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2012 Fellowships for MFA and PhD Students
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CAA is accepting applications from MFA and PhD students who are CAA members for the 2012 Professional-Development Fellowships in the Visual Arts and Art History. Deadline: September 30, 2011. More

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Report from the Task Force on Editorial Safeguards
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The Task Force on Editorial Safeguards, established by the Board of Directors in 2009, has examined CAA's editorial procedures and offers a report on its findings. More

Discounts on Magazine and Journal Subscriptions for CAA Members
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As part of their benefit package, CAA members can receive discounts on more than forty magazines and journals related to art and culture. CAA has just updated the list for this year. 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

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

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.

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CAA Receives Getty Grant to Fund International Conference Travel
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The Getty Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to CAA in support of international travel to the 2012 Annual Conference for participants from developing countries. More

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

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Carole McNamara, with essays by Sylvie Aubenas, Stephen Bann, Dominique de Font-Réaulx, and Dean MacCannell, The Lens of Impressionism: Photography and Painting along the Normandy Coast, 1850–1874. Reviewed by Laurie Dahlberg.

Erika Naginski, Sculpture and Enlightenment; Anne Betty Weinshenker, A God or a Bench: Sculpture as a Problematic Art during the Ancien Régime; and Guilhem Scherf, Geneviève Bresc-Bautier, and James David Draper, eds., Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from the Renaissance to Revolution. Reviewed by Malcolm Baker.

Jacques Derrida, Copy, Archive, Signature: A Conversation on Photography and Athens, Still Remains: The Photographs of Jean-François Bonhomme. Reviewed by Louis Kaplan. OPEN CONTENT

Juliet Koss, Modernism after Wagner. Reviewed by Barbara McCloskey.

Karline McLain, India's Immortal Comic Books: Gods, Kings, and Other Heroes. Reviewed by Rebecca M. Brown.

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Digital Images of Yale's Vast Cultural Collections Now Available for Free
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Scholars, artists, and other individuals around the world can enjoy free access to online images of millions of objects housed in Yale's museums, archives, and libraries thanks to a new open-access policy that the university recently announced. Yale is the first Ivy League university to make its collections accessible in this fashion, and already more than 250,000 images are available through a newly developed collective catalogue. More

Abject Professors: With Low Pay and Even Lower Collegiate Expectations, Part-Time Instructors Face a Full-Time Problem
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Sam Hollister commutes between all three College of Southern Nevada campuses to teach three undergraduate courses in one day. He will drive an average of sixty miles and spend $120 on gasoline for the week. He has a master's degree in sociology, and his take-home pay for the entire semester will be $7,200—about $1,440 a month. For Hollister, it's anyone's guess if next semester he'll even have the three courses he teaches now. More

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Part-Timing at the Degree Mill
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The crisis in part-time university instruction is even more pressing at for-profit institutions, where the schools' very business model and commuter design tend to generate a largely adjunct system. These schools often make no secret of the fact that they are delivering education driven by the bottom line, where students are viewed not so much as learners of knowledge but as consumers purchasing a product for a steep fee. More

President's Committee Tackles Arts Education
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With First Lady Michelle Obama and such celebrities as Sarah Jessica Parker lending support, the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities issued a report aiming to reverse a decades-long decline in arts education in American elementary and secondary schools. The report is intended to help advocates press for more money, better teaching approaches, and a fresh mind-set that doesn't treat arts learning as a frill or an afterthought, readily cut when school budgets grow tight. More

How Can the UK's Art Schools Survive? The Leaders of London's Top Institutions Weigh In on Post-Cuts Reality    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
British art schools are among the best in the world. They have nurtured some of the great and good of today's contemporary art scene, including the infamous Young British Artists who put the UK on the international art map. Today cuts in public funding mean that, like all undergraduate degrees in humanities, art programs are set to lose 100 percent of their state-funded teaching budget. And although it hasn't been announced yet, postgraduate qualifications are very likely doomed to the same fate. More

Viewing Art Gives Same Pleasure as Being in Love
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The same part of the brain that is excited when you fall for someone romantically is stimulated when you stare at great works of beauty. Viewing art triggers a surge of the feel-good chemical, dopamine, into the orbito-frontal cortex of the brain, resulting in feelings of intense pleasure. More

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Is the Blockbuster Exhibition Dead?
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Tate Modern's recent Gauguin exhibition seems to have been a watershed. It did record business for the museum—but also caused record heartache because the galleries were so thronged with people that it was almost impossible to see the pictures. I went on a weekday morning, and it was packed. If there were less than a dozen people clustered round a single picture, you were doing well. More

College's Value Goes Deeper Than the Degree, Graduates Say
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Scholastic skepticism is contagious. Pundits and parents alike continue to second-guess the value of a college degree. After all, the recession has changed the way many Americans look at big-ticket purchases; plenty of families worry that today's expenses will not pay off tomorrow. Not surprisingly, today's cost-conscious public views college price tags with a wary eye. According to the Pew Research Center survey of the American public, only 35 percent said colleges were doing a "good" job in terms of providing value to students and parents; 42 percent said "only fair," and 15 percent said "poor." More


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