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Open House at CAA's New Office
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CAA will hold an Open House at its new office in lower Manhattan on Saturday, October 22, 2011. The Board of Directors and staff invite all members to RSVP and attend. More

Report on Scholarly Communications Institute 9
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Linda Downs presents a report on the ninth meeting of the Scholarly Communications Institute and its implications for the future of CAA's publications. More



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Apply for Committee Service by Friday, October 14
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The deadline for members to apply for service on one of CAA's nine innovative, productive Professional Interests, Practices, and Standards Committees is Friday, October 14, 2011. These committees address crucial issues in the visual arts and propose solutions that advance CAA's goals and the profession as a whole. More

CWA Picks for October
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The October picks from CAA's Committee on Women in the Arts include solo shows of work by Charline von Heyl, Dana Schutz, and Harmony Hammond. Another selection, an exhibition of functional creations by women artists and designers called Furniture Divas, closes at the Fuller Craft Museum at the end of the month. More

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Quote for Hope Campaign
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If CAA members receive a quote on automobile, home, or renter's insurance from Liberty Mutual, a CAA membership partner, by November 30, 2011, the company will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support the fight against breast cancer. More

caa.reviews Seeks 2011 Dissertation Titles
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caa.reviews seeks dissertation titles in art history and visual studies, both completed and in progress, from American and Canadian institutions for its annual list, to be published in mid-2012. More

List of 2010 Dissertations
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Last June, caa.reviews published its annual list of dissertations, both completed and in progress, for calendar year 2010. In addition, titles from 2002 to 2009 appear on the website of CAA's online journal. More

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

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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Conference Registration Has Opened
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Registration for the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles has opened. CAA encourages you to take advantage of the incredibly low rates: $160 for members and $95 for student and retired members. Early registration ends on December 16, 2011, after which prices increase. More



Program Sessions, Speakers, and Titles of Papers
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The website for the 2012 Annual Conference has published the names of all regular program sessions and their chairs, as well as the names of speakers and the titles of their papers. More

Register for a Professional Development Workshop
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CAA offers workshops on job hunting, portfolio and résumé preparation, and other career-oriented topics at the Los Angeles conference. Enroll now to ensure your place. More




Special Events in Los Angeles
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CAA has published the initial list of special events for the 2012 Annual Conference, including Wednesday's Centennial Reception at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Thursday's Evening at UCLA. 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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Christine Göttler, Last Things: Art and the Religious Imagination in the Age of Reform (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2010). Reviewed by Jessica Buskirk

Murat Gül, The Emergence of Modern Istanbul: Transformation and Modernisation of a City (London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2009); Çiğdem Kafescioğlu, Constantinopolis/Istanbul: Cultural Encounter, Imperial Vision, and the Construction of the Ottoman Capital (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009); and Shirine Hamadeh, The City's Pleasures: Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007). Reviewed by Ipek Türeli. OPEN CONTENT

Karsten Harries, Art Matters: A Critical Commentary on Heidegger's "The Origin of the Work of Art" (New York: Springer, 2009). Reviewed by Hagi Kenaan.

Jan Mrázek and Morgan Pitelka, eds., What's the Use of Art? Asian Visual and Material Culture in Context (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2007). Reviewed by Jennifer Purtle.


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Exhibition Reviews
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera since 1870 (October 30, 2010–April 17, 2011). Reviewed by Elyse Mallouk.



"Occupy Art World" Movement Emerges on Twitter
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As protestors continue to rally for a variety of causes in downtown New York, at the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park, a Twitter account called @OccupyArtWorld has begun lobbying for change within the art industry, firing off a stream of biting criticisms of today's contemporary art world. More

Arab Art as an Early Indicator of Revolution
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Newly deposed Arab dictators might have been well advised to have paid attention to the works of their home-grown artists more closely, as many visualized the revolutions in their countries long before they happened. Take the photograph by the Moroccan Hicham Benohoud, one of the pieces by dozens of artists shown at this year's Marrakech Art Fair: it shows a child physically tied to his environment, and it speaks with contempt for the country's social inequalities. More

Embodied Fantasies: International Conference 2011

SVA. 28-30 October: Transdisciplinary conference hosting scholars and artists from the fields of architecture, art history, visual art, history of science and psychology among others.
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Judge Rejects Group's Petition to Stop the Barnes Move
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A last-minute legal effort to prevent the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania, from moving its spectacular art collection to Philadelphia was turned aside by a court order. Judge Stanley R. Ott of Montgomery County Orphans' Court ruled that the Friends of the Barnes, an organization opposed to moving the renowned collection of Impressionist and early modernist work to a new museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, had no legal standing to challenge the move. More

The Creative Class Is a Lie
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Someday, there will be a snappy acronym for the period we're living though, but right now—three years after the crash of 2008—American life is a blurry, scratched-out page that's hard to read. Some Americans have recovered, or at least stabilized, from the Great Recession. Corporate profits are at record levels, and it's not just oil companies who are flush. For many computer programmers, corporate executives who oversee social media, and some others who fit the definition of the "creative class"—a term that dates back to the mid-1990s but was given currency early last decade by the urbanist and historian Richard Florida—things are good. More



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Walters Art Museum Opens Access to 10,000 Images
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More than 10,000 items in the Walters Art Museum—about a third of the total collection—can now be viewed and downloaded online for free, without copyright restrictions. The museum's collection is "basically public domain," said Dylan Kinnett, manager of web and social media at the Walters. "Something like this would be less likely at a museum with contemporary art, where the artist is still alive or the estate is still active." More

Painting from Elizabeth Taylor Estate Declared a Frans Hals
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Elizabeth Taylor had fabulous taste in jewelry, as Christie's upcoming sales of material from her estate attests. A few of the paintings she owned were also gems—including a powerful old-master portrait of an intense-looking, seated man that she valued when few experts did. The painting, Portrait of a Man, Half-Length, was for decades thought to be by an imitator or student of Frans Hals, the great Dutch painter often compared to Rembrandt for his vigorous, sometimes humorous depictions of the growing merchant class. Now Ben Hall, head of Christie's old-masters department in New York, is making the case that it was the handiwork of Hals himself. More

Lecture Series at Michigan State University
The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University is pleased to announce our 2011 – 2012 Guest Lecture Series participants. Held annually, the series invites twenty artists, scholars, and critics to campus. Associated programming includes: panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, and studio visits with graduate & undergraduate students.  more


Profit in the Arts: Are All Projects Worth Funding?
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Trivia Time! Whose business model is this? "Our core operations are sustained by earned revenue drawn from [our products/services]. This is by design. We believe that if the services we provide create real value for our [customers], then they will be willing to pay a reasonable amount for them. This approach also provides a built-in evaluation gauge for our work, meaning that our [customers] will tell us—quickly and unambiguously with their buying power—whether our [products are] having a positive impact on their lives." More

Starting to Worry
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If you glanced at Smith College's "Futures Initiative," you might think the college, like a number of liberal-arts colleges in the current economy, was in serious financial trouble. The report—which outlines a series of studies the college is undertaking—talks about reconsidering not only the financial model of the institution, but also the types of students the women's college attracts, ways it can move beyond the residential campus model, and how it goes about delivering instruction. More
 


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