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Help Fund CAA Travel Grants through Indiegogo
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Through the crowd-funding website Indiegogo, CAA seeks to raise $4,000 for sixteen additional travel grants for graduate students to attend the 2013 Annual Conference in New York. Please donate now and share this link with your friends and colleagues! More


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Artists' Workshop in Portland, Oregon
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Registration is open for CAA's next Professional-Development Workshop for Artists, taking place on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. The event will focus on the four steps of the creative endeavor: seeking, solving, making, and reflecting. More

New Professional-Development Podcasts
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CAA has posted two new professional-development podcasts. Based on her experience as an artist and curator, Reni Gower offers a six-point checklist for assembling a traveling exhibition. Next, the artist Dahlia Elsayed discusses enlarging the scope of your practice and how your day job makes you a more expansive artist. More

Clark Fellowships 2012-2013

The Clark offers fellowships for scholars, critics, and curators working in the theory, history, and interpretation of the visual arts. Application deadline: November 1

Recent Deaths in the Arts
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In its regular roundup of obituaries, CAA recognizes the lives and achievements of men and women whose work has had a significant impact on the visual arts. August and September were marked by the loss of the art historian Natalie Boymel Kampen, the Magnum photographer Martine Franck, and the young Egyptian artist Amal Kenawy. More

October 1 Deadline for MFA and PhD Fellowships
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The deadline for fellowships for the 2013 Professional-Development Fellowships in Visual Arts and Art History is Monday, October 1, 2012. Applicants must be CAA members, enrolled in a MFA or PhD program, and graduating in calendar year 2013. More

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October 1 Deadline for Wyeth Publication Grants for Books on American Art
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Thanks to generous funding from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, CAA awards publication grants to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art and related subjects. For purposes of this program, "American art" is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico prior to 1970. Authors must be CAA members. More

October 1 Deadline for Fall Millard Meiss Publication Fund Grants
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Twice a year CAA offers publishing grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund that support new books in art history, visual studies, and related subjects. If you have a book in the works or know someone who does, please review the application guidelines and materials for the fall 2012 grant cycle. Applicants must be CAA members. More

CASVA Fellowships 2013-2014

CASVA fellowships support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts of any period or culture. Application deadlines: September 21 and October 15. MORE

Art of Turkey: An Exclusive Tour for CAA Members
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CAA is partnering with Tutku Tours to provide an exclusive offer for its members to spend thirteen days exploring the ancient and contemporary sides of Turkey. Highlights of the trip, which takes place April 26–May 10, 2013, include stops in Istanbul, Izmir, Cappadocia, Troy, Ephesus, and Pamukkale. More

Receive Career Advice and Feedback on Your Art
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As a CAA member, you have access to a diverse range of mentors at Career Services during the 101st Annual Conference, taking place February 13–16, 2013, in New York. All emerging, midcareer, and even advanced art professionals can benefit from one-on-one discussions with dedicated mentors about artists' portfolios, career-management skills, and professional strategies. More

Conference Hotels
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The three official conference hotels—the Hilton New York, the Sheraton New York, and the Park Central Hotel—have begun accepting discounted reservations for attendees. The Hilton is the headquarters hotel, and the Park Central has special rates for students. More

Travel Discounts
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CAA has partnered with several companies to offer special rates for Annual Conference attendees. American Airlines and Delta both offer a 5 percent savings on tickets, and Amtrak extends a 10 percent discount for rail travel. More

New from Getty Publications

Getty Publications produces award-winning titles that result from or complement the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. These books cover a wide range of fields including art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both the general public and specialists. MORE

Show Your Art at the 2012 Annual Conference
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CAA's Services to Artists Committee invites artist members to participate in ARTexchange, an open forum for sharing work at the 2013 Annual Conference. Free and open to the public, ARTexchange will be held on Friday, February 15, 5:30–7:30 PM, in a central location at the Hilton New York. More

CAA's Opportunities collects and publishes calls for entries and papers, conference notices, fellowship and grant opportunities, and more. New listings are posted daily; you may also submit your own.

A.I.R. Fellowship Program
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A.I.R. Gallery, New York
Awards, Grants, Fellowships

At Play in the Space Between, 1914-1945
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DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Calls for Papers

The Department of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University presents:

“Traditions--IV," the 20th Symposium on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts, on Friday, November 16, 2012. For a brochure or information about registration, please visit

2013 Charles C. Eldredge Book Prize
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum
Awards, Grants, Fellowships

AHAA Symposium 2012: "American Art, The Academy, Museums, and the Market"
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Harvard Art Museums and Association of Historians of American Art
Conferences and Symposia

Barker Outdoor Sculpture Competition
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
Exhibition Opportunities

Sotheby's to Sell Art in China
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Auction house Sotheby's notched a gain against rival Christie's in the world's largest art market, becoming the first foreign company allowed to sell art and other collectibles in China. Sotheby's confirmed on Friday that it signed a joint-venture agreement with Beijing GeHua Art Co., a state-owned enterprise, to sell art in China. Sotheby's owns 80% of the new company, which still requires the approval of the central Chinese government. Called Sotheby's (Beijing) Auction Co., the venture's first sale is slated for September 27 in China's capital and will feature one work by the artist Wang Huaiqing. More


Texas Tech’s curriculum combines studies in music, theatre, and philosophy with a specialization emphasizing Critical Studies & Artistic Practice that examines diverse discourses in visual arts, explores transdisciplinary margins and disciplinary strengths, and supports a variety of professional goals. Doctoral students holding assistantships receive substantial reductions in tuition and fees. MORE:

Art Book Without Art Highlights Issue of Pricey Textbooks
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The outcry from a group of first-year students forced to buy an expensive art history textbook that has no pictures of art in it has focused attention on an issue as perennial and seemingly as intractable as fall back-to-school jitters: the cost of college and university textbooks. Most everyone agrees that textbooks can be a significant financial burden for students and their parents but there's less agreement on what can or should be done to bring the price down. More

An Interview with Artist Suzanne Lacy
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For forty years, Suzanne Lacy, an artist based in Los Angeles, has worked collaboratively to create installations, videos, and large-scale performances in response to social themes and urban issues. In 2010 Lacy was awarded CAA's Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her work will be on view at the Liverpool Biennial in England, from September 15 to November 25, 2012. More

Research War on Affirmative Action
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With the US Supreme Court about to hear arguments in a case that could decide the fate of affirmative action in admissions, a research war has broken out. Defenders and critics of the consideration of race are releasing new studies (some of which were submitted in briefs to the court) on the impact of affirmative action. Several studies presented Friday at the Brookings Institution suggested that eliminating the consideration of race would not have as dramatic an effect on minority students as some believe, and that the beneficiaries of affirmative action may in fact achieve less academic success than they would otherwise. More

Research Fellowships in the Humanities

The Harry Ransom Center annually awards over 50 fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. Application Deadline: February 1, 2013. LEARN MORE

Want to Change Academic Publishing? Just Say No
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If I review a book for a newspaper or evaluate a book for a university press, I get paid, but if I referee an article for a journal, I do not. If I publish a book, I get royalties. If I publish an opinion piece in the newspaper, I get a couple of hundred dollars. When I became an academic, those inconsistencies made a sort of sense: Academic journals, especially in the social sciences, were published by struggling, nonprofit university presses that could ill afford to pay for content, refereeing, or editing. It was expected that, in the vast consortium that our university system constitutes, our own university would pay our salary, and we would donate our writing and critical-reading skills to the system in return. More

Not So Fast on Open Access
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The movement toward "open access" publishing—in which scholarly journal articles are available for free—is taking off without consideration of the impact on humanities scholarship, says a statement being released today by the American Historical Association. The statement notes that there are many frustrations with the current system of journal publishing, in which high journal subscription prices limit access to scholarship. But the AHA statement says that proposed solutions such as open access may do more harm than good. More

Pacific Standard Time Exhibitions Changed a Cultural Stereotype
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Was Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 worth it? The six-month series of art exhibitions at more than sixty museums, university galleries and other spaces all around Southern California is long over, having mostly wrapped up in the spring. Now, the post-event bean-counting of attendance and such is pretty much done. So the question might seem a bit bizarre. In reality, it's not. Changing a deep cultural stereotype is about as easy as landing a robot-rover on Mars—not impossible but something of a miracle when it finally happens. Pacific Standard Time did that, and the achievement deserves recognition. More

Shock of the News: A Stormy Relationship Between Artists and Newspapers
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Shock of the News, on view September 23–January 27, 2013, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, documents the obsessive, often dysfunctional and prodigiously productive relationship between artists and newspapers over the past century. Two works of art created in the beginning of the twentieth century set the stage for future provocations with the medium. The first is the Futurist Manifesto, written by Filippo Marinetti, and published in 1909 in the respectable Parisian newspaper Le Figaro. The second is Pablo Picasso's collage Guitar, Sheet Music, and Glass (1912), which incorporated a fragment of another French newspaper, Le Journal into its composition. More


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