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Hung(a)ry for Art: Travel Grant Recipient Dora Sallay
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In the first of a series of articles about recipients of CAA's International Travel Grant, Geraldine A. Johnson from the University of Oxford writes on the Los Angeles conference experience had by Dóra Sallay, a curator of early Italian painting at the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum in Budapest, Hungary. More

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Report on the CAA International Travel Grant
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Last February, twenty art historians and curators from eighteen countries around the world attended the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles through a new grant program, generously funded by the Getty Foundation. For many grant recipients, this visit was their first to the United States, and for most of them it was their first time at the CAA conference. More

CAA Seeks Jurors for the Graduate-Student-Fellowships
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CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for two members to serve on the juries for CAA's Professional-Development Fellowships in Art History and Visual Arts for a three-year term, 2012–15. More

Summer Graduate Liberal Studies at Wesleyan

Photography, monotype printmaking, contemporary art, as well as writing and poetry courses, literature, history and more. Choose intensive summer courses, or attend all year!

NEA Awards $20,000 Grant to CAA for ARTspace
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A generous $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will help fund programming and events at the next ARTspace, taking place during the 2013 Annual Conference in New York. More

Recipients of CAA's 2012 Centennial Awards
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On the occasion of the recently convened 2012 Annual Conference, the CAA Board of Directors presented three special Centennial Awards to Deborah Marrow, director of the Getty Foundation; the collectors and philanthropists Edythe and Eli Broad; and California Lawyers for the Arts. More

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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. You can also order all entries within each program type as an ebook. More

Support CAA's Journals with a Donation to the Publications Fund
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Your tax-deductible contribution to the Publications Fund will ensure that CAA's three preeminent journals of art history, theory, and criticism—The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and—will continue to offer scholarly articles of the highest quality, thought-provoking book and exhibition reviews, and four-color reproductions. More

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Download Abstracts 2012
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Registrants for the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles can now download Abstracts 2012 through July 31, 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

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Audio Recordings from the 2012 Annual Conference
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Audio recordings for eighty-three conference sessions—including "Beyond Censorship: Art and Ethics," "The Challenge of Nazi Art," and the two-part "Civilization and Its Others in Nineteenth-Century Art"—are now available for sale. 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.

Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art
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AHNCA has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a three-year capacity-building initiative to maximize the possibilities of Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide, the organization's scholarly electronic journal. The grant is intended to help authors in the development phase of their articles as well as to aid the journal in the implementation phase. 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

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
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The next FATE regional workshop, "Removing the Curse of the Demo," will take place on August 11, 2012, at the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur in Georgia. Participants should bring their favorite demo and share the way they approach the subject through perspective drawing, cutting paper straight, paint mixing, paint application, finding proper proportions, obtaining proper value, or anything else. More

International Association of Word and Image Studies
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IAWIS seeks proposals for papers and presentations for "From the Wall, to the Press, to the Streets," its affiliated-society session for CAA's 101st Annual Conference in New York, that reflect on contemporary art practices that occur outside the traditional framework of the gallery or museum space. Deadline: June 1, 2012. More

Public Art Dialogue
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Public Art Dialogue, a scholarly journal published biannually, invites submissions for its upcoming special issue, "Memorials: The Culture of Remembrance." Deadline: September 15, 2012. More

Visual Resources Association
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VRA has transitioned the VRA Bulletin from a print journal to an electronic journal, published by Bepress. In order to celebrate the inaugural issue and to spread the word, the first issue is readily accessible to read by all, but succeeding issues will be available to VRA members only for the first six months after publication, after which time the journal will be open access. 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

How to Fund the Arts in America
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Even though it won the Tony Award for Regional Theater this week, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, like many other regional theaters, has seen donors decrease because of the economy but continues to operate because of generous board members and creative partnerships. What can we do to stabilize funding for the arts? Can we learn from other countries' examples? In an era when the NEA is stretching its budget to fund digital art projects, what can be improved upon? How can public and private sectors work together? 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

Open Letter to Higher Ed Scholars
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It's nothing new to say that US higher education is under attack. For decades now, policy makers, the media, and pundits have questioned the value of a college education. The critique has become especially sharp of late, often wrapped with explicit or implicit or else threats: rein in tuition increases, improve student retention and success, and innovate with technology, all with less external resources, or get state and federal regulation akin to No Child Left Behind—causing our country to fall into international irrelevance and get eaten for lunch by upstart for-profit providers. Sound familiar? More

How to Create a Press Release for Your Art Exhibition
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You have an art exhibition coming up. Great! Depending on the venue, the staff might take care of the press release for you. Excellent! But, if you find yourself in an exhibition with no promotional machine at work already, you need to make sure that your show gets the attention it deserves. Different from an invitation, a press release contains background information about the artist, the work, and the show. It is targeted to members of the press who may want to check out, write about, or even review your show. You can also send your press release to clients, gallerists, curators, or anyone you think might be interested in knowing more about your work. More

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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

The Parent Trap
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To be or not to be a parent? It's a question many people ask themselves at some point in their lives. Whatever the answer, artists seem to treat the decision as a private matter, best left out of their artworks. Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document (1973–79) provided an early exception, which also confirmed that childbirth is more difficult for mothers than fathers, even after labor. My private conversations with women artists alerted me to other setbacks—not just physical and psychological. In contrast to father–artists, mother–artists may suffer economically, professionally, and even socially from having children. 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

Suit over Norton Simon Artwork Enters a Final Phase
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A long-running lawsuit to force the Norton Simon Museum to surrender one of its prized artworks, two 480-year-old paintings of Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder, has reached what could be its last legal round: the plaintiff Marei Von Saher's recent appeal to the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. If her appeal fails, it could have far-reaching implications, potentially undermining a larger class of claims to recover Nazi-looted art. Von Saher contends that the diptych had belonged to her father-in-law, Jacques Goudstikker, a prominent Dutch-Jewish art dealer whose holdings were expropriated by Hermann Goering in a forced sale after the family fled the Nazi invasion of Holland in 1940. More

Art Practice: Goodbye to Turpentine
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It is common for an art student to show up for the first day of painting class and discover that other students in the room will be brushing with various solvents such as turpentine, mineral spirits, and odorless mineral spirits. In the last painting class I attended, two students left on the first night because of the fumes. These solvents are assumed to be part of the artistic process, with painters working in rooms without ventilation, using materials that can cause serious reactions—materials that are illegal in schools and restricted in the general workplace. Further, art stores are largely unaware of these problems, not selling protective masks, gloves, and coats that would normally be required in the workplace. More


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The PhD Now Comes with Food Stamps
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"I am not a welfare queen," says Melissa Bruninga-Matteau. That's how she feels compelled to start a conversation about how she, a white woman with a PhD in medieval history and working as an adjunct professor, came to rely on food stamps and Medicaid. Bruninga-Matteau, a forty-three-year-old single mother who teaches two humanities courses at Yavapai College, says the stereotype of the people receiving such aid does not reflect reality. Recipients include growing numbers of people like her, the highly educated, whose advanced degrees have not insulated them from financial hardship. More

Afghan Museum Highlights Country's Buddhist Heritage
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Afghanistan achieved global notoriety when the Taliban blew up the ancient Bamiyan Buddhas eleven years ago. An exhibition opened in Kabul that highlights the country's rich Buddhist heritage. As if to underline the departure from Taliban-era aesthetics, the exhibition is being hosted at the National Museum, rebuilt with international aid after being destroyed by civil war. More

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