Massachusetts College of Art and Design President David P. Nelson today alerted his campus community that the college, which includes buildings in the Longwood Medical Area, will house up to 150 medical workers who might not be able to get home again at the end of their shifts. Read more.
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The MassArt Art Museum has a February, 2020 opening date: Read more.
Greg Cook reports the latest in the Nicholas Nixon saga; adds the museum seems to have deleted an online forum about the controversy.
Greg Cook reports on Saul Levine's retort to a MassArt investigation into possible Title IX violations: They stem from him showing a 1989 movie he made - which, yes, has a scene with him and his partner having sex - to a senior-thesis class to make points about film editing.
Greg Cook reports the Massachusetts College of Art and Design investigation into Nicholas Nixon will continue, under federal Title IX, which governs sex discrimination.
MassArt, which says it was unaware some of its ads were showing up on Breitbart, said today it will work with its ad networks to stop that. Read more.
Artblog.net covers the latest controversy around that kimono thing at the MFA: The people who organized the original "yellowface" protests organized a panel discussion for this Saturday at MassArt - from which they initially planned to exclude whites, and prevent blacks and Latinos from making any comments - although they would be given note cards on which to jot down questions. Read more.
MassArt student Maj-Britt Pedersen writes about having her non-textile dress rejected from a MassArt showing at Copley Place because it's made out of cigarette packs:
In today's world of Donald Trump and heroin overdoses, how could a dress constructed of cigarette packs be deemed too controversial? Cigarettes are not illegal. Nowhere on the dress does it tell anyone they should smoke. In fact, the bust is made up of the warnings.