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Conference Report on "Human Rights and Cultural Heritage"
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Lucille A. Roussin, an attorney with a background in art history, reports on a recent daylong program, called "Human Rights and Cultural Heritage: From the Holocaust to the Haitian Earthquake," that took place at the Cardozo School of Law in New York on March 31, 2011. More

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Symposium Report on "Hide/Seek: Museums, Ethics, and the Press"
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Svetlana Mintcheva of the National Coalition Against Censorship reports on a recent meeting on the Hide/Seek controversy, subtitled "Museums, Ethics, and the Press," that was held at Rutgers University in New Jersey on April 9, 2011. More

May Picks from the Committee on Women in the Arts
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The CWA Picks for May include exhibitions of new work by Uta Barth and career-spanning surveys of Niki de Saint Phalle and Loïs Mailou Jones. In addition, two events—a graduate-student symposium and a lecture by Gail Levin—will take place midmonth at the Brooklyn Museum. More

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Distinguished Scholars, Conference History, and List of Presidents on the CAA Website
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CAA has debuted several new sections of its website, gathering previously published materials and adding new historical content. Read about the Distinguished Scholars, browse obituaries written especially for CAA, and review a list of conference dates and CAA presidents. More

Advertise in the September Issue of The Art Bulletin
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The deadline to place an advertisement in the September issue of The Art Bulletin is May 27, 2011. Please download the media kit for more information on reaching the readers of CAA's preeminent journal of art-historical scholarship. More

Announcing Art History Publishing Initiative

University of Washington Press, Duke University Press, Penn State Press, and University of Pennsylvania Press to publish first books by art history scholars in grant funded by Mellon Foundation.

Contribute to the 2011 Publication Fund
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The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and 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 2011 Publications Fund. More

Workshop in New Jersey on "Achieving Success as a Visual Artist"
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CAA will present its next National Professional-Development Workshop for Artists in Trenton, New Jersey, on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The one-day event, called "Achieving Success as a Visual Artist: Your Art Practice Made Real," will address important career issues for visual artists and provide them with valuable skills, resources, best practices, and networking techniques to help meet their professional goals. More

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Download Abstracts 2011 by July 31
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Registrants for the 99th Annual Conference in New York must download Abstracts 2011 by July 31. This publication, available as a PDF, summarizes the contents of hundreds of papers and talks that were presented in program sessions at last February's event. More

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Session Audio from the New York Conference
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The 2011 Annual Conference in New York boasted an incredibly diverse array of program sessions. Audio recordings for sixty-three panels—including "Health and Safety in the Artist Studio," "Beyond the 'Other': New Paradigms for a Global Art History," and "Bio-Art, Boundaries, and Borders"—are available for sale. More

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

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.

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.

Low-Residency Summer Program at Wesleyan

Begin your graduate studies this summer at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Low-residency courses include photography, watercolors, film-making, writing, and more!

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

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.

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.

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

Survey Says 80 Percent of Faculty Use Social Media in Their Teaching
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More than 80 percent of college faculty use some form of social media in their teaching, with online video by far the most popular application, according to a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson. Entitled "Teaching, Learning, and Sharing," the survey seeks to understand exactly how higher-education faculty use social media; it also makes distinctions across personal, in-class, and professional uses. The survey included questions on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, SlideShare, and Flickr, as well as blogs, wikis, video, and podcasts. More

Italian Princess Ancestor of Mona Lisa Says Remains Should Be Left in Peace
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Natalia Guicciardini Strozzi, a member of one of Florence's oldest noble families, said that searching for and exhuming the remains of Lisa Gherardini was "a sacrilegious act." The wife of a rich Florentine silk merchant, Gherardini is believed by many art historians to have been the model for Leonardo da Vinci's best-known painting. A team of Italian researchers began the hunt for her skeleton beneath a convent in Florence, using ground-penetrating radar to search for evidence of old tombs. They hope to find Gherardini's remains and to gather enough skull fragments to be able to reconstruct her face. More

Public Art Dialogue - Free Access

The long-awaited first issue of Public Art Dialogue is now available with the theme of 'Reinterpreting the Canon'. Read the issue free online throughout 2011!

Getting Published: What Academics Need to Know
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At heart, I'm a digital researcher, often overly evangelical about the benefits of freely sharing information online. In head, however, I recognize publishing books remains an integral part of academia. After my PhD, I realized I'd need to discover how on earth I might get a book published in an increasingly competitive market—not to mention find a way of reconciling these, the yin and yang of my academic being. I wasn't alone in exhibiting this apparently split-academic-personality disorder. Much of academia has been in conflict since the arrival of the web. More

The Myth of the Starving Artist
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Conventional wisdom has long held that pursuing a career in the arts is a likely ticket to a life of perennial unhappiness, hunger, and unemployment. But the opposite appears to be true—graduates of arts programs are likely to find jobs and satisfaction, even if they won't necessarily get wealthy in the process—according to a new national survey of more than 13,000 alumni of 154 different arts programs. More

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Fertile Women Find Georgia O'Keeffe's Erotic Art Sexier    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Being in a fertile phase of the menstrual cycle makes women more likely to describe subtly erotic art in erotic terms, a new study finds. The research could hint at evolutionary underpinnings of female desire. Women in the study saw Georgia O'Keeffe's suggestively anatomical flower paintings as sexier when they were in the first, fertile half of their menstrual cycles than when they were in the second, less fertile half, researchers reported in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior. For women on the birth-control pill, which suppresses ovulation, O'Keeffe's paintings seemed consistently erotic all month long. More

How Genius Works
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Great art begins with an idea. Sometimes a vague or even bad one. How does that spark of creativity find its way to the canvas, the page, the dinner plate, or the movie screen? How is inspiration refined into the forms that delight or provoke us? The Atlantic enlisted some of America's foremost artists—including Chuck Close, Frank Gehry, and Ben Katchor—to discuss the sometimes messy, frequently maddening, and almost always mysterious process of creating something new. More

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Museum Experts Debate Role of Curators, Smithsonian's Response to Political Pressure
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Museum experts are weighing in on a censorship controversy at the Smithsonian Institution and what it means for publicly funded museums at a time when arts funding has been targeted for deep budget cuts. At a symposium last week, the Smithsonian hosted many curators who objected to the world's largest museum complex bowing to political pressure last fall and removing a video from the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. More

Artisans Who Turn Ideas into Art: Who Pickled Damien Hirst's Shark and Painted Ai Weiwei's Seeds?
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Plagiarism and authorship are prickly topics, particularly in the fine arts. If an artist does not physically make his or her own work, then what does that mean for the nature of art, and for the status of the artist? What is the difference between the person who conceives the work and the person who crafts it—between artist and an artisan? Is it helpful to distinguish art from craft? More


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