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May Workshop on "Achieving Success as a Visual Artist" in New Jersey
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CAA will present its next National Professional-Development Workshop for Artists in Trenton, New Jersey, on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The one-day event, called "Achieving Success as a Visual Artist: Your Art Practice Made Real," will address important career issues for visual artists and provide them with valuable skills, resources, best practices, and networking techniques to help meet their professional goals. More

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Support CAA's Journals with a Contribution to the Publication Fund
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Your tax-deductible contribution to the Publication Fund will support CAA's three preeminent journals of art history, theory, and criticism. Donor support ensures that The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and caa.reviews will continue to offer scholarly articles of the highest quality, thought-provoking book and exhibition reviews, and four-color reproductions. More

Nominations for the 2012 Awards for Distinction
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CAA encourages you to nominate colleagues for the twelve Awards for Distinction for 2012, to be awarded next February at the Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The different perspectives and anecdotes from multiple personal letters of recommendation provide award juries with a clearer picture of the qualities and attributes of the nominees. More

Art and Visual Studies from Ashgate Publishing
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Millard Meiss Jury Seeks Specialist in Non-Western Art
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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

caa.reviews Seeks Field Editors for Books and Exhibitions
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caa.reviews invites nominations and self-nominations for five individuals to join its Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews of books, exhibitions, and related media within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a three-year term. Specialists in Chinese and Korean art, early modern and southern European art, and nineteenth-century art, and professionals in the northeastern and southwestern United States, are encouraged to apply. 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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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

Advertise in caa.reviews
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CAA's online review journal, caa.reviews, is now accepting advertising on the homepage of its website. Reach an audience interested in critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and other projects in art history and visual studies by placing your ad in the journal. 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



Propose a Paper or Presentation for the Los Angeles Conference
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CAA has published the 2012 Call for Participation, which invites members to propose a paper or presentation for the 100th Annual Conference, taking place February 22–25, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. The deadline for proposals is May 2, 2011. More

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Poster Sessions at the 2012 Annual Conference
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CAA invites individual members to submit abstracts for Poster Sessions at the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles. Poster Sessions—presentations displayed on bulletin boards by an individual for small groups—usually include a brief narrative paper mixed with illustrations, tables, graphs, and similar presentation formats. More



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

Low-Residency Summer Program at Wesleyan

Begin your graduate studies this summer at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Low-residency courses include photography, watercolors, film-making, writing, and more!



Book Reviews
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Margot E. Fassler, The Virgin of Chartres: Making History through Liturgy and the Arts. Reviewed by Kirk Ambrose. OPEN CONTENT

Michael North, ed., Artistic and Cultural Exchanges between Europe and Asia, 1400–1900: Rethinking Markets, Workshops, and Collections. Reviewed by David Carrier.

Paula Findlen, Wendy Wassyng Roworth, and Catherine M. Sama, eds., Italy's Eighteenth Century: Gender and Culture in the Age of the Grand Tour. Reviewed by Sarah Betzer.

Rebecca M. Brown, Art for a Modern India, 1947–1980. Reviewed by Daniel J. Rycroft.


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.


Exhibition Reviews
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Oakland Museum of California, The Marvelous Museum: Orphans, Curiosities, and Treasures; A Mark Dion Project. Reviewed by Renny Pritikin.



Federal Cultural-Grants Agencies to Lose 11.2 Percent of Their Funding under Budget Deal
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The three federal agencies devoted to making arts and cultural grants will take an 11.2 percent collective hit under the budget deal that institutes the largest spending cut in US history. The NEA, the NEH, and the IMLS will be faced with reining in their grant making between now and September 30, when the 2010–11 budget year ends. More

Attack on "Blasphemous" Artwork Fires Debate on Role of
Religion in France

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The controversial work Piss Christ by the New York photographer Andres Serrano has been destroyed at a gallery in France after weeks of protests. The photograph, which shows a small crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine, outraged the US religious right in 1987 when it was first shown, with Serrano denounced in the Senate by the Republican Jesse Helms. It was later vandalized in Australia, and neo-Nazis ransacked a show by the artist in Sweden in 2007. More



Money Tight, Museums Mine Their Own Collections
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When the recession forced museums to cut back on expensive loan shows a few years ago, some worried that it would hurt attendance. With great works from around the world replaced by stuff hauled from storage rooms, would art lovers' hearts still flutter? Now, though, many museum directors are finding virtue in necessity. Shows built largely from in-house collections have drawn well, they say, and curators are introducing the public to unsung treasures. More

Airports Cater to Art Lovers with Intriguing Installations
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If you enjoy spending your leisure time visiting art galleries, but instead end up wasting time in airports, you're in luck. This season, many airports around the country are hosting intriguing temporary exhibitions and unveiling new permanent public artwork that can turn a long layover into a cultural adventure. Or at least keep you from getting bored. More

Museums Should Not Fear the Art Snobs
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"Does the Met's director think the public is stupid?" This question was posed by Jed Perl, an art critic writing in the New Republic in response to an article about Thomas Campbell's plans as he enters his third year in charge of that august institution. Campbell intends to use new technology "to reach every patron, from the first-timer to the seasoned scholar." Combined with his interest in contemporary art and his view that "many visitors do not know much about art," Campbell has developed an approach that led Perl to warn that the director is taking the museum in a "dangerous" direction that would compromise "essential art values." More

Public Art Dialogue - Free Access

The long-awaited first issue of Public Art Dialogue is now available with the theme of 'Reinterpreting the Canon'. Read the issue free online throughout 2011! http://bit.ly/PADIssue1
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City's Art Is a Victim of Neglect, Damage, and Loss
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San Francisco has a trove of public art that should be the toast of the town. Valued at around $90 million and including more than four thousand items, including statues, paintings, and Edvard Munch lithographs, the Civic Art Collection is one of the richest repositories of city-owned art in the country. But management of the collection—which many local residents would be surprised to know even exists—is so slipshod that the city cannot say for sure how many pieces it owns. More

Under Threat: The Shock of the Old
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"WHAT happened to Africa?" an art-world friend asked. "It disappeared." He was right. Do a quick scan of major exhibitions in big American museums in the past few years and Africa's barely there. The same with India. Even China, usually an easier sell, is seen only discreetly. Wasn't the multicultural surge of yesteryear supposed to produce the opposite effect? More

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Greatest Museums Never Built
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With the opening of the Bilbao Guggenheim in 1997, the era of the Franchised Museum was inaugurated. Western giants such as the Louvre and the Guggenheim started extending their brands through partnerships and built branches featuring megastructures as the main museum attraction. The museum structure became part of the main draw and with it a demand by municipalities, educational institutions, and leading figures of commerce for more of these gigantic works of structural art, thus becoming giant billboards extenuating the attention to the architect and the patron brand rather than to the art showcased within it. More

Our Failure of Imagination
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Why are academics so attached to the university even as it is ceasing to be a good provider? This inquiry could take me in a few different directions. I could write a genealogy of the modern university with the aim of showing that it did not always exist in its current form: it was not always the patron of the arts and humanities, and it is not likely to be such a patron in the coming decades. The intended effect of such a historical account would be to help us detach ourselves from something that is more transient and more fragile than it now appears. More
 



 



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