value of Art. Here’s How to Do It

“We could learn to embrace nuance instead of crave spectacle. We could invest more in the history that connects art practice to community organizing and movement building. We could even make more art ourselves.” (artnet News)

Museums Worldwide Prepare to Reopen Their Doors After Lockdown

International museums provide a glimpse into what the “new normal” of the US museum experience could look like post-lockdown. (Hyperallergic)

Prominent Scholars Threaten to Boycott Colleges That Don’t Support Contingent Faculty During Pandemic

More than 70 scholars are among the initial signatories to the statement. (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

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