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Results of the Board of Directors Election
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Four new CAA members have joined the Board of Directors: Leslie Bellavance, Alfred University; Denise Mullen, Oregon College of Art and Craft; Saul L. Ostrow, Cleveland Institute of Art; and Georgia K. Strange, University of Georgia. They will serve from 2011 to 2015. More

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Anne-Imelda Radice Joins the Board as Appointed Director
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CAA has named Anne-Imelda Radice, a senior consultant for the Dilenschneider Group and director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services from 2006 to 2010, to the Board of Directors as an appointed director. More

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

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A fully bilingual history of 150 years of Cuban art, Great Masters of Cuban Art, 1800–1958/Grandes Maestros del Arte Cubano documents the historical development of Cuban painting from 1800 until the Revolution.

Centennial Projects for The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and
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For the Centennial year, the editorial boards for CAA’s three journals have drawn from the full run of their respective back issues to create "virtual anthologies" of landmark articles and reviews that are freely accessible through the CAA website. Howard Singerman has written an ambitious essay on the history of Art Journal to accompany its compilation, while Natalie Kampen and Lucy Oakley respectively introduce the collections for The Art Bulletin and 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.

NYCAMS Hosts Regional BFA Exhibition
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Hosted by the New York Center for Art and Media Studies, the College Art Association Regional BFA Exhibition features the work of seventeen artists from seven undergraduate programs in the New York area. The exhibition is on view through February 25. More

Art Journal Unveils Website
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A new website for Art Journal, CAA's quarterly publication of modern and contemporary art, will feature free selections from the print journal as well as web-only content. In coming months, the site will grow to include iterations of time-based work discussed in articles, online artists' projects, and more conversational modes of scholarship and discourse. More

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CAA Bloggers at the Annual Conference
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The seven contributors to the CAA Annual Conference blog provided a unique, exciting chronicle of this year's program in New York. Read about the events and sessions that you missed, or get a different perspective on those you did attend. Comments will be open until the end of February, so feel free to engage in dialogue. More


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

Thanks to Conference Sponsors and the Annual Conference Committee
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CAA thanks the many sponsors whose contributions helped make this year's event possible. The organization also highlights the members of the Annual Conference Committee, who were responsible for shaping the program. More

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Download Abstracts 2011
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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 were presented in program sessions at last week's Annual Conference. More 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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Patrizia Cavazzini, Painting as Business in Early Seventeenth-Century Rome; and Richard Spear and Philip Sohm, eds., Painting for Profit: The Economic Lives of Seventeenth-Century Italian Painters. Reviewed by Ann Sutherland Harris.

Charlotte Cotton and Alex Klein, eds., Words without Pictures. Reviewed by Martha Schwendener.

Lois H. Silverman, The Social Work of Museums. Reviewed by Phaedra Livingstone.

Exhibition Reviews
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Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl. Reviewed by Adrian R. Duran. OPEN CONTENT

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia. Reviewed by Robert DeCaroli.

Has Time Run Out for the Pollock?
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A new piece of proposed legislation would require the University of Iowa to sell the famed Jackson Pollock Mural, which had an estimated value of $140 million in 2008, to provide scholarship assistance to undergraduate students from Iowa. House Study Bill 84 was introduced by state representative Scott Raecker, who is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. The proposal is sure to stir emotions in Iowa City, as it did when suggested in 2008, but some legislators say it will have a hard time passing the Iowa Senate. More

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Arts Commission Is Eliminated in Kansas
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Governor Sam Brownback signed an executive order abolishing the Kansas Arts Commission and replacing it with a private, nonprofit organization. The move will save the cash-strapped state nearly $600,000 a year, but it has upset some arts advocates who worry about eroding support for the arts and art education. More

Perilous State of the Arts Agencies
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The Arizona Commission on the Arts recently inaugurated a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of arts education. Fittingly, it features imagery that is imaginative, provocative, and disturbing, including a paintbrush that morphs into the type of needles junkies use to shoot up. The caption is concise and compelling: "Kids will leave their mark, with or without the arts." Artists, too, will leave their mark, with or without governmental support. They've been sketching, dancing, and making music for thousands of years, and they're not going to stop if—as governors around the United States are currently proposing—state arts agencies are either drastically curtailed or completely dismantled. More

NEA Chairman Provokes Heated Debate: How Much Art Is Too Much?
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It's a hot-button debate that the nation's leading advocate for dance and theater, sculpture and opera has been spoiling to ignite for months: Does the country have more outlets for the arts than it can handle? The question might seem a peculiar one to be posed by the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. More

"Thinking Cap" Designed to Promote Creativity
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Scientists in Australia say they are encouraged by initial results of a revolutionary "thinking cap" that aims to promote creativity by passing low levels of electricity through the brain. The device, which consists of two conductors fastened to the head by a rubber strap, significantly boosted results in a simple arithmetic test, they said. More

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The State of Egyptian Antiquities, According to Zahi Hawass
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On February 2, a post published on now–Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass's blog categorically stated: "I would like the people of the world to know that today all of the Egyptian monuments are safe." The post assures us that no major Egyptian archaeological sites have been seriously damaged besides the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, at the epicenter of the protests that recently overthrew Mubarak's government (of which Zahi Hawass was a prominent part). Oh, but there was also the "looting of the storage magazine in Qantara," during which an unknown amount of antiquities were stolen, though 288 were reportedly returned. Hawass's blog gives a uniquely skewed perspective on Egyptian lootings over the past weeks, not to be trusted, but certainly not to be discounted either. More

Conservative Argument Is No Match for Liberal Art
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I love music, good stories, and beautiful things. And so, I imagine, does everyone else. But I'm struck by the fact that the vast majority of musicians, moviemakers, novelists, and artists are liberals. This could be because the artistic temperament is inclined to be radical, but it is more likely because conservatives have abandoned the arts. This abandonment has profound implications for American culture. It will intensify society's long-term liberal reflexes, making it harder to sustain the foundational values—like chastity, faith, and free enterprise—that make America both good and great. More

Art Access - Coming Soon

We're giving you free online access to our complete range of visual arts journals throughout February! Follow @routledge_art on Twitter for updates.

LA the Right Home for Robert Mapplethorpe Collection
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News of a museum's major art acquisition isn't usually accompanied by the question, "Why?" So it's interesting to see it crop up in reports that a huge cache of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs, plus his archives and youthful mixed-media art, has been jointly acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust. The specific gist of the puzzlement seems to be: Why Los Angeles? More
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