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2010 Recipients of the Meiss and Wyeth Publication Grants
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CAA has awarded grants to the publishers of nine books in art history and visual culture through two programs: the Millard Meiss Publication Fund and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant. Read the list of authors and their book titles. More

Preorder Your Copy of The Eye, the Hand, the Mind: 100 Years of the College Art Association
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Members receive a special discount when preordering the forthcoming book on the history of CAA, The Eye, the Hand, the Mind: 100 Years of the College Art Association. Edited by Susan Ball, this 328-page hardcover book will be published in January 2011 by Rutgers University Press. 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.

2011 Advocacy Days in Washington for the Arts, the Humanities, and Museums
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The organizers of three annual advocacy days in Washington, DC, have published preliminary information about these important events. CAA gives you a quick summary of what will be happening early next year. More

CAA Celebrates Its Fifty-Year Members
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CAA appreciates and celebrates the support of its longtime members. Read a list of those who joined the organization in 1960 or earlier, such as Creighton Gilbert, professor emeritus at Yale University, who first signed up in 1940. More

Poster Sessions at the New York Conference
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The topics of thirteen poster sessions at the 2011 Annual Conference include "Walt Disney: Undergraduate Research and Critical Thinking," "How the Sausage Is Made: A Model of Graphic Design Practice and Teaching," and "Analysis of University Press Production in Art and Art History, 1991–2007." More

Book and Trade Fair Participation Deadline Is Friday, December 3
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This Friday is the deadline for applications to the Book and Trade Fair at the 2011 Annual Conference in New York. Please download the Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus for full details on how to get involved. More

Painting? Sculpture? Digital/Hybrid Media? Photography?

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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

Student Members Save on Conference Registration and Hotel Rooms
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Because students often live on a tight budget, CAA provides specially discounted registration for this constituency: $90 before December 10 and $130 until January 21. In addition, one conference hotel, the Park Central, offers rooms for up to three people for $149 a night ($169 for four). 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.

17th Annual Art History Association Graduate Symposium
San José State University
Calls for Papers

Rowan University Art Gallery: Curators Showcase
Rowan University Art Gallery
Exhibition Opportunities


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]

Art on Paper: National Juried Exhibition
Maryland Federation of Art
Exhibition Opportunities

Scholarships for Masters and PhD Research
Sainsbury Research Unit
Awards, Grants, Fellowships

Encuentros: Artistic Exchange between the US and Latin America
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Calls for Papers

Art Programs Stress Studio Safety
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How does one judge a collegiate art program? It might be on the basis of average class size, or if students get their own studios, or whether the equipment is state of the art, or the prestige of the faculty, or how successful the alumni are. All quite valid. But what about whether it will threaten your life? A growing number of art programs are making studio safety an integral part of both the curriculum and facilities. They are improving the air quality, reducing exposure to potentially hazardous materials, and increasing the safety training that students and faculty receive. 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.

PhD Pipeline Expands Slightly
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The number of research doctorates awarded by American universities grew slightly in 2009, with virtually all of the increase accounted for by an upturn in PhDs and other degrees granted to women, according to newly reported data from the Survey of Earned Doctorates. The analysis provides information on who the doctorate recipients are, the fields they are in, and—increasingly important in this economic climate—how they are faring in the job market. More

Hiring Prospects Look Up for College Graduates—Some of Them, Anyway
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The job outlook for college students is brightening somewhat, with the hiring of new bachelor's-degree graduates expected to increase by 10 percent this academic year, according to a major annual survey of employers. Still, that figure shouldn't spark celebration, as the rise is over last year's hiring, which held steady after drops of 35 to 40 percent the year before, says the survey, which is administered by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. More

Art Business Schools Create a Network
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On a recent flight from Shanghai to Paris, Françoise Schmitt, cofounder, twenty-five years ago, of the Institut d'Études Supérieures des Arts, an arts and media business school in the French capital, stopped over in Doha, Qatar, to discuss a staff training program with the Doha Museum. Oil-rich governments and benefactors are setting up museums and art collections all over the Gulf region: but the underlying structures and skills, like archiving, cataloguing, and conservation, are in short supply. Some schools are hoping that this represents a huge opportunity. 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.

What Is Art Really Worth?
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This decade, you could have done far worse stocking up on contemporary art. For instance: You could have bought stocks. The S&P 500 index, which measures stock prices for five hundred of Wall Street's top companies, is worth roughly 15 percent less than it was in 2000. During that same time period, a leading index of contemporary art sales soared 222 percent. "It's an interesting place to put money when you have a lot of money," said Alexis Hubshman, founder of the Scope art fair, which opened in Miami on Tuesday. "You can't buy real estate. You're scared to put money in Wall Street. It seems to me that the art market is kind of standing around." More

Mythology on Canvas
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The origin and evolution of Indian painting can be traced to prehistoric times as evident in the artworks at Bhimbetka caves in Madhya Pradesh. But over the span of centuries, painting as a medium of expression continued to evolve and engendered different styles across India and of which the Mysore Traditional Painting is one of them. More

Apps Help Artists Develop Skills
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There are dozens of phone or iPad type apps for children that mimic drawing, painting, and doodling, but "ArtRage" is not one of them. It is designed to be an app that a serious or even professional artist can pick up, with the hopes that they can find at their disposal in the virtual studio just about anything they would find in their real studio. Almost every type of drawing tool is available, from crayons to oil paints, and each tool has its own settings to offer every type of effect the actual tool does. More

Electrician Stuns Art World with Trove of Picassos
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Pablo Picasso was both hugely prolific and famously generous with his work, but was he enough of a free spirit to give hundreds of his early works to his electrician? That question lies at the heart of a court case over the origin of 271 Picasso works—a treasure trove of original sketches, paintings, and collages that was unknown to the art world a few months ago. Experts have yet to appraise the full collection, which has been placed under lock and key after a judicial appeal by Picasso's heirs. More
Penn State Press
Art Book Sale

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Available through December 15, or while supplies last.
Dartmouth College Seeks New Director Hood Museum of Art
We seek a dynamic Director with a passion for college and university museum culture to maintain and develop an exciting scholarly exhibition and publications program, and to oversee acquisitions for the collection with the museum’s well-established endowments. Interested applicants please email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Director of the Hood Museum of Art Search Committee
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The Flying Trapeze Press presents:

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

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Research fellowships on Buddhist art, Avalokiteshvara and visual culture. Application deadline: 15 January 2011.

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