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CAA Introduces Podcasts on Professional-Development Topics for Artists
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CAA has launched a new series of professional-development podcasts with five audio clips on writing artist's statements, conducting a job search, successful grant writing, and marketing your art. The podcasts—narrated by Jackie Battenfield, Michael Aurbach, Melissa Potter, and Amber Hawk Swanson—can be downloaded or streamed online. More

Friday, February 11 from 12:30 PM- 2:00PM in the Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Hilton New York

M. Dominique Sennelier, the grandson of the founder of La Maison Sennelier, will be talking about the history of this famous shop in Paris where the Impressionists bought their paints. He will be sharing fascinating anecdotes from his family history and will also have some special treats!

Regional MFA Exhibition at Hunter College in New York
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Graduate students from twenty schools within one hundred miles of New York will participate in the College Art Association NY Area MFA Exhibition, on view February 9–April 9, 2011, at the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery. An opening reception will be held during the CAA Annual Conference on Friday evening, February 11. More

Cast Your Vote for the 2011-15 Board of Directors
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Four of the six candidates running for the CAA Board of Directors—Leslie Bellavance, Brian Bishop, dele jegede, Denise Mullen, Saul L. Ostrow, and Georgia K. Strange—will be elected to serve from 2011 to 2015. Please read their statements and biographies—and watch their video presentations—before casting your vote. More

Havana Forever: A Pictorial and Cultural History of an Unforgettable City

Award-winning architect, photographer, and sculptor Kenneth Treister (FAIA) explores not only Havana’s unique architecture but also its culture, people, urban plazas and parks, pedestrian environment, monuments, landmarks, and

CAA Seeks Nominations and Self-Nominations for 2012-16 Board Service
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CAA seeks nominations and self-nominations from individuals interested in shaping the future of the organization by serving on the Board of Directors for the 2012-16 term. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2011. More

Onsite Registration Opens on Tuesday, February 8
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Onsite registration for the 99th Annual Conference and Centennial Kickoff begins on Tuesday, February 8. CAA will have booths on the Second Floor Promenade of the Hilton New York from 5:00 to 7:00 PM that day, opening again on Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM. (Early, advance, and online registrations are now closed.) More

Award-Winning Graphic Design

Literary/arts journal Ninth Letter features new work by international and U.S. writers and artists. Winner of over 30 awards for design and typography.

Sheraton Extends Reservation Deadline to Monday, January 31
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The Sheraton New York has extended its CAA conference discount to Monday, January 31. Reserve your room and receive free Wi-Fi access. Room blocks at the two other conference hotels—the Hilton New York and Park Central—have closed. More

Abstracts 2011 Available for Download
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Conference registrants can now download Abstracts 2011. This publication, available as a PDF, summarizes the contents of hundreds of papers and talks that will be presented in program sessions. More

Painting? Sculpture? Digital/Hybrid Media? Photography?

You have enough to worry about in grad school without having to worry about time and money, too. Ask us how the MFA in Art offered by the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU can provide you with the time, the creative resources and the intellectual and financial support you need to make art

Career Services Guide for Job Seekers and Employers
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The four-page Career Services Guide, available for download as a PDF, is designed to inform job seekers and employers about Career Services events at the conference and to provide answers to frequently asked questions. More

Full List of Exhibitors at the Book and Trade Fair
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The conference website has published the full list of Book and Trade Fair exhibitors, with links to their websites. A preliminary list of special events and details on two exhibitor sessions also appear on the page. More


This paid fellowship is designed to provide graduate students with an intensive scholarly, professional and international experience through the curatorial department of the Meadows Museum at SMU and includes travel and research to Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. More information at

[IMAGE: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660), Sibyl with Tabula Rasa, ca. 1648, oil on canvas, Algur H. Meadows Collection, 74.01]

Special Centennial Sessions
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Seven special Centennial Sessions, organized by Paul Jaskot of DePaul University, focus on broad thematic topics in the visual arts, including "Global Art Histories/Multiple Modernities," "Experience," and "Our Demons." In addition, Jonathan Katz, cocurator of Hide/Seek at the National Portrait Gallery, will present a panel called "Against Acknowledgment: Sexuality and the Instrumentalization of Knowledge." More

Feminist Art Project Panels
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The Feminist Art Project, an independent collaborative group of international artists, historians, and curators, will present a day of panels at the Museum of Arts and Design, organized by Johanna Burton and Julia Bryan-Wilson. The event, taking place on Saturday, February 12, 2011, is held concurrently with the CAA conference. 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.

Poster Sessions on Thursday and Friday Afternoons
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The topics of thirteen poster sessions, which take place on Thursday and Friday, February 10-11, 12:30-2:00 PM, include "Staff Diversity in Museums," "Reinterpreting Savoldo's Magdalen Paintings," and "How the Sausage Is Made: A Model of Graphic Design Practice and Teaching." More

Travel and Transportation to New York
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American Airlines and Amtrak are offering travel discounts to CAA conference attendees. In addition, Go Airport Express, which shuttles passengers between Manhattan hotels and LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark airports, is giving a special rate on its services through online booking. 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. The first two listings below take place during the week of the CAA Annual Conference in New York.

Challenging the Myths of Art History: A Symposium in Honor of
Linda Seidel

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Fordham University
Conferences & Symposia

Why Have There Been No Great Modern Religious Artists?
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Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art
Conferences & Symposia

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Caladan Gallery
Exhibition Opportunities

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

Artist Studio Residency
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SOHO20 Gallery Chelsea
Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges

Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough Releases Statement on the
National Portrait Gallery

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The National Portrait Gallery exhibition, Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, has generated its share of controversy. Some have called for the removal of the entire exhibition because they object to its content, while others have objected to the decision to remove a video from the exhibition by the artist David Wojnarowicz. Throughout it all, the exhibition has continued to serve its purpose. Large audiences have attended and learned about the contributions of gay and lesbian artists to American portraiture and many more will continue to do so. More

Vitality of the Arts Industry Hits Twelve-Year Low, According to the National Arts Index
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Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, has announced the first update to its National Arts Index, the annual measure of the health and vitality of the arts industries in the United States. The 2010 index offers the first comprehensive picture of how the arts fared during the Great Recession. According to the index, the vitality of America's arts sector reached a twelve-year low in 2009. 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.

House Republicans Unveil Plan to End Federal Arts and Humanities
Agencies and Aid to Public Broadcasting

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Federal support for arts and culture is now officially in the cross hairs of congressional Republicans, if that's a metaphor we're still allowed to use. Any way you want to describe it, the Republican Study Committee, made up of about 165 GOP members of the House of Representatives, announced a budget-cutting plan aimed at slashing federal spending, and it calls for the elimination of the nation's two leading makers of government arts grants: the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. More

Ten Ways to Make the Most of Your Visiting-Artist Budget
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Have a great big visiting-artist budget to fund heavy-hitters? Good for you. The rest of us have to come up with ways to stretch meager funds without exploiting participants. We are tasked with finagling accommodations, meals, travel expenses, and a stipend from a skimpy visiting-artist account that might not address even the most conservative of projected expenses. More

Publications on Asian culture and history

The Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore publishes catalogues and books on Asian art history and material culture. For purchase, contact or visit

Crowdsourcing: The Art of a Crowd
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It used to be that artists painted, sculpted, or collaged images drawn from the world or their imaginations into original compositions. Now artists make collages from other people's voices, dreams, and actions. Called "social practice" or "crowdsourced" art, the new format requires contributions from strangers. "We're looking at people's behavior, ideas, and interactions as material for the artwork," says Jon Rubin, associate professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. More

Artist Could Face Fifteen Years in Prison for Recording His Own Arrest
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Chris Drew was finally ready to get arrested. An artist and activist, Drew had spent years protesting a Chicago ordinance that puts tight restrictions on where and how people can sell their art on the street. He was downtown, on State Street, selling silk-screened patches for $1 and defying the city to stop him. When he finally succeeded in getting booked, Drew was ready for a few hours in lock-up on a misdemeanor, and a lengthy court battle. He was in no way prepared for what he would actually face. More

Wesleyan Pioneers Program for the Study of Curating Performance Art    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
With performance art increasingly entering the museological mainstream—along with the mainstream mainstream, courtesy of one James Franco—it was only a matter of time before an art school launched a performance-art curating program. Now Wesleyan has gone and done it, creating a new Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, the first postgraduate offering of its kind in the United States. More

"This Space for Rent": In Europe, Arts Now Must Woo Commerce
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European museums are reeling from culture shock these days. Long reliant on government subsidies, they avoided the layoffs, salary cuts, and ticket increases that struck American museums hard in 2009 when the endowments upon which they depend plunged with the financial crisis. But now European arts institutions are facing a squeeze too: government subsidies are falling and corporate donations have dwindled as the economic crisis spreads. The combination is forcing even the grandest museums to seek new revenue sources. More
Vasari at 500
2011 marks the 500th anniversary of Giorgio Vasari’s birth. Celebrate with 25% off these Varsari titles: The Delight of Art: Giorgio Vasari and the Traditions of Humanist Discourse by David Cast, A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso and Why Mona Lisa Smiles and Other Tales by Vasari by Paul Barolsky. Use code VASI at checkout
Dartmouth College Seeks New Director Hood Museum of Art
We seek a dynamic Director with a passion for college and university museum culture to maintain and develop an exciting scholarly exhibition and publications program, and to oversee acquisitions for the collection with the museum’s well-established endowments. Interested applicants please email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Director of the Hood Museum of Art Search Committee
The Barnesville Easel™
The Barnesville Easel™ Line of Easels and Art Furniture is built to withstand the daily rigors of art schools, colleges, and universities. Designed by professionals, constantly updated and improved, these products are setting the standards in studios across the country. Since 1996, over one hundred institutions have purchased our products. More info

Look for Penn Press Books

Discover Penn Press books in art history, architecture & landscape design, and studio arts.


Research fellowships on Buddhist art, Avalokiteshvara and visual culture. Application deadline: 15 January 2011.

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