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CAA Awards Five MFA and Two PhD Fellowships
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CAA has awarded 2012 Professional-Development Fellowships to five artists and two art historians in graduate programs across the United States and England. The artist recipients are: Selin Balci, University of Maryland, College Park; James Coquia, California College of the Arts; Claudia Mastrobuono, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Ander Mikalson, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Julie Casper Roth, University at Albany, State University of New York. The art-history recipients are: Susanna Berger, University of Cambridge; and Jennifer Reut, University of Virginia. 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.


February Picks from CAA's Committee on Women in the Arts
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The CWA Picks for February 2012 include museum and gallery exhibitions of work by Alina Szapocznikow, Maya Lin, and Katherine Pyle. The committee also recommends A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art at the Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College and Kathryn Spence: Dirty and Clean at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. More

caa.reviews Seeks Field Editors for Books and Exhibitions
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caa.reviews invites nominations and self-nominations for three individuals to join its Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a three-year term: July 1, 2012-June 30, 2015. The journal seeks a field editor for books on contemporary art and two field editors for exhibitions in the Midwest and Southeast. More

Create Art at the Hermitage

Daily classes in the Hermitage's studio space and around the city focus on developing sketchbooks based on St. Petersburg's superb artistic and architectural artifacts. Learn traditional print techniques and practice traditional folk wood-painting. The studio course culminates with a final showing of the works created at the Hermitage Youth Center.
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CIHA Travel Grants for Graduate Students in Art History
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The National Committee for the History of Art has awarded travel grants to fourteen PhD students at American universities to attend the thirty-third congress of the International Committee of the History of Art, taking place July 15-20, 2012, in Nuremberg, Germany. More

CAA Board Election Ends on February 24
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The annual Board of Directors election ends on Friday, February 24, 2012. 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 for the next term cycle, which runs from 2013 to 2017. Deadline: April 2, 2012. More

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

Come see us in February at CAA, booth# 414

Savoir Faire has been distributing the finest artist materials for over 30 years including papers by Fabriano, Awagami, Lama Li, drawing materials by Cretacolor, paints by Sennelier and Lascaux, brushes by Isabey and Raphael, and printmaking inks by Charbonnel. MORE




Sheryl Oring's 100 Possibilities at the Los Angeles Conference
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For her participatory/performance work called 100 Possibilities, the artist Sheryl Oring will ask 2012 Annual Conference attendees a single question: What is the role of the artist? 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


Free Los Angeles Art Apps for Your Smart Phone
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CAA encourages you to download a handful of free smart-phone apps that may enhance your conference experience in Los Angeles. The apps, which include software for the Hammer and Fowler Museums and for Pacific Standard Time, will work on iPhones and devices using Google Android. More

Wireless Internet at the 2012 Conference
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Connecting to the internet at the 2012 Annual Conference is essential, whether you are searching for a job, getting in touch with friends in the Los Angeles area, or communicating with your school or institution back home. CAA has found the best ways to get Wi-Fi quickly, easily, and at no or little cost. 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.


Design-Related Sessions and Events
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Rosanne Gibel, a professor of graphic design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida and chair of CAA's Education Committee, has catalogued all design-related sessions and events taking place at next week's Annual Conference. 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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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 the 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

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




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

Book Reviews
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John Gage, Color in Art (New York: Thames and Hudson, 2006). Reviewed by John Klein.

Anthony Gerbino, François Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution (New York: Routledge, 2010). Reviewed by Christy Anderson.

Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Arcimboldo: Visual Jokes, Natural History, and Still-Life Painting (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010). Reviewed by Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio.




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


Exhibition Reviews
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Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Art in the Streets (April 17–August 8, 2011). Reviewed by Roni Feinstein.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan (February 26–July 31, 2011). Reviewed by Michelle C. Wang.






Academic Conference Travel Guide
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Being an academic allows me to travel to conferences and other events every once in a while. After some time, I became aware of strategies and items that make trips more bearable, and I hope that my insights help you on your own journeys. 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


Why Attend an Academic Conference?
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Someone I know was disappointed by the attendance at his session during a recent national conference—there were only fifteen people present—and shared his feelings with me. Although he was a senior scholar, it seemed to me that he had forgotten the variety of reasons why we attend national meetings and has remembered only the personal performance aspect of the meeting. More

The High Cost of Networking: Some Thoughts on the Academic Conference
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As I sipped a coffee and prepared for my own presentation, it became clear that cost concerns or job pressures forced many to attend the recent MLA conference simply for the day of their talk. It was also clear that some convention attendees were more interested in sightseeing than there were in listening to the latest scholarship in the field. 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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Making a Public PhD
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I recently returned from the Modern Language Association's annual meeting, where paradox once again knocked me flat. It's a simple irony, really: the more withered the academic job market becomes, the stronger the job candidates who emerge from it. This year's market is bursting with recession-related backlog. How can graduate schools prepare these talented people for other jobs along with academic ones, so that candidates might not pile on top of one another in pursuit of a few coveted professorial openings? More

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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


Calling All Art-History Survey Teachers
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Although I'd taught in the galleries at the Guggenheim before returning to school, when I began my academic program I also began my pedagogical baptism by fire, aka my teaching fellowship. I began where all other newbies start: with that strange, polymorphous beast, the art-history survey. After my first semester, I realized that reinventing the wheel by writing each lecture from scratch was both time consuming and demoralizing, but also that there was no standard, centralized pool of resources at the City University of New York that I could turn to as I learned the ropes. More

How to Jumpstart Your Creative Career in a Bad Economy
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Times are tough all over. Maybe you were laid off by a company to which you devoted years of your life. Maybe your best clients are canceling projects because you no longer fit in their budget. Maybe you graduated with a pile of student loans and no one is willing to pay you to do the work you want to do. No one ever said being a creative was for the faint of heart, right? 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


Art Market Analysis: A Market in Need of Supervision
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The most striking thing about the art market—especially as it has grown from the small, passionate community of the early 1990s to a $50 billion industry today—is that it largely functions along self-regulating lines. Prices, authenticity, standards, and practices are all arrived at among the art world itself, without much reference or recourse to government—it feels like a libertarian's dream of a free and unfettered market. But, the recent scandal engulfing the 165-year-old Knoedler Gallery, with the authenticity of works attributed to American painters such as Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock coming under scrutiny, suggests that more adult supervision is required. More

YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART

Search the collections online and download free publication-quality images at britishart.yale.edu. Paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, historic frames, rare books and related library materials now available. MORE


Open Access and Interventionism
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The question of whether research funded by federal agencies—such as the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities—should be made available for John Q. Taxpayer to view without an expensive journal subscription has been widely debated in recent years. More
 
 



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