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posted by February 27, 2019

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The Met announced it will return a recent acquisition—a golden-sheathed coffin from the 1st century BC—to Egypt. Photo: Met Museum

Met Museum to Return Prize Artifact Because It Was Stolen

The museum has stated it will “review and revise” its acquisitions process. (New York Times)

Five First Steps for Making Your Events More Accessible

Evergreen resources to make your events more accessible. (NYFA)

It Keeps You Nice and Disposable’: The Plight of Adjunct Professors

Part-time adjunct instructors represent two-fifths of all faculty at US colleges and universities. (Washington Post)

On What It Takes to Sustain a Creative Life Financially

“I knew plenty of others had figured out how to do it before me, but regrettably, I had no window into their process. This essay is an attempt to share what it took.” (The Creative Independent)

Dear Faculty: You Matter More Than You Know

True mentorship is about more than making students feel cared about and supported. It involves making them work hard, too. (Inside Higher Ed)

Art Museums Need to Address Colonialist Theft—Not Diversity

MoMA announced it will close this summer to include more works from artists of color, but activists say this does little to reconcile centuries of exploitation. (Broadly)

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Christian Benefiel and Meg Mitchell

posted by February 25, 2019

The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

CAA podcasts are on iTunes. Click here to subscribe.

This week, Christian Benefiel and Meg Mitchell ask: “Do we owe it to our students to teach practical skills?”

Christian Benefiel is an assistant professor of Art – Sculpture at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. 

Meg Mitchell is an assistant professor of Art at University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Filed under: CAA Conversations, Podcast

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posted by February 22, 2019


Elizabeth C. Mansfield reviews Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century? Essays on Art and Modernity, 1850–1900, edited by Hollis Clayson and André Dombrowski. Read the full review at

Abbey Stockstill writes about Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial by Olga Bush. Read the full review at

Elizabeth A. Kessler discusses Nonhuman Photography by Joanna Zylinska. Read the full review at

Matthew Looper examines The Gifted Passage: Young Men in Classic Maya Art and Text by Stephen Houston. Read the full review at

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Meet the New CAA Board Members

posted by February 21, 2019


The results of the 2019 CAA Board of Directors Election and Proposed Changes to CAA’s By-Laws were presented at the CAA Annual Business Meeting, Part II on Friday, February 15 at 2:00 PM at the 107th CAA Annual Conference in New York.

We are grateful to all the candidates who put forward their names for consideration this year. Six candidates were selected for election by the 2018-19 Nominating Committee for a four-year term running from 2019–23.

CAA Board of Directors Election

We congratulate Lynne Allen, Niku Kashef, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, and Jennifer Rissler on their election by CAA membership to the CAA Board of Directors.

Read more about the new board members:

Lynne Allen statement and resume

Niku Kashef statement and resume

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi statement and resume

Jennifer Rissler statement and resume

About the Board of Directors

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.

Proposed Changes to CAA’s By-Laws

The proposed amendments to the bylaws were adopted by 81% of the voting membership, and those changes will go into effect immediately. Read more about the changes here.

Thank you to all those who voted!

Filed under: Board of Directors, Governance

Take the 2019 Annual Conference Survey

posted by February 20, 2019

CAA-Getty Scholars at CAA 2019. Photo: Ben Fractenberg

Did you attend the 107th Annual Conference? We want to hear from you. Let us know what worked, what didn’t, and what you’d like to see next year in our online survey.


We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you next year at the 108th Annual Conference in Chicago, February 12-15, 2020. The submissions portal opens March 1.

Filed under: Annual Conference, Surveys

Thank You for CAA 2019

posted by February 18, 2019

Clockwise from top left: Keynote Speaker Joyce J. Scott, Distinguished Artist Interviewee Guadalupe Maravilla, artist Sheryl Oring, and poet Pamela Sneed at CAA 2019. Photos by Ben Fractenberg

Thank you to the thousands of participants who contributed to the 107th CAA Annual Conference! It is always inspiring to come together in person. You can see highlights via #CAA2019 and #CAANYC and our accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

We hope to see you next year in Chicago, February 12-15! The submissions portal for CAA 2020 opens March 1.

Filed under: Annual Conference, Social Media

Welcome to the 2019 Annual Conference

posted by February 13, 2019

As of yesterday evening, the 107th CAA Annual Conference is in full swing in New York City. Welcome to the thousands of CAA members, colleagues, and friends attending! If you’re attending, make sure you have downloaded the 2019 CAA app, which is your go-to resource for personalizing your schedule and connecting with others at the conference.

Would like to attend but haven’t registered? Onsite registration is available, and for the third year in a row we’re happy to offer a Pay-as-you-Wish Day Pass.

Not at the conference? See what’s happening on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and join in the discussion online using using #CAA2019 and #CAANYC. Select events are being recorded and will be shared afterwards, too.

CAA staff is on-the-ground at the New York Hilton Midtown, so website updates and email replies may be delayed. Thanks for your understanding!

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Monica Zandi and Stephanie Cortazzo

posted by February 11, 2019

The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

CAA podcasts are on iTunes. Click here to subscribe.

This week, Monica Zandi and Stephanie Cortazzo discuss “Body/Cut” and the Brooklyn Collage Collective.

Monica Zandi is a writer, educator, and graduate art student at Hunter College.

Stephanie Cortazzo is a multimedia artist who recently had a show entitled Cosmic Crisis and is in the Brooklyn Collage Collective (

Filed under: Artists, CAA Conversations, Podcast

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posted by February 08, 2019

Stephanie S. Dickey reviews Rembrandt’s Roughness by Nicola Suthor. Read the full review at

Kıvanç Kılınç reviews Ottoman Arcadia: The Hamidian Expedition to the Land of Tribal Roots (1886), edited by Bahattin Öztuncay and Özge Ertem. Read the full review at

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CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for two individuals to serve on the The Art Bulletin Editorial Board for a four-year term, July 1, 2019–June 30, 2023. The ideal candidate has published substantially in the field and may be an academic, museum-based, or independent scholar; institutional affiliation is not required. The Art Bulletin features leading scholarship in the English language in all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions.

The editorial board advises The Art Bulletin editor-in-chief and assists by seeking authors, articles, and other content for the journal; performs peer review and recommends peer reviewers; may propose new initiatives for the journal; and may support fundraising efforts on the journal’s behalf. Members also assist the editor-in-chief to keep abreast of trends and issues in the field by attending and reporting on sessions at the CAA Annual Conference and other academic conferences, symposia, and events in their fields.

The Art Bulletin Editorial Board meets three times a year, with meetings in the spring and fall plus one at the CAA Annual Conference in February. The spring and fall meetings are currently held by teleconference, but at a later date CAA may reimburse members for travel and lodging expenses for New York meetings in accordance with its travel policy. Members pay travel and lodging expenses to attend the conference in February. Members of all editorial boards volunteer their services to CAA without compensation.

Candidates must be current CAA members in good standing and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal. Members may not publish their own work in the journal during the term of service. CAA encourages applications from colleagues who will contribute to the diversity of perspectives on The Art Bulletin Editorial Board and who will engage actively with conversations about the discipline’s engagements with differences of culture, religion, nationality, race, gender, sexuality, and access. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: Chair, The Art Bulletin Editorial Board, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents or inquiries to Joan Strasbaugh, CAA publications and program editor, at

Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2019

Filed under: Art Bulletin, Service