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As 2010 comes to a close, the College Art Association wishes a safe and happy holiday season to its members, partners, and other professionals in the visual arts. As we reflect on the past year, we want to provide you with a look at the ten most accessed articles since CAA News began in September. Regular publication will resume next Wednesday, January 5, 2011.

Art Programs Stress Studio Safety
The Chronicle of Higher Education    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dec. 1, 2010 issue: 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

Frank Lloyd Wright's Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College boasts the largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world. This book reveals how this extraordinary yet little-studied academic village expresses the architect’s vision of education in a democratic society.

The End of Tenure?
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Sept. 22, 2010 issue: In tough economic times, it's easy to gin up anger against elites. The bashing of bankers is already so robust that the economist William Easterly has compared it, with perhaps a touch of hyperbole, to genocidal racism. But in recent months, a more unlikely privileged group has found itself in the cross hairs: tenured professors. 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.

An Elaborate Ranking of Doctoral Programs Makes Its Long-Awaited Debut
Chronicle of Higher Education    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oct. 6, 2010 issue: The American doctoral program with the longest median time-to-degree is the music program at Washington University in St. Louis: 16.3 years. That's just one of a quarter million data points that appear in the National Research Council's new report on doctoral education in the US. 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

British Art Restorer Uncovers a Lost Giotto Masterpiece
The Observer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oct. 27, 2010 issue: For a young art conservator with a love of Italian painting, there could be no bigger thrill than the chance to work on a genuine Florentine masterpiece. But to be allowed to spend every day for more than five years repairing one of Italy's greatest neglected cultural treasures is the opportunity of a lifetime. More


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]

Things I Wish I Had Known
Inside Higher Ed    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sept. 29, 2010 issue: The process associated with obtaining tenure and promotion has become increasingly complex in the university environment today. Consequently, it is essential for new faculty members in higher education, particularly junior faculty, to cultivate every scholarship, teaching, and service opportunity available to them at the university, college, and department level. More

Thirty-Two Colleges Are Named Most Friendly to Junior Faculty
Chronicle of Higher Education    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nov. 24, 2010 issue: 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

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.

Be Creative: Finding a Job in the Arts
New York Foundation for the Arts    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nov. 17, 2010 issue: Whether you are a recent graduate, suddenly out of work, or looking to make a career transition, it's a tough job market out there and the art world is no exception. The following is a guide of key strategies to land the perfect job. 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.

How NOT to Approach a Curator
Art21 Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oct. 6, 2010 issue: The first year after opening Hotcakes was a blur. Locally, the gallery was getting a ton of great press, and after being a part of the Stray Show, Thomas Blackman's more adventurous satellite fair during Art Chicago, artists started coming out of the woodwork to show at the gallery. One to five artists, from all over the world, would contact me every day. Needless to say, it was totally overwhelming, and artists continually found new and creative ways to overstep every possible boundary. More

Art Magazine Releases Its Annual Power 100 List for the Contemporary Art World
ArtReview    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oct. 20, 2010 issue: The 2010 Power 100, published in the November issue of ArtReview, is a comprehensive listing of the art world's most powerful figures. Entrants are ranked according to a combination of influence over the production of art internationally, sheer financial clout, and activity in the previous twelve months—criteria which encompass artists, of course, as well as collectors, gallerists, and curators. 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.

Smithsonian Explores Impact of Gays on Art History
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Nov. 3, 2010 issue: When artist Jasper Johns was mourning the end of his relationship with Robert Rauschenberg, he took one of his famous flag paintings, made it black, and dangled a fork and spoon together from the top. Hidden symbols in Johns's In Memory of My Feelings tell part of story, curators said. Color from the relationship is gone. A fork and spoon elsewhere in the painting are separated. Here we have a coded glimpse into a six-year relationship that was rarely acknowledged—even in Rauschenberg’s 2008 obituary. 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™
The Barnesville Easel™ Line of Easels and Art Furniture is built to withstand the daily rigors of art schools, colleges, and universities. Designed by professionals, constantly updated and improved, these products are setting the standards in studios across the country. Since 1996, over one hundred institutions have purchased our products. More info

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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