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posted by CAA — Jun 10, 2020

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, via ARTnews.

Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center Becomes First Major US Museum to Stop Contracting Police for Events

The museum announced last week that it will stop working with the Minneapolis Police Department until it “implements meaningful change.” (ARTnews)

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus

A free syllabus of stories to help contextualize, teach, and understand institutionalized racism. (JSTOR Daily)

How Will We Remember the Pandemic? Museums Are Already Deciding

“When everything is an artifact, what is truly historically important—and just whose Covid stories are being told in these archives, and whose are not?” (New York Times)

Mapping Our Social Change Roles in Times of Crisis

A helpful map and reflection guide for individuals or teams to reflect, assess, and plan for the future. (Deepa Iyer on Twitter)

After an Egyptologist Tweeted Instructions on How to Knock Down an Obelisk, Protesters Tried It Out on a Confederate Monument. It Worked

The next time someone tells you art history doesn’t have much to offer in the way of practical, actionable lessons, send them this link. (artnet News)

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