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CAA Publishes an Important Addendum to Its Tenure Guidelines for Art Historians
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With a recent update to its Standards for Retention and Tenure of Art Historians, CAA now advises that academic tenure-and-promotion committees consider and evaluate scholarship in exhibition catalogues in their deliberations. More

Call for Proposals

The Clark invites proposals for the 2011 Clark Conference, "In the Wake of the Global Turn." The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2011.
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November Picks from the Committee on Women in the Arts
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CWA Picks for November include exhibitions by Lynda Benglis in Rhode Island and Sally Mann in Virginia, and a full-day symposium on women's roles in the arts from antiquity to the present at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. More

CAA Members Can Help Fight Breast Cancer with a Quote from Liberty Mutual
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If CAA members get an insurance quote on automobile, home, or renters insurance by November 30, Liberty Mutual, a CAA membership-benefit partner, will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to fight breast cancer and save lives. More



Employers: Place Your Job Classifieds and Reserve Your Interview Booth
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CAA encourages schools, institutions, and organizations that will be interviewing job candidates at the New York conference to begin establishing their plans now. More

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Deadline for Conference Program Advertisers and Book and Trade Fair Exhibitors
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December 3 is the final deadline for both Conference Program advertisers and Book and Trade Fair exhibitors. Download the Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus if you're interested in participating in these ways at the 2011 Annual Conference. More



CAA supports the activities, programs, and publications of its many affiliated societies. Here is a selection of listings from this month's Affiliated Society News.

American Society of Hispanic Art Historical Studies
The American Society of Hispanic Art Historical Studies invites nominations for its annual Eleanor Tufts Award for a distinguished book in English on the history of art and architecture in Iberia.

Arts Council of the African Studies Association
The Arts Council of the African Studies Association seeks nominations and self-nominations for its board of directors. People interested in serving must be current ACASA members.

Art Education: Theory. Practice. Context.

VCFA's low residency MFA in Visual Art offers a progressive, adventurous, and collaborative program to those looking to be part of the conversation.
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Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
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Foundations in Art: Theory and Education and the Mid-America College Art Association, another CAA affiliated society, will present a joint conference, called ON STREAM, in St. Louis, March 30–April 2, 2011. More

Historians of British Art
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The Historians of British Art Travel Award is designated for an HBA graduate-student member who will present a paper on British visual culture at an academic conference in calendar year 2011. More

National Council of Arts Administrators
The annual conference of the National Council of Arts Administrators will be held November 17–20, 2010. Hosted by the University of Texas at Austin, the conference will focus on "Passages, Portals, and Potholes: How to Maintain Excellence with Diminishing Resources."



Ruling Says Fisk Can Sell Part of Art Collection
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Fisk University can sell a share of its Stieglitz art collection, but the bulk of the proceeds must go to an endowment for the display of the artwork, a judge ruled. To fend off bankruptcy, the historically black university wanted to sell a 50 percent stake in the collection for $30 million to the Crystal Bridges Museum, arguing that maintaining and displaying the 101-piece collection donated by Georgia O'Keeffe is a financial burden. Judge Ellen Hobbs Lyle said yes but $20 million must fund the exhibition endowment. More

Permanent versus Temporary Public Art Is Not the Issue
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Last month Anne Pasternak presented the case for commissioning temporary rather than permanent public art, thus avoiding what she perceived as the "problems" associated with permanent art in the public realm. I would argue that permanent public art can be, in its way, as challenging and controversial as temporary art interventions and, when professionally curated and managed, should not present a permanent "problem" any more than a carefully commissioned work of architecture might do so. More

Summer Institute in Art Museum Studies

Held at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, SIAMS is an intensive, co-educational, six-week exploration of art museums and museum work for undergraduates and recent graduates.
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Museums Unite to Chronicle Postwar Los Angeles Art Scene
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More than sixty California cultural institutions are coming together to present the birth of the Los Angeles art scene in the largest such collaboration ever undertaken in the region. Each institution will contribute to the story of art and social change in the city through simultaneous exhibitions and programs, which will showcase the influence of postwar Californian architecture, Pop art, African American artists, and feminist performance art. More

How Stephanie Diamond Made Finding Studio Space for Artists into
a Literal Art Form

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Locating affordable real estate in New York is without doubt an art, as any artist looking for studio space in this mercilessly competitive city will tell you, but few take that notion to heart as seriously as Stephanie Diamond, who puts roofs over the heads of members of the creative class as her artistic practice. As the New York Times reports, the thirty-five-year-old artist has for seven years operated the Listings Project, a free weekly email that catalogues available apartments and workspaces that might be of interest to other artists. More

Textbook Rentals No Cure for Rising College Costs
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Textbook rental programs at many of the nation's colleges — touted as money-savers for students — are limited by the number of available titles, publishers who release frequent new editions, and professors who believe their right to choose course materials is essential to academic freedom. More

Affirmative Action Painting
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Of the approximately 750 oil portraits that grace the libraries, dining commons, and undergraduate residences of Harvard University, the nation's oldest, roughly 690 were of white men, as of a 2002 inventory by the curator of the university's portrait collection. Only two portraits, commissioned in the 1980s and 1990s, were of minorities. The remaining portraits were of white women — Radcliffe professors, benefactors' family members, presidents' wives. More



Photos: Underbelly Project Colossally Dissed by New York
Graffiti Artists

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After it was announced that a massive (and illegal) art project, dubbed The Underbelly Project, had been mounted in an undisclosed abandoned New York subway station, it was inevitable that people would try to find the works. The Metropolitan Transit Authority promised to better secure the stations, and indeed, some trespassers were arrested. But at least two of them got these cell phone photos of the pieces — many of them "dissed" by more veteran subway trespassers. More

America's Suburban Sprawl Elevated to Aerial Art
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Eye-catching and provocative aren't descriptions you'd readily associate with the architecture of America's sprawling suburbs. But seen from the photographer Christoph Gielen's perspective, they are. From Florida's west coast through Nevada to the Californian highways, Gielen's aerial photos — taken from a helicopter — reveal the strange geometry of the suburban landscape of the United States. More
 


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