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October Meeting of the Board of Directors
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The CAA Board of Directors discussed the past, present, and future of the organization at its most recent meeting, held earlier this fall on October 23, 2011. The following report summarizes the discussion. More

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New and Revised Standards and Guidelines
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At its most recent meeting, the CAA Board of Directors approved revisions to four of its Standards and Guidelines for professionals in the visual arts. The board also passed a new document: Standards for the Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art. More

Recent Deaths in the Arts
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CAA's roundup of obituaries recognizes the lives and achievements of those artists, scholars, educators, curators, and collectors whose work has had a significant impact on the visual arts. More

Report on the Task Force on the Use of Human and Animal Subjects in Art
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The Task Force on the Use of Human and Animal Subjects in Art, established by the CAA Board of Directors in 2010, presents the results of its research, which include two appendices that offer recommendations for artists, curators, and other professionals in the visual arts. More

Art History in St. Petersburg, Russia

Walk St. Petersburg’s fabled streets. See the historic grandeur of Peterhof and Pavlovsk. Through the sprawling collections of the Russian Museum and the Hermitage, learn about Russian folk art, icons, avant-garde, and contemporary trends. Discuss painting, architecture, sculpture, and more with experts in the field. With SRAS, travel is an art form!
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April Greiman Will Speak at the Annual Members' Business Meeting
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April Greiman, a transmedia artist and designer whose work has explored the intersections of graphic design, technology, and public art, will deliver a keynote address at the Annual Members' Business Meeting, to be held on Friday, February 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More

New Directories of Graduate Programs
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The first phase of the new editions of Graduate Programs in Art History and Graduate Programs in the Visual Arts allows users to search by specific criteria or by institution name, and to select and download program entries as PDF files. Print and ebook options for the directories are coming soon. More

Join the 2012 Nominating Committee
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CAA invites you to help shape the future of the organization by serving on the 2012 Nominating Committee. Each year, this committee nominates and interviews potential candidates for the CAA Board of Directors and selects the final slate for the membership's vote. Deadline: January 9, 2012. More



Contribute to the Publications Fund
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The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and caa.reviews have provided important platforms for the open discussion and publication of scholarly, theoretical, and practical issues in the arts. With the Centennial year in mind, CAA hopes that you will support the journals with a generous gift to the Publications Fund. More

Donate to the Centennial Campaign or Give a Gift Membership or Conference Registration
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Support a friend or colleague while contributing to CAA's invaluable work this holiday season by purchasing a gift membership or conference registration, or by making a year-end, tax-deductible donation to the Centennial Campaign. More



ARTexchange Deadline Extended to January 6, 2012
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The Services to Artists Committee has extended the deadline for participation in ARTexchange, an annual event showcasing the art of CAA members, who can exhibit their work using the space on, above, and beneath a six-foot folding table. More

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Artists' Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring
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As a CAA member, you have free access to a diverse range of mentors during Career Services at the Annual Conference. All emerging, midcareer, and even advanced professionals in the visual arts may benefit from one-on-one discussions with dedicated mentors about artists' portfolios, career-management skills, and job-hunting strategies. Deadline: January 6, 2012. More

Practice Your Interviewing Technique
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Students and emerging professionals have the opportunity to sign up for a free twenty-minute practice interview at the Los Angeles conference. Organized by the Student and Emerging Professionals Committee, the Mock Interview Sessions give participants the chance to practice their interview skills one on one with a seasoned professional, improve their effectiveness during interviews, and hone their elevator speech. Deadline: January 18, 2012. More

Career Services Guide Published
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The Career Services Guide, freely available as a PDF, will help you navigate Career Services events at the conference. It will also provide answers to frequently asked questions. Study this guide carefully so that you will know what to expect from conference interviewing and how best to prepare for a successful experience. More

See what's happening at RAP

Please visit the Research and Academic Program's website to find out about upcoming scholarly events and activities, access archives of past activities, and get information about the fellowship program at the Clark.
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Register for a Professional Development Workshop
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CAA offers several helpful, low-cost workshops on job hunting, portfolio and résumé preparation, and other important career-oriented topics at the Los Angeles conference. Enroll now to reserve your place in one or more of them. Deadline: January 20, 2012. More

Career Services Roundtables
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Roundtable leaders at the Annual Conference will address a wide range of topics that relate to career choices, professional life, and work strategies on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Share your ideas, concerns, solutions, and experiences with emerging, midcareer, and advanced professionals in small, open discussion groups. More

PhD for Working Art Professionals

IDSVA offers a PhD in philosophy and theory for artists and creative scholars. Study includes residencies at the Venice Biennale, Paris, and NYC, plus distance-learning.
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Projectionists and Room Monitors Receive Complimentary Registration
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Working as a projectionist or room monitor at the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles is a great way to save on conference expenses. All candidates must be US citizens or permanent US residents. CAA encourages students and emerging professionals—especially those in southern California—to apply for service. Deadline: January 6, 2012. More

Interviewers Sought for the Mock Interview Sessions
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The Student and Emerging Professionals Committee seeks established professionals to volunteer as practice interviewers at the 2012 Annual Conference. In the Mock Interview Sessions, interviewers pose as a prospective employer, speaking with individuals in a scenario similar to the Interview Hall at the conference. Deadline: January 18, 2012. More

Mentors Needed for the Artists' Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring
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For the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CAA seeks established professionals in the visual arts to volunteer as mentors for two Career Services programs: the Artists' Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring. Participating as a mentor is an excellent way to serve the field and to assist the professional growth of the next generation of artists and scholars. Deadline: January 6, 2012. More

Visual Culture and British India


An issue devoted to the cross-section of approaches to visual culture in, of and after British India. Free access to the Guest Editor’s introduction! 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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Jeffrey W. Cody and Frances Terpak, eds., Brush and Shutter: Early Photography in China (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2010); Terry Bennett, History of Photography in China 1842–1860 (London: Quaritch, 2009); Terry Bennet, History of Photography in China: Western Photographers 1861–1879 (London: Quaritch, 2010). Reviewed by Yi Gu. OPEN ACCESS

Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis, Ravenna in Late Antiquity (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Reviewed by Ian Lockey.

Karen Fiss, Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009). Reviewed by James A. van Dyke.

Greg Hill, ed., Carl Beam: The Poetics of Being (Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2010). Reviewed by Elizabeth Kalbfleisch.


Exhibition Review
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Walters Art Museum. Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe (February 13–May 15, 2011). Reviewed by Matthew G. Shoaf.

Art and Science

Knowledge ǀ Replication: Early Modern Sciences in Print, an international symposium January 20, 2012, at Northwestern University’s Block Museum, explores the role of artists in scientific investigation. With scholars from Northwestern, University of Chicago, Harvard, USC, and more. MORE




The Joke's on Us
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During a panel called "The Art of Pranks" at the College Art Association conference in New York last February, a participant identified as Clark Stoeckley, "artivist," maintained an impassive demeanor as his scholarly copanelists delivered papers on Dada, Fluxus, and other notorious movements past and present. Stoeckley stood out on account of his cop's uniform, and when he got up to speak on the topic of New York City pranksters, identified himself as a member of the NYPD Vandal Squad Task Force. He explained that he was a former undercover detective in the East Village who became a "street-art archivist" and was eventually promoted to the rank of lieutenant for his insider knowledge of graffiti crews and activist groups. More

Looted Dishes Used in Art Project Returned to Iraq
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Over the last several years, as cultural patrimony cases have roiled the art world, federal marshals have made surprise visits to numerous American museums and galleries to cart away artifacts that foreign governments claimed were looted. Last week a marshal and a marshal's assistant arrived at Creative Time's offices in the East Village to take custody of an even more unusual trove of cultural booty: Saddam Hussein's dinner plates, or at least some of those that were believed to be in use in his palaces when the United States invaded Iraq in 2003. More



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Finders Not Keepers: Yale Returns Artifacts to Peru
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High in the Andes Mountains, Peruvians have been lining up to see a collection of antiquities that have finally returned home. The objects from the Inca site of Machu Picchu spent the past one hundred years at Yale University in Connecticut, where they were at the center of a long-running international custody battle. Now, the university is giving back thousands of ceramics, jewelry, and human bones from the Peabody Museum in New Haven to the International Center for the Study of Machu Picchu and Inca Culture. More

Art Embargo: Iranian Art and the Sanctions
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In March 2011, the Leila Heller Gallery in New York held an exhibition of the thirty-eight-year-old artist Shirin Fakhim's provocative found-object sculptures of Tehran streetwalkers, her first solo show in Manhattan. A number of works were sold, for around $10,000 apiece. But Fakhim lives in Iran, which has been targeted with a range of economic sanctions by the United States and other countries around the world. Most of the Iranian artists Leila Heller represents live and work outside Iran, but not Fakhim, who resides in Tehran. Getting her artwork out of Iran and paying the artist for sales of her work in New York can be tricky. 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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Artist Spends Decades Teaching a Computer to Paint—Successfully
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AARON is the world's first cybernetic artist: an artificially intelligent system that composes its own paintings. Incredibly, the system is the work of one man, Harold Cohen, who had no background in computing when he began the effort. After settling in San Diego, Cohen, a painter who represented Great Britain in the 1966 Venice Biennale, became interested in the exotic new field of computer programming, which then was still performed on punch cards. He began to teach a computer to paint, modeling the decisions made by an experienced artist—as though he were teaching a particularly dense art student. More

Geologists Find Source of Stonehenge's Inner Stones
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A team of geologists from Britain has pinpointed the exact quarry that Stonehenge's innermost circle of rocks came from. It's the first time that a precise source has been found for any of the stones at the prehistoric monument. Robert Ixer of the University of Leicester and Richard Bevins of the National Museum of Wales painstakingly identified samples from various rock outcrops in Pembrokeshire, Wales. More

Re-envisioning Asian American Art!

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La Plaza Stumbles as Push for National Museum Gains Foothold
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Television's highest-earning actress and a San Francisco art museum chief are two of the key figures in the bid to establish a new museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC, devoted to the history and culture of American Latinos. But Eva Longoria, who will rally public support for a bill in Congress to create the museum, and Jonathan Yorba, chairman of the museum-lobbying group that picked her, also played key roles in the creation of La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a problem-plagued Los Angeles museum and cultural center focused on the contributions of Mexican Americans in southern California. More

European Union Art Tax Criticized by Dealers
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Art dealers have criticized the government for failing to oppose a change to a European Union art tax, which comes into force in January. "Droit de suite" provides artists—or their heirs within seventy years of their death—with a percentage of the resale price of their work. The seventy-year limit was introduced in 2006, but the United Kingdom delayed it until 2012. Dealers complain that it has created a competitive disadvantage, as countries such as China and the United States do not pay it. More
 
 



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