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Robert Storr Is Convocation Speaker
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Robert Storr, dean of the Yale University School of Art and a former curator at the Museum of Modern Art, will deliver the keynote address during Convocation at the 2013 Annual Conference in New York. More


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Weekend Workshop for Artists in Santa Fe
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CAA's next Professional-Development Workshop for Artists will take place on Friday and Saturday, November 30-December 1, 2012, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Called "Your Art Practice Made Perfect," the event will explore the business side of art, including such topics as financial management, estate planning, tax guidance, marketing, and pricing. More

CAA International Travel Grant Program Recipients
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CAA is pleased to announce this year's recipients of its International Travel Grant Program, generously funded by the Getty Foundation. Twenty art historians, including professors, curators, and artists who teach art history, will attend the upcoming Annual Conference in New York. This is the second consecutive year that CAA has received a Getty grant to support the program. More

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Finalists for the 2013 Morey and Barr Awards
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CAA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award and the 2013 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award. The Barr jury has also shortlisted two catalogues for a second award. The winners of both prizes, along with the recipients of ten other Awards for Distinction, will be announced in January and presented during Convocation at the 101st Annual Conference in New York. More

Take a Survey of Faculty Who Teach Online
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The Coalition on Contingent Academic Labor and the United Association for Labor Education seek participation in a survey from all faculty members who teach online for the purpose of gaining information on wages and working conditions. CAA encourages you to take the survey and to forward its link to any relevant lists or individuals. More

A Conversation with Anne Collins Goodyear
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Anne Collins Goodyear, associate curator of prints and drawings at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery, became president of the CAA Board of Directors in May 2012. CAA News caught up with her this month to discuss what's happening in the organization. More

Clark Fellowships 2014-2015

The Clark offers fellowships for scholars, critics, and curators working in the theory, history, and interpretation of the visual arts. Application deadline: October 15

Report on the October Board of Directors Meetings
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The CAA Board of Directors convened in New York on Saturday and Sunday, October 27–28, 2012, for its fall meetings. The following report from Anne Collins Goodyear, CAA board president, and Linda Downs, CAA executive director and chief executive officer, summarizes the discussion and the results of the meetings. More

2013 Annual Members' Business Meeting
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CAA has published the agenda for the Annual Members' Business Meeting, taking place at the 2013 Annual Conference in New York on Friday evening, February 15, 5:30-7:00 PM. All members are invited to attend and participate. 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

Donors to the Annual Conference Travel Grants
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CAA warmly thanks the following individuals for their generous support of the Annual Conference Travel Grants over the past twelve months. The grant program helps cover expenses for graduate students in art history and studio art, and for international artists and scholars, who attend the CAA Annual Conference. 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

Early Registration Ends on December 14
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Register by December 14 to save the most on 2013 Annual Conference registration. CAA encourages you to take advantage of the incredibly low rates: $170 for members and $100 for student and retired members. More

New - MA in Art History

The School of Art also offers the following degree programs: MAE, MFA in Art, and PhD in Fine Arts with field of specialization in Art.  MORE

Preorder Conference Session Audio
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CAA's partner for audio recording, Conference Media, is offering advanced orders of 2013 conference sessions for $99.95 (regularly $149.95). Purchasers will receive mp3 audio on a DVD-ROM after the February meeting. More

Tips for First-Time Conference Attendees
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Attending your first major academic conference will be exhilarating but also potentially overwhelming. To help smooth out your experience, CAA offers advice on what you can do before, during, and after the conference to take full advantage of the February event. More

Explore 49,000 Images in SAHARA

SAHARA, developed by the Society of Architectural Historians, is a user contributed digital resource that enhances teaching and research. MORE

Networking Tips
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The 2013 Annual Conference will provide myriad opportunities for you to meet and speak with colleagues old and new. CAA offers nine ways to help build and improve your professional network. More

Final Book and Trade Fair Deadline
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The final deadline for applications to the 2013 Book and Trade Fair, with full payment, is December 7, 2012. Please download and read the 2013 Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus to learn more about fair participation, sponsorship opportunities, and advertisements in conference publications and on the conference website. More

ARTexchange Seeks Participants
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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

Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide

A comprehensive handbook covering appraisal methodology, legal guidelines, and fifty areas of the fine and decorative arts. Appraisers Association of America. Pre-publication $75.

Reserve a Booth or Table in the Interview Hall
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The Interview Hall offers two formats: booths and tables. Interview booths, ideal for prearranged meetings, are semiprivate and encourage a calm, focused interview environment. Interview tables, ideal for employers who have not prescheduled their interviews, allow job seekers to drop off résumés and portfolios informally and to meet prospective employers at tables; interviews may also be conducted. More publishes critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies.

Book Reviews    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lauren S. Weingarden. Louis H. Sullivan and a Nineteenth-Century Poetics of Naturalized Architecture (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009). Reviewed by Debra Schafter. OPEN CONTENT

John M. Rosenfield. Portraits of Chōgen: The Transformation of Buddhist Art in Early Medieval Japan (Leiden: Brill, 2010). Reviewed by Ive E. Covaci.

Tomás Ó Carragáin. Churches in Early Medieval Ireland: Architecture, Ritual, and Memory (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011). Reviewed by Colum P. Hourihane.

James G. Harper, ed. The Turk and Islam in the Western Eye, 1450–1750: Visual Imagery before Orientalism (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011). Reviewed by Helen Walberg.

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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California. Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage (August 3–November 27, 2011). Reviewed by John R. Blakinger.


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Register for Arts Advocacy Day
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The 2012 election has made a dramatic impact on Congress, with more than eighty new members taking office in early January 2013. The next Congress will renew the focus on reducing the federal deficit and creating jobs, and it is imperative that arts advocates work together to craft a policy agenda that supports the nonprofit arts sector and arts education. More

Humanities Advocacy Day Registration
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Registration for Humanities Advocacy Day and the annual meeting of the National Humanities Alliance will help you to connect with a growing network of humanities leaders, to communicate the value of the humanities to members of Congress, and to become a year-round advocate for the humanities. 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. MORE

How Art History Is Failing at the Internet
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The history of art as practiced in museums and the academy is sluggish in its embrace of the new technology. Of course we have technology in our galleries and classrooms and information on the web; of course we are exploiting social media to reach and grow our audiences, by tweeting about our books and articles, including links to our career accomplishments on Facebook, and chatting with our students online. But we aren't conducting art-historical research differently. We aren't working collaboratively and experimentally. More

Grad School Confidential: How to Choose the Right Degree
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Graduate school is hard. It's also really expensive. But if you're actually going to invest the time and money to do it, make it count for yourself. If you need a good graduate school to be able to do the things you want to do, aim high. You can go online and check the US News and World Report rankings, of course. And there are some damn good schools on that list. But if you choose a graduate school based on the institution's reputation alone, you may find yourself in a discipline or among peers that simply don't suit you. More

More on Pedagogy in Arts Entrepreneurship
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As I've been working on a pedagogical approach for emerging arts entrepreneurs, I've immersed myself in literature and resources on creative thinking and creative problem solving. What keeps striking me is the stark difference between creativity as applied in the development of complex ideas and the creative process in the making of art. The former lends itself, at least to a great degree, to techniques, processes, and formulae, while the making of art does not. One is rational, the other un-rational. More

Shift in Heritage: Richard Serra Sculpture Has Uncertain Future
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The closest thing southern Ontario has to Stonehenge is Shift, a sculpture by Richard Serra in a King City farmer's field. Serra is a superstar artist whose work is worth millions of dollars, but Shift remains relatively obscure. Though many places would envy our big Serra, last month the Ontario Conservation Review Board decided not to support King Township's request that Serra's work be protected under the Ontario Heritage Act, so its future remains uncertain. More

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Dating and Job Hunting
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Last January, I returned mentally and emotionally exhausted from the American Historical Association meeting. I had been lucky to have had a few interviews, and all I could do was refresh my email every few minutes, hoping for any updates. I toggled over to Facebook and quickly posted the status, "If the academic job market is like dating (and it totally is) I hope to be engaged by Valentine's Day." The likes and comments poured in from family and friends. More

Masterpieces on Loan Leave MFA Walls Lacking
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Visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this holiday season can see the celebrity and fashion photographs of Mario Testino. But if they wander off into the permanent collection galleries, they won't find the museum's most famous Renoir, Dance at Bougival. Nor will they see any of the museum's five paintings by Cezanne, five of its six great paintings by Manet, its most distinctive Monet, or its two greatest van Goghs. Some of these works have been lent to serious and scholarly museum shows in the United States, Japan, and Europe. Agreeing to such loans is common practice and builds goodwill for when the museum asks to borrow for its own exhibitions. More


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