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CAA's Committees Need Your Expertise
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CAA invites you to join one of its nine innovative, productive Professional Interests, Practices, and Standards Committees, which address crucial issues in the visual arts. More

Apply for a CAA Publishing Grant
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CAA is offering two publishing grant opportunities this fall that support new books in art history. More

Workshop for Artists in Albuquerque
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The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque will host a CAA National Professional-Development Workshop for Artists, called "Professionalizing Your Practice," on Saturday, October 9, 2010. More

September Obituaries in the Arts
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CAA recognizes the lives and achievements of the artists, scholars, photographers, museum directors, and other important figures in the visual arts that have recently passed away. More

Exhibit Your Work at ARTexchange at the New York Conference
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The Services to Artists Committee invites artist members to participate in ARTexchange, an open forum for sharing work at the 2011 Annual Conference in New York. More

Fictions of Art History, October 29-30

The 2010 Clark Conference, Fictions of Art History, brings together art historians, poets, and novelists to investigate the relationship between art history and creative writing.

Book and Trade Fair in New York
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Download the Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus if you're interested in taking out a booth at the Book and Trade Fair or an advertisement in the Conference Program. More

CAA supports the activities, programs, and publications of its many affiliated societies. Here is a selection of listings from this month's Affiliated Society News.

American Institute for Conservation
AIC has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution and the US Committee of the Blue Shield to help recover cultural and historic artifacts damaged by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

Association of Academic Museums and Galleries
Because AAMG values the students' voices and participation, it is offering free one-year student memberships through October 15, 2010.

Historians of Islamic Art Association
From October 21 to 23, 2010, HIAA will hold its second biennial symposium on the theme of "Objects, Collections and Cultures" at the Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC.

International Sculpture Center
ISC is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York on October 22, 2010. Honorary hosts for the evening include Mark di Suvero, Kenneth Snelson, and Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz.

Visual Resources Association
The VRA 2010 Nancy DeLaurier Award, honoring distinguished achievement in the field of image management, has been given to Murtha Baca and Patricia Harpring for their work on the Getty Vocabulary Program.

Tennessee Proposes Temporary Custody Plan for Fisk Art Collection; School Protests
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The state of Tennessee, the city of Nashville and a new visual arts center in downtown Nashville will combine forces to temporarily relieve Fisk University of its responsibilities to maintain, house and exhibit in Nashville a priceless art collection until the school regains financial stability. Fisk, which has been blocked by the state court in its five-year effort to monetize the 101-piece Alfred Stieglitz Art Collection of photographs and paintings, immediately took issue with the plan. More

The Trouble With Google Books
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Depending on who you ask, Google Books — the pioneering tech company's ambitious plan to "digitally scan every book in the world" and make them searchable over the Web and in libraries — is either a marvelous, utopian scheme or an unprecedented copyright power-grab. The people who can claim to fully understand the Google Books Search Settlement — the resolution of a class-action suit filed against the company by the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers — may be as few as those who comprehend the theory of special relativity. More

542 Antiquities Looted in Iraq War Return Home. Where are the Rest?
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Gold earrings made for an Assyrian queen, a sacred 4,000-year-old statue, and 540 other looted pieces of Iraq's ancient history were formally returned to Iraq in what was billed as a triumph of justice and international cooperation. More

Los Angeles County Museum of Art and city of Los Angeles Try to Resolve Watts Towers Hang-Up
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Los Angeles's bid to enlist the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as a key player in conserving the Watts Towers has hit a snag as the museum seeks a guarantee that it won't be held financially liable for any damage to the folk-art masterpiece that might result if its work on the towers were to go awry. More

Crowds Threaten Art in Sistine Chapel
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The dust brought in by tourists may cause "serious damage" to Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and other artwork in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican museums director Antonio Paolucci said. The damage was first detected on The Last Judgment and nine scenes from the Book of Genesis during dusting this summer, the Agence France-Presse says. More

The Real Reason for Germany's Industrial Expansion?
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Did Germany experience rapid industrial expansion in the 19th century due to an absence of copyright law? A German historian argues that the massive proliferation of books, and thus knowledge, laid the foundation for the country's industrial might. More

Richard Misrach's 'Destroy This Memory'
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After Robert Polidori's 11-pound, 2006 doorstop-opus chronicling the devastation wrought on New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina and the Bush administration's incompetent response to it, did we really need another oversize book photo-documenting the storm's aftermath? As it turns out, yes. Richard Misrach's new "Destroy This Memory," his 69-page, 69-picture look at New Orleans after surviving New Orleanians returned, will ruin your day and it will make it better. More

The Flying Trapeze Press presents:

Lloyd C. Engelbrecht’s comprehensive, profusely illustrated biography of Moholy-Nagy, 866 pages plus DVD (ISBN: 978-0-615-32366-4)

Learn More Online.


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