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Wanda Corn Is CAA's 2014 Distinguished Scholar
CAA News
Wanda Corn, professor emerita of art history at Stanford University, has been named CAA's 2014 Distinguished Scholar. Corn will be honored during a special session, sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art, at the upcoming Annual Conference in Chicago.
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2014 Awards for Distinction
CAA News
CAA has announced the recipients of the 2014 Awards for Distinction, which honor the accomplishments of individual artists, art historians, authors, conservators, curators, and critics whose efforts transcend their individual disciplines. Among the recipients are Yvonne Rainer, John Berger, Margaretta M. Lovell, W. J. T. Mitchell, and Reni Gower.
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caa.reviews Is Now Open Access
CAA News
CAA and Routledge are pleased to announce that the online journal caa.reviews is now open access. Published on a continual basis, the content of caa.reviews—assessing scholarly books and catalogues, art exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world, academic conference and symposia, and more—is now freely available to all interested readers worldwide.
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Wix Webinar on Creating a Strong Online Presence
CAA News
Creating a strong online presence is the key to a successful career. During this special workshop for CAA, to be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, representatives from Wix.com will go over the fundamentals for creating a personal online brand. They will also explain how to choose the best social channels, visual branding, and website creation with the company's visual drag-and-drop editor.
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Arts Victory in Congress
CAA News
Last week Congress released the details of its omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2014, which includes a budget of $146 million for the National Endowment for the Arts.
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NHA Memo to Members
CAA News
The latest Memo for Members from the National Humanities Alliances includes news from Capitol Hill, including an overview of humanities funding in the proposed omnibus spending bill, news from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a compendium of federal grant opportunities.
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Proposed Amendment to the CAA By-Laws
CAA News
CAA requests your vote on a proposed amendment to the organization's By-laws. The amendment grew from a detailed analysis of CAA's current membership structure and reflects the results of a recent survey evaluating the most highly valued aspects of membership.
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Vote in the Board of Directors Election
CAA News
The 2013–14 Nominating Committee has selected a slate of six candidates for election to the CAA Board of Directors for the 2014–18 term: G. James Daichendt, Azusa Pacific University; Helen C. Frederick, George Mason University; Jim Hopfensperger, Western Michigan University; Gunalan Nadarajan, University of Michigan; Dannielle Tegeder, Lehman College, City University of New York; and David C. Terry, New York Foundation for the Arts.
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  New - MA in Art History

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Annual Members' Business Meeting
CAA News
The agenda for the Annual Members' Business Meeting, taking place at the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago on Friday, February 14, 5:30–7:00 PM, has been published. All CAA members are invited to attend and participate.
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CWA Picks for January
CAA News
CAA's Committee on Women in the Arts (CWA) has selected seven events—including solo exhibitions of work by historical figures such as Hannah Höch and Chryssa Romanos as well as one-person shows by the contemporary artists Faith Wilding and Jennifer Yorke—for its January 2014 picks.
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Arts in Turkey: Yesterday and Today
CAA News
CAA has partnered with Tutku Tours to provide an exclusive offer for its members to spend two weeks exploring the ancient and contemporary sides of Turkey, from May 27 to June 10, 2014.
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Resource Directory for Diversity Practices
CAA News
CAA's Committee on Diversity Practices has published the Resource Directory for Diversity Practices on the CAA website and invites CAA members to submit syllabi and to recommend additional material for it. The directory has been developed to provide a range of updated documents, texts, and links related to ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, and aging for classroom use.
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Art History Teaching Resources Seeks Lesson Plans
CAA News
Do you have a great lesson plan you want to take some time to codify and share? Following a recently awarded Kress grant for digital resources, the upstart website Art History Teaching Resources seeks contributors for lecture content areas in the art-history survey.
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Preconference Google+ Hangout
Annual Conference Update
Have questions or concerns about CAA's Annual Conference in Chicago? Find out everything you want to know during an upcoming Google+ Hangout, which will take place on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 3:00 PM EST.
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List of Book and Trade Fair Exhibitors
Annual Conference Update
CAA's Book and Trade Fair will host more than 120 publishers of art books and journals, manufacturers and distributors of materials for artists, and providers of digital images and resources, among other companies and organizations. Stop by these companies' booths to explore their wares and projects and to talk to them about yours.
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Download the Career Services Guide
Annual Conference Update
CAA has designed the Career Services Guide to inform job seekers and employers about placement activities at the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago. The publication, available as a PDF, will help you navigate Career Services events and provides answers to frequently asked questions.
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Travel Discounts
Annual Conference Update
CAA has partnered with several companies to offer special rates for Annual Conference attendees. American and Delta Airlines both offer 5 percent savings on their tickets, United Airlines is giving 2 to 10 percent off based on booking class (with an additional 3 percent discount for bookings made online), and Amtrak extends a 10 percent discount for rail travel.
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Practice Your Interviewing Technique
Annual Conference Update
Students and emerging professionals can sign up for a free twenty-minute practice job interview at the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago. Organized by the Student and Emerging Professionals Committee, the Mock Interview Sessions give participants the chance to practice their interview skills one on one with a seasoned professional, improve their effectiveness during interviews, and hone their elevator speech.
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Interviewers Needed for the Mock Interview Sessions
Annual Conference Update
The Student and Emerging Professionals Committee seeks established professionals to volunteer as practice interviewers at the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago. In the Mock Interview Sessions, interviewers pose as a prospective employer, speaking with individuals in a scenario similar to the Interview Hall at the conference.
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Preorder Session Audio for the 2014 Annual Conference
Annual Conference Update
Preorder a set of MP3 audio recordings for all recorded sessions at the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago, which will come as a DVD-ROM, for only $99.95.
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Tips for First-Time Conference Attendees
Annual Conference Update
Attending your first major academic conference will be exhilarating but also potentially overwhelming. To help smooth out your experience, CAA offers advice on what you can do before, during, and after the conference to take full advantage of the February event.
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Networking Tips
Annual Conference Update
The 2014 Annual Conference will provide myriad opportunities for you to meet and speak with colleagues old and new. CAA offers nine ways to help build and improve your professional network.
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  Using visual literacy in the classroom?

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caa.reviews publishes critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies.

Book Reviews
caa.reviews
Georges Bataille, The Cradle of Humanity: Prehistoric Art and Culture (New York: Zone Books, 2009). Edited by Stuart Kendall and translated by Stuart Kendall and Michelle Kendall. Reviewed by Claudine Cohen.

Dorothy Metzger Habel, "When All of Rome Was Under Construction": The Building Process in Baroque Rome (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013). Reviewed by Stephanie C. Leone.

Richard Taws, The Politics of the Provisional: Art and Ephemera in Revolutionary France (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013). Reviewed by Katie Hornstein.

Alexander Dumbadze, Bas Jan Ader: Death Is Elsewhere (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013). Reviewed by Leta Y. Ming.

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Exhibition Reviews
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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Journey through Mountains and Rivers: Chinese Landscapes Ancient and Modern (February 8–April 28, 2013). Reviewed by Phillip E. Bloom.

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300–1350 (November 13, 2012–February 10, 2013). Reviewed by Eunice D. Howe.

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2014 Awards for Distinction
CAA News
CAA has announced the recipients of the 2014 Awards for Distinction, which honor the accomplishments of individual artists, art historians, authors, conservators, curators, and critics whose efforts transcend their individual disciplines.

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The World's Most Famous Missing Painting
BBC News
Vincenzo Peruggia was not the kind of criminal mastermind that makes up the majority of art thieves in Hollywood films. He was not a genius cat burglar. He managed to walk into the Louvre in Paris and walk out with a Leonardo painting after minimal preparation.

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Understanding Wood Supports for Art: A Brief History
Just Paint
Historically, wood panels were used for paintings long before the adoption of flexible fabric supports. Most of the earliest icons still intact from the second and third century as well as a large portion of the Renaissance paintings were created on solid wood panels.

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  SMALL CLASSES. HUGE OPPORTUNITIES. YOUR CREATIVE CAREER IS WAITING

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Twelve Things You Should Never Say to an Artist
Huffington Post
One of the hardest parts of being an artist is courting the seemingly endless barrage of awkward, inappropriate, and downright rude comments hurled your way. Whether it's an intended compliment or an ignorant gaffe, some statements about l'arte are better left unsaid. Thus we've compiled an unofficial guide outlining what you definitely, positively should not say to an artist, whether friend or foe.
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Teaching Students How To See
ARTnews
"A college is a great context for getting at the things that are life changing and transformative about art," says Ian Berry, director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. "You're working with undergraduates who are figuring out who they're going to be, learning how to be critical consumers of information, deciding what kind of tribe they're going to land in." Berry has dedicated his entire career to the fertile ground of college museums.
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Bringing the Museum into the Art-History Classroom
Art History Teaching Resources
Most art-history instructors include a museum visit or two in the semester schedule. But what if a museum or gallery visit is difficult to arrange, depending upon the geographic location of the college or university, the class size, or the time the class is offered? Even though I have access to numerous museums because I teach in New York City, I found that some of these challenges prohibited my students in engaging with the museum in what I considered to be a meaningful way.
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Thousands of Years of Visual Culture Made Free through Wellcome Images
Wellcome Library
Wellcome Library has announced that over 100,000 high-resolution images—including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography, and advertisements—are now freely available through Wellcome Images. Drawn from vast historical holdings, the images are being released under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license, which means that they can be used for commercial or personal purposes, with an acknowledgement of the original source, free of charge.
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  California State University- Fullerton
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DIA May BeAsked to Ante Up $100 Million to Break Free from City
Detroit Free Press
Detroit's emergency manager Kevyn Orr met with Detroit Institute of Arts leaders for the first time last week and told them they may have to make a substantial contribution to a fund that would provide hundreds of millions for city pensioners and protect DIA art from being sold as part of the city's bankruptcy, according to a person familiar with Orr's plans. Orr did not push for a specific figure, but the city believes $100 million over twenty years "is a number the DIA can get to," the source said. Museum leaders said that figure was "completely unfeasible."
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Agreement Reached in Plagiarism Row between Artists
Art Newspaper
A wall-sized, black-and-white checkerboard work by Tobias Rehberger, commissioned by the Berlin national library but concealed for almost year because of a complaint brought by the British Op art painter Bridget Riley, will again go on show. The piece was at the center of a legal row between Rehberger and Riley, who said it plagiarized her painting Movement of Squares (1961) and demanded it be removed from display in the library's reading room. Rehberger argued that the checkerboard pattern was part of the public domain.
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Crowded Out of Ivory Tower, Adjuncts See a Life Less Lofty
New York Times
His students call him "Prof," and in the classroom James D. Hoff looks like any other English professor. He is sandy-haired and bearded, with a passion for modern American poetry. He has published essays on Ezra Pound and Laura Riding and is able to forget his worries amid the joys of helping young people discover the power of literature. But his anxieties always come back. At night, he sometimes lies sleepless in the dark, wondering how long he will be able to afford the academic life.
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The Odds Are Never in Your Favor
Chronicle of Higher Education
The academic job market is a process that necessitates failure. Your application materials will end up in the slush pile at dozens of departments, regardless of how well suited you are for the position or how carefully you tailor your materials. Outstanding candidates can easily fail to find a position. And that's why, when I can't quite convey that grim reality, I tell my family and friends that if they want to know what the job market is like for PhDs, they should read (or watch) The Hunger Games.
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