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caa.reviews Editor Sheryl Reiss on the Journal's Fifteenth Anniversary
CAA News
This fall caa.reviews celebrates its fifteenth year of publication. CAA News spoke to the journal's editor-in-chief, Sheryl Reiss, who has been involved with caa.reviews since the beginning, first as field editor for books on early modern Southern European art and then as an editorial-board member.
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New and Revised Standards and Guidelines
CAA News
The CAA Board of Directors approved revisions to four of CAA's Standards and Guidelines and also adopted a new document, called Guidelines for Presenting Works in Digital Format, at its October 2013 meeting.
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DeWitt Godfrey Elected CAA President for 2014-16
CAA News
DeWitt Godfrey, associate professor of sculpture in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, has been elected president of the CAA Board of Directors for a two-year term, beginning May 2014.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  SAIC's New Low-Res MFA

SAIC’s Low-Residency MFA provides a unique educational experience focusing on Attention, Sensation, and Perception—vital concepts for visual artists, writers, curators, architects, designers, and educators devoted to contemporary art. The overarching curricular theme is Poetics—the way we create and compose art in every medium. The program combines three summer residencies, online classes, and artist/mentors in your home location. MORE.
 


CAA Journals to be Published by Taylor & Francis
CAA News
CAA is pleased to announce a new publishing partnership with Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Beginning January 1, 2014, Taylor & Francis will publish and distribute The Art Bulletin and Art Journal under the Routledge imprint and provide an open-access digital platform for caa.reviews.
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Copublishing Agreement FAQs
CAA News
To help explain its recently announced copublishing agreement with Taylor & Francis, CAA has produced a webpage of frequently asked questions regarding the project's background, copyright issues, and more.
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Clark Fellowships


The Clark offers fellowships for scholars, critics, and curators working in the theory, history, and interpretation of the visual arts. Application deadline:
October 15
 


caa.reviews Seeks Doctoral Dissertations for 2013
CAA News
caa.reviews seeks dissertation titles in art history and visual studies from American and Canadian institutions—both completed and in progress—for publication in the online journal in mid-2014.
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Oppose Devastating Cuts to the NEH
CAA News
Now that the government shutdown is over and Congress is beginning new budget negotiations, the proposed 49 percent cut to the NEH is back on the table. One of the budget negotiators recently invoked the cut as he questioned the appropriateness of NEH grants. Make sure that his words are not the last our elected officials hear concerning the value of the NEH by sending a message today.
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Detroit Bankruptcy and the Detroit Institute of Arts
CAA News
A recent panel discussion on the potential sale of the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, organized by the International Foundation for Art Research on October 24, raised many issues that characteristically surround a major art museum situated in and owned by an economically ailing city.
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Smarthistory Call for Essays
CAA News
If you are interested in contributing your expertise in the form of short introductory essays to help make art history accessible to a global audience, Smarthistory could use your help. The website's founders seek art historians, archaeologists, and conservators in many areas of study; they have a particular need for specialists in African, Asian, precolonial American, and Pacific art.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Create your future at Radford University

Do you aspire to become a professional artist? Located in the heart of Virginia, the Radford University MFA degree features concentrations in painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, ceramics, jewelry and metalworking… Characterized by small classes and opportunities to work closely with renowned faculty…
 


2013 Editions of the Directories of Graduate Programs
CAA News
New editions of CAA's comprehensive directories of graduate programs in the arts are available for purchase, featuring updated information about 630 schools in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.
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Full Session Information Published
Annual Conference Update
The website for the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago has now published complete session information. Read the titles of sessions, papers, and presentations, the names of panel chairs and speakers, and the institutional affiliations of all participants for the four-day event.
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  New - MA in Art History

The School of Art also offers the following degree programs: MAE, MFA in Art, and PhD in Fine Arts with field of specialization in Art.  MORE
 


Opening Reception at the Art Institute of Chicago
Annual Conference Update
The Opening Reception for the 2014 Annual Conference will take place in the Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing on Wednesday evening, February 12, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Tickets are $35 for CAA members and $45 for nonmembers.
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Booths and Tables in the Interview Hall
Annual Conference Update
The Interview Hall offers two formats: booths and tables. Interview booths, ideal for prearranged meetings, are semiprivate and encourage a calm, focused interview environment. Interview tables, ideal for employers who have not prescheduled their interviews, allow job seekers to drop off résumés and portfolios informally and to meet prospective employers at tables; interviews may also be conducted at tables.
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Register for THATCamp CAA in Chicago
Annual Conference Update
CAA will hold its second THATCamp, an "unconference" on digital art history, during the week of the Annual Conference in Chicago. Registration for the main event, which will be held February 11–12, 2014, with a follow-up session two days later, is open through December 1, 2013.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  New perspectives on contemporary art

Explore in-depth considerations of artists such as Philip Guston, Robert Arneson, Isamu Noguchi, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Discover more UC Press art titles and save 30% with discount code 14W2110.
 


Hotels in Chicago
Annual Conference Update
The two official conference hotels—the Hilton Chicago and the Palmer House—have begun accepting discounted room reservations for CAA attendees. The Hilton is the headquarters hotel, and the Palmer House has special rates for students. Deadline: January 21, 2014.
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Travel Discounts
Annual Conference Update
CAA has partnered with several companies to offer special rates for Annual Conference attendees. American and Delta Airlines both offer 5 percent savings on their tickets, United Airlines is giving 2 to 10 percent off based on booking class (with an additional 3 percent discount for bookings made online), and Amtrak extends a 10 percent discount for rail travel.
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  Bard Graduate Center
Learning from Things


Our MA and PhD students learn from things—from those of the most exquisite aesthetic value to the ordinary objects of everyday life. 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.

Appraisers Association of America
Affiliated Society News
The Appraisers Association of America (AAA) has released Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide to Appraising the Fine and Decorative Arts, a 450-page, color-illustrated book that covers all aspects of appraising the fine and decorative arts, including connoisseurship, the marketplace, legal considerations, and more.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  UConn MFA in Studio Art

Advanced training in a supportive, stimulating atmosphere. Assistantships provide full tuition, stipend, and large, private studios. State-of-the-art facilities for painting, digital photography, sculpture, printmaking, book arts, performance, installation. Active visiting artist program and field trips. Learn from our renowned faculty and join our network of successful alumni. Learn more at http://www.art.uconn.edu or email judith.thorpe@uconn.edu.
 


Association of Academic Museum and Galleries
Affiliated Society News
The Association of Academic Museum and Galleries (AAMG) invites you to attend the AAMG/Kellogg Academic Museum and Gallery Leadership Seminar. The event will take place June 22–27, 2014, at Northwestern University's Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management.
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Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art
Affiliated Society News
The Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) will sponsor two sessions, hold its annual business meeting, and conduct a special offsite visit at the CAA Annual Conference in Chicago in February 2014. Please visit AHNCA website and look under "AHNCA at CAA 2014" for the program details.
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  Explore a World of Arts and Culture at MSU
Explore your world through the vibrant cultural community that is Michigan State University. Discover the hundreds of performances, exhibitions, and special programs that enrich lives on campus, in the community, and throughout the world.
 


Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
Affiliated Society News
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) will host two events this year at the CAA Annual Conference in Chicago. The affiliated-society session is "A Hybrid Practice: Getting Rid of Digital Media Courses," and FATE will use its business meeting to host a regional conference, titled "Project Share."
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National Council of Arts Administrators
Affiliated Society News
The forty-first annual meeting of the National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA) convened September 25–28, 2013, in Richmond, Virginia. The organization owes a debt of gratitude to Richard Roth, Joe Seipel, and Kelly Kerr of VCUarts for organizing a first-rate affair.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Institute for art historical research

IRSA Art Consulting is a separate branch of the Institute which gives advice on dealing in Polish and foreign art, both 'old masters' and contemporary artists. Drawing on Dr Grabski's extensive experience in this field, IRSA acts as consultant and helps clients to build up their collections.
 


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  MFA Studio Art, MFA Photography

2-Year MFA, Florence, Italy. Studio Art Centers International - MFA programs in Studio Art and Photography offered entirely in Europe by an accredited US institution.
 


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Smarthistory Call for Essays
CAA News
If you are interested in contributing your expertise in the form of short introductory essays to help make art history accessible to a global audience, Smarthistory could use your help.

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Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology
Inside Higher Ed
Online education arguably came of age in the last year, with the explosion of massive open online courses driving the public's (and politicians') interest in digitally delivered courses and contributing to the perception that they represent not only higher education's future, but its present.

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Insider Tips from the Art World's Social-Media Pros
Blouin Artinfo
Just a few years ago most major museums' social-media strategy consisted of a sporadically updated Facebook page and little else. Today, social media is a key aspect of art organizations' outreach.

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Two Founders of Dia Sue to Stop Art Auction
New York Times
Two founders of the Dia Art Foundation have taken the unusual step of going to court to try to stop the art organization from auctioning off as much as $20 million in works from its world-class holdings at Sotheby's. The foundation has come under fire from many parts of the art world over its decision to sell the works and has defended itself by saying that it needed the money to continue to grow and to buy new artworks.
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New Council to Develop Standards, Best Practices for Online Learning
Wired Campus
Carnegie Mellon University is convening a high-powered consortium of educators, researchers, and technology-company executives that will spearhead efforts to develop standards and promote best practices in online education. The Global Learning Council—to be led by Carnegie Mellon's president Subra Suresh—will also look for ways to leverage education-technology resources and disseminate data in an education landscape that some think is being turned on its head.
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  University of Texas Arlington - Program Excellence

MFA the University of Texas at Arlington - Creating dynamic experiences that allow students to explore/challenge boundaries with innovative, diverse faculty (state-of-the-art facilities).

Entrepreneurship in the Arts - Promoting creative, innovative, and collaborative thinking through entrepreneurial perspectives.
 


The Twenty Most Powerless People in the Art World: 2013 Edition
Hyperallergic
Art Review recently published its art-world power list that starts with a Qatari royal and includes an artist who "doesn't make a thing." Hyperallergic has highlighted people, places, and things that it think deserves more attention than the rich, powerful, and well connected for its annual Powerless 20 list.
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Families and Museums Demand List of Nazi-Looted Art
USA Today
Jewish heirs are fighting to find out if an uncovered Nazi treasure trove contains art stolen from their families during the Holocaust. Families and museums are now demanding that German authorities publish a complete list of the $1.35 billion worth of art found hidden in a Munich storage closet so they can find out if their heirlooms have been recovered. But despite international pressure, German prosecutors are refusing to publish a full inventory of the works.
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  California State University- Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches.
 
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Who Were the Mystery Men behind Germany's Nazi-Looted Art Haul?
CNN
It was the art discovery that stunned the world: more than 1,400 works of art, many of them masterpieces, hidden away for over seventy years, unearthed not in a high-security vault or long-forgotten museum basement, but an anonymous apartment in an upscale German neighborhood. A vast stash of paintings by the likes of Picasso, Matisse, and Chagall, some previously unknown, others that had been presumed lost forever.
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You Need a Website
Inside Higher Ed
When you first hear about a fellow academic or receive an email from a person you do not know, what do you do? How do you try to find out basic information about such a person? There is a good chance that you do an online search. Then, you likely click on one of the top results returned by the search engine. You look for information that will give you details about the person's background, interests, education, papers, and conference presentations, or at minimum their affiliation and the focus of their work.
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  CALL FOR PAPERS: New Aesthetics

The Representational Art Conference 2014 (TRAC2014) will focus on the distinctive aesthetic values, vision and philosophical outlook of representational art of the 21st Century. TRAC2014.org
 


The Wedge Driving Academe's Two Families Apart
Chronicle Review
More than one scientist friend at the University of California, Berkeley, has complained to me recently that the stuff coming out of English departments seems pretty wacky. My friends in the English department accuse those in the STEM fields of doing anything corporations want so long as it keeps their labs going.
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The Art of Emoji
Slate
Digital communication, once confined to letters, numbers, and punctuation, has become a cartoonish full-color landscape littered with pictographs designed to help express emotions and ideas. But as emoji design has developed to include a growing number of icons, the pictographs have become more than as a visual aid for verbal communication, evolving into a vehicle for expression in their own right.
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