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CAA's Office Is Moving to 50 Broadway
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On Saturday, July 23, CAA will move its office to a new location in lower Manhattan. The organization's street address after that date will be: 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004. More

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Apply for Service on a CAA Committee
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CAA invites you to apply for service on one of its nine innovative, productive Professional Interests, Practices, and Standards Committees, which address crucial issues in the visual arts and propose solutions that advance CAA's goals and the profession as a whole. More

New Appointments to CAA's Journals
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CAA has appointed several new members to the editorial boards of its three scholarly journals, including an editor-in-chief for Art Journal, Lane Relyea of Northwestern University, and a reviews editor for The Art Bulletin, Rachael DeLue of Princeton University. More Publishes Annual List of Dissertations in Art History and Visual Studies
CAA News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article has published its annual list of dissertations, both completed and in progress, for calendar year 2010. Titles from 2002 to 2009 also appear on the website of CAA's reviews journal. More

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Advertise in the Fall 2011 Art Journal
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CAA encourages schools, departments, publishers, art-materials providers, and other business in the arts to attract readers at the beginning of the 2011–12 academic year with a display advertisement in the fall issue of Art Journal. Deadline: July 22, 2011. More

Travel Grants for the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles
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In addition to CAA's regular program of Annual Conference Travel Grants for graduate students and international members, the Getty Foundation is funding a one-year initiative to support conference travel, accommodations, and more for international scholars, curators, and artists who teach art history. Deadline: September 23, 2011. More

Support the Annual Conference Travel Grants
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Your contribution to CAA's fund for Annual Conference Travel Grants allows MFA and PhD students and international artists and scholars to cover expenses for attending the February meeting in Los Angeles. Travel grants are funded solely by members' donations—please contribute today! More

In the Wake of the Global Turn, November 4-5

The 2011 Clark Conference will ask what a critical shift towards the "global" has and could mean for the discipline of art history, and what challenges and possibilities it could pose. 

Propose a Session for the 2013 Annual Conference
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CAA has begun fielding proposals for sessions for the 101st Annual Conference, to be held February 13–16, 2013, in New York. If you would like to chair a panel, please review the submission instructions and begin the process. Deadline: September 1, 2011. 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 Elkins, Zhivka Valiavicharska, and Alice Kim, eds., Art and Globalization (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010). Reviewed by Frederick M. Asher.

Talinn Grigor, Building Iran: Modernism, Architecture, and National Heritage under the Pahlavi Monarchs (New York: Periscope, 2009). Reviewed by Pamela Karimi. OPEN CONTENT

William Chapman Sharpe, New York Nocturne: The City after Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography, 1850–1950 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008). Reviewed by James Glisson.

Larry Silver, Marketing Maximilian: The Visual Ideology of a Holy Roman Emperor (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008). Reviewed by Stephanie Leitch.

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Smithsonian American Art Museum, Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg (July 2, 2010–January 2, 2011). Reviewed by Caroline Goeser.

A Digital Archive of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Latino Art Launches in January 2012
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and its research institute, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas, will launch a digital archive of some ten thousand primary-source materials, culled by hundreds of researchers based in sixteen cities in the United States and throughout Latin America. More

Jordan Gets a "MEGA" Archaeological Database
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Since 2007 the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund have been working with Jordan's Department of Antiquities to develop a new program based on an open-source GIS (geographic information system) web system, which uses Google Earth as a cartographic base. The Middle East Geodatabase for Antiquities (MEGA), now consultable online, contains information on approximately 12,500 archaeological sites. More

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Apple Store Sets Secret Service on Spy Camera Artist
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The artist Kyle McDonald installed a program on computers in two New York Apple Store locations that automatically takes a photo every minute. Now the US Secret Service has confiscated his personal computers. McDonald's project was to capture people's expressions as they stare at computers, a subject he had first explored in a recording he made of his own computer time over two days using the same program. More

ACLU of Tennessee Prepared to Challenge New "Offensive Images" Law
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Responding to numerous requests for assistance and after a thorough legal analysis, ACLU-TN announced plans to file a lawsuit challenging Public Chapter 362, which violates the guarantee of freedom of speech and expression under the First Amendment. This new law, which went into effect on July 1, makes it a crime to post any image online that causes "emotional distress" to any individual. More

National Group to Feds: Cut Off Kansas Arts Funding
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A national advocacy group is urging the federal government's arts agency to withhold money from Kansas after its governor, Sam Brownback, made it the first US state to eliminate its funding for arts programs. Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit group based in Washington, DC, wants the National Endowment for the Arts to send a strong message that each state must be a "fair partner" in supporting the arts. More

Science to Art, and Vice Versa
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Nathalie Miebach uses science to make art. A sculptor who lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, she translates weather data and other scientific measurements into three-dimensional objects that accurately display temperature variations, barometric pressure, and moon phases, among other things. Matthew McCrory, on the other hand, uses art to benefit science. A former lighting artist at DreamWorks Animation, he now uses his skills at the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging at Northwestern University to help researchers in Chicago see their work in 3-D. More

Skype Interviews Should Stay
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When I was a graduate student, I hoped that one day I'd make it to the "meat market"—the interviews at the American Historical Association convention, where history departments interview candidates for tenure-track jobs. Needless to say, the meat market is not the best way to determine who is best for the job, since it requires graduate students to spend money at a time in their academic lives when they may have little of it, and it takes place in an artificial environment where it's difficult for people to show who they really are. Now some history departments like mine have tried Skype to do initial screening interviews, which is a much more humane and effective method. More

The A to Z of Dual-Career Couples
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Much has been written in academe on the topic of dual-career couples, and it remains a major issue for many institutions and people, particularly for women in science, engineering, and math. My point of view on the subject is that of a full professor in the physical sciences at a large research university. I am also writing as a member of a dual-career couple fortunate to have two faculty positions at the same institution. More

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