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We’re pleased to announce this year’s participants in the CAA-Getty International Program. Now in its eleventh year, this international program supported by the Getty Foundation will all twelve new participants and four alumni to participation in the 2022 Annual Conference. Learn more about the first ten years of the program in our online publication.

Program participants—art historians, curators, and artists—hail from countries throughout the world, expanding CAA’s growing international membership and contributing to an increasingly diverse community of scholars and ideas. This year we welcome participants from two countries not previously represented—Costa Rica and Kuwait—as well as Puerto Rico. Selected by a jury of CAA members from a highly competitive group of applicants, the participants will receive funding for travel expenses, hotel accommodations, conference registration, CAA membership, and per diems for out-of-pocket expenditures.

At a pre-conference colloquium, the new participants will discuss key issues in the international study of art history together with CAA-Getty alumni and US hosts. The program will delve into topics as postcolonial and Eurocentric legacies, interdisciplinary and transnational methodologies, and the intersection of politics and art history. 

Alumni invited back to the 2022 conference will present in the session Can Art History Be Affective? Empathy, Emotion and the Art Historianchaired by Getty alumni and International Committee members Nora Veszpremi and Cristian Nae, while also providing an intellectual and social link between new participants and our burgeoning group of CAA-Getty International Program alumni.  

The goal of the CAA-Getty International Program is to increase international participation in CAA’s activities and the field of visual arts in academia, thereby expanding international networks and the exchange of ideas both during and after the conference. We look forward to welcoming the following participants. 

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Tatiana Muñoz Brenes is an art curator and researcher. She has combined the exercise of cultural management with Social Sciences by having degrees in Art History and Psychology, both from the University of Costa Rica. Her training has allowed her to work on the topics of community museums, sustainability, collection research, curating exhibitions and curatorial accompaniment for artistic production. Currently, her work focuses mainly on queer art and the LGBTIQ+ community in Latin America. In addition, she has extensive experience in international projects, lectures, publications and museum training in Scotland, Portugal, Spain, China, Japan, Ecuador, and other countries. Projects can be found at www.arthistorylady.com 

 

Simona Cupic is Professor at the Department of Art History, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Her fields of research and teaching include art and culture between the World Wars, and the 1950s and 1960s. She is particularly interested in the visual and popular culture between 1920s and 1960s. She is the author of Mona Lisa & Superman. John F. Kennedy and the New Frontier of the Culture (2016), Elain de Kooning. Portraits(with Brandon Brame Fortune, Ann Eden Gibson, 2015), The JFK Culture (edited volume, 2013), and Bourgeois Modernism and Popular Culture. Episodes of the Fashionable, Faddish and Modern (1918-1941) (2011), among others. 

 

Anica Draganić is an architectural historian, conservator and multimedia artist who currently serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. She received her PhD in Architectural History and Heritage Preservation from the University of Belgrade with a dissertation on Austro-Hungarian historical breweries. Her work focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century European architecture, with particular emphasis on industrial heritage and identity issues in the intercultural context of Central Europe. Her extensive research on the architectural heritage of the Vojvodina region has been published in journals, conference proceedings, and books, but also presented in numerous exhibitions. Her most recent book, Shadows and Silhouettes of Industrial Past of Vojvodina,shows the complexities of the socio-political context in which the industrial architecture of a specific multicultural region emerged, developed and disappeared. She is currently particularly interested in European architecture from the socialist period, exploring its historical values and contemporary potential. 

 

 

Heba Khairy Metwaly is an Exhibition coordinator at the Grand Egyptian Museum. She Oversees and provide rigorous, accurate and efficient exhibition coordination and follow up all aspects of exhibition development between all partners in the GEM. She is a PhD researcher specialized in the Collection Management and Documentation Practices in different museums. Heba has participated in many international and national field projects and studies focusing on the tangible and intangible material culture preservation and local community engagement and development. Heba has participated in the development of the daily life gallery “P34” at the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, the European Union Funding Project of Transforming the Egyptian Museum. In 2017 she participated in the British Museum International Training Program, where she curated the Object in Focus temporary exhibition. She Also participated in many international conferences focusing on the preservation of museum collection and exhibition design.  

 

Roma Madan Soni is an art historian with a PhD from the University of Wolverhampton, an Assistant professor at Box Hill College Kuwait, an ecofeminist-artist, and a researcher. Her art, teaching, and research are interdisciplinary, positioned at the node of ecofeminism: practice, theory and history, and contemporary visual politics. Her articles are published in Journal of Visual Art Practice, Feminist Media Studies, Ecofeminism and Climate Change, Crafts Research, Art & The Public Sphere, Necsus, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Journal of Gender Studies, Swasti, and a chapter in Cambridge Scholars. She collaborated for conference presentations and conducted workshops at CAA, SVIMS-Pune, JNU, LSR, Raza Foundation, University of Wolverhampton, Kuwait-Nuqat, KISR, TEDx Global Day- Gulf University of Science and Technology, Dar Al Athar-Yarmouk, Kuwait University, American University of Kuwait, Box Hill College Kuwait, American Open University, UN Habitat and Beit Sadu. She has exhibited at Kunsthaus-Steffisburg, TAPRI-Finland, DarAlAthar AlIslamiyah, The Scientific Centre Kuwait, MOMA-Kuwait, Masaha13, Artsy, Mayinart, Artling, Saatchi galleries, and painted the book-cover for Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research (2021). Research grants, commissions and awards from The Scientific Centre Kuwait, Kuwait Foundation of Advanced Sciences, Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, UN Habitat, and Arab Open University aided her research and creations. She is a member of the Museum Committee and a Reader for the Council of Readers at CAA. I chair the “Transformative Education Think Tank”-Collective Impact Coalition-Konrad Adenauer Stiftung to address Kuwait’s academic challenges. Her work has been accepted at the Venice Art Fair and Florence Biennale 2021.  

 

Patricia D. Meneses is an assistant professor of Art History at the University of Campinas (Brazil).  She earned her PhD in History of the Visual Arts at the University of Pisa (2009). She is the author of Baccio Pontelli a Roma. L’attività dell’architetto per Giuliano Della Rovere (Felici Editore 2010) and editor of several books, such as Arte Não-Europeia. Conexões historiográficas a partir do Brasil (Esta ção Liberdade 2020), and A imagen como experimento. Debates contemporaneous sobre o olhar (Milfontes 2021). Recently, she was Hans Jonas visiting professor at the University of Siegen (2019), where she taught a course on “exotic” materials in Art History. She is currently part of a Connecting Art Histories project sponsored by the Getty Foundation (“Teaching Non-European at Brazilian Universities”). Her research focuses on the connections between art, science and ecology in the nineteenth-century. She is presently developing a book project about hummingbird’s ecology in Brazilian visual culture. 

 

Akinwale Onipede is an art historian, researcher and teacher at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He trained at the University of Benin, and, the University of Lagos, where he works in the area of the interface of global and local cultures and identities as expressed in visual arts. His main interest is in how developments globally in the philosophies, techniques, products and opportunities in visual arts, have affected its contemporary practice and direction in Nigeria. The universalization of cultures, consequent upon globalization, he argues, is skewed in favor of the West, whose culture is endorsed, whose pocket is deepest and whose machinery is most efficient, in the promotion of the direction of visual arts studies, practice, articulation and documentation. He is of the position that the continent that produced the great pyramids, the Nok, Igbo Ukwu, Ife and Benin masterpieces should play crucial roles in contemporary promotion of the arts. 

 

 

Melissa M. Ramos Borgesis an art historian with a predilection for the (re)vision of the discipline. She obtained her doctorate from the Programa de Estudios Artísticos, Literarios y Culturales with a specialty in Art History at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, where she presented the first comprehensive study of avant-garde art produced between 1960-1980 in Puerto Rico. She is a professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez and Río Piedras Campus. In addition, she is an independent researcher and curator who has published and presented her exhibitions and articles in various international platforms. She curated SUZI FERRER, the first retrospective exhibition of the groundbreaking feminist avant-garde artist, presently on view at the Museo de Arte y Diseño de Miramar.  She is currently working on publishing a catalogue with contributions from various scholars which will accompany an upcoming traveling SUZI FERRER exhibition.  

  

 

Shenouda Rizkalla is a trained archaeologist with extensive experience in archaeological fieldwork, database and collections management, and community outreach. His current research focus is the museum’s role in preserving the local community identity, applied to the content and display of the Sharm El-Sheikh museum and build up a sustainable community outreach program by engaging the local population with the collection and relate the results to wider discussions of repatriation and post-colonial heritage management in Egypt. Rizkalla is an Egyptology PhD graduate from Helwan University-Egypt. His research to date has been diverse, working on recording and translating Ptolemaic Period hieroglyphics, creating and executing site management strategies, and addressing the looting of archaeological sites. He is a member of many excavations and site management missions inside Egypt since 2012. He has many Presentations and Invited Talks, Academic Reports and Publications.   

 

Nsima Stanislaus Udo is a Nigerian and an Africanist scholar.  He completed his BA in History and International Relations in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He then proceeded to South Africa where he completed his Honors and MA degrees (cum laude) at the University the Western Cape in Visual History and Theory. He lives in Cape Town and is a doctoral candidate at the University of the Western Cape. His research interest is in African cultural studies: in thinking around visual representations, histories and meanings of African cultural and festival practices. His doctoral research is currently looking at the history of Calabar Festival and Carnival, Nigeria. He is exploring the multiple-layered cultural, visual, aesthetic, economic and secular representations of this complex and elaborate festival. Nsima Stanislaus Udo presently serves as a teaching and research assistant at the Faculty of Art in the same university.  

 

John Kelechi Ugwuanyi is a senior lecturer and the coordinator of postgraduate studies in the Department of Archaeology and Tourism, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He had his PhD in heritage studies at the University of York and MA and BA in Archaeology and Tourism at the University of Nigeria. His research interest is critical heritage studies, museum, indigenous knowledge systems, tourism, and contemporary archaeology. He is the co-editor of Journal of African Cultural Heritage Studies and sits on the editorial board of the Studies in Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory book series published by the Archaeopress in Oxford as part of the British Archaeological Report series of monograph. Kelechi has published in national and international journals of repute. He is a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and a recipient of other scholarship/grant including the Overseas Research Scholarship of the University of York, UK. 

 

 

Elizabeth Catoia Varela holds a PhD in History and Criticism of Art from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016). She worked at the Research and Documentation Center of the Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro – MAM Rio (2009-2021). Her dissertation was published as a book in 2017 (Concrete Art Beyond Europe: Brazil, Argentina and the MAM Rio). She published other three books about the history of the museum. Varela was the curator of the exhibition “MAM: its history, its heritage” (2013-2016). She was awarded in 2020 with the AAM-Getty International Program/American Alliance of Museums and is a member of the College Art Association (CAA) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM).  

 

 

PARTICIPATING ALUMNI 

Nadhra Shahbaz Khan is Associate Professor of Art History and the Director of the Gurmani Centre for Languages & Literature at LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan. A specialist in the history of art and architecture of the Punjab from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century, Dr. Khan’s research covers the visual and material culture of the region during the Mughal, Sikh, and colonial periods. Her interest lies in investigating levels of human agency behind artefacts and architectural spaces, both as creators and consumers to understand their political, religious and socio-economic ambitions at different historical intersections. Her publications, conference papers and other research activities spread over more than a decade, especially her book titled Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Samādhi in Lahore: A Summation of Sikh Architectural and Decorative Practices has successfully brought Sikh art and architecture to the forefront of Pakistan’s heritage discussions and conservation activities.   

 

 

Halyna Kohut is an associate professor in the Faculty of Culture and Arts at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, where she teaches history of art, contemporary art, feminist art, and history of theatrical costume. Educated as an artist, she received her Ph.D. from the Lviv National Academy of Arts. Kohut is the CAA-Getty International Program alumna and a recipient of scholarships and grants from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta, and the Queen Jadwiga Foundation at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Kohut specializes in eighteenth-century East European carpets and kilims. Her most recent research interest focus on woman art in Soviet Ukraine. She is especially interested in how ideology informed the identities of women artists and how they challenged that ideology with their art practices.  

 

Irena Kossowska graduated from the Warsaw University in 1980. She obtained a Ph.D. degree and Habilitation at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, in 1990 and 2001 respectively. Currently she is Full Professor of Art History at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, and at the Polish Institute of World Art Studies in Warsaw. She specializes in the field of nineteenth- and twentieth-century visual arts, art theory, and criticism. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including from the Bogliasco Foundation, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, National Humanities Center, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Henry Moore Institute, and the British Academy. She has written extensively on Polish and European art, including Artistic Reconquest: Art in Interwar Poland and Europe, The Search for Cultural Identity in Eastern and Central Europe 1919-2014Symbolism and Young Poland; Reinterpreting the Past: Traditionalist Artistic Trends in Central and Eastern Europe of the 1920s and 1930s; and The Beginnings of Polish Original Printmaking 1897-1917. 

 

Ana Mannarino is an art historian and a professor of art history in the School of Fine Arts and the Visual Arts Postgraduate Program at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where she received her PhD in history of arts and visual arts. Her research focuses on Brazilian modern and contemporary art, particularly on the relationship between text and image, art and poetry, and the production of artists’ books. 

Brazil CIHA Conference Website: CIHA São Paulo 2021 – Motion Migrations – The CIHA conference aims to describe, to reflect upon and to analyze the different forms of migrations in a concrete, historiographical and theoretical way. (usp.br)

The National Committee of the History of Art (NCHA) is pleased to announce that the 35th World Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art (CIHA) will take place January 17-21, 2022.  Originally planned as an in-person gathering in São Paulo, Brazil, the format has shifted to a hybrid model due to the pandemic and most of the speakers will participate virtually.  Registration for virtual attendance will be free of charge.

Organized around the theme of “Motion: Migrations,” the conference will virtually bring together an international roster of art historians for five days of scholarly exchange. Presentations will reflect on the different forms, theories and historiographies of migration in the history of art and in its contemporary conditions (see the conference page URL). The conference theme is especially relevant to our current period of lockdowns, restricted borders, and global supply chain disruptions.

The São Paulo conference is the second of two paired congresses on the question of “Motion” (the first half took place in Florence, Italy, in 2019). The session themes and the full program are available on the program tab of the CIHA conference website. 39 US-based art historians are scheduled to speak on the program, including 12 graduate students.

The NCHA supports the participation of US art historians at all stages of their career in this important global conversation and is committed to the success of the São Paulo CIHA.  To this end, the NCHA has awarded travel fellowships to students in US doctoral programs so that they can participate in the conference in person.   The Committee encourages US art historians to virtually attend the conference and to share information about it with any interested groups.  Finally, please consider organizing events that enable graduate students or other members of your academic community to watch CIHA sessions together.   Should you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the NCHA members.

CIHA is the oldest continuously held art history conference in the world. Quadrennial CIHA Congresses promote innovative art historical research and foster dialogue among scholars from around the globe. NCHA is the US affiliate of CIHA and works to connect scholars in the United States with their counterparts in other countries, in part by encouraging participation in and attendance at CIHA congresses and colloquia. We hope to “see” many art historians at the upcoming conference.

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Although CAA’s 110th Annual Conference has changed entirely to virtual, we still wanted to share a list of museum and gallery exhibitions that will be open this winter in Chicago.

 

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
Free admission for CAA Annual Conference attendees with badge
Hours of operation: Daily (except Thursday), 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
On view: Senju’s Waterfall for Chicago, Subscribe: Artists and Alternative Magazines, 1970-1995

Aspect/Ratio
864 N. Ashland, Chicago IL 60622
Free and open to the public
Hours of operation: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Chicago Architecture Center
111 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Discounted admission for CAA Annual Conference attendees with badge
Hours of operation: Daily, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Exhibits open at 9:30 a.m.
On view: Housing for a Changing Nation; Chicago Gallery; Chicago City Model; From Me to We: Imagining the City of 2050

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-4801
Free and open to the public
Hours of operation: Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
On view: Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Columbia College Chicago, Student Center
754 S Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Free and open to the public
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
On view: Soft Allergy (Closes February 18)

Columbia College Chicago, Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Free and open to the public
Hours of operation: Monday—Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m., Thursday, 9:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
On view: Soft Allergy (Closes February 18)

DePaul Art Museum
935 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
Free and open to the public
Hours of operation: Wednesday and Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday and Tuesday
On view: A Natural Turn: María Berrío, Joiri Minaya, Rosana Paulino, and Kelly Sinnapah Mary, (Closes February 19), Solo(s): Krista Franklin, Closes February 19)

Field Museum
1400 South Lakeshore Drive, Chicago IL, 60605
Discounted admission for CAA Annual Conference attendees with badge
Hours of operation: Daily, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (last admission at 4:00 p.m.)
On view: Permanent Exhibition Highlights: Evolving Planet and SUE the T. rexMaximo the TitanosaurInside Ancient EgyptAncient AmericasLions of TsavoHall of Gems. Ticketed Exhibitions: Pokagon Potawatomi Black Ash Baskets: Our Storytellers

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Free and open to the public
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Easily accessible by Number 6 bus from the South Loop
On view: Dream

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
Free admission for CAA Annual Conference attendees with badge
Hours of operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Monday
On view: The Life and Death of Charles Williams

Museum of Contemporary Photography
600 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Free and open to the public
Hours of operation: Daily (except Thursday and Sunday), 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
On view: American Epidemic: Guns in the United States

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Free admission for CAA Annual Conference attendees with badge
Hours of operation: Tuesday– Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday
On view: Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection

Richard H. Driehaus Museum
40 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Free admission for CAA Annual Conference attendees with badge
Hours of operation: Open daily 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
On view: William H. Bradley and The Chap-Book from the Collection of Richard H. Driehaus

Riverside Arts Center
32 E Quincy St, Riverside IL 60546
Free and open to the public
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00—5:00 p.m.
Easily accessible by Metro BNSF train or car
On view: Muse, an exhibition of photography and costumes by Niki Grangruth and James Kinser

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
72 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
Free and open to the public
Hours of operation: Daily (except Monday and Thursday), 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Closed Monday
On view: All Together Now: Sound × Design

Sullivan Galleries
33 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60603, 7th Floor
Free and open to the public
Hours of operation: Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

VGA Gallery
2418 West Bloomingdale Avenue, Unit 101, Chicago, IL 60647
Free and open to the public
Hours of operation: Thursday, 5:00 p.m.­–8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

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As part of CAA’s 10-year anniversary celebration of its publication, The Eye, the Hand, the Mind: 100 Years of the College Art Association, chapter authors reflect on their contributions and how their impressions of the field have changed. Our final video in the series features Judith Brodsky, Mary Garrard, and Ferris Olin, who co-authored chapter 11, “Governance and Diversity.”

Involved not just in CAA, its Annual Conference, and its Committee on Women in the Arts (CWA), but also with CAA’s affiliate society the Women’s Caucus for Art, these three women represent pillars in the field of feminist art history.

In this video, they discuss the first 100 years of CAA’s history representing women and underrepresented groups, and point to the future: 2022 marks fifty years of the first committee to represent women at CAA. CAA is excited to honor this milestone at the 2022 Annual Conference and beyond.

Brodsky and Olin are each presenting at the upcoming 110th Annual Conference. See links underneath their bios below for more information on their sessions, panels, and talks.

 

SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHIES

Judith K. Brodsky is currently distinguished professor emerita at Rutgers University. She founded the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, now renamed the Brodsky Center in her honor and located at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The Center has been instrumental in promoting the recognition of women artists and artists of color. She is also co-founder of the Rutgers Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities and The Feminist Art Project, a national and international program to promote women artists in the cultural milieu. With her colleague, Dr. Ferris Olin, she established the Miriam Schapiro Archives on Women Artists at Rutgers and was curator of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series at Rutgers from 2006-2013. Brodsky was the co-founder of the Women Artists Archive National Directory (WAAND), funded initially by the Getty Foundation, a digital directory of archives where the papers of women artists active in the US since 1945 are located. A printmaker and book artist, Judith’s work is in over 100 permanent collections. She has also organized and curated many exhibitions and has published extensively, including contributions to The Power of Feminist Art and SIGNS, A Journal of Women in Culture and Society; Junctures in Women’s Leadership: The Arts. Most recently she published the first book on the impact of feminist theory on digital technology in the arts titled Dismantling the Patriarchy, Bit by Bit: Feminism, Art, and Technology, Bloomsbury, 2021. She served as CAA’s President and received the Annual Recognition Award from CAA’s Committee on Women in the Arts, as well as past national president for ArtTable and Women’s Caucus for Art.

Details for Judith Brodsky’s participation in the 2022 Annual Conference: link.

Mary D. Garrard, professor emerita of art history at American University, Washington, D. C., is a scholar whose work has combined Italian Renaissance art with feminist studies. Her book, Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art (Princeton, 1989), was a groundbreaking contribution to the field, that launched modern studies of the now-famous artist. In Artemisia Gentileschi Circa 1622: The Shaping and Reshaping of an Artistic Identity (University of California, 2001), Garrard addressed new critical issues in Gentileschi studies. Her third book, Artemisia Gentileschi and Early Modern Feminism, positions the artist among the feminist treatises and debates of her time (Reaktion Books, London, 2020). Beyond Artemisia, Garrard has written and spoken extensively on Italian Renaissance, Early Modern art, and feminist art history. With her colleague Norma Broude, Garrard created and edited three books that have become basic texts in art history and women’s studies courses, including Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany (1982); The Expanding Discourse: Feminism and Art History (1992); and Reclaiming Female Agency: Feminist Art History After Postmodernism (2005).  Broude and Garrard also created and contributed to The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s (1994).

Ferris Olin is distinguished professor emerita at Rutgers University, where she was the co-founder and co-director (with Judith K. Brodsky) of Rutgers Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, and The Feminist Art Project, an international collaboration to make visible the impact of women on the cultural landscape. She also established the Miriam Schapiro Archives on Women Artists at Rutgers as well as the Margery Somers Foster Center, a research center focused on documenting women’s leadership in the public arena, and served as Associate Director of the Institute for Research on Women and earlier, Director of the Art Library. She was curator of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series at Rutgers from 1995-2006 and later (with Judith K. Brodsky) from 2006-2013. With Brodsky, Olin also created the Women Artists Archive National Directory (WAAND). Olin has also published broadly. Her most recent book, co-authored with Judith K. Brodsky, is called Junctures in Women’s Leadership: The Arts (Rutgers University Press, fall 2018). Olin has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations and was Vice-President of the College Art Association. She is the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award and the College Art Association Committee on Women’s Annual Recognition Award (now known as Distinguished Feminist Award).

Details for Ferris Olin’s participation in the 2022 Annual Conference: link.

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Feathered Tabard, 15th–16th century Peru, Chimú, cotton and feathers, Dimensions: H. 30 × W. 25 in. (76.2 × 63.5 cm), Fletcher Fund, 1959, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

MEET THE GRANTEES

Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, 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.

Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.

 

The Millard Meiss Publication Fund grantees for Fall 2021 are: 

Monica Amor, Gego: Weaving the Space In-Between. Art, Architecture, Design, and Craft at the Edge of Modernity, Yale University Press 

Sampada Aranke, Death’s Futurity: The Visual Life of Black Power, Duke University Press  

Shulamith Behr, Women Artists in Expressionism: From Empire to Emancipation, Princeton University Press  

Suzaan Boettger, The Passions of Robert Smithson, University of Minnesota Press 

Claudia Brittenham, Unseen Art: Memory, Vision, and Power in Ancient Mesoamerica, University of Texas Press  

Kai jun Chen, China Made: Technocratic Culture in the Qing Imperial Porcelain Industry, 1680–1750, University of Washington Press  

Stephanie Porras, The First Viral Images: Maerten de Vos, Antwerp Print, and the Early Modern Globe, Penn State University Press  

Frederic Schwartz, The Culture of the Case: Madness, Crime, and Justice in Modern German Art, The MIT Press 

Briana Smith, Free Berlin: Art, Urban Politics, and Everyday Life, The MIT Press 

Karin Zitzewitz, Infrastructure and Form: The Global Networks of Indian Contemporary Art, 1991–2008, University of California Press  

 

View a list of all recipients of the Millard Meiss Publication Fund from 1975 to the present. The list is alphabetized by author’s last name and includes book titles and publishers.

BACKGROUND

Books eligible for a Meiss grant must currently be under contract with a publisher and be on a subject in the arts or art history. The deadlines for the receipt of applications are March 15 and September 15 of each year. Please review the Application Guidelines and the Application Process, Schedule, and Checklist for complete instructions.

CONTACT

Questions? Please contact Cali Buckley, Content Manager for Education and Intellectual Property, at cbuckley@collegeart.org.

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Affiliated Society News: December

posted by December 17, 2021

Many of CAA’s affiliated societies will be presenting sessions at our 110th Annual Conference in-person from February 17-19 and virtually from March 3-5. Check out a list of their sessions to preview!

To attend these sessions and more, make sure to register for the conference and learn more at its registration page. Also, make sure to take advantage of the reduced rate and book your hotel room at the Hilton Chicago by January 25Make your reservation here.


BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Announcements

Bibliography Week 2022 Schedule & Registration

From January 25–28, 2022 the Bibliographical Society of America will celebrate Bibliography Week with a series of events designed to demonstrate bibliographical practice and its relevance to interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities.

Tuesday, January 25, 4-5pm Eastern – Materialities of Tibetan Buddhist Texts
Within the diverse traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, the power of books—both printed and hand-written—lies not only in their contents, but also in their materiality as objects. The three scholars on this panel will share bibliographical studies of Tibetan texts that highlight how text production, circulation, and replication within architectural spaces has been utilized by Tibetan religious and political leaders to assert and solidify their power.

Wednesday, January 26, 4-5pm Eastern – Meet the Editors of Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America
Please join Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA) co-editors Dr. Sarah Werner and Dr. Jesse Erickson for an online Q&A session on January 26. Drs. Werner and Erickson will discuss their vision for the journal and how it can be part of an expanded field of bibliographical scholarship. They will also answer questions that you might have about publishing in PBSA, such as the submission and review process, image permissions, special issues, and open access.

Thursday, January 27, 11-12pm Eastern – In-Person, Center for Book Arts Tour
Guests are invited to a tour of the Center for Books Arts in New York (28 W 27th St., 3rd Floor). For nearly 50 years, CBA has supported artists and uplifted the book arts by presenting exhibitions, lectures, readings, and performances; providing opportunities for artists, writers, curators and scholars through residencies, fellowships, publishing, and collecting; and empowering the creation of new book art by providing courses on book art related technique and history.

Thursday, January 27, 2-3pm Eastern – Bound Images: Maps and Books
This panel offers three case studies to explore what changes theoretically and in practice when we dethrone the ‘sovereign map’ and engage with the production, circulation and reading of maps as bound images, a hybrid graphic and textual part of the stories told by authors and publishers which is experienced by readers through materiality, context, and significance: Giuseppe Rosaccio’s Il mondo e sue parti (Florence, 1595), Johann Jakob Scheuchzer’s Physica Sacra (Augsburg and Ulm, 1731), and Jorge Juan and Antonio Ulloa’s Relación Histórica del viage a la América meridional (Madrid, 1748).

Friday, January 28, 12:00 pm Eastern – 2022 BSA Annual Meeting & New Scholars Program

  • Christopher Adams, Malkin New Scholar – ‘Could you make it rather more of a He and She picture?’: The Queer Dust-Jacket and Postwar British Fiction
  • Eve Houghton, Pantzer New Scholar – ‘I am always sorry to antagonize collectors’: Henrietta Bartlett and the 1916 Census of Shakespeare Quartos
  • Liza Mardoyan, BSA New Scholar – Decorative Bird Initials in the Medieval Armenian Manuscript Culture
  • Learn more about the 2022 New Scholars and read their talk abstracts here.

Friday, January 28, 1:30 pm Eastern – Keynote Lecture by Dr. Elizaveta Strakhov: What Makes Bibliography Critical? A Medievalist’s Response
What makes bibliography critical for a Western manuscripts scholar? Medievalists have, after all, enshrined bibliography to the point of developing the specialized subdisciplines of paleography and codicology. How does a Western medievalist breathe new life into bibliography, that bread-and-butter of their scholarly pursuits? This talk offers a case study of two manuscripts of bilingual Anglo-French poet Charles d’Orléans’s work: not the two collections notoriously supervised by him, but two later fifteenth-century, largely neglected manuscripts of his work, one made for European humanist circles and the other circulating with English Tudor royal audiences.

 


AHNCA (Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art)

Events

Virtual Salon Series: Rethinking the Visual and Material Culture of Enslavement
January 19, 2022 at 7 pm EST

The Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art and the Dahesh Museum of Art present a Virtual Salon, “Rethinking the Visual and Material Culture of Enslavement,” featuring Jennifer Van Horn (University of Delaware), Adrienne L. Childs (The Phillips Collection), and Phillip Troutman (George Washington University). Register at this link.

Virtual Salon: Decorative Arts and Materiality
February 9, 2022 at 7 pm EST

Please join us on Wednesday, February 9, at 7 pm EST for our Virtual Salon on the Decorative Arts and Materiality. This series of online events is co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art. The panel will feature Amy F. Ogata (University of Southern California), Lee Talbot (The Textile Museum, George Washington University), and Christine Garnier (Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts/Harvard University). Registration information forthcoming!

 


SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF COLLECTING

Event

As part of its continuing series of Zoom lectures focusing on the collections of university museums, the next Society for the History of Collecting–West Coast chapter event will take place on January 28, 2022:

Collectors’ Clothing Caches: Selections from the Texas Fashion Collection
Annette Becker
28 January 2022, 10:00 AM, PST; 6 PM BST

This talk traces the history of the Texas Fashion Collection through three collections and collectors who have shaped its holdings. The Collection was originally conceived by Stanley and Edward Marcus, of the Neiman Marcus luxury department stores, who in 1938 created the Neiman Marcus award to recognize national and international talent in all areas of fashion and design. The talk then focuses on Claudia Heard de Osborne, whose passion for Balenciaga resulted in a gift of hundreds of garments by the designer. The final spotlight will be on brothers Scott and Stuart Gentling, visual artists who collected historic garments as part of their artistic practice.

Annette Becker is a material culture historian and arts educator committed to bridging popular and academic understandings of fashion history. She currently serves as the director and curator of the Texas Fashion Collection, an archive of nearly 20,000 garments and accessories housed at the University of North Texas.

To register for this event please email: events@societyhistorycollecting.org

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IN MEMORIAM: Amy Kirschke

posted by December 14, 2021

Longtime CAA member, Amy Kirschke, passed away on November 27, 2021. Kirschke was a UNCW faculty member, a recent department chair, and a Professor Emerita in Art and Art History.  Her family has established the UNCW Dr. Amy Kirschke Scholarship in Art and Art History in her memory.

Amy Kirschke specialized in modern art, including the art of the African Diaspora and African contemporary art and was a prolific scholar and professor. She published, edited, and contributed to several books including Aaron Douglas: Art, Race and the Harlem Renaissance (1995, University Press of Mississippi), Art in Crisis: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Art of African American Identity and Memory (2007, Indiana University Press), Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance. (2014, Mississippi University Press), and Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist (Yale University Press, 2007).

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Filed under: Obituaries

The upcoming Annual Conference this winter and spring will feature a number of sessions that discuss issues related to pedagogy, education, and professional development. See below for links to explore these topics in the conference schedule, as well as a selection of sessions.

Note: As of January 7, all in-person sessions and activities scheduled for February 16-19 in Chicago are now virtual on the same dates. Virtual sessions and activities scheduled for March 3-5 will remain the same. This change will allow for more access and engagement, regardless of location.

See the rest of this year’s conference schedule online! Register for CAA’s upcoming conference and learn more at our registration page. After you register, sign into the app and create your own custom schedule using the tools and filtering options on the side (switch time zones in the upper left of the app: CST for in-person and your own time zone for virtual).

Selection:
Pedagogy Sessions, February 17-19

Teaching Longform Scholarship in a Shortform World
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 11:00 PM – 12:30 PM CST

Post-Pandemic Reflections: Making Change in the Studio and Art History Classroom
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 11:00 PM – 12:30 PM CST

Creative Practice as Pedagogical Practice III
Friday, February 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST

Pedagogy Sessions, March 3-5

Centering Latina/x & Chicana/x Art Pedagogies
Friday, March 4, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM CST (5:30 – 7:00 PM EST)

Revisioning Pedagogical Practices through Ecoart: Provocations
Friday, March 4, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM CST (5:30 – 7:00 PM EST)

F.A.T.E. Affiliate Session: Strategies for Inclusive Studio Art Pedagogy
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST)

 


Selection:
Pedagogy Sessions, February 17-19

Post-Pandemic Reflections: Making Change in the Studio and Art History Classroom
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 11:00 PM – 12:30 PM CST

How to Get Published
Friday, February 18, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM CST

Professional Practice: Hard and Soft Skills
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CST

 


Selection:
Museum Education Sessions, March 3-5

New Age of Teaching the Art of the Islamic World
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST)

Reconsidering Art History Through Access
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST)

New Perspectives in Art, Design, and Art History: Supporting and Showcasing Emerging Voices from Marginalized Communities
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CST (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST)

 


ACLS recently share a list of professional development resources for K-21 education opportunities:

New York State Association of Independent Schools Virtual Job Fair to Promote Diversity

Association of Independent Schools of New England Careers

California Association of Independent Schools Careers

Independent Schools Association of the Central States Careers

National Association of Independent School Careers

New Jersey Association of Independent Schools Careers

New York State Association of Independent Schools Careers

SchoolSpring (Public School Teaching Careers)

The Association of Boarding Schools Careers

The New Teacher Project

Filed under: Annual Conference

See below for information on CAA’s virtual Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP) session and a list of other sessions with museum topics, organized by the two conference components, the first from February 17-19 and the second March 3-5. 

Note: As of January 7, all in-person sessions and activities scheduled for February 16-19 in Chicago are now virtual on the same dates. Virtual sessions and activities scheduled for March 3-5 will remain the same. This change will allow for more access and engagement, regardless of location.

See the rest of this year’s conference schedule online! After you register, sign into the app and create your own custom schedule using the tools and filtering options on the side (switch time zones in the upper left of the app: CST for in-person and your own time zone for virtual). Register for CAA’s upcoming conference and learn more at our registration page.

 


CAA’s RAAMP Session and Talks

New and Improved: Using Recent Experiences to Inform the Future of Museums  
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST)

Walking the Talk: New Low Carbon Curatorial and Educational Structures that Amplify Impact and Reduce Costs
Natalie Marsh, ViVA Virtual Visiting Artists
Amanda Potter, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye, ViVA Virtual Visiting Artists

Lessons Learned from a Year of Virtual Teaching
Ellen M. Alvord and Kendra Weisbin

Speculative Annotation at the Library of Congress: A Web-Based Annotation Tool that Invites Virtual Engagement with the Library’s Collection
Courtney Lynn McClellan and Jaime Mears, Library of Congress

 


Museum Sessions, February 17-19

Canonizing the Intangible: Aromatic Strategies in the Making of the U.A.E.’s National Identity
Friday, February 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST
Francesca Bacci, Zayed University

Economies of Discipline and Display: Curating Conflict in Israel/Palestine
Friday, February 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST
Michelle Facos, Indiana University

Instrumentalizing Memory and the Politics of Commemoration
Friday, February 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST
Iro Katsaridou, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki, Greece
Eve Kalyva, University of Kent

Reassessing the Art Biennial
Friday, February 18, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST
Paloma Checa-Gismero, Swarthmore College

Recent Perspectives in the Philosophy of Curatorial Practice
Friday, February 18, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST
Rossen Ventzislavov

The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series at Rutgers University’s Douglass College: A 50 Year History of Exhibition and Space Making for Woman-Identifying Artists through the Voices of the Artists Themselves
Friday, February 18, 2022. 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CST
Julia E. Marsh, Cedar Crest College

The Practice of Care: Trauma Informed Pedagogy
Education Committee

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST
Jenna Ann Altomonte, Mississippi State University

TFAP Feminist Solidarities and Kinships, Panel 3 – Exhibitions and Curatorial Spaces
The Feminist Art Project (TFAP)
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Erina Duganne, Texas State University
Susan E. Richmond, Georgia State University – School of Art and Design
Tatiana E. Flores, Rutgers University

New Frontiers: Creating, Collecting, Preserving and Displaying Digital Based Art of Russia and Eastern Europe
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM CST
Natalia Kolodzei. Kolodzei Art Foundation

 


Museum Sessions, March 3-5

Curatorial Care: Feminist and Queer Practices
Friday, March 4, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST)
Nomusa Makhubu, University of Cape Town

The Global Rise of Traveling Exhibitions at Mid-Century
Friday, March 4, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST)
Agata Justyna Pietrasik
Magdalena Moskalewicz, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Activist Exhibitions
Friday, March 4, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM CST (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST)
Rebecca J. DeRoo, Rochester Institute of Technology

New Age of Teaching the Art of the Islamic World
Museum Committee
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST)
Xenia Gazi, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Reconsidering Art History Through Access
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST)
Sara Catherine Woodbury, College of William and Mary

Curating Craft: Contemporary Making in Global Museums of Islamic Art
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST)
Leslee Michelsen, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art at Shangri La

New Perspectives in Art, Design, and Art History: Supporting and Showcasing Emerging Voices from Marginalized Communities
Committee on Diversity Practices
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CST (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST)
Stefanie Snider, Kendall College of Art and Design
Rachel Lynn de Cuba, Clemson University

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Please join us February 16th at CAA’s Annual Conference Convocation for a keynote speech by Chancellor Juan Salgado. As Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, Salgado oversees Chicago’s community college system, serving 68,000 students across seven colleges. Seventy-four percent of credit students are Black and Latinx students. His initiatives have helped to stress the importance of the arts and the humanities to these audiences, such as the development of City Colleges’ partnership with the Joffrey Ballet Company, securing free access to Chicago’s cultural gems, including the Art Institute of Chicago, for City Colleges students and faculty, and supporting a Center of Equity in the Creative Arts at Kennedy-King College, one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago.

Under Salgado’s leadership, City Colleges of Chicago has seen an increase in student graduation rates to the highest level on record, an unprecedented systems-level partnership with the Chicago Public Schools, the launch of Fresh Start, a first-ever debt forgiveness program, the creation of Future Ready, which offers short-term programs at no cost, the completion of two new major state-of-the-art facilities, a re-energizing of fundraising for student supports, and campus specific plans focused on equity in student outcomes, among other efforts.

Salgado’s career has focused on improving education and economic opportunities for residents in low-income communities. Chancellor Salgado is a community college graduate himself, earning an associate degree from Moraine Valley Community College, prior to earning a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

From 2001 to 2017, Salgado served as CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, where he worked to empower residents of Chicago’s Southwest Side through education, citizenship, and skill-building programs that led to sustainable employment and economic stability.  He has been nationally recognized for his work, including as a 2015 MacArthur Fellow.  Among his civic commitments, he serves as a board member of the Obama Foundation.

 


Register for CAA’s upcoming conference and learn more at our registration and program schedule pages.

Note: As of January 7, all in-person sessions and activities scheduled for February 16-19 in Chicago are now virtual on the same dates. Virtual sessions and activities scheduled for March 3-5 will remain the same. The virtual Book and Trade Fair will be accessible from February 16 to April 14. Registrants can view recorded content until April 14, 2022. This change will allow for more access and engagement, regardless of location.

Filed under: Annual Conference