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CAA Offers Access to JSTOR for Members

posted by Nia Page

JPASS, a new JSTOR access plan for individuals, is ideal for CAA members who want individual access to JSTOR’s rich archival collections. It is especially valuable for individuals without institutional access; faculty members at institutions with limited access to JSTOR; and adjuncts with irregular access to library resources. Regardless of your professional affiliation, JPASS serves as your personal library card to the expansive selection of journals on JSTOR.

As part of your CAA membership, you may purchase a one-year JPASS access plan for $99—a 50 percent discount on the listed rate!

JPASS includes unlimited reading and up to 120 article downloads—not only to The Art Bulletin and Art Journal but also to more than 1,500 humanities, social science, and science journals in the JSTOR archival collections, including the Burlington Magazine, Design Issues, Gesta, the Journal of African Cultural Studies, Muqarnas, and October.

CAA invites you to review the JPASS collections at, where you can view all the journal titles and date ranges that are available to JPASS subscribers, as well as filter titles by subject to help you discover publications of interest to you.

Dedicated support personnel for JPASS are available Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM–5:30 PM EDT. You can also get real-time support via Twitter: @JSTORSupport. Here are other ways to learn more:

To use your member discount to sign up for JPASS, log into your CAA account and click the Member Benefits link on the left and then refer to the JPASS instructions which includes the JSTOR custom link.  This will admit you to the JPASS purchase website for CAA members.

JSTOR provides access to the complete back runs of CAA’s journals and preserves them in a long-term archive. Users may search, browse, view, and print full-text, high-resolution PDFs of articles from The Art Bulletin (published since 1913) and Art Journal (published since 1929). Coverage in JSTOR includes the journals’ previous titles from their first issues through 2010. Because of a moving wall that changes annually, the most recent three years (2011–13) are not yet available.

The Art Bulletin and Art Journal are available through JSTOR’s Arts & Sciences III Collection. Users at participating institutions can gain access to these two journals through their institutions—contact your librarian to find out if you are eligible and, if so, how to access the journals. In a separate benefit, CAA offers online access to back issues of its two print publications for CAA members unaffiliated with an institution for $20 a year through a special arrangement with JSTOR. Please contact CAA’s Member Services if you have questions about this benefit.

You can review the tables of contents for The Art Bulletin (1996–present) on the CAA website and for Art Journal (1998–present) on its own website.

Donate to the Annual Fund

posted by Nia Page

For over a century, CAA has proudly represented the individuals and institutions that make up the world’s largest professional association in the visual arts. Since its founding, the organization is known for the engagement and steadfast dedication of its members. CAA is strengthened by every member who serves on a committee or jury, shares research and insight on Annual Conference panels and in journal articles, guides younger colleagues in our mentoring programs, and contributes in so many other ways. I hope we can count on your continued participation and support now and in the years to come.

In return, CAA is devoted to honoring its members’ accomplishments, promoting scholarship, and providing essential resources—serving as the central hub for a vibrant and expanding community of visual-arts professionals. Today, I ask that you join your fellow members with a gift to the Annual Fund to support all that CAA does for the field.

The generous, voluntary support of CAA members is critical to our collective advancement. Only in dialogue can we learn from diverse perspectives. Only with shared purpose can we shape the agenda for policy issues affecting the visual arts. Your contribution to the Annual Fund makes this important work possible.

On behalf of the artists, art historians, curators, critics, collectors, educators, and other professionals who make up CAA, I thank you for your dedicated support; together we are a strong and dynamic visual-arts community. Please give generously!





Maria Ann Conelli
Vice President for External Affairs

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This year CAA’s three journals—The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and—brought readers more of what they have come to expect from the world’s leading publisher of art-history journals: exceptional scholarship exploring the full range of the visual arts in formats as diverse as long-form essays, groundbreaking digital-media projects, and critical reviews. In today’s media landscape of repackaged content and 140-character tweets, sustaining the publication of in-depth, thought-provoking content is a challenge—it is the support of readers like you that enables CAA to do so. Because you share our mission of advancing the highest standards of intellectual engagement in the arts, please make a tax-deductible gift to the Publications Fund today.

Here are some highlights from CAA publications over the past year:

In The Art Bulletin:

  • In celebration of The Art Bulletin’s centenary, eight past editors wrote reviews essays reflecting on the critical impact and afterlife of significant books published since the journal’s founding in 1913
  • In the innovative “Notes from the Field,” ten authors took on a new theme in each issue: materiality, mimesis, time, and tradition. The interdisciplinary features, with texts by artists, archaeologists, literary critics, and curators as well as art historians, have proven popular in the classroom, especially at the undergraduate level
  • The Art Bulletin continues to champion the long-form essay, this year including texts by Peter Parshall on Dürer, Namiko Kunimoto on Tanaka Atsuko, and David M. Stone on Caravaggio

In Art Journal:

  • A rare publication of the 1957 Elbe, a series of thirty-one prints by Gerhard Richter, illustrated an essay by Christine Mehring in the Winter 2012 issue
  • Moyra Davey contributed photographs and text for a ten-page artist project titled “Burn the Diaries” to the Spring 2013 issue
  • In the Summer 2013 forum “Conversations on Queer Affect and Queer Archives,” seventeen artists and writers reflected on the vital importance of LGBT archives around the world for both artists and art historians


  • This fall, celebrates fifteen years of publishing critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies
  • Using the Scalar digital platform, provided an immersive, multimedia experience of the recent exhibition Bernini: Sculpting in Clay, with an array of critical texts and images as well as a virtual walk-through of the show
  • The essay “Reflections on Photography” by Tanya Sheehan kicked off a new thematic series titled “Re-Views: Field Editors’ Reflections,” in which the journal editors assess—or re-view—their respective fields as seen through the lens of the reviews they have commissioned

With your support, CAA publications will continue to delight, challenge, and engage readers for many years to come. On behalf of the scholars, critics, and artists who publish in the journals, we thank you for your continued commitment to maintaining a strong and spirited forum for the visual-arts community.

With best regards,





Suzanne Preston Blier
Vice President for Publications

The results of the September 4th survey to members identified the most critical concerns in the visual arts field as:  1) the availability of full-time positions in academia and professional careers outside of academia; 2) access to information on professional opportunities and grants; 3) copyright, image licensing costs and fair use; and 4) the need for networking (survey results: These and other critical interests of the members will assist in shaping the future of CAA as it develops the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.

The CAA Board of Directors will hold a planning retreat on October 26th to review the survey results along with information gathered from interviews with 20 leaders in related fields, discussions with artists and art historians held at the Clark Research Institute September 19 – 24, and ideas from the CAA standing committees. The Task Force on the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan ( will prepare a draft of the plan before the February 2014 Annual Conference.

All members are invited to attend the Open Discussion on the Future of CAA at the Annual Members Business Meeting at the Annual Conference in Chicago on Friday, February 14th, 5:30 PM.

Some 670 members expressed interest in one or more of CAA’s 16 different committees, juries, or editorial boards.  If you would like to become more involved with CAA and wish to pursue your interest, please contact Vanessa Jalet (; information about the various committees is also available on the CAA website (

And, congratulations to Monta May and Mimi Whalen whose names were selected at random for a one-year, complimentary, individual membership with CAA!

Thank you for your time and ideas.

Arts in Turkey Tour: Yesterday and Today

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CAA has partnered with Tutku Tours to provide an exclusive offer for its members to spend two weeks exploring the ancient and contemporary sides of Turkey, from May 27 to June 10, 2014. Highlights of the Arts in Turkey Tour: Yesterday and Today trip include stops in Istanbul, Iznik, Canakkale, Troy, Assos, Ayvalik, Izmir, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Catalhoyuk, Konya, Cappadocia, and Ankara. This tour is a one-of-a-kind experience that takes visitors on a spectacular journey through ancient and modern Turkey. Visit the workshops of local artists, learn about techniques of ancient art, and take in galleries and museums in some of the world’s oldest cities.

The tour begins with three days in Istanbul—the city on seven hills and the capital of two former empires—where travelers will visit the major attractions, including the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia, and also get to know the city’s vibrant street life and local art scene. The tour will then visit the Iznick Foundation’s tile factory, the archaeological site of ancient Troy, and the Pergamum acropolis. The city of Izmir, which boasts numerous museums and art galleries, comes next, and later the port city of Ephesus and Pamukkale, near the ancient city of Herapolis. A handful of other exciting stops will happen in the several days before the return flight from Ankara.

In addition to access to cultural and historic sites, the Art of Turkey Tour will provide CAA members with time for rest and relaxation. The group will stop at a carpet school in Ephesus, along with an overnight stay at a spa hotel at the Pamukkale hot springs. The end of the trip includes a stop in Cappadocia, where travelers can explore the Göreme Open-Air Museum, a vast collection of painted cave-churches dating from 1000 AD, and also watch a whirling dervishes ceremony. At the final destination, Ankara, the tour will visit the famed Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.

Getting There: Turkish Airlines provides nonstop, direct flights from the United States and Canada from the following cities: New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Chicago, Houston, and Toronto.

Land and Air Rates: $3,990 per person for a double room; $4,780 per person for a single room.

The Arts in Turkey Tour features include:

  • International flight from the US via Turkish Airlines
  • Thirteen nights in superior hotels
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the program
  • Meals (thirteen dinners, four lunches, daily breakfasts)
  • An official, licensed English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Visits to art galleries
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entry fees to sites and museums
  • A hot-air balloon flight in Cappadocia
  • Local taxes and service charges

For a detailed, day-by-day tour itinerary, please download and review the Arts in Turkey Tour brochure.

Filed under: Membership, Tours

CAA Celebrates Its Fifty-Year Members

posted by Christopher Howard

CAA warmly thanks the many contributions of the following dedicated members who joined CAA in 1963 or earlier. This year, the annually published list welcomes seventeen artists, scholars, and curators whose distinguished exhibitions, publications, and teaching practices have shaped the direction and history of art over the last fifty years.

1963: Lilian Armstrong; Richard Brilliant; Eric G. Carlson; Dean Carter; Vivian L. Ebersman; Lois M. Fink; Françoise Forster-Hahn; Walter S. Gibson; Caroline M. Houser; Susan Koslow; Osmund Overby; E. Solomon; Lauren Soth; Richard E. Spear; Virginia Stotz; Roxanna A. Sway; and Roger A. Welchans.

1962: Jo Anne Bernstein; Phyllis Braff; Jacquelyn C. Clinton; Shirley S. Crosman; Frances D. Fergusson; Gloria K. Fiero; Jaroslav Folda; Ben F. Freedman; Rosalind R. Grippi; Harlan H. Holladay; Seymour Howard; Alfonz Lengyel; Mary L. Maughelli; David Merrill; Francis V. O’Connor; John T. Paoletti; Thomas L. Sloan; Allen Staley; Elisabeth Stevens; Anne Betty J. Weinshenker; and William D. Wixom.

1961: Matthew Baigell; Margaret Diane David; W. Bowdoin Davis Jr.; David Farmer; J. D. Forbes; Isabelle Hyman; Henry A. Millon; Clifton C. Olds; Marion E. Roberts; David Rosand; and Conrad H. Ross.

1960: Shirley N. Blum; Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt; Mojmir S. Frinta; Dan F. Howard; W. Eugene Kleinbauer; Edward W. Navone; Linda Nochlin; J. J. Pollitt; and Claire Sherman.

1959: Adele M. Ernstrom; Geraldine Fowle; Carol H. Krinsky; James F. O’Gorman; Charles S. Rhyne; and Ann K. Warren.

1958: William D. Badgett; Samuel Y. Edgerton Jr.; Naomi Miller; Damie Stillman; and Clare Vincent.

1957: Marcel M. Franciscono; Bruce Glaser; E. Haverkamp-Begemann; and John F. Omelia.

1956: Svetlana L. Alpers; Norman W. Canedy; John Goelet; Joel Isaacson; John M. Schnorrenberg; and Jack J. Spector.

1955: Lola B. Gellman; Irving Lavin; Marilyn A. Lavin; and Suzanne Lewis.

1954: Franklin Hamilton Hazlehurst; Patricia C. Loud; Thomas J. McCormick; Jules D. Prown; Jane E. Rosenthal; Irving Sandler; Lucy Freeman Sandler; Harold Edwin Spencer; and A. Richard Turner.

1953: Dorathea K. Beard; Margaret McCormick; Seymour Slive; and Jack Wasserman.

1951: Wen C. Fong; and Carl N. Schmalz Jr.

1950: Alan M. Fern; and Marilyn J. Stokstad.

1949: Dario A. Covi; and Ann-Sofi Lindsten.

1948: William S. Dale; and Peter H. Selz.

1947: Dericksen M. Brinkerhoff; David G. Carter; Ellen P. Conant; Ilene H. Forsyth; and J. Edward Kidder Jr.

1945: James Ackerman.

CAA has partnered with Tutku Tours to provide an exclusive offer for its members to spend thirteen days exploring the ancient and contemporary sides of Turkey, from April 26 to May 10, 2013. Highlights of the Art of Turkey trip include stops in Istanbul, Izmir, Cappadocia, Troy, Ephesus, and Pamukkale. The tour begins with three full days in Istanbul—the “city located on two continents”—where travelers will visit the major attractions, including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, and also get to know the city’s vibrant street life and local art scene.

Next, the tour will visit the ancient city of Troy and the Pergamum acropolis, and also the less-trodden destination of Ayvalık, a small town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. After several days of immersion in the ancient world, the group will pay a visit to the second International Izmir Art Biennial, one of the largest international art events in the country that will include more than three hundred artists; Seba Uğurtan, the biennial’s founder, will give tour participants an exclusive overview of the exhibition.

The Art of Turkey Tour will also provide CAA members with time for rest and relaxation. It will stop at the port city of Ephesus to visit a carpet school, along with an overnight stay at a spa hotel at the Pamukkale hot springs. The trip will conclude with a full day in Cappadocia, where travelers will explore the Goreme Open Air Museum, a vast collection of painted cave-churches dating from 1000 AD.

Getting There: Turkish Airlines provides nonstop, direct flights from the United States and Canada, leaving from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Toronto.

Land and Air Rates: $3,990 per person for a double room; $4,780 per person for a single room.

The Art of Turkey Tour features include:

  • International flight from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, or Toronto
  • Thirteen nights in superior hotels
  • Meals (thirteen dinners, four lunches, daily breakfasts)
  • All entry fees to museums and sites, including the Izmir Art Biennial
  • Transportation and tour guide
  • Hot-air balloon flight and a whirling-dervishes ceremony in Cappadocia

For a detailed, day-by-day tour itinerary, please download and review the Art of Turkey brochure. Tutku Tours will host demonstrations and lectures on art in Turkey at its exhibit booth (#100) in the Book and Trade Fair at CAA’s 2013 Annual Conference in New York.

Filed under: Membership, Tours

Cassone Subscriptions for Student Members

posted by Christopher Howard

Cassone: The International Online Magazine of Art and Art Books is offering a free one-year subscription to all first-year students at any level (BA, MA, BSc, diploma, PhD, etc.) and in any subject. But time is running out—this offer is running only until December 31, 2012. Please pass the information below to your friends, colleagues, and students.

To obtain your free Cassone subscription, please go to Enter your email address in the box on the left and click the “Begin registration” button immediately underneath it. On the next page, type in your personal details. By the time you get to the page’s footer, a validation code email should have turned up in your email inbox (if not, check your junk folder). Copy and paste the code into the box marked with this phrase: “Please copy and paste the validation code just emailed to you into the box below.” Tick the two boxes under that (legal requirement) and the third box (optional) if you wish and click “Complete registration.” Then follow the onscreen instructions. On the page titled “Step 2: Activate your subscription,” you will see a box headed “Got a gift voucher or discount code?”
 In that box, copy and paste the code: STUDent12. Then click on “Apply voucher.” Your yearlong subscription has begun.

If you have any questions, please contact Cassone at For students beyond their first year, a subscription is only £5 per year and for nonstudents £10.

Filed under: Membership, Students

Make a Year-End Donation to CAA’s Annual Fund

posted by Patricia McDonnell

As 2012 comes to a close, the College Art Association extends thanks for your ongoing membership and support. Members, like you and me, are the engine and purpose for CAA, and it is through our help that CAA provides the myriad programs and services that so many artists, art historians, and other professionals in the visual arts depend upon. This fall, please consider making a generous contribution to CAA’s Annual Fund.

The Annual Fund is integral to CAA’s mission, providing flexible funding to supplement the project-specific support that comprises the majority of charitable gifts to the organization. CAA is dedicated to continuing prized resources that members have come to expect, including:

  • The orchestration of the world’s preeminent conference for artists, art historians, critics, conservators, curators, students, and other professionals in the visual arts
  • The production of its highly regarded publications: The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and
  • An abundance of online resources, including the Online Career Center for job listings, Standards and Guidelines for professional practices, and CAA News to keep you informed of developments in the field
  • Essential advocacy work to promote federal support of the visual art
  • Fellowships to graduate students and publishing grants for books in art history
  • Travel grants to students and international professionals to attend the Annual Conference
  • The production of yearly directories of graduate programs in the arts, which provide detailed information on higher-education programs in studio art and design, art and architectural history, curatorial studies, and more

CAA is dedicated to remaining a progressive voice and indispensible resource in the visual arts, but can only do so with the help and participation of its membership. Your contribution to the Annual Fund will allow CAA to make its active, essential voice in the art world a vital one into the future.

My great thanks for your ongoing support of CAA and contribution to this year’s appeal.




Patricia McDonnell
CAA Vice President for External Affairs

P.S. Contributions to CAA’s Annual Fund are 100 percent tax deductible.

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Update on CAA after Superstorm Sandy

posted by Christopher Howard

Wednesday afternoon update: CAA staffers will return to the office on Thursday, November 8.

As of Tuesday morning, November 6, CAA’s building at 50 Broadway in lower Manhattan has electric power, but the telephones, internet, and heat are not operable. The office will remain closed until further notice. The situation, however, is being reviewed several times a day.

The full CAA staff, which lives throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Long Island regions, is safe.

The senior staff held a conference call on Sunday to discuss options for working. Email is being supported offsite on an emergency and temporary basis. Consequently, there are delays in the transmission of emails—some messages may not be delivered. It will take time to repair telephone service. The building superintendent’s office at 50 Broadway cannot yet determine  when heat will be restored.

CAA’s website and conference site are functioning normally. People may continue registering for the conference, workshops, opening reception, and tours; they may also renew their membership or join the organization.

If you are an artist, scholar, or other professional in the visual arts who has been affected by Superstorm Sandy, please consult the list of disaster resources posted by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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