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Previously Unpublished Interview with David Wojnarowicz on New Art Journal Website
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Art Journal is pleased to present "David Wojnarowicz: Against His Vanishing" on its new website. In the previously unpublished interview, conducted by Steven Dubin on New Year's Day in 1990, the late artist speaks presciently and passionately to the ambivalent relationship of art institutions to free speech. More

Federal Judge Rejects Google Book Settlement
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CAA's Committee on Intellectual Property has summarized last month's ruling on the Google Book Settlement, with links to articles that provide more information about the ongoing legal battle. More

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CAA Receives Grants from the Wyeth and Tremaine Foundations
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CAA received two grants last month to continue offering the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant for three more years and to fund the National Professional-Development Workshops for Artists through 2012. More

April Picks from the Committee on Women in the Arts
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The CWA Picks for April include three exhibitions: Sheila Hicks: 50 Years in Philadelphia, Lynda Benglis in New York, and Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster 1964–1966 in Los Angeles. More

Announcing Art History Publishing Initiative

University of Washington Press, Duke University Press, Penn State Press, and University of Pennsylvania Press to publish first books by art history scholars in grant funded by Mellon Foundation. www.arthistorypi.org
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Last Chance to Visit the Regional MFA Exhibition at Hunter College
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This week is your last chance to visit the CAA-sponsored exhibition of work by graduate students from twenty schools within one hundred miles of New York. The College Art Association NY Area MFA Exhibition, on view at the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, closes on Saturday, April 9, 2011. More

Deadline Extended for Applications for Art Bulletin Reviews Editor
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CAA has extended the deadline for applications for the position of reviews editor of The Art Bulletin to Monday, April 11, 2011. Candidates should be art scholars with stature in the field and experience in editing book and/or exhibition reviews; institutional affiliation is not required. More

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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 service on the editorial boards for its three scholarly journals—The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and caa.reviews—for four-year terms. Deadline: April 15, 2011. More

CAA Seeks Jury Members for the Awards for Distinction
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CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to serve on ten of the twelve juries for the annual Awards for Distinction for three years. Terms begin in May 2011; award years are 2012–14. Deadline: April 15, 2011. More

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Millard Meiss Publication Fund Jury Seeks Members
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CAA seeks nominations and self-nominations from scholars with a specialization in non-Western subject matter to serve on the jury for the Millard Meiss Publication Fund for a four-year term, July 1, 2011–June 30, 2015. Deadline: April 22, 2011. More

Join the Wyeth Publication Grant Jury
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CAA seeks nominations and self-nominations for two individuals with expertise in any branch of American art history, visual studies, or a related field to serve on the jury for the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant for a three-year term, July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014. Deadline: May 13, 2011. More



Session Audio from the New York Conference
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The 2011 Annual Conference in New York boasted an incredibly diverse array of program sessions. Audio recordings for sixty-three panels—including "Health and Safety in the Artist Studio," "Beyond the 'Other': New Paradigms for a Global Art History," and "Bio-Art, Boundaries, and Borders"—are available for sale. More

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Download Abstracts 2011 by July 31
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Registrants for the 99th Annual Conference in New York must download Abstracts 2011 by July 31, 2011. This publication, available as a PDF, summarizes the contents of hundreds of papers and talks that were presented in program sessions at last month's event. More



CAA recognizes the professional achievements of its members in a bimonthly website section called Member News.

Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members
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See when and where CAA members are exhibiting their art, and view images of their work.

Books Published by CAA Members
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Publishing a book is a major milestone for artists and scholars. Browse a list of recent titles by CAA members.

Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members
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Check out details on recent exhibitions organized by CAA members who are also curators.



People in the News
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This section lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three areas: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

Grants, Awards, and Honors
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CAA recognizes its members for their professional achievements, be it a grant, fellowship, residency, book prize, honorary degree, or related award.

Institutional News
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Read about the latest news from CAA institutional members.



Obama Appoints Schlossberg to Federal Arts Panel
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President Barack Obama has appointed Edwin Schlossberg, an interactive media designer and the husband of Caroline Kennedy, to serve on a federal panel that helps oversee the architecture and design of the nation's capital. The White House announced the appointment for the US Commission of Fine Arts among other diplomatic and cultural posts. More

Smithsonian Releases Report on Visitor Reaction to Hide/Seek
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A visitor study of the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture conducted by the Smithsonian's own Office of Policy and Analysis found strong visitor approval for and appreciation of the show. The report indicates that visitors formed strong intellectual and emotional connections with Hide/Seek, that visitors overwhelmingly praised the NPG for presenting a scholarly, inclusive exhibition that brought together social history and art history, and that visitors were perplexed by the Smithsonian leadership's censoring of the exhibition. More

Low-Residency Summer Program at Wesleyan

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National Gallery Visitor Attacks "Evil" Gauguin Painting
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A painting at the Gauguin exhibit at the National Gallery of Art was attacked by a gallery visitor, a rare and unusual incident that provoked considerable commotion, according to other museum visitors and gallery officials. Screaming "This is evil," a woman tried to pull Gauguin's Two Tahitian Women from a gallery wall and banged on the picture's clear plastic covering, said Pamela Degotardi of New York, who was there. "She was really pounding it with her fists." More

Libraries' Digital Direction
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Most college library directors would order print books removed from the library if there was a robust and trustworthy way to provide access to electronic versions, according to a new study released by the nonprofit Ithaka S+R. The same study also reveals undercurrents of doubt from the library directors about how to proceed strategically as their institutions navigate the bridge from print to electronic collections. More

Publications on Asian culture and history

The Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore publishes catalogues and books on Asian art history and material culture. For purchase, contact janice@apdsing.com or visit www.museumshop.com.sg.


This Is Your Brain on Art
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Twenty percent of art can now be explained by neuroscience. That, at least, is what V. S. Ramachandran thinks. Ramachandran, who is director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and professor in the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego, devotes two whole chapters in his most recent book, The Tell-Tale Brain, to the subject of art and aesthetics. More

"Try Before You Buy" Art Comes to US
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Getting into the world of art collecting can be a difficult business if you're a beginner. But a new website in the US is offering would-be collectors the chance to "try before you buy" and rent the art first. Buying art can be a frustrating experience if you're new to it. There may be lots of shops and websites where you can buy mass-produced prints, but what about original art? More

World Art - Free Access

The inaugural issue of World Art is now available including research articles, visual essays and position pieces. Read the issue free online throughout 2011! http://bit.ly/etV2iU
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Attendance at Los Angeles Museums Lags Behind
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Although Los Angeles is home to one of the most dynamic art scenes in the world, its leading art museums continue to lag behind those of smaller cities in annual attendance, according to a new survey. Only two Southern California institutions, the Getty Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, made the top-one-hundred list in the Art Newspaper's international survey of museum attendance. More

British Arts Groups Feel the Sting of Funding Cuts
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Hundreds of British arts organizations had their public funding slashed or eliminated, the result of government spending cuts aimed at tackling the country's deficit. The government-funded Arts Council England must cut 15 percent from the amount it gives to art, music, theater, dance, and literature groups by 2015—which still leaves it with almost 1 billion pounds to hand out. The council said that instead of "salami slicing"—cutting 15 percent from everyone—it wanted to create a smaller but stronger portfolio of groups. So some have been cut off entirely, while others have seen their funding increase. More
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