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New Appointments to CAA's Journals
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CAA has made several new appointments to the editorial boards of its three scholarly journals, including a reviews editor for The Art Bulletin, Rachael DeLue, and an editor-in-chief for Art Journal, Lane Relyea. More

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CAA Files Amicus Brief for the Supreme Court Case of Golan v. Holder
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CAA has filed an amicus brief in the case of Golan v. Holder, which the United States Supreme Court will likely hear later this year. The issue raised in Golan v. Holder is whether Congress could, consistent with the First Amendment, remove certain foreign works from the public domain and bring them back into copyright after enacting the Uruguay Round Agreements Act of 1994. More

Request for Materials for the CAA Archive
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CAA has initiated a project to collect, catalogue, and make accessible many written, photographic, and electronic documents relating to its history. CAA members are invited to contribute their materials. More

Centennial Book Interview: Paul B. Jaskot
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For the fourth in a series of interviews with contributors to the recent book on CAA's history, CAA News talks to Paul B. Jaskot about his concluding chapter summing up The Eye, the Hand, the Mind. More

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MFA and PhD Students May Apply for 2012 Fellowships
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CAA encourages MFA and PhD students who are members of the organization to apply for the 2012 Professional-Development Fellowships in the Visual Arts and Art History. Deadline: September 30, 2011. More

Apply for a CAA Publishing Grant
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CAA offers two opportunities this fall for members to get support for new books in art history and related subjects through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant. Deadline: October 1, 2011. More

Advertise in the Fall 2011 Art Journal
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Attract readers at the beginning of the 2011–12 academic year with a display advertisement in the next issue of Art Journal, to be published in early fall. Deadline: July 22, 2011. More



Propose a Session for the 2013 Annual Conference
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CAA has begun fielding proposals for sessions for the 101st Annual Conference, to be held February 13–16, 2013, in New York. If you want to chair a panel, please review the submission instructions and begin the process. Deadline: September 1, 2011. More

Clark Fellowships 2012-2013

The Clark offers fellowships for scholars, critics, and curators working in the theory, history, and interpretation of the visual arts. Application deadline: November 1.
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Download Abstracts 2011 by the End of the Month
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Registrants from the 99th Annual Conference in New York may download a PDF of Abstracts 2011 until July 31, 2011. This publication, which summarizes the contents of hundreds of papers and talks presented in program sessions at last February's event, is a good source for helping you prepare for your upcoming session in Los Angeles. 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.

American Council for Southern Asian Art
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ACSAA is hosting its biennial symposium at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis from September 22 to 25, 2011. The engaging event will feature speakers presenting a wide range of papers on historical and contemporary art from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayan region.

Historians of British Art
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HBA welcomes its newest board members: Jongwoo Kim, Dianne Sachko Macleod, Morna O'Neill, and Emily Talbot. The organization has also selected its new officers: Peter Trippi, president; Colette Crossman, first vice president; Craig Hanson, second vice president; and Jongwoo Kim, treasurer and membership chair.



International Association of Art Critics
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Peter Schjeldahl, art critic for the New Yorker, will deliver AICA-USA's fifth annual Distinguished Critic Lecture at the New School in New York on November 17, 2011. The topic of his talk is "The Critic as Artist, in 2011: Is updating Oscar Wilde possible? It seems worth a try."

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
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NCECA has titled its next conference "Shared Journeys II: A Symposium on Chinese/American Ceramic Art and Education." Taking place October 14–16, 2011, at West Virginia University in Morgantown, the event will explore achievements in Chinese ceramics and influences in the West through an examination of craftsmanship, pedagogy, philosophy, and social currents. More

New Media Caucus
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NMC has produced its first print-on-demand version of its scholarly journal, Media-N, available via Lulu. The journal can be found in NMC's online store. A portion of the funds from each purchase will contribute to NMC's exploration of digital media for conceptual and artistic purposes.



Breaking: Rose Settlement
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Brandeis University is pledging not to sell art from its Rose Museum's extraordinary collection of twentieth-century art in a settlement with four benefactors of the museum. "From a legal point of view, [Brandeis officials] agree not to sell the art. They have no intention to sell the art," says Jonathan Lee, who with Meryl Rose and Lois Foster sued the school in July 2009—Gerald Fineberg subsequently joined the plaintiffs—to halt Brandeis administrators' plan, announced that January, to close the museum and sell its collection as the Waltham school faced financial problems. More

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Fighting Words: Randolph College Responds to AAMD's Censure
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The Association of Art Museum Directors has now posted the link to its June 22 letter to Randolph College President John Klein online, reaffirming AAMD's previous censure of deaccessions (past and possibly future) by the Maier Museum of Art in Lynchburg, Virginia, to raise funds for the college's general financial needs. Now Klein has responded to AAMD's missive. More

Blackboard Gets Bought
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Blackboard, maker of the dominant online learning platform among nonprofit colleges, has been sold to Providence Equity Partners, the company announced. The announcement prompted handwringing from campus technology officials and reassurances from Blackboard that there are no significant changes in the offing. "We have some concerns," says Sam Segran, chief technology officer at Texas Tech University. "Any time somebody goes into private equity, one of the concerns we have is profit motivation and less motivation in terms of meeting educational needs." More

Copyright, Museums, and Licensing of Art Images
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This year I completed a study of museum policies and licenses, funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. My work in the issues of copyright ownership, policy options, and appropriate use of art images continues, but in the meantime I am pleased to provide this consolidated list of papers that are the result of the funded project. Many of the papers and are coauthored with Melissa A. Brown, now at New York University. More

Google and Getty Team Up for Pictures Worth a Thousand Links
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You've seen that painting before but can't remember: Is it by Manet or Monet? Once again, when it comes to the searchable world, Google wants to supply the answer. The team behind Google Goggles, the smartphone application that among other things lets users take a photograph of a bottle of wine to find out whether it's worth $10 or $100, has partnered with the J. Paul Getty Museum to provide information on hundreds of paintings from its permanent collection. More



NEA Announces New Research on Artist Employment Projections through 2018
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For the first time, the NEA looks at future job prospects for a variety of artist occupations in Artist Employment Projections through 2018. This report examines the projected growth rate for artist occupations for the next seven years, over which time artists' occupations will increase by 11 percent, compared with an overall increase in the labor force of 10 percent. More

Your Paintings Launch
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The Public Catalogue Foundation and the BBC have launched a groundbreaking new website called Your Paintings, with 63,000 oil paintings posted online so far. The creators expect to present the entire UK national collection of 200,000 oils by the end of next year on a website that may be the only project to put a nation's entire collection of paintings online. More

Sackler Gallery Postpones Controversial Shipwreck Show
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After months of discussion, the Sackler Gallery announced it was postponing an exhibition of artifacts from the Tang Dynasty that were recovered in a shipwreck. Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds drew strong criticism from experts in underwater archeology and cultural-heritage groups who argued that the excavation of the boat had not meet the field's standards. They also contended that a show at the Sackler, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution, would seem to give approval to what they considered objectionable methods. More
 
 



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