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Winners of the 2012 Awards for Distinction
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Among the recipients of the 2012 Awards for Distinction are the artists David Hammons, Adrian Piper, and Allan Sekula, the art historians Alexander Nagel and Gabriel P. Weisberg, and the critic, curator, and feminist Lucy R. Lippard. More

Penn State Press Art Book Sale

Save 50–75% on select titles, including Slideshow, Jane Hammond, Katerina's Windows, Painted Prints, Staging Empire, and many more. Click here for a complete list. Available through February 3, or while supplies last.

Getty Foundation International Travel Grant Recipients
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CAA has awarded travel grants to twenty art historians and artists from around the world who will convene in Los Angeles to attend and participate in the 2012 Annual Conference. CAA's program was made possible by a generous grant from the Getty Foundation. More

New Members for Nine CAA Committees
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Meet the newly appointed members of CAA's nine Professional Interests, Practices, and Standards Committees. These CAA members will help guide the organization, and the visual arts as a whole, over the next three years. 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!

Apply for a Spring Meiss Publishing Grant
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CAA is accepting applications for spring grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund, which supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. More

Recent Deaths in the Arts
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In its regular roundup of obituaries, CAA recognizes the lives and achievements of the following artists, scholars, curators, collectors, and other men and women whose work has had a significant impact on the visual arts. More

Cast Your Vote in the Board of Directors Election
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The annual election of CAA members to serve on the Board of Directors has begun. Visit the main board election page to read the statements, biographies, and endorsements from the six canditates—and to watch their video presentations—before casting your vote. More

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Deadline for Advance Registration Extended to January 30
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CAA has extended the deadline for advance registration for the 100th Annual Conference to Monday, January 30, 2012. Rates are $235 for CAA members, $135 for student and retired members, and $365 for nonmembers. Onsite registration—at higher costs—will be available at the Los Angeles Convention Center starting on Tuesday evening, February 21. More

Arts News

Visit Routledge’s new Arts website which is regularly updated with our latest news, special offers, competitions and more.

Reserve a Room at the Conference Hotels
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Reserve a room at one of three hotels offering special discounts to Annual Conference attendees: the Westin Bonaventure, the Millennium Biltmore, and the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live (which is steps away from the convention center). In addition, the Figueroa Hotel has openings in the student room block. More

List of Exhibitors for the Book and Trade Fair
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An incredibly diverse group of exhibitors has reserved booths and tables at the upcoming Book and Trade Fair. Among the highlights are Gamblin Artists Colors, Yale University Press, Kickstarter, ARTstor, California College of the Arts, X-TRA, and the Women's Caucus for Art. More

Art and Knowledge

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe demonstrates the vital role of Northern Renaissance artists in the production and sharing of knowledge. Now on exhibition at Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art. Preview the show with videos, an iPad/iPhone app, an interactive tool, and more.

Reunions and Receptions
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A variety of colleges, universities, and arts organizations will hold reunions and receptions at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel during the 100th Annual Conference. See if your alma mater or current institution is on the list. 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.

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 extended: Wednesday, February 1, 2012. More

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 extended: Monday, January 30, 2012. More

The MFA in Art offered by the Meadows School of the Arts/SMU gives graduate students the time, resources and support necessary to make great art. MORE

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 extended: Monday, January 30, 2012. More

CAA's Opportunities collects and publishes calls for entries and papers, conference notices, fellowship and grant opportunities, and more. New listings are posted daily; you may also submit your own.

Artist in Residence
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Wassaic Project
Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges

Call for Entries: Forged (Sculpture)
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Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery
Exhibition Opportunities

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

Fellowship Competition for Research in India
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American Institute of Indian Studies
Awards, Grants, Fellowships

Curatorial Proposal
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City Without Walls
Exhibition Opportunities

North American Victorian Studies Association Conference
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University of Wisconsin, Madison
Calls for Papers

The Third Annual Modern Art Notes Super Bowl Bet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's time for the third annual Modern Art Notes Super Bowl Bet, in which the art museums in the two Super Bowl cities wager loans of major artworks on the outcome of the game. This year's American football championship matches the New York Giants against the New England Patriots, New York vs. Boston. Because each city has several marquee art museums, I'm challenging two institutions in each city to step forward and to put their art where their communities’ mouthiness is. 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.

New Digital Archive of Modern Latin American Art
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A newly launched digital archive, ICAA Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art, provides access to primary sources and critical documents tracing the development of twentieth-century art in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United States. Countries featured in the first phase of this multiyear project include Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and the Latino US. The digital archive is available free of charge to the research and teaching community and to the public at large. The uploading of documents to the archive is an ongoing process. More

Supreme Court Upholds Law That Extended Copyright Protection to Foreign Works
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The Supreme Court upheld a law giving US copyright protection to paintings by Pablo Picasso, films of Alfred Hitchcock, music from Igor Stravinsky, and millions of other works by foreign artists that had been freely available. The justices said in a 6–2 decision that Congress acted within its power when it extended protection to works that had been in the public domain. The law’s challengers complained that community orchestras, academics, and others who rely on works that are available for free have effectively been priced out of performing Peter and the Wolf and other pieces that had been mainstays of their repertoires. More

Re-envisioning Asian American Art!

Join the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University for the NEH Summer Institute "Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research, and Teaching"
Apply now!

Arts Graduates Cast the Career Net Wider
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What chance has an arts graduate of getting a job? Given the current employment outlook, if you're soon to graduate in anything from English to philosophy it might feel like time to start filling in that teacher-training application or face a lifetime flipping burgers. The increasing focus on the utility of degrees—universities will soon be compelled to publish data on what jobs their alumni have secured—has left many students and their parents wondering whether an arts degree is an advantage or a millstone right now. More

The Art of 3D Printing
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As part of its special report on manufacturing, the MIT Technology Review asked Neri Oxman, a professor at the MIT Media Lab and an internationally recognized artist whose work is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, to create a sculpture that would illustrate the future of manufacturing. What she produced, in collaboration with the MIT materials science professor Craig Carter, is a powerful demonstration of the possibilities of 3D printing, using techniques that take advantage of the capabilities of 3D printers in ways that conventional manufacturing techniques cannot. More

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

How Art Is Healing Postrevolution Egypt
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The revolution drastically transformed everything in the lives of Egyptians. Yet while there has been quite a bit of attention paid to the dramatic political changes, more attention needs to be paid to the cultural and artistic scene that has been taking Egypt by storm since early 2011. Rather than being confined to art galleries or movie screens, this new wave of artistic expression is spilling over into all areas of life and causing previous boundaries to crumble. More

In Haiti, Where Does Art Fit In?
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There's no doubt that art can help us cope with troubled times. It's a way to process the inexplicable, to express the unutterable. Yet with tens of thousands of Haitians still displaced and living in tent cities, some might consider art a luxury few can afford. Diane Ford Dessables, though, founder of Ayitian Arts Project, says that in addition to the obvious emotional benefits, there are real economic reasons for supporting Haiti's arts. "What we're doing here is focusing on art and using art as a means of spurring community development," she tells NPR's Michel Martin. 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

Tips to Starting a Collection
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If starting an art collection is among your New Year resolutions, here are ten tips to set you on the right road. One: Despite all the hype about art as a safe asset class, don't consider a collection primarily as an investment. The art market isn't the stock market, where you can easily buy and sell. Art doesn't supply dividends or earn interest, and selling with a gain is far from a sure thing. Two: Buy what you like, not fashionable status symbols. You have to live with the works; their dividends should be the pleasure of looking at them. More

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