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Art Journal Unveils Website
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A new website for Art Journal, CAA's quarterly publication of modern and contemporary art, will feature free selections from the print journal as well as web-only content. In coming months, the site will grow to include iterations of time-based work discussed in articles, online artists' projects, and more conversational modes of scholarship and discourse. More

Friday, February 11 from 12:30 PM- 2:00PM in the Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Hilton New York

M. Dominique Sennelier, the grandson of the founder of La Maison Sennelier, will be talking about the history of this famous shop in Paris where the Impressionists bought their paints. He will be sharing fascinating anecdotes from his family history and will also have some special treats!

Centennial Projects for The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and
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For the Centennial year, the editorial boards for CAA's three journals have drawn from the full run of their respective back issues to create "virtual anthologies" of landmark articles and reviews that are freely accessible through the CAA website. Howard Singerman has written an ambitious essay on the history of Art Journal to accompany its compilation, while Natalie Kampen and Lucy Oakley will respectively introduce the collections for The Art Bulletin and More

February Picks from the Committee on Women in the Arts
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The CWA Picks for February, which focus primarily on events in or near New York during the CAA Annual Conference, include Lorna Simpson: Gathered at the Brooklyn Museum, Joan Snyder/Intimate Works at Rutgers University, and "Sonic Art and Activisim," a panel at SoHo20 Chelsea Gallery in New York that includes Kathleen Hanna and Lorraine O'Grady. More

Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible

The exhibition Project Europa, supported by this publication, confronts a paradox: Europe as a site of possibility and impossibility for creating an egalitarian society.

NYCAMS Hosts Regional BFA Exhibition
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Hosted by the New York Center for Art and Media Studies, the College Art Association Regional BFA Exhibition will feature the work of seventeen artists from seven undergraduate programs in the New York area. The opening for the artists and CAA Annual Conference attendees takes place on Friday evening, February 11. More

Regional MFA Exhibition at Hunter College in New York
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Graduate students from twenty schools within one hundred miles of New York will participate in the College Art Association NY Area MFA Exhibition, on view February 9–April 9, 2011, at the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery. An opening reception will be held during the CAA Annual Conference on Friday evening, February 11. More

Award-Winning Graphic Design

Literary/arts journal Ninth Letter features new work by international and U.S. writers and artists. Winner of over 30 awards for design and typography.

Board of Directors Election Ends on Friday, February 11
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The election of four new members to the CAA Board of Directors ends on Friday, February 11, at 5:30 PM. Please read the candidates' statements and biographies—and watch their video presentations—before casting your vote. The six candidates running for 2011–15 terms are: Leslie Bellavance, Brian Bishop, dele jegede, Denise Mullen, Saul L. Ostrow, and Georgia K. Strange. More

CAA Awards MFA Fellowships to Five Artists
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CAA has awarded 2010–11 fellowships to five artists in MFA programs across the United States. The recipients are: Alma Leiva, Virginia Commonwealth University; Sheryl Oring, University of California, San Diego; Brittany Ransom, University of Illinois, Chicago; Mina T. Son, Stanford University; and Amanda Valdez, Hunter College. CAA also named five honorable mentions. More

CAA Bloggers at the Annual Conference
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CAA has invited a diverse group of artists, scholars, and students to contribute to a common Annual Conference blog, which will capture the full and exciting range of experiences, points of view, and opinions that is expected at the New York conference. More

Registrant Badge Pick-up and Onsite Conference Registration
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If you have registered in advance, please pick up your tote bag with badge, Conference Program, and other materials from the booths on the 3rd Floor Promenade, Hilton New York. If you need to register, get a single-time-slot pass, or buy Centennial Reception tickets, go to the booths on the 2nd Floor Promenade. Registration is open Wednesday-Friday, 8:00 AM–7:00 PM; and 8:30 AM–2:30 PM on Saturday. More

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Annual Artists' Interviews with Krzysztof Wodiczko and Mel Chin
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This year's Annual Artists' Interviews, taking place on Friday, February 11, 2:30–5:00 PM, will focus on two artists who engage the public sphere. Patricia Phillips of the Rhode Island School of Design will talk to Krzysztof Wodiczko, and Miranda Lash of the New Orleans Museum of Art will speak with Mel Chin. More

Speak Your Mind about CAA's Future
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With its Centennial in mind, CAA invites members to discuss the future of the organization in three forums. The Board of Directors is hosting two Strategic Plan Focus Groups on Thursday and Friday mornings, 7:30–9:00 AM, on topics in communication and career enhancement. A third opportunity, the Annual Members' Business Meeting, takes place on late Friday afternoon, 5:30–7:00 PM. More

Free and Open to the Public
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A number of sessions, panels, and events do not require conference registration. CAA has compiled a daily list of them—including ARTspace programming, Centennial sessions, and short, 1½-hour lunchtime and dinner sessions—that you may attend without a badge. More


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[IMAGE: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660), Sibyl with Tabula Rasa, ca. 1648, oil on canvas, Algur H. Meadows Collection, 74.01]

Wi-Fi at the Annual Conference
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Connecting to the internet at the conference is essential, whether you are searching for a job, contacting friends in New York, or communicating with your school or institution back home. From the conference hotels to the ever-reliable Starbucks, CAA has researched the various ways to get Wi-Fi quickly, easily, and at low or no cost. More

Centennial Reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting the CAA Centennial Reception, taking place on Thursday evening, February 10, following the 2011 Awards for Distinction ceremony (see below). Buy your $35 ticket to the reception onsite in the registration area at the Hilton New York (tickets not available at the museum). More

Presentation of the 2011 Awards for Distinction
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Join CAA in recognizing the recipients of the 2011 Awards for Distinction at a special ceremony at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday evening, February 10. Free and open to the public, the awards presentation will be followed by the Centennial Reception, also held at the museum (reception requires a ticket; see above). More

PhD for Working Art Professionals

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Band of Outsiders at the Media Lounge
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In conjunction with ARTspace, the Media Lounge will present Band of Outsiders, a video program that will be screened daily at the Hilton New York. Additional screenings will take place nearby at the Center for Book Arts, with selected videos also appearing as part of the Big Screen Project. More

Special Centennial Sessions
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Seven special Centennial Sessions, organized by Paul Jaskot of DePaul University, focus on broad thematic topics in the visual arts, including "Globalization," "Experience," "Feminism," and "Our Demons." Centennial Sessions are free and open to the public. More

ARTexchange Presents Work by CAA's Artist Members
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More than one hundred artists will present portfolios of their work on six-foot tables in the eighth annual ARTexchange. CAA encourages conference attendees to meet the artists and view their work on Friday evening, 7:00–9:00 PM, in the East Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor, Hilton New York. More

Abstracts 2011 Available for Download
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Conference registrants can now download Abstracts 2011. This publication, available as a PDF, summarizes the contents of hundreds of papers and talks that are being presented in program sessions. More

Career Services Guide for Job Seekers and Employers
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The four-page Career Services Guide, available for download as a PDF, is designed to inform job seekers and employers about Career Services events at the conference and to provide answers to frequently asked questions. More

CAA supports the activities, programs, and publications of its many affiliated societies. Here is a selection of listings from this month's Affiliated Society News.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
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The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works has appointed two new members to its board of directors for three-years terms: Ingrid Bogel, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts; and Jeanne Drewes, Preservation Directorate, Library of Congress.

Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art
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The annual business meeting for the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art will take place at the CAA Annual Conference on Thursday, February 10, 5:30–7:00 PM in the Regent Parlor, 2nd Floor, Hilton New York. Elections will be held for president, program coordinator, and members-at-large.

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Public Art Dialogue
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Public Art Dialogue is pleased to give its 2011 Award for Achievement in the Field of Public Art to Anne Pasternak of Creative Time. PAD will honor her at the CAA Annual Conference immediately after its brief business meeting on Friday, February 11, 5:30–7:00 PM in Gramercy A, 2nd Floor, Hilton New York.

Society for Photographic Education
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The Society for Photographic Education's forty-eighth national conference, called "Science, Poetry, and the Photographic Image," will examine the confluence of the ideologies of scientists and poets in the context of photography. The event takes place March 10–13, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Women's Caucus for Art
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From February 10 to 14, join the Women's Caucus for Art in New York for its 2011 annual conference, entitled "LIVE SPACE: women + art + activism," with events running concurrently with the CAA Annual Conference.

A Virtual Mega-Museum: Google Art Project Launches with Masterpieces from the Tate, MoMA, and Beyond    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Google has exhibited an abiding interest in art. In 2009, in the wake of widespread looting at Iraq's National Museum, the multinational corporation put images of thousands of ancient artifacts from the endangered cultural institution online. Then, Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced this past November that he would be teaming with Larry Gagosian and Dasha Zhukova to produce Art-sy, an online art sales site. Now, the technology company has applied its 360-degree "street view" technology to launch the Google Art Project, a website that allows art-loving web surfers to virtually stroll through seventeen major art museums in nine countries, zooming in on individual works of art to marvel at remarkably detailed digital reproductions. More

The Visual Artists Rights Act at Twenty
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American artists' moral rights have been enshrined in law for twenty years through the Visual Artists Rights Act, or VARA, which was enacted as an amendment to the US copyright code in 1990. VARA is a fairly limited statute, preventing the owners of artworks of "recognized stature" from destroying them and forbidding these pieces from being altered in some way without the artist's approval. Today, many questions have arisen that could not have been predicted in 1990. Do artists have the right to stake out where their artwork will be placed—permanently? Can artists claim that whatever they make and identify as art has to be treated accordingly? If a damaged artwork undergoes restoration and the artist doesn't like how it was done, can the artist claim the work was "destroyed"? More

Honoring Art, Honoring Artists
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When the Denver Art Museum's signature American Indian art galleries reopened after a seven-month overhaul, the biggest change wasn't the new display cases or the dramatic lighting. Rather, it was in a less obvious place: the wall labels. For the first time many of the works on display are attributed to individual artists instead of just their tribes. It is a revolution in museum practice that many scholars hope will spread, raising the stature of American Indian artists and elevating their work from the category of artifacts to the more exalted realm of art. More

Painting Yanked from Exhibit after Protest
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Gainesville State College's president ordered an instructor's painting removed from a faculty art exhibition after a poster on a Southern heritage website encouraged people to protest the large painting. The painting Heritage? shows the Confederate battle flag superimposed on images that include a hanged black man and robed Ku Klux Klansmen, one with a torch. But to the poster on the Southern Heritage Alerts website, retired Air Force Maj. Arnold M. Huskins, the painting insulted the soldiers who fought under the flag. More

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Professor's Art Sparks Controversy
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Burning crosses. A hangman's noose. Hate. Fear. Images of white robes with pointed hoods evoke a myriad of images and emotions. An art display featuring an image of a Ku Klux Klan member is raising concern for some W. Frank Steely Library visitors. Created with two rubber stamps and black ink, First Class, Second Class depicts a portrait of a Klansman in full costume between two smaller pictures of a woman and a black man. "When you look at it, the largest piece, the center of the focus, is the Klansman," said Michael Providenti, an associate professor at Steely Library. More

New App to Bring US Art to Wider Audience
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A new iPhone app is opening up Kentucky's art scene to the public by bringing thousands of works of art in small American communities to a wider audience. The free app includes images of local public art along with a brief description of each piece and information about the artist who created it, as well a precise GPS location. Students and faculty at the University of Kentucky and the Gaines Center for the Humanities in Lexington developed the app, called Take it Artside! More

Art Access - Coming Soon

We're giving you free online access to our complete range of visual arts journals throughout February! Follow @routledge_art on Twitter for updates.

An Adjunct's View: Do Your Job Better
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Six years ago, after a decades-long and varied career in technology and corporate management, I decided I wanted to teach. Today, I'm teaching about as much as I want to—two or three courses a quarter, some credit and some noncredit. Not only is it true that the more I teach, the better I like it, but it's also true that the more I teach, the better I want to be at it. That's where we adjuncts hit the wall. How do we get better at it? More

The Skills Connection between the Arts and Twenty-First-Century Learning
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Few of us could disagree that today's students must be taught the necessary skills to function in an increasingly complex, conceptual, and globalized twenty-first-century society and economy. Students have to acquire so-called habits of mind that will enable them to develop the skills of creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. In addition, they must be able to communicate effectively, collaborate with people different from themselves, exercise initiative, and be self-directed. That is a pretty tall order. More
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