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Liz Magic Laser and Paul Chan on the Art Journal Website
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Art Journal has just published two new, timely artists' features—Liz Magic Laser's "InterAct: a reenacted interview" and Paul Chan's "X jxm vlr rpb pelria ilpb vlr"—on its recently launched website. More

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Centennial Book Interview with Karen J. Leader
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For the third in a series of interviews with contributors to the new book on CAA's history, CAA News talks to Karen J. Leader about "CAA Advocacy: The Nexus of Art and Politics," her chapter on the organization's political side. More

Saturday Workshop on "Achieving Success as a Visual Artist" in Trenton, New Jersey
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On Saturday, May 14, 2011, CAA will present its next National Professional-Development Workshop for Artists, called "Achieving Success as a Visual Artist: Your Art Practice Made Real," in Trenton, New Jersey. More

Art and Visual Studies from Ashgate Publishing
Online orders always receive 10% off! Browse our Art list and see what's new including The Efflorescence of Caricature, 1759–1838, Renaissance Theories of Vision, and Malevich: Painting the Absolute, plus much more!

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New Member Benefit: Club Quarters
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In an effort to enhance member benefits, CAA recently joined Club Quarters, a group that offers reasonable room rates at full-service hotels for partnering organizations and companies. More

Lawyers Discuss Cultural Heritage and the Restitution of Artworks
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Lucille A. Roussin reports on a recent daylong program, called "Human Rights and Cultural Heritage: From the Holocaust to the Haitian Earthquake," that took place at the Cardozo School of Law in New York on March 31, 2011. More

Announcing Art History Publishing Initiative

University of Washington Press, Duke University Press, Penn State Press, and University of Pennsylvania Press to publish first books by art history scholars in grant funded by Mellon Foundation.

Friday Deadline for the Wyeth Publication Grant Jury
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CAA seeks nominations and self-nominations for two individuals with expertise in any branch of American art history, visual studies, or a related field to serve on the jury for the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant for a three-year term. Deadline: May 13, 2011. More Seeks Field Editors for Books and Exhibitions
CAA News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article seeks five individuals to join its Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews of books, exhibitions, and related media within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a three-year term. Specialists in Chinese and Korean art, early modern and southern European art, and nineteenth-century art, as well as professionals in the Northeastern and Southwestern United States, are encouraged to apply. Deadline: May 18, 2011. More

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Support CAA with a Donation to the Centennial Campaign
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The year 2011 marks CAA's one-hundredth anniversary, a celebratory occasion for any organization but particularly so given CAA's dynamic influence in shaping the study and practice of the visual arts over the past century. Without dedicated members like you, CAA would not be where it is today. Show your support with a donation to the 2011 Centennial Campaign. More

Advertise in the September Issue of The Art Bulletin
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The deadline to place an advertisement in the September issue of The Art Bulletin is Friday, May 27, 2011. Please download the media kit to learn more about reaching the readers of CAA's preeminent journal of art-historical scholarship. More

Nominations for the 2012 Awards for Distinction
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CAA encourages you to nominate colleagues for the twelve Awards for Distinction for 2012, to be presented next February at the Annual Conference in Los Angeles. The different perspectives and anecdotes from multiple personal letters of recommendation provide award juries with a clearer picture of the qualities and attributes of the nominees. More

Download Abstracts 2011 by July 31
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Registrants for the 99th Annual Conference in New York must download Abstracts 2011 by July 31, 2011. This publication, available as a PDF, summarizes the contents of hundreds of papers and talks that were presented in program sessions at last February’s event. More

Session Audio from the New York Conference
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The 2011 Annual Conference in New York boasted an incredibly diverse array of program sessions. Audio recordings for sixty-three panels—including "Health and Safety in the Artist Studio," "Beyond the 'Other': New Paradigms for a Global Art History," and "Bio-Art, Boundaries, and Borders"—are 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.

American Society of Hispanic Art Historical Studies
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ASHAHS recently awarded its 2011 Eleanor Tufts Award to Janice Mann for her book Romanesque Architecture and Its Sculptural Decoration in Christian Spain, 1000–1120, and its photographs grant to Kelly Watt, a doctoral student at the University of Louisville.

Low-Residency Summer Program at Wesleyan

Begin your graduate studies this summer at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Low-residency courses include photography, watercolors, film-making, writing, and more!

Association of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World,
Iran, and Turkey

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AMCA seeks proposals for its first Rhonda A. Saad Prize, which recognizes a graduate student working in any discipline whose paper is judged to provide the most significant contribution to Middle Eastern studies and art history. Deadline: June 30, 2011.

International Center of Medieval Art
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ICMA seeks proposals for the 2011–12 Harvey Stahl Lectureship, which supports talks by distinguished scholars in any field of medieval art history to be held at one or more locations across the United States. Deadline: May 15, 2011.

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Japan Art History Forum
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JAHF has announced the names of its new officers: John Carpenter is president; Monika Dix is vice president; John Szostak is treasurer; Alicia Volk is secretary; and Asato Ikeda is graduate-student representative.

Visual Resources Association
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VRA recently reorganized the Intellectual Property Rights section of its website, arranging it into eight sections with information about copyright and fair use that are important to the educational community.

Video Games Now Legally Considered an Art Form in the US
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The "games as art" debate will likely continue raging for years before video games reach complete cultural acceptance, but at least one important organization now officially considers games art: the US federal government. Or, rather, the National Endowment for the Arts considers games art—which technically amounts to the exact same thing. More

Arts-School Grads: Rich? Don't Count on It. Content? Quite Possibly!
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Parents, it's OK to send your kids to art school! A national survey of 13,581 arts-school alumni found that almost three-quarters of those who intended to work as a professional artist had done so at some point since graduating, and 90 percent of all respondents rated their educational experience as good or excellent. Even among those not working in the arts, a majority said their arts training was relevant to their work, according to the latest findings from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project. More

Ai Weiwei — Is His Art Actually Any Good?
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He's probably the most famous artist on Earth right now, but come on, be honest, how many of us could name any more than two of his works? Ever since boldly boycotting the 2008 Beijing Olympics, whose "Bird's Nest" stadium he'd designed, Ai Weiwei has gained a name worldwide as critic-in-chief of China's authoritarian, one-party state. More

Race to Save Digital Art from the Rapid Pace of Technological Change
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A race is on against the fast pace of technological change as scientists search for ways to preserve today's most innovative artworks. A team of experts is warning that some of Britain's contemporary artistic landmarks will be no more than memories within a decade unless conservationists can effectively archive digital works and stop them degrading. More

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Curators Gather to Protest Cuts
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Curators from the nation's galleries and museums are meeting today to protest further funding cuts amid growing job losses and cuts in exhibitions. Staff say key institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum, and the Australian War Memorial will be at breaking point if they suffer any more reduction in resources in next week's federal budget. More

Expert Restoring Defaced Nevada Rock Art
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An expert on rock art is about to begin the delicate task of removing spray-painted graffiti from rock paintings in a Nevada canyon. Jannie Loubser, a South African who has worked with rock art on four continents, arrived in Las Vegas last week. Petroglyphs or rock paintings in the canyon were created several thousand years ago. In November, vandals covered large areas of rock with maroon spray paint. More

Open Source Ticketing, 1.0
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Cool things are evolving at Fractured Atlas, as it announces version 1.0 of ATHENA, an open-source ticketing- and patron-management software for independent artists and small arts organizations. As one might expect, version 1.0 of the software is just a beginning, with essential tools and services to evolve over the coming months and over coming versions. More

Defend Holy Sensibilities
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One never ceases to be amazed at the speed with which Islamic societies are allowing themselves to be modernized. A process that took Europe four painful centuries is being crammed into a few short decades, and despite inevitable sparks and cries of protest, the process appears strikingly successful. At first glance, the most astonishing case of this is supplied by the states of the Gulf, where a strictly medieval culture prevailed into living memory, but where art and architecture today reflect a local taste that seems decidedly postmodern. More


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