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People in the News

posted by September 17, 2010

People in the News lists new hires, positions, and promotions in three sections: Academe, Museums and Galleries, and Organizations and Publications.

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September 2010

Academe

Cameron Cartiere has been appointed dean of graduate studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia.

W. Mick Charney, professor of architectural history at Kansas State University in Manhattan, has been appointed coordinator of the university’s Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence for 2010–12.

Gregg Horowitz, formerly associate professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, will chair the Social Science and Cultural Studies Department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Julia Morrisroe has been promoted to associate professor and granted tenure in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Denise Mullen, an artist and academic art administrator, has been appointed president of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland.

David Raskin has been promoted to professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois.

Michael Yonan has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Steven Zucker, formerly dean of graduate studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, has been named chair of the History of Art and Design Department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Museums

Brooke Davis Anderson has been named deputy director for curatorial planning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California.

Lynette Roth, currently Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Modern Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Missouri, has been named Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, part of the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She will begin her new position on January 3, 2011.

Elizabeth Smith, formerly chief curator and deputy director of programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois, has been appointed executive director of curatorial affairs at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.

Organizations

Deborah Marrow has been chosen as interim replacement director and chief executive officer of board of directors of the J. Paul Getty Foundation in Los Angeles, California, following the unexpected death of James E. Wood.

Jonathan Nelson, coordinator of the Art History Department at Syracuse University in Florence, has been appointed to the three-year position of assistant director for programs at the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies Villa I Tatti, also in Florence.

Institutional News

posted by September 15, 2010

Read about the latest news from institutional members.

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September 2010

The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, has extended its name. The institution will be known now as the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The new name does not signify a shift in mission of the museum but rather clarifies what it has been offering since the mid-1960s.

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, has begun a three-year collaboration with Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, that will allow for the sharing of resources to further the integration of the arts into Brenau’s educational curriculum. During this pilot initiative, Brenau will have the opportunity to draw on the High’s exhibitions, collections, programs, and staff expertise.

Hunter College, City University of New York, has announced a partnership between the Art Department and the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) to support the teaching and development of Latin American art at the school. The initiative establishes the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professorship in Latin American Art and provides Hunter students with access to CPPC resources, which range from curatorial scholarship and archival material to artworks from the collection that will be made available to the Hunter College Art Galleries for study, exhibition, and publication.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indiana has received $200,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts through its Mayors’ Institute of City Design 25th Anniversary Initiative. This program supports creative place-making projects that contribute to the livability of communities and help transform sites into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California has received a second $75,000 donation from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to help build a sustainable film program at the museum. The first donation came a year ago, which supported screenings through summer 2010.

Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation’s College/Arts Initiative to expand the reach of the college’s Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) program and to determine a tangible, quantifiable link between community arts activity and the seemingly intangible outcomes of hope, well being, and engagement. The grant will fund four to six new community partnerships for CAP, which link art students interested in community engagement with low-income communities, serving an additional 100 to 175 inner-city residents. The College/Arts Initiative grant also will provide seed funding for the school’s partnership with the Gallup Student Poll on data collection and analysis, seeking to generate findings that will support the work of community arts practitioners.

Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, Michigan, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois have received a $1 million gift from the LeRoy Neiman Foundation to support Ox-Bow’s school of art and artists’ residency program, which is currently celebrating its one hundredth anniversary as an internationally renowned haven for visual artists, writers, and scholars. The LeRoy Neiman Scholarship Fund at Ox-Bow will provide student scholarships and support Ox-Bow’s Fellowship Program, which provides studio space and funding for twelve to fourteen students from art schools across the country to spend their summer at Ox-Bow.

The University of California, Los Angeles, has received a $1 million gift from the Resnick Family Foundation to provide need-based support for undergraduate and graduate students in the School of the Arts and Architecture. The funds were contributed to the Bruin Scholars Initiative, which since January 2009 has bolstered predictable, ongoing funding earmarked for student support amid increasing fees and a diminished economy affecting family incomes.

Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by September 15, 2010

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

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September 2010

Julia Whitney Barnes, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has received a 2010 Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Workshop Fellowship from the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts in New York. The workshop, which took place in July 2010, was a unique opportunity for artists to learn how to compete successfully for public mural commissions.

Rachel Epp Buller has received a Fulbright Scholar Grant for 2010–11. The Fulbright, along with a grant from the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Düsseldorf, will fund research for a book on the German artist Alice Lex.

John Casey, a doctoral student at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, has received the Dedalus Foundation’s 2010 Dissertation Fellowship Award for his study, “Picturing Architectural Theory: The Architectural Photobook in Germany, 1910–1945.” The $20,000 fellowship is awarded annually to a PhD candidate at an American university who is working on a dissertation related to modern art and modernism.

Jackie Gendel, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has received a grant from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Space Program for 2010–11, which provides free studios in New York for the creation of new works of art.

Jennifer A. Greenhill has received a subvention from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art to help support the publication of her book, Playing It Straight: Art and Humor in the Gilded Age, forthcoming from the University of California Press. The book investigates the strategies artists devised to simultaneously conform to and humorously undermine “serious” artistic culture during the late nineteenth century.

Kira Lynn Harris has won a grant from Art Matters, a nonprofit foundation based in New York, for travel to France and Spain to complete a series of large-scale drawings and photographs of the Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut by Le Corbusier, Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Família in Barcelona, and George Wyman’s Bradbury Building in Los Angeles. Art Matters supports artists based in the United States whose work focuses on communications and collaborations across national borders.

Sol Kjøk, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has received a 2010 Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Workshop Fellowship from the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts in New York. The workshop, which took place in July 2010, was a unique opportunity for artists to learn how to compete successfully for public mural commissions.

Lucy Raven has received funding from Art Matters, a nonprofit foundation based in New York, for research in Chennai, Kerala, and Mumbai, India, for a video project exploring the international outsourcing of three-dimensional animation and visual effects for the creation of American landscapes in Hollywood movies. Art Matters supports artists based in the United States whose work focuses on communications and collaborations across national borders.

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) New Faculty Fellows Program allows recent PhDs in the humanities to take up two-year positions at universities and colleges across the United States, where their particular research and teaching expertise augment departmental offerings. CAA member Christopher R. Lakey, a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, won the fellowship for his dissertation, “Relief in Perspective: Italian Medieval Sculpture and the Rise of Optical Aesthetics.” He has been appointed at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, for 2010–12.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships for Recent Doctoral Recipients provide a year’s support for scholars to advance their research following completion of the doctorate. CAA members Richard Patrick Anderson of Columbia University in New York won for “Toward a Socialist Architecture, 1928–1953”; and Meghan C. Doherty of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, won for “Carving Knowledge: Printed Images, Accuracy, and the Early Royal Society of London.”

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program awards Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which provide support for young scholars to finish their dissertations; the fellowships are the first part of a program offering funding to scholars at the early stages of their careers. Among the recipients are two CAA members: Ellery Elisabeth Foutch of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for “Arresting Beauty: The Perfectionist Impulse of Peale’s Butterflies, Heade’s Hummingbirds, Blaschka’s Flowers, and Sandow’s Body”; and Maile S. Hutterer of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University for “Broken Outlines and Structural Exhibitionism: The Flying Buttress as Aesthetic Choice in Medieval France.”

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art are awarded to graduate students in any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing for scholarship on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, attention to the art object and/or image should be foremost. CAA member recipients are: Matthew K. Bailey of Washington University in St. Louis, Missoufor “Turbulent Bodies: Disruptive Materiality in Modern American Painting, 1880–1930”; Amanda Douberley of the University of Texas at Austin, for “The Corporate Model: Sculpture, Architecture, and the American City, 1946–1975”; Jason Goldman of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, for “Open Secrets: Publicity, Privacy, and Histories of American Art, 1958–69”; Anna C. Katz of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, for “Hybrid Species: Lee Bontecou’s Sculpture and Works on Paper, 1958–1971”; Rebecca E. Keegan of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, for “Black Artists, the Problem of Authenticity, and ‘Africa’ in the Twentieth Century”; Edward M. Puchner of Indiana University in Bloomington, for “‘speaking His mind in my mind’: Racialized Theology, Divine Inspiration, and African American Art”; and Katherine Elizabeth Roeder of the University of Delaware in Newark, for “‘Cultivating Dreamfulness’: Fantasy, Longing, and Commodity Culture in the Work of Winsor McCay, 1904–1914.”

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has announced its 2010 Curatorial Fellowships for Travel and Research. CAA member recipients are: Heather Campbell Coyle of the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, for conducting research on an exhibition and publication of the work of Scott Heiser, a fashion photographer from the 1980s whose idiosyncratic body of work has been forgotten since his death in 1993 ($11,000); Kristina Van Dyke of the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, working with Bisi Silva, to organize an exhibition on contemporary African art with a focus on how technology shapes notions and facilitates expressions of love in Africa ($38,400); and Jonathan Katz of the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington, working with Rock Hushka, to prepare for an exhibition that explores twenty-five years of art made in response to AIDS ($40,000).

Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members

posted by September 15, 2010

Check out details on recent exhibitions organized by CAA members who are also curators.

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September 2010

Books Published by CAA Members

posted by September 15, 2010

Publishing a book is a major milestone for artists and scholars. Browse a list of recent titles below.

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September 2010

Peter Chametzky. Objects as History in Twentieth-Century German Art: Beckmann to Beuys (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010).

Erina Duganne. The Self in Black and White: Race and Subjectivity in Postwar American Photography (Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, in association with University Press of New England, 2010).

Michele Greet. Beyond National Identity: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Andean Art, 1920–1960 (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009).

Matthew Landrus. Leonardo da Vinci’s Giant Crossbow (Heidelberg, Germany: Springer, 2010).

Maud Lavin. Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010).

María Margarita Malagòn-Kurka. Arte como presencia indéxica. La obra de tres artistas colombianos en tiempos de violencia: Beatriz González, Oscar Muñoz y Doris Salcedo en la década de los noventa (Bogotá, Columbia: Ediciones Uniandes, 2010).

Heather Hyde Minor. The Culture of Architecture in Enlightenment Rome (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010).

Mary B. Shepard, Lisa Pilosi, and Sebastian Strobl, eds. The Art of Collaboration: Stained-Glass Conservation in the Twenty-First Century (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2010).

Sandra Sider. Pioneering Quilt Artists, 1960–1980: A New Direction in American Art (New York: Photoart Publishing, 2010).

Richard A. Sundt. Whare Karakia: Maori Church Building, Decoration, and Ritual in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1834–1863 (Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 2010).

John Willis, with an essay by Kent Nerburn and contributions by the Ogala Lakota people. Views from the Reservation (Chicago: Center for American Places and Columbia College Chicago, 2010).

Apply for a CAA Publication Grant

posted by September 15, 2010

CAA is offering two publishing grant opportunities this fall—the Millard Meiss Publication Fund and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant—that support new books in art history. Both grant programs have a fast-approaching deadline of October 1, 2010.

The publisher must submit the application to either or both grant, though only one award can be given per title. Awards are made at the discretion of the jury for each fund and vary according to merit, need, and number of applications. The Wyeth grant will be awarded in late November; the Meiss award will be announced shortly thereafter.

Millard Meiss Publication Fund

CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. For complete guidelines, application forms, a grant description, and past winners, visit www.collegeart.org/meiss or write to nyoffice@collegeart.org. Deadline: October 1, 2010.

Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant

Thanks to a second generous three-year grant from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, CAA awards a publication grant to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art and related subjects prior to 1970. Books eligible for the Wyeth grant have been accepted by a publisher on merit, but require a subsidy to be published in the most desirable form. For complete guidelines, application forms, a grant description, and past winners, visit www.collegeart.org/wyeth or write to nyoffice@collegeart.org. Deadline: October 1, 2010.

The Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus for the 2011 Annual Conference is now available for download. Featuring essential details for participation in the Book and Trade Fair, the booklet also contains options for sponsorship opportunities and advertisements in conference publications.

The Exhibitor and Advertiser Prospectus will help you reach a core audience of artists, art historians, educators, students, and administrators, who will converge in New York for CAA’s 99th Annual Conference and Centennial Kickoff, taking place February 9–12, 2011. The Book and Trade Fair offers three days of exhibit time and will be centrally located at the Hilton New York, the conference headquarters hotel.

In addition, vital sponsorship packages will allow you to maintain a high profile throughout the conference. Companies and organizations may sponsor specific areas and events, such as Convocation and the Student Lounge, or work with CAA staff to design a custom visibility package. Advertising possibilities include the Conference Program, distributed to over five thousand registrants, and the conference website, seen by thousands more.

The priority deadline for Book and Trade Fair applicants is October 29; the final deadline for applications and payments, and for sponsorships and advertisements, is December 3.

Questions about the Book and Trade Fair? Contact Paul Skiff, CAA assistant director for Annual Conference, at 212-691-1051, ext. 213. For sponsorship and advertising queries, speak to Sara Hines, CAA development and marketing manager, at ext. 216.

CAA’s Services to Artists Committee invites artist members to participate in ARTexchange, an open forum for sharing work at the 2011 Annual Conference in New York. To be held on Friday evening, February 11, at the Hilton New York, ARTexchange is free and open to the public; a cash bar will be available.

The space on, above, and beneath a six-foot-long table is available for each artist’s exhibition of prints, paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and small installations; performance, sound, and spoken word are also welcome. Previous ARTexchange participants have found that this parameter sparked creative displays, and the committee looks forward to surprises and inspiring solutions at the upcoming conference. Please note that artwork cannot be hung on walls, and it is not possible to run power cords from laptops or other electronic devices to outlets—bring fully charged batteries.

To participate in the New York event, please write to the ARTexchange coordinators with the subject line “CAA ARTexchange.” Include your member number and a brief description of what you plan to present. If you are presenting performance or sound art, spoken word, or technology-based work, including laptop presentations, please outline your plans. Artists will receive an email confirmation. Because ARTexchange is a popular venue and participation is based on available space, early applicants are given preference.

Participants are responsible for their work; CAA is not liable for losses or damages. Sales of work are not permitted. Deadline: December 17, 2010.

Image: Diane Fox, an artist, designer, and lecturer at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (left), shows her work to a fellow ARTexchange artist (photograph by Bradley Marks)

Each month, CAA’s Committee on Women in the Arts selects the best in feminist art and scholarship. The following conference and four exhibitions should not be missed. Check the CWA Picks archive at the bottom of the page, as several exhibitions listed there are still on view.

September 2010

“Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context”
Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
September 23–25, 2010

As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, Bryn Mawr College is hosting an international conference to celebrate the empowering heritage of women’s education and to chart a course for its future. The conference will examine issues of educational access, equity, and opportunity in secondary schools and universities in the United States and around the world. Session topics will include: “Leveling the Academic Playing Field”; “Enhancing Global Networks,” a discussion of current and future collaborative connections among women’s colleges around the world; and “Partnering for Global Justice,” an exploration of potential partnerships among schools, colleges, and international NGOs to promote women’s rights and educational opportunities.

Pauline Boty

Pauline Boty, With Love to Jean Paul Belmondo, 1962, oil on canvas, 48 x 59 7/8 in. Collection of Nadia Fakhoury, Paris (artwork © Pauline Boty)

Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968
Sheldon Museum of Art
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 12th and R Streets, Lincoln, NE 68588
July 30–September 24, 2010

Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968 turns on its head the notion that male artists largely dominated this twentieth-century movement. The first major exhibition of its kind, Seductive Subversion features paintings and sculptures by an international group of artists—including Vija Celmins, Rosalyn Drexler, Niki de Saint Phalle, Joyce Wieland, Marisol, Faith Ringgold, and Martha Rosler—that expand the Pop canon as most know it. Sid Sachs, director of exhibitions at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where the exhibition originated, will deliver a lecture about the exhibition on September 14 at 5:30 PM in the Sheldon’s Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium.

Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
July 25–October 17, 2010

Catherine Opie explores issues of masculinity, community, and national identity in her current exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A Southern California–based photographer whose diverse body of work includes images of Alaskan landscapes, challenging self-portraits, and urban street scenes, Opie has visited and documented high school football games, players, and fans in seven states across America since 2007. “The high capture, dramatic tenebrism, vivid colour and density of the landscapes are entirely consonant with commercial sports photography,” wrote Christopher Bedford in Frieze, “but Opie’s insistence on recording the endless passages of tedium and readiness that punctuate the experience of a football game makes these images aniconic and elusive.” A second exhibition at the museum, Manly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins, is shown in conjunction with Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape.

Susie Barstow

Susie (Sarah) Barstow, Landscape, 1865, oil on canvas, 30 x 22 in. Collection of Elizabeth and Alfred Scott (artwork in the public domain; photograph provided by the Thomas Cole National Historic Site)

Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School
Thomas Cole National Historical Site
218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY 12414
May 2–October 31, 2010

Focusing on nineteenth-century America, Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School highlights female artists who were contemporary to figures like Asher Durand and Frederic Edwin Church. Curated by Nancy Siegel and Jennifer Krieger, the exhibition features twenty-five works in painting, photography, and drawing manuals by Julia Hart Beers (sister of William and James Hart), Evelina Mount (niece of William Sidney Mount), Susie Barstow, Eliza Greatorex, Harriet Cany Peale, Josephine Walters, and Sarah and Emily Cole (sister and daughter, respectively, of Thomas Cole).

Experimental Women in Flux
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
August 4–November 8, 2010

Organized by Sheelagh Bevan with David Senior, both of the Museum of Modern Art Library, Experimental Women in Flux focuses on artists’ books, event scores, performance instructions, catalogues, periodicals, and other printed matter from the recently acquired Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Reference Library. Documents of live, ephemeral, and durational work by such artists and performers as Alison Knowles, Charlotte Moorman, Shigeko Kubota, Yoko Ono, and Simone Forti are included. Presented in conjunction with the museum’s publication of Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition boasts a full website with images and descriptions, as well as audio selections from Mieko Shiomi’s musical portraits of her Fluxus associates.

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Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft: In Memoriam

posted by September 10, 2010

Renate Wiedenhoeft is president of Saskia Ltd. and Scholars Resource.

Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft

Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft

Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft, an art and architectural historian and the principal photographer of the Saskia Archive, died on August 14, 2010, after a lengthy illness. He was 73.

Wiedenhoeft graduated from Cornell University as a civil engineer in 1959 and earned a PhD in art history at Columbia University in 1971. He received numerous scholarships and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Bavarian State in Germany, and two Fulbright grants. Wiedenhoeft taught at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, the University of Utah, and, for twenty-one years, the Colorado School of Mines. He was also a visiting professor at the Technical Universities in Vienna and Graz, Austria. His publications include Cities for People: Practical Measures for Improving Urban Environments in 1981, Berlin’s Housing Revolutions: German Reform in the 1920s in 1985, and many articles (in German) on urban planning.

Beginning in 1966, yearly photographic campaigns took us to Europe to document works of art in major art collections. Slides and images from our jointly owned company Saskia Ltd. formed the basis for many visual-resource collections and enhance the teaching of art history for so many students. A special project in the late 1970s to document all monuments in St. Peter’s Cathedral resulted in an exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, among others. All Saskia images will continue to live on in Scholars Resource.

Wiedenhoeft is survived by his second wife, Emily; our three children, Sonja, Sabina, and Kurt; and six grandchildren.

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