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Cast Your Vote for the 2011-15 Board of Directors
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The election of members to the CAA Board of Directors for the 2011-15 term has begun. The six candidates are: Leslie Bellavance, Brian Bishop, dele jegede, Denise Mullen, Saul L. Ostrow, and Georgia K. Strange. Please read their statements and biographies—and watch their video presentations—before casting your vote. More

Join the Nominating Committee
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CAA is accepting nominations and self-nominations for service on the 2011 Nominating Committee. Each year, this committee nominates and interviews potential candidates for the Board of Directors and selects the final slate for the membership's vote. Deadline: December 30, 2010. More

CAA Meets with Leaders from Art Schools
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Representatives from CAA recently held meetings with leaders from art schools and departments in New York and Philadelphia to discuss the needs of today's students—and how CAA might meet those needs. More

Winner, 2010 Mary Ellen LoPresti Award for Excellence in Art Publishing (ARLIS-SE)

A fully bilingual history of 150 years of Cuban art, Great Masters of Cuban Art, 1800–1958/Grandes Maestros del Arte Cubano documents the historical development of Cuban painting from 1800 until the Revolution.

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

Sale on CAA's Directories of Graduate Programs in the Arts
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CAA's two Directories of Graduate Programs in the Arts, covering MA, MFA, and PhD programs in art and art history in North America and worldwide, are now on sale: $16 for CAA members and $20 for nonmembers. More

Award-Winning Graphic Design

Literary/arts journal Ninth Letter features new work by international and U.S. writers and artists. Winner of over 30 awards for design and typography.

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 30 discount when preordering the forthcoming book on the history of CAA, edited by Susan Ball. To be published in January 2011, The Eye, the Hand, the Mind offers twelve chapters by fifteen authors that thematically address CAA's history. More

Special Centennial Sessions
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Seven special Centennial Sessions, organized by Paul Jaskot of DePaul University, focus on broad thematic topics in the visual arts, including "Feminism," "Experience," and "Our Demons." Recently added to this part of the conference program is Jonathan Katz's panel "Against Acknowledgment: Sexuality and the Instrumentalization of Knowledge." More

Painting? Sculpture? Digital/Hybrid Media? Photography?

You have enough to worry about in grad school without having to worry about time and money, too. Ask us how the MFA in Art offered by the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU can provide you with the time, the creative resources and the intellectual and financial support you need to make art

Full Details on Conference Sessions Published
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CAA has published the names of all speakers, their institutional affiliations, and the titles of their papers and presentations on the 2011 Annual Conference website. You may browse by day or read the full list; room names and locations for all sessions are also posted. More

Receive Career Advice in CAA's Conference Mentoring Program
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The Artists' Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring offer free guidance to help further your career in the visual arts. Sign up now to reserve your spot in the two-day event. More

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

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


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]

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

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

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

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

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.

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

When the Art Stared Back and Other Trends
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What a long, strange year it has been. As disillusion with the Obama presidency took hold in many quarters, and a Republican majority prepared to take control of the House in January, it seemed only fitting that the specter of the 1980s culture wars should rear its cynical, bigoted head. A few harsh words from the conservative Catholic League and a handful of congressmen caused the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to order the removal of a truncated version of a 1987 video by the activist-artist David Wojnarowicz from an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. More

Dishes. Deleuze. Laundry. Lacan.

VCFA’s innovative low-residency MFA in Visual Art offers the opportunity to contextualize and merge your professional studio practice and your personal commitments.

Anonymous Street Artist Puts Up Mural Condemning MOCA Director
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An anonymous Los Angeles street artist spoke out about MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch's decision to paint over another artist's mural that he had commissioned — making a statement in the form of a provocative piece of guerrilla poster art glued to the exterior wall of the restaurant Zip Fusion Sushi on Traction Avenue and Third Street in Little Tokyo. The wheat-pasted mural depicts the face of Deitch on the body of an Iranian ayatollah holding an extension pole with a paint roller at the end — and it's set against Italian street artist Blu's now-controversial antiwar imagery. More

New Measures of Scholarly Impact
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Higher education might be a high-end marketplace of ideas, but its mechanisms for taking inventory for that marketplace have been, until recently, relatively basic. The method for measuring the influence of journals and authors by counting the number of times their articles are cited by other articles — called the "impact factor" — has hardly changed since 1955, when it was created by Eugene Garfield, a University of Pennsylvania graduate student who went on to found the first citation database, the Institute for Scientific Information. More

Oregon Hospital X-Rays Van Gogh Painting for Clues
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Digital X-ray equipment is providing art researchers with a new view of a priceless painting by Vincent van Gogh. The 1884 masterpiece titled The Ox-Cart was examined at Oregon Health and Science University as part of an effort to better understand the artist and his technique. Engineering professors Don Johnson of Rice University and Richard Johnson of Cornell University are leading an international project to study canvas thread patterns to piece together a precise chronology of van Gogh's works and how they relate to one another. More

Shining a Light: Sheikh Hassan Al-Thani on Qatar's First Museum of Modern Arab Art
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Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al-Thani's new museum of Arab art, Mathaf, opens its doors on December 30 in Doha, Qatar. An important new cornerstone of the ruling Al-Thani family's artistically oriented endeavors, Mathaf — the name means "museum" in Arabic — has grown from Hassan Al-Thani's personal collection. He recently spoke with Renaud Seligmann about this historic first. 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.

Picturing the "Decade": A New Tome Explains Art's Place in the Aughts    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Is history getting more photogenic? Perhaps, as press materials for the volume state, the past decade has been "a momentous journey for humanity." But have these years been more momentous than usual? If memory serves, the twentieth century was a doozy. In covering the era, the book offers images of the obvious flashpoints — 9/11, two American wars abroad, climate change, the economic collapse, the rise of social media — but it also addresses less-expected subjects. For instance, the dramatic sea changes in the recent art market. More

Design in Another Dimension: Morality
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Are architects egomaniacs whose deepest ambition is to build monuments to themselves and their rich clients? Or is architecture really a social service, like that of a doctor, performing the job of healing the world and making it a better place in which to live? It's an argument that's not going to be settled by a new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. But that show, which MoMA calls Small Scale/Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement, is proof that the ideal of a healing profession hasn't disappeared from architecture. More

Protesters at Met Rally for Artwork
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Several hundred people gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to protest the recent decision by the Smithsonian Institution to remove a contentious video from a current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. The video, A Fire in My Belly, which was created by the late New York artist David Wojnarowicz and had been part of Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, includes a scene of ants crawling over a crucifix. At a time when the gay community is the last group to enjoy a full array of civil rights, and at a time when we’re still trying to find footing, this is a direct attack," said Bizzy, an artist who joined the protest. More
Art and Globalization

Art and Globalization is the first book in the Stone Art Theory Institutes Series. The five volumes build on conversations held in intensive, weeklong closed meetings. Art and Globalization brings political and cultural theorists together with writers and historians concerned specifically with the visual arts in order to test the limits of the conceptualization of the global in art.

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
The Barnesville Easel™
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Look for Penn Press Books

Discover Penn Press books in art history, architecture & landscape design, and studio arts.


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

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