CAA News
Sep. 18, 2013

September 2013 Issue of The Art Bulletin
CAA News
The September 2013 issue of The Art Bulletin, the leading publication of international art-historical scholarship, contains essays on Albrecht Dürer's treatise on human proportion, Horace Walpole's neo-Gothic villa Strawberry Hill, Tanaka Atsuko's Electric Dress, and more.More

Robert Storr's Convocation Address
CAA News
CAA has published a revised transcript of the keynote address delivered by Robert Storr, dean of the Yale School of Art, at the 2013 Annual Conference in New York. In his wide-ranging talk, Storr discusses "The Art World We've Made, the Communities We Belong to, the Language We Use, and the Work We Have Yet to Do."More

Interviews with Mira Schor and Janine Antoni on YouTube
CAA News
Visit CAA on YouTube to watch interviews with Mira Schor and Janine Antoni from the 2013 Annual Conference. You can sample excerpts of the footage or view the full conversations. This year's iteration of the Annual Artists' Interviews was the thirteenth in the popular ARTspace series, which features two major figures in back-to-back conversations.More

Arts in Turkey Tour: Yesterday and Today
CAA News
CAA has partnered with Tutku Tours to provide an exclusive offer for its members to spend two weeks exploring the ancient and contemporary sides of Turkey, from May 27 to June 10, 2014.More

Fellowships for MFA and PhD Students
CAA News
Graduate students may apply for CAA's Professional-Development Fellowships in the Visual Arts and Art History. For the current cycle, the organization will award grants of $5,000 each to outstanding students who will receive their MFA and PhD degrees in calendar year 2014. Deadline: October 1, 2013.More

Join a CAA Committee
CAA News
Get involved in an issue that you care about! CAA invites members to apply for service on one of its nine Professional Interests, Practices, and Standards Committees, which address critical issues in the visual arts and respond to the pressing concerns of CAA's members. Deadline: October 11, 2013.More

Petition to Prevent the Sale of Works from the Detroit Institute of Arts
CAA News
The Executive Committee of the CAA Board of Directors has agreed to promote a petition, initiated by Jeffrey Hamburger of Harvard University, regarding the potential sale of the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.More

caa.reviews Publishes Multimedia Project on Bernini Exhibition
CAA News
Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary as a born-digital journal this fall, caa.reviews continues its exploration of the scholarly review medium through "Exhibitions Close Up—Bernini: Sculpting in Clay." This multimedia, open-access project was made possible through a grant to CAA from the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture.More

NYC Undergraduate Residency Seeks Host Institution
CAA News
The New York Center for Art and Media Studies (NYCAMS), which offers a one-semester, sixteen-credit-hour undergraduate residency for visual artists, designers, and creative writers in New York, seeks administrative and fiscal oversight from a college or university with a vision for serving the next generation of young artists.More

Practice Your Interviewing Technique
Annual Conference Update
Students and emerging professionals can sign up for a free twenty-minute practice job interview at the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago. 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.More

Interviewers Needed for the Mock Interview Sessions
Annual Conference Update
The Student and Emerging Professionals Committee seeks established professionals to volunteer as practice interviewers at the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago. 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.More

ARTexchange Seeks Artists for the Chicago 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 2014 Annual Conference. Free and open to the public, ARTexchange will be held on Friday, February 14, 5:30–7:30 PM, in a central location at the Hilton Chicago.More

Projectionists and Room Monitors Needed in Chicago
Annual Conference Update
Working as a projectionist or room monitor at the 102nd Annual Conference, taking place February 12–15, 2013, in Chicago, 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 the Chicago area—to apply for service.More

Register for Mentoring Sessions
Annual Conference Update
As a CAA member, you have access to a diverse range of mentors at Career Services during the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago. All emerging, midcareer, and even advanced art professionals can benefit from one-on-one discussions with dedicated mentors about artists' portfolios, career-management skills, and professional strategies.More

Career Services Mentors Needed
Annual Conference Update
For the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago, CAA seeks established professionals in the visual arts to volunteer as mentors for two Career Services programs: the Artists' Portfolio Review and Career Development Mentoring. Participating as a mentor is an excellent way to serve the field and to assist the professional growth of the next generation of artists and scholars.More

Book Reviews
caa.reviews
Wendy M. K. Shaw, Ottoman Painting: Reflections of Western Art from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic (London: I. B. Tauris, 2011); and Zainab Bahrani, Zeynep Çelik, and Edhem Eldem, eds., Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753–1914 (Istanbul: SALT, 2011). Reviewed by Radha Dalal. OPEN ACCESS

Deborah Parker, Michelangelo and the Art of Letter Writing (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010); and Michael Hirst, Michelangelo: The Achievement of Fame, 1475–1534 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012). Reviewed by Joost Keizer.

Satō Dōshin, Modern Japanese Art and the Meiji State: The Politics of Beauty (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2011). Reviewed by Mikiko Hirayama.

Kathryn E. Delmez, ed., Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video (Nashville: Frist Center for the Visual Arts, in association with Yale University Press, 2012). Reviewed by Ellen Macfarlane Brueckner.More

Exhibition Reviews
caa.reviews
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master (October 21, 2012–January 20, 2013). Reviewed by Jeffrey M. Fontana.More

Robert Storr's Convocation Address
CAA News
CAA has published a revised transcript of the keynote address delivered by Robert Storr, dean of the Yale School of Art, at the 2013 Annual Conference in New York. In his wide-ranging talk, Storr discusses "The Art World We've Made, the Communities We Belong to, the Language We Use, and the Work We Have Yet to Do."More

University Press Realities
Inside Higher Ed
University presses are a reticent lot. We flourish offstage, delighted to shine the spotlight on our authors and their extraordinary works. We want them to get the glory; for ourselves, we hope only for enough reflected light to reveal our individual imprints as standards of excellence.More

A Guide to the Web's Growing Set of Free Image Collections
The Atlantic
The J. Paul Getty Trust has launched its Open Content Program, making more than 4,600 high-quality images of artwork available for free online. Though works by van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Dürer had already fallen into the public domain, the Getty's program makes their digital reproductions much easier to use on the Web.More

In Detroit, a Case of Selling Art and Selling Out
New York Times
These days, the message screens above the main ticket desk at the Detroit Institute of Arts regularly flash the phrase "Thank You Voters." Unusual as it may seem among announcements about exhibitions and events at this world-class museum, it belongs there. On August 7, 2012, the citizens of the three counties that contain and surround Detroit—Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb—voted in favor of a ten-year commitment to a small increase in real-estate taxes that would guarantee the institute $23 million a year, roughly two-thirds of its annual operating budget.More

Sunday Dialogue: Sell Masterpieces to Help Save a City
New York Times
The choice being debated in Detroit—whether to sell works from the Detroit Institute of Arts to help pay the city's debts—is agonizing. How can we equate a few pieces of canvas with paint on them with the pensions of thousands of firefighters, nurses, police officers, teachers, and other civil servants?More

More Humanities PhDs
Inside Higher Ed
New doctoral enrollments in the arts and humanities have been going up modestly—an average of 1 percent annually—for a decade. But data being released by the Council of Graduate Schools show that in fall 2012, arts and humanities doctoral programs saw a 7.7 percent increase—a surprising jump given the difficulty many new PhDs in those fields have in finding jobs.More

Insider Tips from the Art World's Social-Media Pros (Part Three)
Blouin Artinfo
To get a better sense of how museums and art organizations are adapting to and embracing the increasing centrality of social media to their missions, Blouin Artinfo spoke to the experts: the people behind some of the art world's richest and most rewarding social-media accounts. For this third and final installment in a three-part series, we put some questions to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the public-relations firm Fitz & Co, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and Creative Time.More

Help Desk: Padding the Résumé
Daily Serving
Artists are routinely asked to donate work toward the benefit of an organization. I have reached the point where I am not sure how my participation ranks along with my overall exhibition history. What is a suitable way (if any) to list auctions, charitable donations, or benefit shows on my CV? Furthermore, when panels or curators view résumés, do they view these things as positive qualities or simply as padding?More

Know the Vital Players in Your Career: The Chair
Chronicle of Higher Education
In a series of essays starting with this one, I will look at the crucial professional players—found in every academic department, no matter the discipline or the institution—who can profoundly affect the progress (or lack thereof) of your career. The most crucial dyad for a new faculty member is usually you and your department head. The chair (a catchall title I will use here for ease of reference) might be the person who has the greatest sway over you from the start: in hiring, through the promotion-and-tenure stage, and beyond.More

Keeping Students Engaged in the Online Classroom
Faculty Focus
As an online instructor, I can fulfill the minimum requirements of the university regarding interacting with students, or I can create a learning environment that facilitates student engagement in the classroom. Students enroll in online classes because of scheduling flexibility, work-life-school balance, costs, and convenience. Although online learning holds many advantages, the potential drawbacks revolve around the lack of personal interaction between the instructor and student, as well as the student-to-student contact. Keeping students engaged in the course is a vital function of an effective instructor. More

"If You Want to Be My Student"
Inside Higher Ed
Like any good graduate adviser, Chris Blattman expects a lot from his students. But just how he's expressing those expectations has generated a fair amount of discussion at Columbia University, where he is an assistant professor of political science and international and public affairs, as well as some talk outside its walls. Blattman, who is known for his frank approach to decoding college and graduate school for students on his blog, outlines protocol for would-be advisees in a new post called "If you want to be my student."More