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Each week CAA News publishes summaries of eight articles, published around the web, that CAA members may find interesting and useful in their professional and creative lives.

The Inclusion in Governance of Faculty Members Holding Contingent Appointments

The report that follows was prepared by a joint subcommittee of the American Association of University Professors’ Committee on Contingency and the Profession and the Committee on College and University Governance. Approved by both parent committees, the report was adopted as policy by the AAUP Council at its November 2012 meeting. (Read more from the American Association of University Professors.)

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Publication of White Paper on Socially Responsible Design

The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has announced the publication of a white paper, Design and Social Impact: A Cross-Sectoral Agenda for Design Education, Research, and Practice, along with a panel discussion on the paper’s findings and proposals. The paper is an outgrowth of the 2012 Social Impact Design Summit at the Rockefeller Foundation, which was hosted by Cooper-Hewitt and other groups to discuss strategies and actions to advance the field of socially responsible design—one term that refers to the practice of design for the public good, especially in disadvantaged communities. (Read more from the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum.)

The Art of Technology

John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, remembers the night his Japanese-born father attended a parent–teacher conference in Seattle. The teacher gushed, “John excels at both art and math.” Later, he overheard his father proudly tell a customer at his tofu store, “John—he’s good at math.” Four decades later—at a time when economists, corporate executives, and politicians talk about the need for national excellence in science and engineering—Maeda is still trying to ensure that the arts aren’t forgotten. (Read more in the National Journal.)

3D-Printing Pen Turns Doodles into Sculptures

Free yourself from the tyranny of paper and boring 2D. With a $75 pen you can draw in thin air. The 3Doodle pen, developed by start-up company WobbleWorks, works much like a handheld 3D printer. It contains a mains-powered heater that melts the plastic beads used in such printers. (Read more in the New Scientist.)

Art School Panels Highlight Issues in Contemporary Art

On Saturday, the Yale School of Art hosted its first series of panels featuring students, curators, and professional artists discussing issues in contemporary art. The day of panels—which covered everything from the role of the internet in art making to how the camera phone has changed photography—was meant to foster discussion in a public setting about ideas that students had been dealing with in their mandatory first-semester “Critical Practice” class. (Read more in the Yale Daily News.)

The Geography of America’s Freelance Economy

Writing in the Atlantic back in 2011, Sara Horowitz, the founder of Freelancers Union, dubbed the “freelance surge” the “Industrial Revolution of our time”—as significant a shift in employment patterns as has been seen since the transition from agriculture to industry in the 1800s. A recent report estimates that there are about 17 million full-employed freelancers, or independent workers, a number than swells to more than 40 million, roughly a third of the workforce, when you include temps, part-timers, contractors, contingent workers, and those who are underemployed or work without employer-sponsored health insurance, 401Ks, or FLEX accounts. (Read more in the Atlantic.)

What Happened to Arts Students When the Fees Went Up?

When tuition fees tripled last year, with many universities setting their rates at the highest possible amount of £9,000, arts professionals in the country held their breath. Would the introduction of higher fees create a “dearth of training for people who don’t have independent wealth or rich parents,” as actor Clare Higgins put it? The truth is, it’s still hard to pinpoint the impact of last year’s fee rises. (Read more in the Guardian.)

Art Gallery Sued Again over Sale of Paintings

The once esteemed gallery Knoedler & Company has been sued five times since late 2011 by former clients who said it sold them forged paintings procured from a little-known Long Island dealer. Now the shuttered gallery is being sued by an investor who says paintings from the same dealer are genuine and that Knoedler did not do enough to sell them. (Read more in the New York Times.)

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2013 Annual Conference Report

posted by February 27, 2013

CAA hosted its 101st Annual Conference from February 13 to 16, 2013, at the Hilton New York in midtown Manhattan. This year’s program included four days of presentations and panel discussions on art history and visual culture, Career Services for professionals at all stages of their professional lives, a Book and Trade Fair, and a host of special events throughout the region. Preceding the Annual Conference was CAA’s first THATCamp, an “unconference” on digital art history that took place at Macaulay Honors College, City University of New York.

Attendance

Close to six thousand people from throughout the United States and abroad—including artists, art historians, students, educators, curators, critics, collectors, and museum staff—attended the conference.

Sessions

Conference sessions featured presentations by artists, scholars, graduate students, and curators who addressed a range of topics in art history and the visual arts. In total, the conference offered over two hundred sessions, developed by CAA members, affiliated societies, and committees.

Career Services

Career Services included four days of mentoring and portfolio-review sessions, career-development workshops, and job interviews with colleges, universities, and other art institutions. Approximately 230 interviewees and forty mentors participated in Career Services.

Book and Trade Fair

This year’s Book and Trade Fair presented 110 exhibitors—including participants from the United States, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Belgium, Mexico, Hong Kong, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, and Canada—that displayed new publications, materials for artists, digital resources, and other innovative products of interest to artists and scholars. The Book and Trade Fair also featured book signings, lectures, and demonstrations, as well as three exhibitor-sponsored program sessions on art materials and publishing.

ARTspace and ARTexchange

ARTspace, a “conference within the conference” tailored to the needs and interests of practicing artists, presented programming free and open to the public, including this year’s Annual Artists’ Interviews with Mira Schor and Janine Antoni. Over three hundred people attended this extraordinary event.

ARTspace also featured four days of panel discussions devoted to visual-arts practice, opportunities for professional development, and screenings of video work curated and produced by graduate students from the New York region. Programmed by CAA’s Services to Artists Committee, ARTspace was made possible in part by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

ARTexchange, an open-portfolio event in which CAA artist members displayed drawings, prints, photographs, small paintings, and works on laptop computers, took place on Friday, February 15. Nearly fifty artists participated in ARTexchange this year.

Convocation and Awards

More than five hundred people attended CAA’s Convocation and presentation of the annual Awards for Distinction, which honor the outstanding achievements and accomplishments of individual artists, art historians, authors, conservators, curators, and critics whose efforts transcend their individual disciplines and contribute to the profession as a whole and to the world at large. The recipients of the 2013 awards are:

  • Ellsworth Kelly, Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Elaine Sturtevant, Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work
  • T. J. Clark, Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art
  • Hal Foster and Claire Bishop, Frank Jewett Mather Award
  • Harmony Hammond and Martha Rosler, Distinguished Feminist Award
  • Mary K. Coffey, Charles Rufus Morey Book Award
  • Philipp Kaiser and Miwon Kwon, Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award
  • Joanne Pillsbury, Miriam Doutriaux, Reiko Ishihara-Brito, and Alexandre Tokovinine, Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections, and Exhibitions
  • Buzz Spector, Distinguished Teaching of Art Award
  • June Hargrove, Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award
  • Lance Mayer and Gay Myers, CAA/Heritage Preservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation
  • Yukio Lippit, Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize
  • Julia Bryan-Wilson, Art Journal Award

Robert Storr of Yale University delivered the keynote address. His provocative address will be posted on CAA’s website in the coming weeks.

Special Events

Following Convocation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum hosted CAA’s Opening Reception on Wednesday evening, February 13. Hundreds of attendees gathered to celebrate the conference while enjoying a preview of the exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground.

CAA celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of The Art Bulletin and the fifteenth anniversary of caa.reviews after the Annual Members’ Business Meeting on Friday, February 15.

Thank You

Members of CAA’s Board of Directors and staff would like to extend their gratitude to all conference funders and sponsors, attendees, volunteers, and participants; the organization’s committees and award juries; the Hilton New York staff; NYC and Company; the museums and galleries that opened their doors to conference attendees free of charge; and everyone involved in helping to make the 101st Annual Conference such a tremendous success!

Save the Date

CAA’s 102nd Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, February 12–15, 2014.

About CAA

The College Art Association is dedicated to providing professional services and resources for artists, art historians, and students in the visual arts. CAA serves as an advocate and a resource for individuals and institutions nationally and internationally by offering forums to discuss the latest developments in the visual arts and art history through its Annual Conference, publications, exhibitions, websites, and other events. CAA focuses on a wide range of issues, including education in the arts, freedom of expression, intellectual-property rights, cultural heritage and preservation, workforce topics in universities and museums, and access to networked information technologies. Representing its members’ professional needs since 1911, CAA is committed to the highest professional and ethical standards of scholarship, creativity, criticism, and teaching.

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CAA wishes to thank the artists, scholars, curators, critics, educators, and other professionals in the visual arts who generously served as mentors for the Artists’ Portfolio Review, Career Development Mentoring, Mock Interview Sessions, and Professional Development Roundtable Discussions. The organization also appreciates the work of the leaders of the Professional-Development Workshops and the speakers at Orientation.

Orientation

Michael Aurbach, Vanderbilt University; and David M. Sokol, University of Illinois, Chicago (emeritus).

Artists’ Portfolio Review

Michael Bzdak, Johnson & Johnson; Susan Canning, College of New Rochelle; Sandra Dupret, Fleming College; Diane Edison, University of Georgia; Peter Kaniaris, Anderson University; Jason Lahr, University of Notre Dame; Suzanne F. W. Lemakis, Center for Culture: Department of Fine Art, Citibank; Sharon Lippman, Art Without Walls; Craig Lloyd, College of Mount St. Joseph; George Lorio, Delaware State University; Lenore Malen, Parsons the New School for Design; Sarah Mizer, Virginia Commonwealth University; Marilyn Murphy, Vanderbilt University; Judith Pratt, Judith Pratt Studio; John Silvis, New York Center for Art and Media Studies; and Steve Teczar, Maryville University of St. Louis.

Career Development Workshop

Edward Aiken, Syracuse University; Susan Altman, Middlesex County College; Karen Atkinson, California Institute of the Arts; Michael Aurbach, Vanderbilt University; Roann Barris, Radford University; Brian Bishop, Framingham State University; Kevin Concannon, Virginia Tech; Jeffery Cote de Luna, Dominican University; James Farmer, Virginia Commonwealth University; Reni Gower, Virginia Commonwealth University; Richard Heipp, University of Florida; Jim Hopfensperger, Western Michigan University; Dennis Ichiyama, Purdue University; Mitch Kern, Alberta College of Art and Design; Carol Krinsky, New York University; Craig Lloyd, College of Mount St. Joseph; Sharon Louden, independent artist; Heather McPherson, University of Alabama, Birmingham; Jo-Ann Morgan, Western Illinois University; Mark O’Grady, Pratt Institute; Morgan Paine, Florida Gulf Coast University; Doralynn Pines, Metropolitan Museum of Art (retired); Judith Pratt, Judith Pratt Studio; David Raizman, Drexel University; Paul Ryan, Mary Baldwin College; Dinah Ryan, Principia; Greg Shelnutt, Clemson University; Gerald Silk, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; John Silvis, New York Center for Art and Media Studies; Joe Thomas, Kennesaw State University; Larry Thompson, Samford University; Ann Tsubota, Raritan Valley Community College; Charles Wright, Western Illinois University; Barbara Yontz, St. Thomas Aquinas College; and Annie Storr, Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Professional-Development Roundtable Discussions

Michael Aurbach, Vanderbilt University; Diane Edison, University of Georgia; Peter Kaniaris, Anderson University; and Leo Morrissey, Winston-Salem State University.

Mock Interview Sessions

Lynne Allen, Boston University; Anne Bertrand-Dewsnap, Marist College; Steven Bleicher, Coastal Carolina University; Karen Blough, State University of New York, Plattsburgh; Susan Bowman, Rowan University; Maria Ann Conellu, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; Sara Dismukes, Troy University; Carole Garmon, University of Mary Washington; Randall C. Griffin, Southern Methodist University; Bertha Gutman, Delaware County Community College; Kim Hartswick, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; Richard Heipp, University of Florida; Carolyn Henne, Florida State University; Janet Hethorn, University of Delaware; Dennis Y. Ichiyama, Purdue University; Matt King, Virginia Commonwealth University; Andrea Kirsh, Independent Scholar and Rutgers University; Cory Knedler, University of South Dakota; Sandy Lane, Metropolitan State University of Denver; David LaPalombara, Ohio University; David Chapman Lindsay, Texas Tech University; Tom Loeser, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Greg Martino, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Donna M. Meeks, Lamar University; Rebecca Nolan, Savannah College of Art and Design; Charlotte A. Norman, Columbus College of Art and Design; Ravi S. Rajan, Purchase College, State University of New York; Kirstin Ringelberg, Elon University; Katherine Sullivan, Hope College; Karen Wirth, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; David Yager, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Brown-Bag Lunches and Sessions

Hazel Antaramian-Hofman, California State University, Fresno; Steven Bleicher, Coastal Carolina University; Amanda Hawley Hellman, Emory University; David Chapman Lindsay, Texas Tech University; Laurel Peterson, Yale University; and Amelia Winger-Bearskin, Vanderbilt University.

Professional-Development Workshops

Susan Altman, Middlesex County College; Michael Aurbach, Vanderbilt University; Barbara Bernstein, Rhode Island School of Design and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; Steven Bleicher, Coastal Carolina University; Micha Cárdenas, University of Southern California; Barbara Chin, ITHAKA; Mika Cho, California State University, Los Angeles; Stacy Miller, Parsons the New School for Design; Gigi Rosenberg; David M. Sokol, University of Illinois, Chicago (emeritus); Blaise Tobia, Drexel University; and Angie Wojak, School of Visual Arts.

Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members

posted by February 22, 2013

See when and where CAA members are exhibiting their art, and view images of their work.

Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page. This section is not an exhibition calendar: artists may submit information for shows that have taken place within the past six months for publication.

February 2013

Mid-Atlantic

Marcia Annenberg. Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, December 17, 2012–February 14, 2013. News/Not News. Mixed media.

Maria Creyts. College Art Gallery, University Hall, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, January 8–February 8, 2013. Bespoken. Photography, photo-frieze, and fashion.

Tom McGlynn. Hamilton Square, Jersey City, New Jersey, December 7, 2012–March 25, 2013. Very Much Like (Pictures of Nothing). Painting.

Linda Stein. Bogigian Art Gallery, Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, March 31–April 30, 2013. The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein. Sculpture.

Midwest

Kate Gilmore. Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, March 16–June 9, 2013. Kate Gilmore: Body of Work. Video and sculpture.

Northeast

Sharon L. Butler. Pocket Utopia, New York, January 8–February 17, 2013. Precisionist Casual. Painting.

Cora Cohen. Guided by Invoices, New York, February 15–March 16, 2013. The Responsibility of Forms. Painting.

Leila Daw. Gallery West, Suffolk County Community College, Michael J. Grant Campus, State University of New York, Brentwood, New York, January 31–March 14, 2013. Leila Daw: Remember How You Got Here. Mixed media.

Sharon Lee Hart. Charles C. Thomas Gallery, Porteous Building, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, October 19–December 17, 2012. Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals. Photography.

Susanne Slavick. Accola Griefen Gallery, New York, December 7, 2012–January 12, 2013. Wrought. Mixed media.

Tova Snyder. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University, New York, February 27–March 29, 2013. Italian Roofscapes. Painting.

Esmé Thompson. Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, New York, January 19–February 22, 2013. Esmé Thompson. Painting, sculpture, and installation.

Josette Urso. Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, February 7–March 9, 2013. Snow Day. Painting.

Leah Wolff. Scaramouche, New York, November 11 2012–January 13, 2013. Leah Wolff: It’s Been Hours. Ceramic sculpture and drawing.

South

Barbara Bernstein. Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia, December 1, 2012–March 30, 2013. Connections. Plans and maquettes for a public art commission for seven stations of the Virginia Transit System.

Heather Deyling. Roy C. Moore Gallery, Gainesville State College, Gainesville, Georgia, November 1–28, 2012. Imminent Overgrowth. Installation and painting.

Lauren Kalman. Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, South Carolina, January 25–March 3, 2013. Spectacular. Sculpture and video.

West

Dawn Roe. Gray Box Media Space, White Box, University of Oregon, Portland, Oregon, February 7–March 23, 2013. Dawn Roe: Goldfields. Video installation.

Linda Stein. Robert Graves Gallery, Wenatchee Vallery College, Wenatchee, Washington, January 2–March 14, 2013. The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein. Sculpture.

Each week CAA News publishes summaries of eight articles, published around the web, that CAA members may find interesting and useful in their professional and creative lives.

Move Over Galleries: Artists Sign with Agents

The British artist Stuart Semple has signed a contract for worldwide representation with the fashion agency Next Management, a move that highlights again how the traditional artist–gallery relationship is changing. Several artists, including Damien Hirst and Keith Tyson, have agents or managers who provide financial advice and handle their business dealings with galleries, but Semple says his collaboration will more closely resemble relationships in the music industry, where managers act as a buffer between their acts and the outside world, helping to promote their work and negotiate their projects. (Read more in the Art Newspaper.)

Help Desk: Art Consultant

I was just approached by an art consultant who asked me “how I normally work with art consultants.” I think what the person wanted to know is how I want to divide sales, like a percentage ratio, and I just don’t know what is normal. I tried to find online standards for art consultant–artist relationships that develop without a gallery being involved, but everything was all over the place and contradictory. (Read more at Daily Serving.)

The Humanities, Unraveled

Let me start with the bad news. It is not even news anymore; it is simply bad. Graduate education in the humanities is in crisis. Every aspect, from the most specific details of the curriculum to the broadest questions about its purpose, is in crisis. It is a seamless garment of crisis: if you pull on any one thread, the entire thing unravels. Read more in the Chronicle of Higher Education.)

Four Common Misconceptions on Creative Thinking in Research

Research is a creative activity. In essence, to solve your research question, you will need to take a step outside the boundaries of current knowledge. If you are expected to develop a new theory as part of your research, you certainly need to get your creative juices flowing. When we read the work of great scientists, it sometimes seems as if they possess of some extraordinary tweak in their brain that makes them capable of taking a visionary leap and pushing their field to new advances. In reality, however, all creative solutions are simply the result of a long process of trying, researching, and chewing at the end of pencils. Read more at Inside Higher Ed.)

Fire at Pratt Institute Destroys Studios and Artwork of Students

Maria De Los Angeles, a twenty-four-year-old student at Pratt Institute, has an admissions interview at Yale University’s graduate art school next month and was planning to show the officers there some of her one hundred paintings and three hundred prints. But in last Friday’s early hours, a fast-moving fire ravaged the top two floors of the historic main building at the private art, design, and architecture college in Brooklyn, destroying dozens of art studios and the precious works they contained. (Read more in the New York Times.)

Will You Lose Your Museum Job to a Robot?

OK, maybe not to a robot, but to increasingly sophisticated automation. This question is prompted by a report released last month by the Associated Press forecasting the effect of technology on the economy and employment. The thesis of the authors is that the world is experiencing the first real “jobless recovery” in history, as we bounce back from the great recession of 2008. They argue that the millions of jobs that went away in the past few years not only are not coming back, even more jobs will be lost as automation takes over more work. (Read more at the Center for the Future of Museums.)

A Critic’s Take on Arts and Entrepreneurship

“Arts entrepreneurship” certainly isn’t an oxymoron, unless your definition of art is so narrow that any business success disqualifies it—the attitude of the stereotypical rock snob for whom the little-heard indie debut is always better than the major-label follow-up. On the other hand, the conflict between art and commerce is age old, and there’s no question pandering to an audience can undermine artistic quality. But there’s no magic formula for striking the balance. (Read more in Audience Wanted.)

Sotheby’s Sued over Caravaggio Attribution

Sotheby’s is being sued for damages over a work it attributed to a “follower” of Caravaggio that sold at auction in London to the late collector and scholar Denis Mahon in 2006, for a hammer price of £42,000. Mahon subsequently identified the painting as a work “by the hand of Caravaggio” and obtained an export license for it that gave an estimated selling price of £10 million, according to a claim filed at London’s High Court of Justice. (Read more in the Art Newspaper.)

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CAA seeks nominations and self-nominations from individuals interested in shaping the future of the organization by serving on the Board of Directors for the 2014–18 term. The board is responsible for all financial and policy matters related to the organization. It promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts, and it encourages creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practice of art. CAA’s board is also charged with representing the membership on issues affecting the visual arts and the humanities.

Candidates must be current CAA members. Nominations and self-nominations should include the following information: the nominee’s name, affiliation, address, email address, and telephone number, as well as the name, affiliation, and email address of the nominator, if different from the nominee. Please send all information by mail or email to: Vanessa Jalet, Executive Liaison, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004. Deadline: April 1, 2013.

People in the News

posted by February 17, 2013

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

The section is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

February 2013

Academe

Peter Chametzky, formerly professor of art history and director of the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, has been appointed professor of art history and chair of the Department of Art at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Irene V. Small, formerly an assistant professor in art history at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, has joined the faculty of the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.

Museums and Galleries

Austen Barron Bailly, previously head of the American Art Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California, has been named George Putnam Curator of American Art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

Susan L. Beningson has joined the Brooklyn Museum in New York as assistant curator of Asian art. She will help with a major reinstallation of the museum’s permanent galleries of Asian and Islamic art, scheduled to open in 2015.

Katherine A. Bussard, associate curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois, has been named Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton, New Jersey. She will begin work at the museum on April 15, 2013.

Nicholas Capasso, deputy director of curatorial affairs at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, has become the new director of the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Anne Collins Goodyear, associate curator of prints and drawings for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, and president of the CAA Board of Directors, has been appointed codirector of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine. She will lead the institution with her husband, Frank H. Goodyear III.

Alisa LaGamma has joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as curator in charge of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. On April 1 she will succeed Julie Jones, who is retiring at the end of March 2013.

Lauren K. O’Neal, a faculty member of the Graduate Arts Administration Program at Boston University in Massachusetts, has been appointed director of the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Lynn Orr, curator in charge of European art for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in California, has left her position after twenty-nine years of service.

Valérie Rousseau, an independent curator and scholar, has been chosen to serve as curator of twentieth-century and contemporary art at the American Folk Art Museum in New York.

Institutional News

posted by February 17, 2013

Read about the latest news from institutional members.

Institutional News is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

February 2013

The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas has announced that it will offer free admission to all visitors and also initiate a rewards-for-participation system. A new online software system will enable visitors to track their museum-related activity and communicate their experiences with the museum.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indiana has received a $190,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project called “Documenting Modern Living: Digitizing the Miller House and Garden Collection,” which includes correspondence, drawings, blueprints, textile samples, and photographs that chronicle the design, construction, and maintenance of the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana.

Parsons the New School for Design in New York has opened a new academic center in Paris, France, opening in summer 2013. Called Parsons Paris, the center will offer undergraduate, graduate, and study-abroad programs.

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence has received a $250,000 gift from the Champlin Foundations to help complete ongoing improvements to the Eliza G. Radeke Building. The Champlin funds match an anonymous challenge from a large national foundation.

The Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas, has received a gift from Marilyn Stokstad, distinguished professor emerita of art history at the University of Kansas, to endow the museum’s directorship, a position she once held.

The Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, has opened the new Kubler-Thompson Gallery of Indo-Pacific Art, enabled by the generosity of Thomas Jaffe, a Yale alumnus, after a renovation and expansion project. The first installation features selections from Jaffe’s promised gift of ethnographic sculptures and Indonesian textiles.

The CAA Board of Directors welcomes four newly elected members, who will serve from 2013 to 2017:

  • Constance Cortez, Associate Professor of Art History, Texas Tech University
  • Jennifer Milam, Professor of Art History, University of Sydney
  • Sheila Pepe, Artist and Acting Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Art and Design, Pratt Institute
  • John Richardson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University

Anne Collins Goodyear, CAA board president, announced the election results during the Annual Members’ Business Meeting, held on Friday, February 15, at the 101st Annual Conference in New York.

The Board of Directors is charged with CAA’s long-term financial stability and strategic direction; it is also the association’s governing body. The board sets policy regarding all aspects of CAA’s activities, including publishing, the Annual Conference, awards and fellowships, advocacy, and committee procedures.

For the annual board election, CAA members vote for no more than four candidates; they also cast votes for write-in candidates (who must be CAA members). The four candidates receiving the most votes are elected to the board.

Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by February 15, 2013

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

Grants, Awards, and Honors is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

February 2013

Tenley Bick, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been awarded an Institute of International Education Graduate Fellowship for International Study, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in support of her dissertation, “Capital and Rags: Michelangelo Pistoletto and Arte Povera in Turin, 1958–1972.”

China Blue has been listed in Who’s Who of American Art and received a nomination for Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally in 2012 by the International Association of Art Critics. She also has received the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Fellowship for New Genres and the Project Grant.

Maria Elena Buszek of the University of Colorado in Denver has won the twenty-eighth annual LoPresti Award for best essay collection of 2011. The award, administered by the Art Libraries Society of North America’s Southeast Chapter, recognizes Buszek’s anthology Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011) among those titles representing “excellence in art publications issued in the southeastern United States.”

Michael Cline, an artist based in Astoria, New York, has received a 2012 Artists’ Fellowship in painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Eva Díaz, assistant professor of contemporary art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, has received a 2012 award in the book category from the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. She will work on The Fuller Effect: Contemporary Art and the Critique of Total Design.

Jennifer Doyle, associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, has been recognized by the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with a 2012 award in the book category. She will continue developing The Athletic Turn, an exploration of interactions between sports and contemporary art.

Kate Gilmore, an artist based in New York, has earned a 2012 Artists’ Fellowship in interdisciplinary work from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Abigail McEwen, assistant professor of art history in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland in College Park, has received a 2013 Dedalus Foundation Senior Fellowship for her book project, “Revolutionary Horizons: Art and Polemics in 1950s Cuba.”

Ara H. Merjian, assistant professor of Italian studies and art history at New York University, has accepted a 2012 award in the book category from the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. His project is titled Pier Paolo Pasolini and the Politics of Art History: Heretical Aesthetics.

Lauren Hackworth Petersen, associate professor of art history at the University of Delaware in Newark, has received a grant from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation to complete a book manuscript, “The Material Life of Roman Slaves,” coauthored with Sandra Joshel, professor of history at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Daniel R. Quiles, assistant professor of art history, theory, and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois, has received a 2012 award in the article category from the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. He will continue developing “Counterpublic Access: The Live! Show and TV Party, 1978–1984.”

Kristine Ronan, a PhD candidate in the history of art at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has been appointed a 2012–13 CIC/Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. Ronan specializes in American and Native American art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Alan Ruiz, an artist based in New York, has been accepted into the 2013 Art Law Program, a semester-long seminar series with a theoretical and philosophical focus on the effects of law and jurisprudence on cultural production and reception.

Abigail Solomon-Godeau, professor emerita of the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received a 2012 award in the category of short-form writing from the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Her project is titled Photography in the Age of Catastrophe.

Hakan Topal, an artist and scholar who teaches at the School of Visual Arts and in the Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, has been named a participant in the 2013 Art Law Program, a semester-long seminar series with a theoretical and philosophical focus on the effects of law and jurisprudence on cultural production and reception.

Corinne Ulmann, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has accepted a 2012 Artists’ Fellowship in painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Harry J. Weil, a doctoral candidate in art history and criticism at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, has been recognized by the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with a 2012 award in the category of short-form writing.

Deborah Zlotsky, an artist who lives and works in Albany, New York, has received a 2012 Artists’ Fellowship in painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.