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Linda Downs Receives 2012 Arts Achievement Award
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Wayne State University in Detroit has named Linda Downs, CAA executive director and chief executive officer, as one of five recipients of its 2012 Arts Achievement Awards. More

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Members of the 2012-13 Nominating Committee
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CAA is pleased to announce the members of the 2012-13 Nominating Committee, which is charged with identifying and interviewing potential candidates for the Board of Directors and selecting the final slate of candidates for the membership's vote. More

Join a Jury 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

Hung(a)ry for Art: Travel Grant Recipient Dóra 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 2012 Annual Conference experience had by Dóra Sallay, a curator of early Italian painting at the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum in Budapest, Hungary. More

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Directories of Graduate Schools
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CAA has published new editions of Graduate Programs in Art History and Graduate Programs in the Visual Arts. These comprehensive publications provide vital information to prospective graduate students and also serve as key professional references for career-services representatives, department chairs, graduate and undergraduate advisors, librarians, and professional-practices educators. 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

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

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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.

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 publishes critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies.

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James M. Dennis, Robert Koehler's "The Strike": The Improbable Story of an Iconic 1886 Painting of Labor Protest (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011). Reviewed by Melissa Dabakis.

Judith McKenzie, The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt: 300 BC–AD 700 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007). Reviewed by Bethany Simpson.

Glenn Peers, Sacred Shock: Framing Visual Experience in Byzantium (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004). Review by Paul Duro.

Susan L. Siegfried, Ingres: Painting Reimagined (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009). Reviewed by Amy Freund. OPEN CONTENT

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Contemporary Jewish Museum, Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories (May 12–September 6, 2011); and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde (May 21–September 6, 2011). Reviewed by Wanda M. Corn and Tirza True Latimer.

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Long-Awaited Ruling in Copyright Case Mostly Favors Georgia State University
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A federal judge in Atlanta has handed down a long-awaited ruling in a lawsuit brought by three scholarly publishers against Georgia State University over its use of copyrighted material in electronic reserves. The ruling, delivered last Friday, looks mostly like a victory for the university, finding that only five of ninety-nine alleged copyright infringements did in fact violate the plaintiffs' copyrights. More

What Art-School Kids in Savannah Teach Us about Urban Renewal
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Some of the most interesting revitalization work in Savannah, Georgia, is coming not from the traditional—and often unsuccessful—saviors of decayed neighborhoods. It's coming from design students, who are earnestly trying to find ways to work with local residents without igniting suspicion of outsiders wielding big ideas. 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

Walters Art Museum Uploads More Than 19,000 Images of Artworks to Wikimedia
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The Walters Art Museum has uploaded more than 19,000 images of artworks, along with associated information to Wikimedia Commons, a media file repository making available public-domain and freely licensed educational content for unrestricted use. More

No Longer Appropriate?
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"Appropriating" other artists' work without consent is still common, but savvier practitioners know that permission is far less painful. There is growing evidence—albeit rarely reported—that, although artists such as Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGinley, and Jeff Koons may have started out as willing or unwitting outlaws, they decided that possibly infringing other artists' copyright was legally unwise and potentially expensive—and they stopped. 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

Rwanda: Workshop Highlights Urgency of Cultural-Heritage Conservation
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On May 7 and 8, the Ishyo Arts Centre partnered with the National Museums of Rwanda to hold a workshop on Cultural Heritage Conservation at the Kandt Museum in Nyarugenge. The workshop aimed to raise awareness among culture professionals of Rwanda about the need to preserve the country's heritage. The eight people who attended included representatives from Ishyo, the Ministry of Sports and Culture, and the National Museums of Rwanda. More

Time Magazine Breast-Feeding Cover: Its Art-Historical Origins, and What Makes the Image So Sensational
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Time magazine's sensational cover may have made a few subscribers squirm—and it's ignited a fervent discussion about attachment parenting and breast-feeding. Beyond that, the photographer Martin Schoeller's image of twenty-six-year-old mom Jamie Lynne Grumet breast-feeding her three-year-old son has inspired conversations about what makes a good cover, and what pushes the boundaries of taste. Schoeller said in Time's "Behind the Cover" article that he looked to religious imagery of the Madonna and Child for inspiration in creating this provocative contemporary image. 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

Art Prices Reflect Income Inequality
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Art and money have been making news lately. A record price was recently tallied for Lichtenstein's Sleeping Girl, a 1964 comic-strip painting that reverberates against Brancusi's 1908 sculpture Sleeping Muse. London's Frieze Art Fair just had its first outing on an East River island adjacent to Manhattan, charging $40 a head to enter a specially constructed display tent that alone cost $1.5 million to erect. Just days after Munch's iconic The Scream—one of four versions—sold for $120 million at auction and garnered thousands of headlines as the most expensive work of art ever publicly sold, a 1961 Mark Rothko abstraction fetched $87 million, more than the initial estimate for The Scream. More

How the War on Terror Could Solve Art's Most Enduring Mysteries
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Software developed to recognize terrorists' faces is being adapted to solve the mystery of portraits of unidentified people. In certain cases, cutting-edge technology could identify faces from digital images, detecting similarities in facial constructs. The data will come from scans of known features of individuals, such as those in a death mask or on an identified sculpture. Two art historians and an electronic engineer at the University of California received a $25,000 government grant and are conducting a feasibility study, called Faces, Art, and Computerized Evaluation Systems (FACES). More

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