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Survey on Contingent Faculty Members Ends on November 30
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A national survey on faculty compensation and working conditions for contingent, part-time, and adjunct faculty—including graduate students—ends on November 30. As a member of the Coalition on the Academic Workforce, CAA urges you to complete this important questionnaire. More

Report from the October Meeting of the Board of Directors
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Executive Director Linda Downs provides a summary of issues and topics—from financial matters and strategic-plan reports to publications projects and programming for the Centennial conference—that the CAA Board of Directors discussed at its October 2010 meeting. More

Notice of the Annual Members' Business Meeting
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The Annual Members' Business Meeting will be held at the upcoming Annual Conference in New York on Friday, February 11, 2011. The agenda has been published, and CAA encourages you to attend the discussion. More

Call for Proposals

The Clark invites proposals for the 2011 Clark Conference, "In the Wake of the Global Turn." The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2011.

December 2010 Issue of The Art Bulletin Features Raphael, Rauschenberg, and Hōgai
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Insightful studies that reframe a Raphael fresco, Robert Rauschenberg's Combines, and Kano Hōgai's best-known work are among the six essays in the December issue of The Art Bulletin, the leading publication of international art-historical scholarship. More

The Publications Committee and Welcome New Members
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Anthony Elms and Cynthia Mills have joined the Publications Committee, which oversees CAA's publishing activities, as new at-large members. In addition, has tapped Elizabeth Marlowe for its editorial board and named Janet Kraynak a new field editor for exhibitions. More

November Deaths in the Arts
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In this monthly listing of obituaries, CAA recognizes the professional achievements of men and women—including painters Nathan Oliveira, Sylvia Sleigh, and Robert Goodnough—who have made significant contributions to the visual arts. More

Early Registration Deadline Is December 10
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Register by December 10 to receive the best rate for the 2011 Annual Conference. Individual members pay $155 for four days of sessions, programs, and events, and student and retired members attend for only $90. The nonmember rate is $280, but it's a better deal if you get a yearlong membership and then conference registration. More

Mentors Needed for Career Services at the New York Conference
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CAA seeks established professionals in the visual arts to volunteer as mentors for two Career Services programs: the Artists' Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring. Mentoring is an excellent way to serve the field and assist the next generation of artists and scholars. More

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Register Now for Professional-Development Workshops
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In New York, CAA will present a variety of professional-development workshops—from "Job Hunt 101: Essential Steps in Securing a Job in the Arts" to "Living Your Way: Planning for Retirement"—that address critical career-oriented topics in the visual arts. View the full list of topics and register now. 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.

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This paid fellowship is designed to provide graduate students with an intensive scholarly, professional and international experience through the curatorial department of the Meadows Museum at SMU and includes travel and research to Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. More information at

[IMAGE: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660), Sibyl with Tabula Rasa, ca. 1648, oil on canvas, Algur H. Meadows Collection, 74.01]

Call for Artists: Exhibit in NYC
Ernest Rubenstein Gallery and the Educational Alliance
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Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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In Process 2011, Studio Residency
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Association of Teaching Artists Releases Survey Results
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The Association of Teaching Artists, a nonprofit professional organization that advocates for, supports, strengthens, and serves artists who teach in the state of New York and beyond, has released the results of its Teaching Artists and Their Work Online Survey as a PDF download. More

Artist's Copyright Versus Curator's Freedom of Expression
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The relationship between "documentation" and "performance" is slippery in performance art. The document, be it a film or photograph, has often come to assume the role of quasi-artwork in its own right—selling years later for significant prices. Many artists from the 1960s onwards have been stringent in controlling the documentation of their performances. The trial between the estate of Joseph Beuys and the Museum Schloss Moyland illustrates, from a legal and an ethical perspective, the complications of this entanglement and the difficulties of separating the "document" from the "work." More

Art Education: Theory. Practice. Context.

VCFA's low residency MFA in Visual Art offers a progressive, adventurous, and collaborative program to those looking to be part of the conversation.

How Political Was Picasso?
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Picasso's work abounds in paradox, as did his religious and political beliefs, not to mention his love life. All the more reason to look skeptically at the exhibition Picasso: Peace and Freedom. Lynda Morris, who has masterminded the show, makes much of the period following World War II when Picasso, who had joined the Communist Party in 1944, painted works that reflected Party propaganda. But as the art historian Gertje Utley has shown, many of the works in the exhibition, such as The Rape of the Sabines, are not "programmatic statements," as the exhibition catalogue claims, but testify to Picasso's "life-long fear and horror of armed conflict." More

Cheating and the Generational Divide
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The revelation that hundreds of University of Central Florida students in a senior-level business class received an advance version of a midterm exam has exposed the widening chasm in what different generations expect of each other—and what they perceive cheating to be. 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.

Hide/Seek: National Portrait Gallery's Exhibition of Homosexual Art
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In 1989, the private Corcoran Gallery of Art, battered by threats from Congress and worried about future federal grants, canceled an exhibition by the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe that included male nudity and homosexual scenes. Now, a Washington museum is pioneering a show that celebrates gay and lesbian art and delineates its place in the history of American painting and photography. The museum is as Washington establishment as any can be: the federally funded Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery, a museum noted more for exhibitions about presidents than shows on the cutting edge. More

Thirty-Two Colleges Are Named Most Friendly to Junior Faculty
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Recruiting junior faculty members can come at a hefty price for already cash-strapped colleges—especially if unsatisfied recruits become alienated employees, or decide to cut and run. But thirty-two colleges and universities have been successful at making junior faculty feel welcome on campus, and their approaches were highlighted in a new report from the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, a 160-member consortium based at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. More

How the Ghent Altarpiece Became the World's Most Frequently Stolen Artwork    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A tiny city in a small European country, the medieval enclave of Ghent, Belgium, is the current residence of a fifteenth-century artwork—a sumptuous, sprawling, and theologically complex twelve-panel altarpiece known variously as the Ghent Altarpiece, The Mystic Lamb, or, in Flemish, Het Lam Gods (The Lamb of God)—that scholars consider to be one of the great masterpieces of Western civilization. One of the altarpiece's most ardent contemporary devotees is Noah Charney, whose book Stealing the Mystic Lamb ascribes another superlative to the piece: the world's most frequently stolen artwork. More

More Professors Give Out Hand-Held Devices to Monitor Students and Engage Them
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If any of the seventy undergraduates in Bill White's "Organizational Behavior" course at Northwestern University are late for class, or not paying attention, he will know without having to scan the lecture hall. Their "clickers" will tell him. Every student in White's class has been assigned a palm-size, wireless device that looks like a TV remote but has a far less entertaining purpose. With their clickers in hand, the students in White's class automatically clock in as "present" as they walk into class. More
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