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New Digital Editions of Graduate Programs in the Arts
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CAA is now offering updated digital versions of its directories of graduate programs in art history and the visual arts. You can search according to specific criteria or browse by institution name and then download your selections as PDFs. CAA's directories list 650 programs across five countries and provide prospective graduate students with the information they need prior to beginning the application process. New ebook and print editions will be available soon. More


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Recipients of CAA's Meiss and Wyeth Publishing Grants
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CAA has awarded grants to the publishers of eighteen 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 more about the recipients and their books. More

December 2012 Issue of The Art Bulletin
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The December 2012 issue of The Art Bulletin contains essays on mythological narratives of the Judgment of Paris in Roman wall painting, Caravaggio's Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, and a painting from the mid-1680s depicting Franciscan missions and indigenous peoples in Central America. More

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Cultural Recovery Center to Open in Brooklyn
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A temporary facility to provide volunteer assistance and work space to museums, libraries, archives, historic sites, galleries, collectors, and artists will open in Brooklyn, New York, during the week of December 10, 2012. The Center for Cultural Recovery will be operated by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, in cooperation with a consortium of organizations. 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

Join the 2013-14 Nominating Committee
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CAA invites you to help shape the future of the organization by serving on the 2013-14 Nominating Committee. Each year, this committee nominates and interviews potential candidates for the CAA Board of Directors and selects the final slate for the membership's vote. Deadline: January 4, 2013. More

Make a Year-End Donation to CAA's Annual Fund
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As 2012 comes to a close, CAA extends thanks for your ongoing membership and support. Members, like you and me, are the engine and purpose for the organization, and it is through our help that CAA provides the myriad programs and services that so many artists, art historians, and other professionals in the visual arts depend upon. This fall, please consider making a generous contribution to CAA's Annual Fund. 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

Support CAA's Journals through the Publications Fund
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As CAA looks toward the year to come, it is time for us to consider the future of our publications. The organization's long-standing, highly regarded print journals, The Art Bulletin and Art Journal, deliver much of the world's leading scholarship in art history and visual studies. CAA member support of the Publications Fund helps maintain each publication's preeminent position. I encourage you to join our growing list of donors this year. More

Early Registration Ends on Friday, December 14
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Register by December 14, 2012, to save the most on 2013 Annual Conference registration. CAA encourages you to take advantage of the incredibly low rates: $170 for members, $100 for student and retired members, and $375 for nonmembers. Prices increase after this date. 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

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. Deadline: December 14, 2012. More

Receive Career Advice and Feedback on Your Art
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As a CAA member, you have free access to a diverse range of mentors at Career Services during the 2013 Annual Conference in New York. All emerging, midcareer, and even advanced professionals can benefit from one-on-one discussions with dedicated mentors about artists' portfolios, career-management skills, and professional strategies. Deadline: December 14, 2012. More

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.

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

CAA recognizes the professional achievements of its members in a bimonthly website section called Member News.

Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members
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See when and where CAA members are exhibiting their art, and view images of their work. More

Books Published by CAA Members
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Publishing a book is a major milestone for artists and scholars. Browse a list of recent titles by CAA members. More

Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members
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Check out details on recent exhibitions organized by CAA members who are also curators. 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.

People in the News
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This section lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three areas: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications. More

Grants, Awards, and Honors
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CAA recognizes its members for their professional achievements, be it a grant, fellowship, residency, book prize, honorary degree, or related award. More

Institutional News
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Read about the latest news from CAA institutional members. More

Announcing is an online, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal of scholarship in the humanities, plus poetry, editorials, reviews, visual art and more.

Openness, Value, and Scholarly Societies: The MLA Model
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In 2011, the Modern Language Association established a new office of scholarly communication and began a series of experiments in ways of supporting the open exchange of scholarly work among its members. While the office and its platforms are new, the motivating force behind the office is not. From the beginning, scholarly societies were designed to play a crucial role in facilitating communication between scholars working on common subjects. More

Ten Essential Apps for the Mobile Artist
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Michelangelo, Raphael, and the rest of the old masters drew everything they saw, everywhere they went. The new masters of the twenty-first century can still adhere to that artistic custom, with powerful apps designed for a mobile and creative world. GeekSugar has rounded up apps with specific media in mind, such as ink, charcoal, and watercolor, and more general-purpose digital drawing tools, too. When inspiration unexpectedly strikes, modern-day artists will be grateful they had these ten essential iOS drawing apps in their mobile toolkit. More

Norman Bel Geddes Exhibition

Visit the Harry Ransom Center to view I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America, on display through January 6, 2013. Drawing from the Ransom Center’s collection of Norman Bel Geddes, the exhibition and its companion book explore the life and career of this influential designer and futurist. LEARN MORE

Monday Musings: The Price of a Free Membership
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I've been following with interest the news that the Dallas Museum of Art is abolishing admission for the permanent exhibits and offering free memberships to all. I hear with increasing frequency from colleagues in cultural nonprofits that people don't want to make long-term commitments such as season passes or memberships anymore and want their experiences a la carte, and that people want real and meaningful engagement with organizations—they don't want to be anonymous, interchangeable customers. Making memberships free in response to these drivers of change seems like a reasonable experiment. But how does the math work out? More

Museum Policies and Art Images: Conflicting Objectives and Copyright Overreaching
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Museums face steady demand for images of artworks from their collections, and they typically provide a service of making and delivering high-resolution images of art. The images are often intellectually essential for scholarly study and teaching, and they are sometimes economically valuable for production of the coffee mugs and note cards sold in museum shops and elsewhere. Though the law is unclear regarding copyright protection afforded to such images, many museum policies and licenses encumber the use of art images with contractual terms and license restrictions often aimed at raising revenue or protecting the integrity of the art. More

A New (Kind of) Scholarly Press
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The FAQ to go with the announcement that Amherst College is launching a new scholarly press ends with the question "Isn't this endeavor wildly idealistic?" The answer is yes. But Amherst thinks that there may be long-term gains—both for scholarship and the economics of academic publishing—by publishing books that are subject to traditional peer review, edited with rigor, and then published in digital form only, completely free. More

The Moment of Digital Art History?
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Two thousand and twelve has proven to be a significant year as art history continues its transition into the sphere of the digital humanities. The following post aims to provide a summary of discussions around "digital art history," which at present describes a mode of practice without a fully articulated definition. This summary will also extend beyond the institutional considerations primarily expressed in recent reports and consider the implications for digital art history on public engagement, including the involvement of new-media practitioners, such as bloggers and users of social-media platforms. More

Bard Graduate Center
Learning from Things

Our MA and PhD students learn from things—from those of the most exquisite aesthetic value to the ordinary objects of everyday life. MORE

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In trying to figure out the why—no seriously, WHY?—of Bob Dylan's second painting exhibition at Gagosian, Gallerist NY's Michael Miller was left with the same Only Possible Explanation that's been dogging me since the musician's first baffling Gagosian gig in October 2011: "All I could come up with was a conspiracy theory cooked up by a friend, that both of Mr. Dylan's shows at Gagosian are actually the work of Richard Prince using 'Bob Dylan' as a pseudonym, making the ultimate statement on art and artifice, and proving once and for all that Bob Dylan is whoever you want him to be." More

USC and MOCA Are in Talks about "A Possible Partnership"
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Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art and the University of Southern California are in talks about a possible partnership that would link the ambitious private university with the fiscally struggling downtown museum. Responding to Los Angeles Times inquiries, USC's provost Elizabeth Garrett said that discussions are underway "about a possible partnership that would enhance the missions of both institutions." Talks "are very preliminary at this time," she added, providing no further details. More


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