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NEA Awards $20,000 Grant to CAA for ARTspace
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A $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will help fund programming and events at the next ARTspace, taking place during the 2013 Annual Conference in New York. More



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New Members and Officers at the May Board Meeting
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Newly elected members and officers of the CAA Board of Directors will join the governing body at its spring meeting, to be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012. More

Recipients of CAA's 2012 Centennial Awards
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On the occasion of the recently convened 2012 Annual Conference, the CAA Board of Directors presented three special Centennial Awards to Deborah Marrow, director of the Getty Foundation; the collectors and philanthropists Edythe and Eli Broad; and California Lawyers for the Arts. More

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Recent Deaths in the Arts
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The April listing of recent deaths in the arts includes the controversial critic Hilton Kramer, the Chicagoan dealer Donald Young, and three celebrated artists: Elizabeth Catlett, Kenneth Price, and Thomas Kinkade. More

Revised Procedures for Task Forces
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At its February meeting, the CAA Board of Directors approved a revised statement on the formation of task forces. The Revised Procedures for Task Forces (2012) added the step of the Executive Committee's review and prioritization of all task-force proposals prior to their presentation to the board for approval. More


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Friday Deadline to Propose a 2013 Conference Paper or Presentation
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The deadline to propose a paper or presentation for the 2013 Annual Conference in New York is Friday, May 4, 2012. You may download a PDF of the 2013 Call for Participation from the CAA website to peruse the session descriptions. All presenters must be current CAA members. More

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Propose a Poster Session for the New York Conference by May 4
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CAA invites individual members to submit abstracts for Poster Sessions at the 2013 Annual Conference by Friday, May 4, 2012. Poster Sessions—presentations displayed on bulletin boards by an individual for small groups—usually include a brief narrative paper mixed with illustrations, tables, graphs, and similar presentation formats. More

Download Abstracts 2012
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Registrants for the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles can now download Abstracts 2012. This publication, available as a PDF, summarizes the contents of hundreds of papers and talks that were presented in program sessions this year. More

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Audio Recordings from the 2012 Annual Conference
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Audio recordings for eighty-three conference sessions—including "Beyond Censorship: Art and Ethics," "The Challenge of Nazi Art," and the two-part "Civilization and Its Others in Nineteenth-Century Art"—are now available for sale. More



CAA recognizes the professional achievements of its members in a bimonthly website section called Member News.

Interdisciplinary Practices in Bio Art


This summer, artists can explore Bio Art in SVA's residency program at the Fine Arts Nature and Technology Laboratory in the heart of Chelsea. MORE


Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members
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See when and where CAA members are exhibiting their art, and view images of their work. More

Books Published by CAA Members
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Publishing a book is a major milestone for artists and scholars. Browse a list of recent titles by CAA members. More



Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members
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Check out details on recent exhibitions organized by CAA members who are also curators. More

People in the News
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This section lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three areas: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications. 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


Grants, Awards, and Honors
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CAA recognizes its members for their professional achievements, be it a grant, fellowship, residency, book prize, honorary degree, or related award. More

Institutional News
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Read about the latest news from CAA institutional members. More

Summer Institute in Technical Art History

The Institute will be held June 18- 29, 2012 at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts and is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Current doctoral students in art history with a strong interest in technical art history are encouraged to apply. MORE




Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media
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The following guidelines, just published by the Modern Language Association, are designed to help departments and faculty members implement effective evaluation procedures for hiring, reappointment, tenure, and promotion. They apply to scholars working with digital media as their subject matter and to those who use digital methods or whose work takes digital form. More

W.A.G.E. Survey Report Summary
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The purpose of the W.A.G.E. survey was to gather information about the economic experiences of visual and performing artists exhibiting in nonprofit exhibition spaces and museums in New York City between 2005 and 2010. The survey was distributed in two parts: one that gathered information about small- to medium-sized nonprofit arts organizations, and another that gathered information about large nonprofit arts organizations and museums. The questions and structure of each were identical and only differed by their lists of institutions. More

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Academic Workforce Data Center
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The Modern Language Association (MLA) invites visitors to view historic information about staffing patterns at individual institutions of higher education. Use search fields in this resource to find an institution and view the numbers and percentages of tenure-track, full-time non-tenure-track, and part-time faculty members at that institution in 1995 and in 2009. More

Tennessee Supreme Court Clears Way for Fisk Art Sale
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Fisk University cleared what could be the last hurdle in a seven-year court battle to sell a $30 million stake in its famed art collection—a sale that one school trustee says it needs to survive. The Tennessee Supreme Court announced that it won't hear the state attorney general's appeal to keep the collection in Nashville full time, which sends the case back to Davidson County Chancery Court for little more than paperwork before the art can be sold. More

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


Politics First on Student Loans
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The current debate over the student-loan interest rates is a perfect example of how crazy our national politics have become. Leaving aside the differences in how Democrats and Republicans would pay for continuing this questionable subsidy, both parties are striving to appeal to students in this election year by keeping interest rates low while ignoring the economic reality that this move will further balloon student debt and could lead to higher tuitions as well. More

The Impermanent Book
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A few months ago, Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections and Freedom, was quoted by the Telegraph from his Cartagena's Hay Festival presentation. His speech raised heated discussions in newspaper columns and on the internet. The focus was mainly on defending technology and ebooks as a viable and improved evolution, and on how he was being retrograde. What was missing from the discourse was the fact that technology has also violently altered printed books in a way from which there is no return. We are so disconnected from the means of production that nobody seems to be aware that books are produced very differently then they were one hundred years ago. More

YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART

Search the collections online and download free publication-quality images at britishart.yale.edu. Paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, historic frames, rare books and related library materials now available. MORE


Does Occupy Signal the Death of Contemporary Art?
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There has been so much art centered around the Occupy protests that it is beginning to feel like a new artistic movement. What defines it, and could it supplant the world of the galleries? We get in the van and speed along to Bed-Stuy. It is the New York equivalent of London's Shoreditch or Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg, a hipster submetropolis but with cuter beards. I am with the Illuminators—a group of performance artists whose art is to shine revolutionary logos onto buildings in support of the Occupy Wall Street protest, including one that has become iconic—the 99% logo, known to protesters as "the bat signal." More

Art Is Long; Copyrights Can Even Be Longer
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It is there in the new 3D version of Titanic, as it was in James Cameron's original film: a modified version of Pablo Picasso's painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon aboard the ship as it sinks. Of course that 1907 masterpiece was never lost to the North Atlantic. It has been at the Museum of Modern Art for decades—which is precisely the reason the Picasso estate, which owns the copyright to the image, refused Cameron’s original request to include it in his 1997 movie. But the director used it anyway. After Artists Rights Society, a company that guards intellectual-property rights for more than fifty thousand visual artists or their estates, including Picasso’s, complained, however, Cameron agreed to pay a fee for the right to use the image. More



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