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New Editions of Graduate Programs in the Arts
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CAA is now offering updated print, ebook, and digital versions of its directories of graduate programs in art history and the visual arts. CAA's directories list 650 programs across five countries and provide prospective graduate students with the information they need prior to beginning the application process. More

Penn State Press Art Book Sale

Save 50–75% on select titles, including Hold That Pose, Rethinking Arshile Gorky, Giotto’s O, Katerina’s Windows, Staging Empire, and many more.
Click here for a complete list.
Available through January 31, or while supplies last.

Join the 2013-14 Nominating Committee
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CAA invites you to help shape the future of the organization by serving on the 2013–14 Nominating Committee. Each year, this committee nominates and interviews potential candidates for the CAA Board of Directors and selects the final slate for the membership's vote. Deadline: January 4, 2013. More Seeks Doctoral Dissertations
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CAA seeks dissertation titles in art history and visual studies from American and Canadian institutions, both completed and in progress, for publication in in mid-2013. Deadline: January 15, 2013. More

Charbonnel Aqua Wash Printmaking Inks -
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Made with the same fine pigments as the traditional Charbonnel inks, these inks clean up with soapy water rather than solvents. They are lightfast and permanent when dry. The Aqua Wash range consists of 17 colors, 6 blacks and three mediums. Click here for the product brochure.

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Follow CAA on Twitter
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Follow CAA on Twitter to stay current with the organization's many programs and services. CAA's Twitter account also posts links to important news stories and feature articles on topics that matter to your professional life. More

Advance Registration through January 11
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Register by January 11, 2013, to save the most on 2013 Annual Conference registration. CAA encourages you to take advantage of these low rates: $255 for members, $150 for student and retired members, and $475 for nonmembers. Prices increase onsite. More

Bring Your Art to Russia

For nine summers past, a group of artists has assembled in St. Petersburg, Russia for an academic and artistic experience of vast scope and immense intensity. From morning till night, they explore local artistic sites, learn from local specialists and artists, and view, absorb, and produce art. Join us this summer!

Receive Career Advice and Feedback on Your Art
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As a CAA member, you have free access to a diverse range of mentors at Career Services during the 2013 Annual Conference in New York. All emerging, midcareer, and even advanced professionals can benefit from one-on-one discussions with dedicated mentors about artists' portfolios, career-management skills, and professional strategies. Deadline extended: January 4, 2013. More

New - MA in Art History

The School of Art also offers the following degree programs: MAE, MFA in Art, and PhD in Fine Arts with field of specialization in Art.  MORE

Practice Your Interviewing Technique
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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

New from Reaktion Books

Empire of Great Brightness Visual and Material Cultures of Ming China
Craig Clunas
An excellent companion for the study of Ming art.”—Art Newspaper

Interviewers Sought for the Mock Interview Sessions
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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

Society of Architectural Historians Conference

Registration opens tomorrow for the 2013 Conference in Buffalo, NY. Featuring 35 paper sessions, 39 architectural tours, a daylong seminar on sustainability, and networking opportunities. MORE

CAA recognizes the professional achievements of its members in a bimonthly website section called Member News.

Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members
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See when and where CAA members are exhibiting their art, and view images of their work. 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.

Books Published by CAA Members
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Publishing a book is a major milestone for artists and scholars. Browse a list of recent titles by CAA members. More

Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members
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Check out details on recent exhibitions organized by CAA members who are also curators. More

People in the News
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This section lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three areas: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications. More

Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide

A comprehensive handbook covering appraisal methodology, legal guidelines, and fifty areas of the fine and decorative arts. Appraisers Association of America. Pre-publication $75.

Grants, Awards, and Honors
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CAA recognizes its members for their professional achievements, be it a grant, fellowship, residency, book prize, honorary degree, or related award. More

Institutional News
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Read about the latest news from CAA institutional members. More


Begins June 2013! SVA’s program is a groundbreaking approach to visual storytelling, educating the “Artist as Author.” Emphasizing creative writing and visual expression equally, this low-residency MFA is designed for professionals and recent graduates from all creative disciplines dedicated to the art and craft of visual storytelling. Apply now!

Art Insurance Losses from Hurricane Sandy May Reach $500 Million
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Two months after Hurricane Sandy caused severe flooding in many Chelsea galleries, the bill for the art world's recovery is shaping up to be hefty. By mid-November, AXA Art Insurance, one of the largest art insurers, estimated that it would be paying out $40 million, and a recent Reuters report quoted industry estimates suggesting that insurance losses for flooded galleries and ruined art may come to as much as $500 million—or the rough equivalent of what the art insurance business takes in each year. More

Announcing is an online, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal of scholarship in the humanities, plus poetry, editorials, reviews, visual art and more.

Sistine Chapel Tourists to Be Vacuumed and Cooled to Protect Frescoes
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The five million tourists who visit the Sistine Chapel every year are to be vacuum cleaned and cooled down before entry in an effort to reduce the pollution damaging Michelangelo's frescoes, the director of the Vatican museums said. Visitors who traipse sweat, dust, skin flakes, and hair into the sixteenth-century chapel will be "dusted, cleaned, and chilled," Antonio Paolucci told the Italian daily Corriere della Sera. The heat and dirt generated by twenty thousand tourists pouring into the chapel every day has been blamed for the layers of grime accumulating on the paintings, which include Michelangelo's depiction of God giving life to Adam. More

Wondrous Horrors
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Almost exactly a century ago, tens of thousands of New Yorkers converged on the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue at 25th Street, eager to experience a dose of shock and loathing. Many more lapped up eyewitness accounts of grotesque paintings and sculpture shipped over from Europe, an art bursting with "eccentricities, whimsicalities, distortions, crudities, puerilities, and madness," in one critic's gleeful description. "The exploitation of a theory of discords, puzzles, ugliness, and clinical details is to art what anarchy is to society." More

Bard Graduate Center
Learning from Things

Our MA and PhD students learn from things—from those of the most exquisite aesthetic value to the ordinary objects of everyday life. MORE

Learning from Others' CVs
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While much of academe can be a black box (Why did a particular person get that prestigious fellowship? Why did the search committee decide to interview certain candidates? What explains an applicant's successful outcome?), there is some information available for viewing about others' career trajectories that is usually there for easy consulting. It is the curriculum vitae, a document that is now often readily accessible through an online search. Even if a traditional CV is not available for a particular person of interest, bits and pieces of information from here and there can help develop a sense of a person's career path. More

What Search Committees Wish You Knew
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While faculty search committees tend to be fairly homogenous, made up of academics in the same field as the new hire, administrative search committees are often an odd amalgam of people with varied expertise and often-competing views. Understanding the dynamics at play within search committees and the constraints under which they exist can help candidates navigate the hiring process more effectively. Having served on my fair share of committees inside and outside academe, I thought I would let you in on their inner workings and share a few things that search committees wish you knew, but will never actually reveal. More

Geneva's Art Storage Boom in Uncertain Times
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It may contain a treasure trove of Picassos, but few have ever explored the riches in the Geneva free port art storage site. In difficult economic times, investors are turning to more unusual commodities to protect their money. Gold may be a tried and tested safe haven, but in recent years fine art has been attracting increasing amounts of cash. Last year global sales of art were estimated at more than $64 billion, and traders watching the market say art has consistently outperformed equities in the years between 2001 and 2011. More

Clark Fellowships 2014-2015

The Clark offers fellowships for scholars, critics, and curators working in the theory, history, and interpretation of the visual arts. Application deadline: October 15

Modern Art Notes' 2012 Top Ten List
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Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes offers his list of top ten exhibitions for 2012, which includes Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300–1350 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Zoe Strauss: Ten Years at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and A Strange Magic: Gustave Moreau's "Salome" at the Hammer Museum. More

From Etta James to Ravi Shankar: Notable Arts Deaths of 2012
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The art world has been rocked by a series of high profile deaths this year. From Whitney and Etta to Maeve, Gore, and Ravi, the shocks kept coming. Here we round up the obituaries of some of the most-celebrated and greatly missed artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers who died in 2012. More


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