CAA News
Nov. 9, 2011

Anne Collins Goodyear Is CAA President Elect
CAA News
At its October meeting, the CAA Board of Directors appointed Anne Collins Goodyear, associate curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, to serve as the organization's next president.More

CAA Welcomes New Staff Members
CAA News
CAA welcomes three full-time and one part-time employees who have joined CAA since summer 2011. Two work in the Publications Department, and two more in the Membership, Development, and Marketing Department.More

Online Registration for Humanities Advocacy Day
CAA News
The National Humanities Alliance has opened online registration for its annual meeting and for Humanities Advocacy Day, taking place March 19–20, 2012, in Washington DC. CAA is a sponsor of Humanities Advocacy Day.More

Recent Deaths in the Arts
CAA News
CAA's semimonthly roundup of obituaries recognizes the lives and achievements of those whose work has had a significant impact on the visual arts. Included this month are numerous internationally recognized artists, scholars, curators, and collectors.More

Free Admission to Museums and Galleries with Your Conference Badge
Annual Conference Update
During the conference, registrants may present their conference badge for free admission to a variety of museums and galleries in southern California, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.More

Reunions and Receptions
Annual Conference Update
A variety of colleges, universities, and arts organizations will hold reunions and receptions at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel during the 100th Annual Conference. See if your alma mater is on the list.More

Feminist Art Project Sessions
Annual Conference Update
In conjunction with the CAA conference, the Feminist Art Project will present a day of panels, titled "Shares and Stakeholders" and organized by Audrey Chan and Elana Mann, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, on Saturday, February 25, 2012.More

Sign Up for Annual Conference Mentoring
Annual Conference Update
As a CAA member, you have access to a diverse range of mentors during Career Services at the Annual Conference. All emerging, midcareer, and even advanced professionals in the visual arts may benefit from one-on-one discussions with dedicated mentors about artists' portfolios, career-management skills, and job-hunting strategies.More

Participate in ARTexchange at the Los Angeles Conference
Annual Conference Update
CAA's Services to Artists Committee invites artist members to participate in ARTexchange, an open forum for sharing work at the upcoming Annual Conference. The Friday-evening event also offers an excellent opportunity to network with fellow artists and other conference attendees.More

Booth and Table Reservations for the Interview Hall
Annual Conference Update
CAA encourages schools and institutions that will be interviewing job candidates in Los Angeles to reserve a booth or table in the Interview Hall. The early deadline is December 16, 2011.More

Book Reviews
Molly Emma Aitken, The Intelligence of Tradition in Rajput Court Painting (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010). Reviewed by Catherine Glynn.

Cornelia H. Butler and Alexandra Schwartz, eds., Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2010). Reviewed by Siona Wilson. OPEN CONTENT

David Cast, The Delight of Art: Giorgio Vasari and the Traditions of Humanist Discourse (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009). Reviewed by Jonathan Unglaub.

David Kunzle, ed., Rodolphe Töpffer: The Complete Comic Strips (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007); David Kunzle, Father of the Comic Strip: Rodolphe Töpffer (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007). Reviewed by Patricia Mainardi. More

Exhibition Review
Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, The Conversation Piece: Scenes of Fashionable Life (October 30, 2009–February 14, 2010). Reviewed by Ching-jung Chen.More

In Defiant Gesture, Chinese Surge Forward to Help Ai Weiwei Pay Tax Bill
Christian Science Monitor
Thousands of individual donors swamped the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's internet account, offering to help him pay a $2.4 million tax bill he was handed earlier this week, in a striking show of defiance against the government. More than 1,600 supporters had pledged or paid more than 400,000 RMB ($63,500) by midafternoon last Friday, just a few hours after the wave of donations began to surge, the artist said.More

The Getty Museum Is in a Legal Fight over Armenian Bible Pages
Los Angeles Times
The J. Paul Getty Trust failed to derail a lawsuit by the Armenian Orthodox Church that accuses the museum of harboring stolen illuminated medieval manuscripts—755-year-old works that are masterpieces and, to the church, spiritually and historically sacred. After a brief hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Abraham Khan denied the Getty's motion to dismiss the claim.More

Nineteen Questions for Art Critic and Work of Art Judge Jerry Saltz
How has your life changed since you started Work of Art? I get out of the house now at least ten times a year (once for taping each episode) to do things that don't have to do with writing. Lots of strangers stop me on the street and in airports to talk about art. Which is fun.More

The Origin of Spray Paint
New York Times
That a paint salesman from northern Illinois created the tool through which rebels, gang members, artists, and anti–Wall Street protesters alike have expressed themselves merely confirms that inventors can neither control nor predict the impact of their innovations. More

After Gadhafi, Hope for Modernity
Wall Street Journal
Fatheia al Howasi, the director of Libya's National Museum since 2007, is soft-spoken, determined, and refreshingly honest in her serviceable English. She is also eager to get to work bringing the museum up to international standards and reopening it to the Libyan public—it has been closed since the revolution started in Benghazi on February 17, 2011.More

Leonardo da Vinci—in Your Living Room
The Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci dreamed of many inventions that uncannily anticipated the modern world, from alarm clocks to a flying machine. But even he might have been surprised and mystified by the latest technological innovation in modern culture: the private view live-cast.More

The Richard Prince Appeal: A Compendium
Newsgrist has posted several recent articles on the Richard Prince appeal: one is from Greg Allen of, another from Rachel Corbett of Artnet; notable is the statement and amicus brief filed by the Warhol Foundation. Included are links to both the PDF brief and the 135-page appeal. The images, with the exception of the painting by Prince, are taken from the amicus brief.More

Software Catches (and Also Helps) Young Plagiarists
Chronicle of Higher Education
The spread of technology designed to combat academic cheating has created a set of tricky challenges, and sometimes unexpected fallout, for faculty members determined to weed out plagiarism in their classrooms. In the latest development, the company that sells colleges access to Turnitin, a popular plagiarism-detection program that checks uploaded papers against various databases to pinpoint unoriginal content, now also caters directly to students with a newer tool called WriteCheck, which lets users scan papers for plagiarism before handing them in.More