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posted by CAA — Aug 12, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo: Hakim Bishara for Hyperallergic

Metropolitan Museum Will Now Pay All Interns

A $5 million gift from philanthropist Adrienne Arsht will be used to pay future interns at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Hyperallergic)

Where Should Art History Go in the Future? As Survey Courses Change, the Past Evolves

“[W]e instead have to take on a project that is less comfortable: constantly studying our own ignorance.” Dushko Petrovich offers his view on the future of art history. (ARTnews)

Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Art Historical Resources

As part of their initiative to uplift scholarship on Afro-Latin American art history, the Association for Latin American Art has put together a bibliography of resources for research and teaching. (via Ananda Cohen-Aponte on Twitter)

What Is a Museum? A Dispute Erupts Over a New Definition

“It is easy to characterize this as a huge furor over the notion of museum definitions. But that is erroneous. What it really reflects are fundamental, transformational earth-moving changes that are taking place in museums.” – Rick West, president of the Autry National Center of the American West (New York Times)

UNC Tenured Faculty Tell Students to Stay Home Amid COVID Concerns: ‘It Is Not Safe for You to Come to Campus’

The signees encouraged everyone who could safely and financially remain at home in the fall to do so, adding that they would be choosing to teach all of their classes online. (Newsweek)

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