CAA News
July 27, 2011

CAA Signs Letter Protesting NEA Budget Cuts
CAA News
The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors approved the addition of CAA's name to a letter protesting the proposed budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts. Thomas L. Birch, legislative counsel for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, spearheaded the initiative and sent the missive to the US House of Representatives on Monday.More

Updated Directory of Affiliated Societies
CAA News
CAA has updated the Directory of Affiliated Societies for 2011. The alphabetical list of seventy-four organizations includes each group's name, founding date, membership size, and annual dues, as well as a statement on its nature or purpose and the appropriate contact person or people.More

July 31 Deadline for Morey and Barr Award Nominations
CAA News
Nominations for CAA's two annual book prizes—the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award and the Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for museum scholarship—are due by Sunday, July 31, 2011. The winning publications will be recognized with other award recipients at the 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles.More

Advertise in the December Issue of The Art Bulletin
CAA News
Reach an estimated 30,000 readers of The Art Bulletin, the preeminent journal of scholarship in art history and visual studies, with an advertisement in the December 2011 issue. Deadline: September 2, 2011.More

CAA Members Receive Hotel Discounts through Club Quarters
CAA News
A new CAA benefit allows members to receive discounted room rates at full-service hotels via Club Quarters. The program includes four hotels in New York, two in Chicago, and one each in Boston, Houston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. You also have a choice of three hotels in London.More

Recent Deaths in the Arts
CAA News
Thomas Armstrong, former director of the Whitney Museum, and David Rust, a longtime curator at the National Gallery of Art, are included in CAA's semimonthly roundup of obituaries, which recognizes the lives and achievements of those whose work has had a significant impact on the visual arts.More

Download Abstracts 2011 by July 31
Annual Conference Update
Registrants from the 99th Annual Conference in New York may download a PDF of Abstracts 2011 until July 31, 2011. This publication, which summarizes the contents of hundreds of papers and talks presented in program sessions at last February's event, is a good source for helping you prepare for your upcoming session in Los Angeles.More

Support the Annual Conference Travel Grants
Annual Conference Update
Your contribution to CAA's fund for Annual Conference Travel Grants allows MFA and PhD students and international artists and scholars to cover expenses for attending the February meeting in Los Angeles. Travel grants are funded solely by donations from members—please contribute today!More

Propose a Session for the 2013 Annual Conference
Annual Conference Update
CAA has begun fielding proposals for sessions for the 101st Annual Conference, to be held February 13–16, 2013, in New York. If you would like to chair a panel, please review the submission instructions and begin the process. Deadline: September 1, 2011.More

Residential Research Grants
Opportunities
Friends of the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Awards, Grants, FellowshipsMore

Stemma Call for Submissions
Opportunities
Craftswoman House
Exhibition Opportunities More

Senior Fellowship in Art History
Opportunities
Dedalus Foundation
Awards, Grants, Fellowships More

Proposals for Papers for the Annual Meeting
Opportunities
Vernacular Architecture Forum
Calls for Papers More

2011 Mayer Center Symposium: "Marajo and the Ancient Amazonian World"
Opportunities
Denver Art Museum
Conferences and Symposia More

Internet's "Free Culture" Advocate May Pay High Price
Economic Times
A guy walks into a candy store and sees one of those "leave a penny, take a penny" trays. He picks it up, cups his hands, and asks, "What can I get for 68 cents?" That image came to mind with the case of Aaron Swartz, a twenty-four-year-old agitator for free access to information on the internet who managed to download more than 4 million articles and reviews onto his laptop computers from JSTOR, a subscription-only digital storehouse.More

Jail? For Downloading Too Many Articles?
Copyright Librarian
Last week, much conversation in my neck of the internet was about the arraignment of the activist and open-access advocate Aaron Swartz on federal charges of wire fraud and unauthorized network use. Most of the discussion was among geeklaw aficionados, and I'm surprised that the general library and higher-ed crowds seem not to be following the news too closely. The networks most deeply involved in the case are those of JSTOR, the not-for-profit service that hosts and archives hundreds of scholarly journals.More

NEA Announces New Research on the Value Added by Cultural Industries
National Endowment for the Arts
Cultural industries are economic powerhouses and states have the data to prove it, according to a new analysis from the National Endowment for the Arts. Drawing on data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Arts and the GDP: Value Added by Selected Cultural Industries is a new NEA research note that examines the value added by three selected cultural industries: (1) performing arts, sports, and museums; (2) motion pictures and sound recording; and (3) publishing (including software). Combined, these three cultural industries contributed a total of $278.4 billion to the US economy in 2009.More

The Master's as the New Bachelor's
New York Times
William Klein's story may sound familiar to his fellow graduates. After earning his bachelor's in history from the College at Brockport, he found himself living in his parents' home in Buffalo, working the same $7.25-an-hour waiter job he had in high school. It wasn't that there weren't other jobs out there. It's that they all seemed to want more education.More

Richard Prince-Patrick Cariou Copyright Suit Revealing Copywrongs
New York Observer
In the case in which the art superstar Richard Prince, the megadealer Larry Gagosian, and Gagosian Gallery were all found to have jointly infringed the copyrighted images of the photographer Patrick Cariou, their appeal of the US District Court's March decision is having some trouble getting off the ground. That's because Cariou has moved to have any appeal tossed out. It's premature, his lawyers are arguing, because there hasn't yet been a jury trial to determine the damages Cariou suffered.More

Detroit Uses Purchase Funds to Plug Deficit
Art Newspaper
With the blessing of the descendants of the relevant donors and his trustees, Graham Beal, the director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, has had to rob Peter to pay Paul, diverting the interest from acquisitions endowments to balance the museum's budget last year. The unusual move has helped keep the museum in the black at a time when Beal has overseen drastic cuts in expenditure.More

Greek Cultural-Property Agreement: US Adopts Broad Import Restrictions
CultureGrrl
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Greece, restricting US importation of that country's cultural property, was signed at the Acropolis Museum in Athens by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Stavros Lambrinidis. Some of the proposed MOU's originally proposed provisions (at least one of which was subsequently modified) had been strongly opposed by the Association of Art Museum Directors at hearings held in October by the US State Department's Cultural Property Advisory Committee.More

Judge Pressures Writers and Google to Settle Books Case
Globe and Mail
Judge Denny Chin warned lawyers for authors and publishers and for Google that he will decide whether snippets of books can be sold online without the permission of copyright holders if the sides do not settle their six-year-old case soon with an agreement to create a massive online library.More