CAA News
Nov. 14, 2012

Candidates for the Upcoming Board of Directors Election
CAA News
The 2012 Nominating Committee has finalized the slate of six candidates for the annual Board of Directors election. CAA members may vote for up to four candidates to serve from 2013 to 2017 when the election begins in January.More

November Picks from CAA's Committee on Women in the Arts
CAA News
The November picks from CAA's Committee on Women in the Arts include solo exhibitions of work by Mickalene Thomas, Kiki Kogelnik, and Susan Hamburger. A current show at the Brooklyn Museum, Materializing "Six Years": Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art, demonstrates how the feminist critic and curator's 1973 book shaped the critical construction of the emergent art movement back then and its historical perception today.More

CAA Workshop for Artists in Santa Fe
CAA News
CAA's next Professional-Development Workshop for Artists will take place on Friday and Saturday, November 30–December 1, 2012, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Called "Your Art Practice Made Perfect," the event will explore the business side of art, including such topics as financial management, estate planning, tax guidance, marketing, and pricing.More

New Issue of Art Journal
CAA News
While recent issues of Art Journal have concentrated on broad themes, the contents of the current issue are diverse. The topics of the essays include the artists Eduardo Paolozzi, Bhupen Khakhar, Ansel Adams, and René Magritte, and the politics of academic scholarship.More Seeks 2012 Doctoral Dissertations
CAA News
CAA seeks dissertations titles in art history and visual studies from American and Canadian institutions, both completed and in progress, for publication in in mid-2013.More

Full Session Information Published
Annual Conference Update
Organized by day, the complete list of regular conference program sessions includes the names of all speakers and the titles of their papers. Begin planning your itinerary for the New York gathering.More

Practice Your Interviewing Technique
Annual Conference Update
Students and emerging professionals have the opportunity to sign up for a free twenty-minute practice interview at the New York conference. Organized by the Student and Emerging Professionals Committee, the Mock Interview Sessions give participants the chance to practice their interview skills one on one with a seasoned professional, improve their effectiveness during interviews, and hone their elevator speech. Deadline: February 4, 2013.More

Interviewers Sought for the Mock Interview Sessions
Annual Conference Update
The Student and Emerging Professionals Committee seeks established professionals to volunteer as practice interviewers at the 2013 Annual Conference. In the Mock Interview Sessions, interviewers pose as a prospective employer, speaking with individuals in a scenario similar to the Interview Hall at the conference. Deadline: January 14, 2013.More

Extended Priority Deadline for the Book and Trade Fair
Annual Conference Update
The priority deadline for applications to the Book and Trade Fair has been extended to Friday, November 16, 2012. Please download and read the 2013 Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus to learn more about fair participation, sponsorship opportunities, and advertisements in conference publications and on the conference website.More

Help Fund CAA Travel Grants through Indiegogo
Annual Conference Update
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

Projectionists and Room Monitors Needed
Annual Conference Update
Working as a projectionist or room monitor at the 2013 Annual Conference is a great way to save on conference expenses. All candidates must be US citizens or permanent US residents. CAA encourages students and emerging professionals—especially those in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut—to apply for service. Deadline: December 14, 2012.More

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, The Story of Chigusa: A Japanese Tea Jar's 700-Year History (online workshop, November 2, 2011, 9:00–10:30 PM EDT; November 3, 2011, 10:00–11:30 AM JST). Reviewed by Hilary K. Snow. OPEN CONTENT.More

Exhibition Reviews
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, The Mourners: Tomb Sculpture from the Court of Burgundy (January 21–April 15, 2012). Reviewed by Alfred Acres. More

Book Reviews
Joyce M. Szabo, Imprisoned Art, Complex Patronage: Plains Drawings by Howling Wolf and Zotom at the Autry National Center (Santa Fe, NM: School for Advanced Research, 2011). Reviewed by Hayes Peter Mauro.

Frances Guerin, Through Amateur Eyes: Film and Photography in Nazi Germany (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012). Reviewed by Daniel H. Magilow.

Angela Wanhalla and Erika Wolf, eds., Early New Zealand Photography: Images and Essays (Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 2011). Reviewed by Isobel Crombie.More

Adjuncts Build Strength in Numbers
Chronicle of Higher Education
Caroline W. Meline stood at the front of her classroom one day last month and began reading from a red paperback, Karl Marx: Selected Writings. A few sentences in, she paused and closed her eyes. "I just have to catch my breath," she told her students. She was fifteen minutes into a philosophy class at Saint Joseph's University. "This is my third class of the day. I need to regroup my energy." The breakneck pace that drove Meline to take the brief respite is, for her, the cost of being an adjunct here, where two-thirds of the faculty is now off the tenure track.More

Questions to Ask on Adjuncts
Inside Higher Ed
Over the years, various faculty advocacy groups, unions, and disciplinary groups have issued reports advocating better treatment of non-tenure-track faculty members. The reports have called for adjuncts to be eligible for health insurance, to have guarantees of academic freedom or job security, and to be treated as true colleagues by those on the tenure track. Now the Delphi Project, which brings together faculty groups, scholars of higher education, and college administrators, is tackling the issue of how adjuncts are treated. And the project has just released two guides—one for colleges that are (or may soon appoint) committees to review policies, and the other for departments. More

AXA Insurance Estimates Chelsea's Art Loss from Sandy at $40 Million
Gallerist NY
Immediately following Hurricane Sandy, the art insurer AXA was hesitant to put a value on the damage to art for its three hundred clients in Chelsea and lower Manhattan. Now, in a press release, the president and CEO Christiane Fischer has said "our estimated losses in Chelsea stand at $40 million." This figure follows the organization's checking in with all its clients and evaluating the conservation work that could be done on the pieces that water had touched.More

Teen Art Gallery Provides an Audience for the Artist
Huffington Post
The sound of cheers fills the gymnasium when a high school athlete scores and applause echoes through the auditorium when an actor takes a bow, yet the art in the school art room is only quietly admired between classes. While the thespian and the athlete have their audience, the only sound one may be able to hear from the art room is the brushing of the paintbrush against the canvas or the snap of a photo. Teen Art Gallery seeks to provide talented teenagers with the audience they deserve by curating shows in New York City galleries and providing a platform for their work to be admired, discussed, and applauded.More

Britain's Art Schools in Danger of Decline
Art Newspaper
The artist Michael Craig-Martin warned that art colleges in the United Kingdom are in danger of losing their preeminence during a symposium held at the British Museum in London last week. Craig-Martin—who was speaking in the debate "Art without Frontiers: Where Next for the UK on the World Stage?"—said that even though museums and the market are booming in London, "art education has been excluded" from the mix.More

In the Eye of the Beholder
Globe Times
What is art? Moreover, what is a good art? Theoretical explanations are endless, with philosophers from Plato to Hegel answering the question over the ages. Within the academic world defining art is left up to the experts and scholarly elite, but for the layman a more accessible judgment probably lies in the marketplace where everything has its price. But does the undulating change in price of an artwork reflect its real value, or is there some invisible puppet master manipulating the ups and downs? More

As Libraries Go Digital, Sharing of Data Is at Odds with Tradition of Privacy
Chronicle of Higher Education
Colleges share many things on Twitter, but one topic can be risky to broach: the reading habits of library patrons. Harvard librarians learned that lesson when they set up Twitter feeds broadcasting titles of books being checked out from campus libraries. It seemed harmless enough—a typical tweet read, "Reconstructing American Law by Bruce A. Ackerman," with a link to the book's library catalog entry—but the social-media experiment turned out to be more provocative than library staffers imagined. More

Preserving Iraq's Cultural Heritage
Iraq and the United States are engaged in a collaborative effort to preserve Iraq's cultural heritage. The University of Delaware is part of this endeavor. The Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (IICAH) has strived to address Iraq's conservation needs by building partnerships across borders. At its annual meeting in October in Erbil, Iraq, the IICAH board of directors and the IICAH Iraqi-international Advisory Council announced several successes since the institute's founding in 2008.More