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March Issue of The Art Bulletin Introduces Three New Article Series
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The March 2012 issue of The Art Bulletin introduces three new series of features—"Regarding Art and Art History," "Notes from the Field," and "Interview"—that the journal will publish over the next two volume years. The issue also contains significant essays and book reviews exploring Japanese, European, African, and American art. More

40% Off Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies

Now through the end of March get 40% off on in-print books in the Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies series, including The Culture of Architecture in Enlightenment Rome by Heather Hyde Minor. And Constantinopolis/Istanbul by Çiğdem Kafescioğlu Use code CAABLS at checkout. For more information about Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies click here.

Winter Art Journal Explores and Exploits Print
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The latest issue of Art Journal is dedicated to manifestations of print, from the cultural roles of published artifacts in the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries (by Michael Leja and the editors of the collective Triple Canopy respectively) to artist's projects by Richard Tuttle and Matthew Brannon that exploit the physical conditions of the printed journal itself. Selected articles are featured as free content on the Art Journal website. More

Humanities Action Alert: Support the NEH and International Educational Programs
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Two important Dear Colleague letters, in support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Title VI/Fulbright-Hays International Education and Foreign Language programs, are currently circulating in the US House of Representatives. CAA urges you to contact your representatives, asking them to sign the letter. More

Commemorative CAA Centennial T-Shirts
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In celebration of the 100th Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CAA is selling commemorative Centennial t-shirts in four sizes: small, medium, large, and extra large. The pink-on-black shirts are available for $5 plus $3 for shipping and handling, while supplies last. More

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CAA Thanks 2011 Donors
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In the Acknowledgments section, CAA recognizes the contributors to the Centennial Campaign, the Annual Conference Travel Grants, and the Publications Fund for The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and for the previous calendar year. The section also highlights members of the 2011 Donors Circle and salutes CAA's Life Members. More

Professional Liability Insurance for Art Authenticators
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CAA offers an informational article regarding professional liability insurance so that art authenticators, appraisers, scholars, artists, curators, and other practitioners in the field of visual art and art history may recognize their exposures to financial losses and adopt effective means to deal with them. More

The Editor's Choice

Register at our site for free online access to articles chosen by the Editors of our visual arts journals throughout February. MORE

Recent Deaths in the Arts
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Mike Kelley, Dorothea Tanning, and Antoni Tàpies are among the artists, scholars, architects, curators, collectors, and other professionals in the visual arts that appear on this month's list of obituaries. More

D.C.'s Art School

Focused on the idea of direct and intensely creative education, the Corcoran College of Art + Design is the only college of art and design in the museum and college-rich environment of Washington, D.C., and one of the only art schools in the country fully integrated with a world-class museum.

Nominations Sought for 2013-17 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 from 2013 to 2017. Deadline: April 2, 2012. More

CAA Directories of Graduate Schools
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The complete versions of Graduate Programs in Art History and Graduate Programs in the Visual Arts are now available. Each full volume costs $41 for CAA members and $51 for nonmembers, plus shipping and handling. In addition, all entries within six of eight program types are sold as discrete, perfect-bound, soft-cover books. Alternatively, you can order all entries within each program type as an ebook. More

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CAA Wraps Its 100th Annual Conference
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CAA hosted its 100th Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, February 22-25, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Read more about the many facets of the event in the organization’s official summary press release. More

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

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

CAA supports the activities, programs, and publications of its many affiliated societies. Here is a selection of listings from the most recent Affiliated Society News.

Art, Literature, and Music in Symbolism and Decadence
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ALMSD will present its second conference, "The Symbolist Movement: Its Origins and Its Consequences," from April 25 to 28, 2012, at Allerton Park in Monticello, Illinois. For the keynote address, Liana De Girolami Cheney will deliver a paper titled "Edward Burne-Jones's The Sirens: Magical Whispers." 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

Association of Historians of American Art
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AHAA is pleased to announce its new chair and board members: Jenny Carson, Maryland Institute of Art, chair, 2012–13; Sarah E. Kelly, Art Institute of Chicago, cochair, 2012–13; and Katherine Smith, Agnes Scott College, sessions coordinator, 2012–15. More

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
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FATE will host its national biennial conference at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia from April 3 to 6, 2013. Titled "postHaus," the event has a theme of "Instructing, Constructing, and Connecting with Students in the Twenty-First Century." More

Historians of British Art
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HBA has announced its 2011 awards for the three best books on British art and architecture: Celina Fox's The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment; Morna O'Neill's Walter Crane: The Arts and Crafts, Painting, and Politics, 1875–1890; and Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance, edited by Cassandra Albinson, Peter Funnell, and Lucy Peltz. More

Midwest Art History Society
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Attend MAHS's thirty-ninth annual conference in Wichita, Kansas, from March 29 to 31, 2012. Papers on topics ranging from art history and modern film to collecting Asian art will be presented on the Wichita State University campus and at the Wichita Art Museum. More

Art Experts Find "Possible" Leonardo da Vinci Fresco
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Researchers in Italy say they may have found traces of a Leonardo da Vinci work hidden under a Florentine fresco. Tiny probes, sent through drilled holes in Giorgio Vasari's The Battle of Marciano in the Palazzo Vecchio, found black pigment also used in the Mona Lisa, project workers claimed. "These data are very encouraging," said the project's leader Maurizio Seracini. But historians at a press conference in Florence stressed their research was "not conclusive." 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

Mona Lisa Could Have Been Completed a Decade Later Than Thought
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Leonardo's Mona Lisa was probably completed a decade later than the date given by the Louvre. This radical redating follows conservation work on the Prado's copy of the famous painting. The Louvre dates the Mona Lisa to 1503–6. It has now been realized, however, that part of the painted background was based on a drawing of rocks that Leonardo made in 1510–15. More

Faculty-Salary Increases at Public Colleges Trail Those at Private Ones
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Salaries for faculty members across all disciplines rose by 1.9 percent this year, nearly matching the 2 percent rise in senior administrator salaries, according to an annual report released this week by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. But a divide remains between public-college faculty members and those at private colleges, according to the report, which reflects data for 813 public and private colleges. Private-college faculty members received a median salary increase of 2.3 percent for the 2012 fiscal year, compared with 1.1 percent for public-college faculty members. More

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A Matter of Opinion
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After years of examining artworks and rendering expert opinions for owners—often free of charge—several art-authentication boards and artist-endowed foundations have decided that the risks and potential costs associated with determining authenticity are simply too high. 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

The Art of the Tablet
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Digital tools are changing the way that art is bought, sold, and simply looked at. Collectors who once traveled across the world to art fairs and auctions are buying more works without seeing them in person, relying instead on digital views. Galleries now have the ability to show many more works to interested collectors than they have in their showrooms, simply by swiping through digital inventories. Museums are encouraging visitors to download digital apps to get more information about works on display. More

Shoot Now, Focus Later: A Little Camera to Change the Game
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Just when you thought you had the latest in camera technology, along comes something new and shiny and ... rectangular. It's called the Lytro, and it uses something called "light field technology." In short: You shoot now and focus later. NPR's resident photo expert, Keith Jenkins, explains that this camera captures not only the color and the intensity of light—which is what normal cameras do—but also the direction of that light from every possible angle. More


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

Tilting at Windmills
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In graduate school one of my faculty confidants (actually, more than one) regularly warned me to stop "tilting at windmills." The expression, derived from Don Quixote's delusional and self-righteous attempts to lower his spear and joust against the windmills of the Spanish countryside, means not to fight unwinnable fights, but especially it means not to create battles through one's own delusions. It also might mean not to fight petty, low-stakes battles. Self-righteousness, a grand generator of both delusion and pettiness, is not, it turns out, a winning quality in the academy. 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

Cutbacks in Enrollment Redefine Graduate Education and Faculty Jobs
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Over the past decade, the University of Maryland's Department of Art History and Archaeology has admitted up to a dozen graduate students each year. But when Caroline J. Dubinsky and Jessica Williams arrived on the College Park campus last fall, they were the department's only two new PhD students. More

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