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Summer Picks from the Committee on Women in the Arts
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The summer edition of the monthly CWA Picks includes exhibitions of work by Claude Cahun, Ruth Gruber, Dara Birnbaum, and the Guerrilla Girls, as well as group shows centered on Gertrude Stein, the Cone sisters, and women video artists from the 1970s to the 1990s. More

CAA Offers Fellowships to MFA and PhD Students
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CAA offers $5,000 grants to graduate students through its 2012 Professional-Development Fellowships in the Visual Arts and Art History. Members enrolled in MFA and PhD programs nationwide are eligible to apply. Deadline: September 30, 2011. More

In the Wake of the Global Turn, November 4-5

The 2011 Clark Conference will ask what a critical shift towards the "global" has and could mean for the discipline of art history, and what challenges and possibilities it could pose. 
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Apply for a CAA Publishing Grant
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CAA offers two publishing grant opportunities this fall in support of 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

CAA Committees Seek Members to Serve Three-Year Terms
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CAA invites you to apply for service on one of its nine innovative, productive Professional Interests, Practices, and Standards Committees, which address crucial issues in the visual arts and propose solutions that advance CAA's goals and the profession as a whole. Deadline: October 14, 2011. More

Advertise in the December Issue of The Art Bulletin
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Reach an estimated 30,000 readers of The Art Bulletin, the preeminent journal of scholarship in art history and visual studies, with an advertisement in the December 2011 issue. Deadline: September 2, 2011. More



CAA Launches Website for the Los Angeles Conference
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CAA has published preliminary information about the upcoming 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, including information on registration costs, travel discounts, the Book and Trade Fair, and more. Additional details, such as the full roster of session titles and their chairs, will be added soonafter. More

2012 Conference Registration Costs
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The Los Angeles conference website lists registration costs for members, student and retired members, and nonmembers. Online registration will open in early October 2011, with the lowest rates available between then and early December. More

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Support the Annual Conference Travel Grant
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Your contribution to CAA's fund for Annual Conference Travel Grants allows MFA and PhD students and international artists and scholars to cover expenses for attending the February meeting in Los Angeles. Travel grants are funded solely by donations from members—please contribute today! More

Chair a Session at the 2013 Conference in New York
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Have a great session topic that hasn't been covered in recent conferences? CAA encourages you to submit that idea for the 101st Annual Conference, to be held February 13–16, 2013, in New York. Please review the submission instructions and begin the process now. Deadline: September 1, 2011. 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.



Rogue Downloader's Arrest Could Mark Crossroads for Open-Access Movement
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This past April in Switzerland, Lawrence Lessig gave an impassioned lecture denouncing publishers' paywalls, which charge fees to read scholarly research, thus blocking most people from access. It was a familiar theme for Lessig, a professor at Harvard Law School who is one of the world's most outspoken critics of intellectual-property laws. In this speech he gave special attention to JSTOR, a not-for-profit journal archive. He cited a tweet from a scholar who called JSTOR "morally offensive" for charging $20 for a six-page 1932 article from the California Historical Society Quarterly. More

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The Theft That Made the Mona Lisa a Masterpiece
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Before its theft on August 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa was not widely known outside the art world. The work "wasn't even the most famous painting in its gallery, let alone in the Louvre," says the writer and historian James Zug. Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa in 1507, but it wasn't until the 1860s that critics began to hail it as a masterwork of Renaissance painting. More

Why Bother with Marshall McLuhan?
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In October 1958 an organization called the National Association of Educational Broadcasters held its annual convention in Omaha, Nebraska, and featured as its keynote speaker a Canadian professor of English named Marshall McLuhan. McLuhan gave what appears to have been a dazzling speech, as was his wont, and on the basis of it the NAEB commissioned him to produce for them a syllabus for a year-long eleventh-grade course devoted to the study of media, especially new and visual media. More

Overeducated, Underemployed: How to Fix Humanities Grad School
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The journalist and writer Anya Kamenetz once said that graduate students are "really smart suckers," and I—as a PhD who teaches at a liberal-arts college—couldn't agree more. It's my view that higher education in the humanities exists mainly to provide cheap, inexperienced teachers for undergraduates so that a shrinking percentage of tenured faculty members can meet an ever-escalating demand for specialized research. Most programs are unconcerned about what happens to students after they graduate, and it's not pretty. More



Britain's Telegraph Ordered to Pay $100,000 over Book Review
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The Daily Telegraph's parent company was ordered to pay more than $100,000 in damages over a book review. The British newspaper lost a lawsuit for libel and malicious falsehood in the high court. The book in question was Sarah Thornton's Seven Days in the Art World. Thornton, a Canadian who moved to England more than two decades ago, has a PhD in sociology and writes regularly about contemporary art for the Economist. More

Amsterdam's De Appel Launches the World's First Graduate Program for Art Dealers
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For decades, aspiring art dealers have conventionally followed a tried-and-true path to success: graduate from college with a BA in art history, start off as a gallery assistant, rise through the ranks to become a gallery director, and maybe, one day, break off and found a new gallery. This has been the system for years—but a new program from the Amsterdam arts center De Appel is out to change it. More

Tenure across Borders
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For many full-time faculty members who have not earned tenure, the prospect of conducting interdisciplinary research or collaborating across departments can be, professionally speaking, a risky gambit. While many colleges and universities say they want their faculty members to do work in these areas—and they may even make joint appointments across departments or award grants to carry out such research—institutional support often falters when it comes time to decide tenure and promotion. More

It's a Dissertation, Not a Book
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Here's a lesson for graduate students that I had to learn the hard way: a dissertation is a book-length project, but it's not a book that is just awaiting cover art. It's true that your dissertation showcases your original contribution to a particular field. That's an important (and honorable) accomplishment. But not all original contributions take the form of books, even if some pieces of your contribution will one day become a book. More
 
 



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