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September Issue of The Art Bulletin Features Essays on Michelangelo and John Sloan
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The newly published September 2011 issue of The Art Bulletin features essays on Michelangelo's drawings, in particular his cartoon for The Battle of Cascina, and on urban scenes by the American painter John Sloan. Other topics covered in the quarterly are Roman mosaic floors in northern Africa and women and portraiture in postrevolutionary France. 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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CAA Members Invited to Attend Symposium on "Re-envisioning Lower Manhattan"
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The sponsors of an upcoming symposium on "Re-envisioning Lower Manhattan: Downtown after 9/11" invite CAA members to attend at a reduced rate. The event will take place on Thursday evening, September 15, 2011, at the Museum of the City of New York. More

August 31 Deadline for Awards Nominations
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CAA will accept nominations for ten of its twelve Awards for Distinction until Wednesday, August 31, 2011. The recipients, to be announced in January, will take part in a special ceremony at the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles. More

CAA Workshop for Artists in Richmond, Virginia
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The School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University will host the next National Professional-Development Workshop for Artists on Saturday, October 1, 2011. The one-day event, called "Toolkit for a Sustainable Life in the Arts: Ideas XS, S, M, L, XL," will take place at the Grace Street Theater in Richmond. More

Updated Directory of Affiliated Societies
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CAA has updated the Directory of Affiliated Societies for 2011. The alphabetical list of seventy-four organizations includes each group's name, founding date, membership size, and annual dues, as well as a statement on its nature or purpose and the appropriate contact person or people. More

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Member Access to Humanities E-Book
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As a benefit of individual and institutional membership, CAA offers discounts on digital subscriptions to Humanities E-Book, a collection of nearly three thousand cross-searchable, full-text titles in the humanities and related social sciences. More

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Reach an audience interested in critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and other projects in art history and visual studies by placing an advertisement on the caa.reviews homepage. More



Reserve a Room at the Conference Hotels
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Reserve a room at one of three hotels offering special discounts to conference attendees: the Westin Bonaventure, the Millennium Biltmore, and the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live. Student rates are available at the Bonaventure and Biltmore. More

Exhibitor and Advertising Prospectus for the Book and Trade Fair
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The Exhibitor and Advertising Prospectus, which features essential information for participation in the Book and Trade Fair at next year's conference in Los Angeles, is now available for download. Priority deadline: October 28, 2011. More

Participate in ARTexchange at the Los Angeles Conference
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CAA's Services to Artists Committee invites artist members to participate in ARTexchange, an open forum for sharing work at the upcoming Annual Conference. The Friday-evening event also offers an excellent opportunity to network with fellow artists and other conference attendees. More



Support the Annual Conference Travel Grants
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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

Propose a Sessions for the 2013 Annual Conference
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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.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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Patricia Hills, Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010). Reviewed by Renée Ater.

Susan Sidlauskas, Cézanne's Other: The Portraits of Hortense (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009). Reviewed by Susan Strauber. OPEN CONTENT

Karen Strassler, Refracted Visions: Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010). Reviewed by Iftikhar Dadi.

David Whitehouse, Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, vol. 1 (Manchester, VT: Hudson Hills, 2010). Reviewed by Stefano Carboni.


Exhibition Review
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British Museum, Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World (March 3–July 17, 2011). Reviewed by Joanie Meharry.



An Era in Ideas
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To mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Chronicle Review asked a group of influential thinkers to reflect on some of the themes that were raised by those events and to meditate on their meaning, then and now. The result is a portrait of the culture and ideas of a decade born in trauma but also the beginning of a new century, with all its possibilities and problems. More

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Democracy at Risk from Emphasis on "Useful Machines"
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Martha Nussbaum, a celebrated philosopher from the University of Chicago, is on a hard-sell mission, and it's not one that governments want to hear: education matters, but arts and humanities matter more. "Eager for national profit, nations and their systems of education are heedlessly discarding skills that are needed to keep democracies alive," Nussbaum said during her 2011 Hal Wootten Lecture. "Nations all over the world will soon be producing generations of useful machines, rather than complete citizens who can think for themselves, criticize tradition, and understand the significance of another person's sufferings and achievements." More

Conditions of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei's Detention Emerge
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Ai Weiwei, a prominent Chinese artist and dissident, said that he had been kept in a tiny room throughout his nearly three-month detention last spring and watched twenty-four hours a day by shifts of two uniformed military police sergeants who never left his side. During a brief telephone interview, Ai confirmed and elaborated on a description of his captivity provided by an associate. More

Art Attacker Slams Matisse at the National Gallery of Art
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In her second alleged attack on a world-famous piece of art in the past four months, Susan Burns was arrested for attempting to rip a $2.5 million Henri Matisse oil painting off the wall of the National Gallery of Art and slamming the frame three times against the wall. Her recent past includes a highly publicized arrest on April 1 for allegedly trying to remove an $80 million Paul Gauguin painting at the same museum. More

Thieves Steal Rembrandt Drawing from Marina del Rey Hotel
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A drawing by Rembrandt was stolen from an exhibition at a luxury hotel in Marina del Rey, California, over the weekend in what authorities called a carefully planned heist. The small pen-and-ink drawing, valued at more than $250,000, was taken from the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey on Saturday night. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators said a man working with accomplices is believed to be responsible. More

The Footnote Judges Ignore
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The American Association of University Professors is trying once again to get federal judges to pay attention to a footnote. The footnote in question—in a 2006 Supreme Court decision limiting the free-speech rights of public employees—explicitly stated that the decision in Garcetti v. Ceballos did not apply to faculty members in public higher education. Some (but not all) federal courts have been ignoring that footnote, and the AAUP filed a brief in one such case, which the association says highlights the dangers of the way Garcetti is being applied to free speech for faculty members. More

Artists as Restorers of Their Own Artwork
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Art is long and life is short, according to the old Roman saying, but sometimes art doesn't hold up its end of the bargain. The canvas warps, the metal bends, the paper turns brown; new artworks may look like old works in a short period of time, leaving their buyers perhaps feeling as though they have been had. It's not fully clear what responsibility artists bear to their completed work, especially after it has been sold. More

Favorite Arts Advocacy Toolkits and What Makes Arts Wisconsin's a Standout
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A well-designed, robust arts advocacy toolkit can train and empower advocates and support action. The National Performing Arts Convention has published an annotated list of arts-advocacy toolkits that highlights some of their unique features as well as toolkits from outside the arts and what makes them useful. More
 
 



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