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2012 Advocacy Days for the Arts, the Humanities, and Museums
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CAA urges its members to participate in three upcoming advocacy events taking place this winter and spring in Washington, DC: Arts Advocacy Day, Humanities Advocacy Day, and Museums Advocacy Day. A cosponsor of all three, CAA will send representatives from the staff and the Board of Directors. More

New Art and Architecture Catalogue

The 2012 Penn State University Press Art and Architecture Catalogue is now available. Pick up a copy at our CAA Conference exhibit booth (#312), request a copy here, or download it now. Use code ART12 for a 20% discount on any books from the catalogue.


CAA Seeks Editor-in-Chief for The Art Bulletin
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The Art Bulletin Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of editor-in-chief for a three-year term: July 1, 2013–June 30, 2016 (with service as incoming editor designate, July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013). Deadline: April 2, 2012. More

Art Journal Seeks Reviews Editor
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The Art Journal Editorial Board invites nominations and self-nominations for the position of reviews editor for a three-year term: July 1, 2013–June 30, 2016 (with service as incoming reviews editor designate, July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013). Deadline: April 2, 2012. More

Art Restoration: Hermitage Techniques

The Hermitage and its collections have survived a major siege, two world wars, and multiple economic crises. This summer, learn how a great museum manages it collections in good times and bad. Learn the unique techniques the museum uses for storing, preserving, and restoring art. Experience the grandeur of St. Petersburg.
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Join the Editorial Boards for The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and caa.reviews
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CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for positions on the editorial boards of the organization's three scholarly journals for four-year terms: July 1, 2012–June 30, 2016. Deadline: April 2, 2012. More

Cast Your Vote in the Board of Directors Election
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The annual election of CAA members to serve on the Board of Directors has begun. Visit the main board election page to read the six candidates' statements, biographies, and endorsements—and to watch their video presentations—before casting your vote. More



Nominations for 2013-17 Board Service
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CAA seeks nominations and self-nominations from individuals interested in shaping the future of the organization by serving on the Board of Directors from 2013 to 2017. Deadline: April 2, 2012. More

Thinking about Graduate School?
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The complete versions of Graduate Programs in Art History and Graduate Programs in the Visual Arts are now available for purchase. Each full volume costs $41 for CAA members and $51 for nonmembers, plus shipping and handling. In addition, all entries within six of eight program types are sold as discrete, perfect-bound, soft-cover books. Alternatively, you can order all entries within each program type as an ebook. More

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Advertise in the June Issue of The Art Bulletin
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Reach an estimated 30,000 readers of The Art Bulletin, the preeminent journal of scholarship in art history and visual studies, with an advertisement in the June 2012 issue. Deadline: March 10, 2012. More



ARTexchange Participants
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Read a list of CAA artist members who will participate in this year's ARTexchange, an open-portfolio event sponsored by the Services to Artists Committee. If you haven't already signed up, CAA has a few tables still available. More

The Editor's Choice


Register at our site for free online access to articles chosen by the Editors of our visual arts journals throughout February. MORE


Exhibitor Sessions on Publishing and on Traditional and New Media
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Publishing is the focus of two conference sessions chaired by exhibitors in the Book and Trade Fair. Representatives from Routledge will chair "How to Get Published and How to Get Read: (Arts) Journals in the Digital Age," and Yale University Press will present "What Do You Want from an Ebook?" A third exhibitor session, "New Media and the Revival of Traditional Media," will surely interest many artists. More

Wi-Fi at the Conference
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CAA has published a summary of locations and costs for access to wireless internet at the Los Angeles Convention Center and at the conference hotels. More

Art and Knowledge

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe demonstrates the vital role of Northern Renaissance artists in the production and sharing of knowledge. Now on exhibition at Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art. Preview the show with videos, an iPad/iPhone app, an interactive tool, and more.


Getting to and from LAX
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The website for the 2012 Annual Conference has published information about ground transportation for attendees arriving at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Choose from the Super Shuttle or Fly Away Bus Service, or take a cab using one of four taxi companies. More

Free Downtown Shuttle Buses
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CAA is providing complimentary shuttle service that will link the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and the Millennium Biltmore Hotel to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Buses will pick up passengers every ten to twenty minutes, depending on the time of day. The two other conference hotels, the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live Hotel and the Figueroa Hotel, are located within walking distance to the convention center. More

PhD for Working Art Professionals

IDSVA offers a PhD in philosophy and theory for artists and creative scholars. Study includes residencies at the Venice Biennale, Paris, and NYC, plus distance-learning.
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Dining at the Conference
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The Los Angeles Convention Center and the conference hotels all have several dining establishments that will be open to attendees during the conference. More



CAA supports the activities, programs, and publications of its many affiliated societies. Here is a selection of listings from the most recent Affiliated Society News.

Association of Historians of American Art
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AHAA is sponsoring two sessions at the 2012 CAA Annual Conference. The professional session, "Ideology, Industry, and Instinct: The Art of Labor," cochaired by Wendy Katz and Brandon Rudd, is scheduled for Friday, February 24. The scholarly session, "American Symbolism," chaired by Erika Schneider, will take place on Saturday, February 25. Following the second session, AHAA will hold its business meeting. More

Interdisciplinary Practices in Bio Art


This summer, artists can explore Bio Art in SVA’s residency program at the Fine Arts Nature and Technology Laboratory in the heart of Chelsea. MORE


Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art
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AHNCA will sponsor several activities at the 2012 CAA Annual Conference. Scott Allan, assistant curator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, will moderate the annual "Future Directions" panel on Thursday, February 23. David O'Brien of the University of Illinois will chair AHNCA's main session, the two-part "Civilization and Its Others in Nineteenth-Century Art," taking place on Thursday, February 23, and Saturday, February 25. Finally, AHNCA's annual business meeting will take place on Thursday, February 23. More

Italian Art Society
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IAS will hold its business meeting at the 2012 CAA Annual Conference on Friday, February 24. Those interested in Italian art and architecture from the prehistoric period to the present are welcome to attend. More



The MFA in Art offered by the Meadows School of the Arts/SMU gives graduate students the time, resources and support necessary to make great art. MORE


Visual Resources Association
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VRA will host "Paint, Prints, and Pixels: Learning from the History of Teaching with Art" at the 2012 CAA Annual Conference on Thursday, February 23. The session will explore how historic and current imaging paradigm shifts have informed twenty-first-century classroom teaching; the implications of increased access to digital images; intersections of photographic and scientific technologies; interdisciplinary uses of images for teaching and research; and recently developed visual literacy competency standards. More

Women's Caucus for Art
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The 2012 WCA conference—a diverse celebration that will include panels, speakers, exhibitions, bus tours, workshops, awards, and a gala—will be held February 23–27, 2012, in Los Angeles, in conjunction with CAA's 2012 Annual Conference. More





Defining Fair Use
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When it comes to the boundaries between exempted "fair use" of copyrighted materials and unlawful infringement, academic libraries spent 2011 in a defensive crouch. Last May, a trio of academic publishers, with backing from the Association of American Publishers, laid out in court documents what they believe to be the limitations of fair use in the context of electronic library reserves. Then, in September, the Authors Guild sued a group of research libraries over its attempts to build a shared repository holding digital copies of their collections. More

Lecture Series at Michigan State University
The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University is pleased to announce our 2011 – 2012 Guest Lecture Series participants. Held annually, the series invites twenty artists, scholars, and critics to campus. Associated programming includes: panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, and studio visits with graduate & undergraduate students.  more


In Conversation: Rosalind Krauss with Yve-Alain Bois
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On the occasion of her recent publication Under Blue Cup (MIT Press), Yve-Alain Bois visited Rosalind Krauss's SoHo loft/home to talk about the genesis that led to this particular volume and more. Krauss is CAA's Distinguished Scholar for 2012, with a session being held in her honor, chaired by Bois, at the 100th Annual Conference in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 23. More

In Digital Age, Sourcing Images Is as Legitimate as Making Them
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For decades, the photographer Paul Shambroom has trained his lens on the infrastructure of America, from nuclear weapons storage facilities to manufacturing plants; local council meetings to emergency response teams. His investigations require mountains of research and hundreds of thousands of miles on the road. Known for his large-format, purposefully composed photographs, Shambroom is a distinguished name. And yet, he is ready to put his approach and techniques aside for a joyride in the sea of online digital images. More

Re-envisioning Asian American Art!

Join the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University for the NEH Summer Institute "Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching"
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The Architecture Meltdown
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When the Great Recession dawned, architecture was the glamour profession of the creative class. Extravagant, signature buildings—Frank Gehry's titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum in Spain’s Basque country, Richard Meier's white-travertine Getty Center in Los Angeles, and multimillion-dollar concert halls in seemingly every city in the United States—drew not only press attention but the kind of architectural tourists who once visited Italian duomos. More

Lead or Follow: An ArtsJournal Discussion
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Increasingly, audiences have more visibility for their opinions about the culture they consume. Cultural institutions know more and more about their audiences and their wants. Some suggest this new transparency argues for a different relationship between artists and audience. In this age of self-expression and information overload, do our artists and arts organizations need to lead more or learn to follow their communities more? More

Bard Graduate Center
Learning from Things


Our MA and PhD students learn from things—from those of the most exquisite aesthetic value to the ordinary objects of everyday life. MORE


The Case against Internationalization
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Is internationalization becoming too popular? When ideas become too popular, then academics, despite their feisty image, are less willing to dissent. Associate deans or assistant professors have plenty of their own battles to fight, like getting their share of the budget or winning tenure. When they see the internationalization theme sweeping across campus, they resign themselves to yet another academic fad. They keep their head below the parapet, quietly focusing on their own or their departments' interests. Being against internationalization may look like being against diversity: a highly risky personal proposition. More

Academic Freedom and Indentured Students
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Over the past thirty years, students' freedom has been progressively curtailed—not in their immediate rights to speech but in their material circumstances. Now, two-thirds of American college students graduate with substantial debt, averaging nearly $30,000 (if one includes charge cards) in 2008 and rising, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics and other sources. In my view, the growth in debt has ushered in a system of bondage similar in practical terms, as well as in principle, to indentured servitude. The analogy to indenture might seem exaggerated but actually has a great deal of resonance. More

New - MA in Art History

The School of Art also offers the following degree programs: MAE, MFA in Art, and PhD in Fine Arts with field of specialization in Art.  MORE


To Be or Not to Be
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Detractors of the century-old American Philosophical Association (APA) often complain about what they say are its dysfunctional ways. Many women openly ridicule the Smoker, a quasi–job fair at the organization's eastern conference where free beer is the norm; some have questioned the need for three regional conferences instead of one national meeting; and many more like to vent about its website, which has a late-1990s feel to it. Late last year, APA formed four committees to explore the future of the organization, suggest remedial measures, and come up with ideas to improve its declining finances. The groups would investigate four specific areas: membership and member services, communication and publication, development, and structure and governance. More

The Story behind Mike Kelley's Highly Personal Project for the Whitney Biennial
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Critics remember Mike Kelley as an artistic polymath—he was a writer, musician, critic, and artist whose media ranged from felt paintings to stuffed animals to high school yearbook photos. But many in the art community of Detroit, where Kelley grew up, find themselves coming back to one artwork in particular when reminiscing about the artist: Mobile Homestead. The unfinished replica of Kelley's childhood home was to function simultaneously as a public artwork, community center, and private monument. The work is more timely than ever: three documentaries Kelley made to chronicle the life of Mobile Homestead will be featured in this year's Whitney Biennial. Back in Detroit, however, the future of the work—Kelley's only piece of public art and his only permanent installation in his hometown—is now uncertain. More
 
 



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