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Conference Report on "The Reluctant Doctorate"
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The School of Visual Arts in New York recently held a panel on "The Reluctant Doctorate: PhD Programs for Artists?" Reporting on the proceedings are Linda Downs, CAA executive director, and Ellen K. Levy, an artist and the moderator of the panel. More

The GOLDEN ARTIST COLORS acrylic system is unique in the ways in which our colors and textures can be used in combination, to create exciting and often unexpected results that feed the imaginations of artists everywhere, leading to breakthroughs in art and supporting a process of continuous discovery.

Anne Collins Goodyear Is CAA President Elect
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At its October meeting, the CAA Board of Directors appointed Anne Collins Goodyear, associate curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, to serve as the organization's next president. More

Online Conference Registration
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Registration for the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles has opened. Take advantage of these incredibly low rates: $160 for regular members and $95 for student and retired members. Early registration ends on December 16, 2011, after which prices increase. More

Low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at AULA

Our nationally ranked program is devoted to the education of literary artists, community engagement and the pursuit of social justice. Learn more about concentrations in Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Writing for Young People; cross-genre and dual genre options; and our Post-MFA Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing by visiting

Roundtables on Career-Oriented Topics
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Roundtable leaders at the Annual Conference will address a wide range of topics that relate to career choices, professional life, and work strategies on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Share your ideas, concerns, solutions, and experiences with emerging, midcareer, and advanced professionals in small, open discussion groups. More

Student Accommodation in Los Angeles
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Two of the three conference hotels offer special reductions for students attending the February meeting. Reserve your room now to lock in the low rate of $120 a night for up to two people, with only $20 more for each additional person. More

Register for a Professional-Development Workshop
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CAA offers helpful workshops on job hunting, portfolio and résumé preparation, and other important career-oriented topics at the Los Angeles conference. Enroll now to reserve your place in one or more of them. More

Program Sessions Published
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Organized by day, the complete list of regular conference program sessions includes the names of all speakers and the titles of their papers. Begin planning your itinerary in Los Angeles! 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.

Crossing the Boundaries XIV: Icons
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State University of New York, Binghamton
Calls for Papers

$1000 Oil Paint Grant

VASARI Classic Artists’ Oil Colors™
1. Bio
2. 3 images of oil paintings
3. 500 words or less essay: Does robust color make for more successful painting?
4. Email by 12/31/11. Twelve available this year. Click

New Actions in Painting
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Exhibition Opportunities

Call for Exhibition Proposals for 2014-15
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Humboldt Arts Council in the Morris Graves Museum of Art
Exhibition Opportunities

PhD for Working Art Professionals

IDSVA offers a PhD in philosophy and theory for artists and creative scholars. Study includes residencies at the Venice Biennale, Paris, and NYC, plus distance-learning.

The Art of Travel
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Rutgers University, Department of Art History
Calls for Papers

MHS-NEH Fellowships
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Massachusetts Historical Society
Awards, Grants, Fellowships

Fair Use and Felony
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A bill under consideration in Congress could make it easier for federal prosecutors to bring criminal charges against academic libraries for unduly making copyrighted materials available to students. The bill, called the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261), or SOPA, stipulates that "any person who willfully infringes a copyright" can be charged with a felony "if such a person knew or should have known that the work was intended for commercial dissemination." More

Embodied Fantasies: International Conference 2011

SVA. 28-30 October: Transdisciplinary conference hosting scholars and artists from the fields of architecture, art history, visual art, history of science and psychology among others.

Role of Museum Curators to Change
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The job of a museum curator has traditionally been to dispense knowledge about the artifacts under their care. That role is soon to be reversed as curators of the future become managers of information coming in from outside the museum, a symposium in Dublin heard. The meeting, entitled "Future Forecasting: The Challenges Facing Museums and Cultural Institutions," was held in the National Gallery of Ireland and was attended by experts from around Europe. More

Final Letter to Jeffrey Deitch and MoCA Regarding Annual Gala    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After attending a rehearsal for the annual gala for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Yvonne Rainer produced a final version of the letter to the museum and its director, Jeffrey Deitch. In the original letter, Rainer argues that Marina Abramović's entertainment for the gala is exploitative of the performers. More

The MFA in Art offered by the Meadows School of the Arts/SMU gives graduate students the time, resources and support necessary to make great art. MORE

Class War? Occupy Wall Street and Unions Protest at Sotheby's
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You could hear them a block away; their whistles and chants preceded them. About a hundred protesters stood outside Sotheby's at the beginning of the auction house's contemporary evening sale, the last important art sale of the year. "We're fired up! Won't take it no more!" Picketers hoisted cutouts of the heads of Sotheby's COO and CEO at the ends of long poles. More

Mitt Romney Would Cut Federal Cultural Agencies by Half
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Earlier this month, the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney targeted two federal arts and cultural grant-making agencies, the NEA and NEH, for "deep reductions." The Los Angeles Times asked the Romney campaign for clarification—does he want to eliminate cultural grant making or reduce it? The response was that he doesn't want to eliminate the NEA, NEH, or the two other agencies, but would cut their aggregate funding by half. 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

US Clears Art Project by Christo in Colorado
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Federal regulators approved a $50 million installation of anchored fabric over the Arkansas River in southern Colorado by the artist Christo, whose larger-than-life vision has divided environmentalists, residents, and politicians for years over questions of aesthetics, nature, and economic impact. More

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei faces new hurdles in tax case
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Chinese authorities are setting hurdles for the artist and activist Ai Weiwei to pay a bond that would let him appeal a tax fine his backers have called a political vendetta, threatening to complicate his legal battle. Ai, whose secretive eighty-one-day detention this year sparked worldwide attention, has until November 16 to lodge collateral that would allow him to contest a 15 million yuan ($2.4 million) fine for tax evasion, which he denies. But the government is demanding he pay the 8.4 million yuan bond in cash straight into a tax bureau bank account, something his lawyer Pu Zhiqiang said lacked legal provision. More

Summer Institute in Art Museum Studies

Held at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, SIAMS is an intensive, co-educational, six-week exploration of art museums and museum work for undergraduates and recent graduates.

Archeologists Find Central Europe's Oldest Painting
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The Hohle Fels cave in southern Germany has yielded yet another startling archeological discovery—the oldest evidence of human painting ever found in Central Europe. The meaning of the stones painted with red and brown dots, however, remains unclear. More

George Fischoff presents Gauguin/ Savage Light

An exciting one person performance of the journey to greatness of the immortal French artist Paul Gauguin!

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