Read about the latest news from CAA’s 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.
The Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri has accepted a $10 million gift to build a state-of-the-art student residence hall on campus. The visionary gift, made by an anonymous donor via the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, will be used as the catalyst for a plan to create a new residence hall, dining facility, student services, and studios for academic programs—all of which will be designed specifically for the contemporary student in art and design.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced its adoption of a new policy: all images of public-domain artworks in the museum’s collection are now available for free and unrestricted use. This updated policy uses the Creative Commons Zero designation and updates the Met’s 2014 Open Access for Scholarly Content initiative.
The Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey, has been awarded a Bank of America Art Conservation Project grant for the conservation of the 1871 oil painting The Arch of Titus by George Peter Alexander Healy, Frederic Edwin Church, and Jervis McEntee. The grant program enables nonprofit museums throughout the world to conserve historically or culturally significant works of art that are in danger of deterioration.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia has accepted a $350,000 grant from the Connelly Foundation for advancing the museum’s community educational outreach. The new Connelly Foundation Community Education Center, located in the academy’s historic landmark building at 118 North Broad Street, will host many of the academy’s ongoing programs for students, educators, families, and adults and be used for rotating exhibitions of community artwork, giving the school’s diverse audiences a voice within the museum.
The Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library in Winterthur, Delaware, has accepted a new bequest commitment in furniture conservation. The newly endowed position will be named the Elizabeth Terry Seaks Furniture Conservator, in honor of the late mother of Terry G. Seaks, a respected collector and economist who made the position possible.
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.
Anna Arabindan-Kesson, assistant professor of African American studies and of art and archeology at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, has accepted a 2017 ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Her project, in partnership with Mia L. Bagneris, is called “Beyond Recovery: Reframing the Dialogues of Early African Diaspora Art and Visual Culture, 1700–1900.”
Mia L. Bagneris, assistant professor of art at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, has won a 2017 ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Her project, in partnership with Anna Arabindan-Kesson, is titled “Beyond Recovery: Reframing the Dialogues of Early African Diaspora Art and Visual Culture, 1700–1900.”
Laura Anne Kalba, associate professor of art at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, has earned a 2017 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. She will be in residence at the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, during the 2018–19 academic year to work on “Currencies: Symbolism and Signification in the Golden Age of Finance Capital.”
Jesse Locker has received the 2016 Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize in Italian History from the Society for Italian Historical Studies for his book Artemisia Gentileschi: The Language of Painting (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015).
Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University in California, has been chosen to deliver the sixty-sixth A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. His talks will take place on March 26, April 2, 9, 23, and 30, and May 7, 2017.
Julia B. Rosenbaum, associate professor of art history at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, has received a 2017 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. She will be in residence at the Charles Warren Center for American History at Harvard University during academic year 2019–20 to work on “Unruly Bodies? Portraying Science and Citizenry in Post–Civil War America.
Emma Chubb visits She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The “participating artists are all women” with ties to “the wide expanse of land between Morocco and Iran,” and the exhibition “contributes an important chapter to this history, one that centers on the rich conceptual, formal, and political engagements of these photographers.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.
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.
Ira Goldberg, executive director of the Art Students League in New York, has resigned from his post.
Cordula Grewe has accepted a position as associate professor with tenure in the Department of Art History at Indiana University Bloomington, where she will teach European art between 1700 and today.
Alex Kitnick has been given the title of Brant Foundation Fellow in Contemporary Arts at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Jonathan Morgan has become an adjunct professor of art at Lone Star College in the Woodlands, Texas.
Sheila Rae Neal has been named adjunct instructor at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York.
Jennifer Rissler has been appointed dean and vice president of academic affairs at the San Francisco Art Institute in California.
Museums and Galleries
Esther Bell, previously curator in charge of European paintings at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco in California, has been named Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Senior Curator for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Makeda Best, formerly assistant professor in visual studies at the California College of the Arts in Oakland and San Francisco, California, has been named Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Connie H. Choi, formerly assistant curator of American art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, has been appointed associate curator of the permanent collection at the Studio Museum in Harlem, also in New York.
Joey Orr, formerly Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois, has been appointed Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Curator for Research for the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
James Merle Thomas, professor of global contemporary art at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been appointed executive director of Vox Populi, also in Philadelphia.
Organizations and Publications
Conny Bogaard has been appointed executive director of the Western Kansas Community Foundation in Garden City, Kansas.
Douglas Dreishpoon, chief curator emeritus for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, has been appointed director of the Helen Frankenthaler Catalogue Raisonné, a project organized by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in New York.
Check out details on recent shows organized by CAA members who are also curators.
Exhibitions Curated by CAA 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.
Jacki Apple. Yoshio Ikezaki: Elements 1991–2016. Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, March 16–May 28, 2017.
Anna Rogulina. A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s–1980s. Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, March 4–July 30, 2017.
Jane A. Sharp. “Thinking Pictures”: Moscow Conceptual Art in the Dodge Collection. Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 6–December 31, 2016.
Julie J. Thomson. Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College. Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina, January 20–May 20, 2017.
Michaelann Tostanoski and Leila Daw. Social Fabric / Moral Fiber. Gallery West, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, New York, February 14–March 30, 2017.
Gloria Williams. Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California. Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, April 7–September 25, 2017.
Publishing a book is a major milestone for artists and scholars—browse a list of recent titles below.
Books Published by CAA Members appears 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.
Flora Brooke Anthony. Foreigners in Ancient Egypt: Theban Tomb Paintings from the Early Eighteenth Dynasty (1550–1372 BC) (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017).
Jacki Apple. Yoshio Ikezaki: Elements 1991–2016 (Pasadena, CA: Art Center College of Design, 2017).
Caroline Boyle-Turner. Paul Gauguin and the Marquesas: Paradise Found? (Pont-Aven, France: Éditions Vagamundo, 2016).
Shira Brisman. Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016).
John Chaich and Todd Oldham. Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community (New York: AMMO Books, 2017).
Christine Filippone. Science, Technology, and Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America (New York: Routledge, 2017).
Leonard Folgarait. Painting 1909: Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Henri Bergson, Comics, Albert Einstein, and Anarchy (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017).
Elisabeth A. Fraser. Mediterranean Encounters: Artists between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774–1839 (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017).
Francesca Granata, Experimental Fashion: Performance Art, Carnival, and the Grotesque Body (London: I. B. Tauris, 2017).
Ray Hernández-Durán. The Academy of San Carlos and Mexican Art History: Politics, History, and Art in Nineteenth-Century Mexico (New York: Routledge, 2016).
Namiko Kunimoto. The Stakes of Exposure: Anxious Bodies in Postwar Japanese Art (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017).
Catha Paquette. At the Crossroads: Diego Rivera and His Patrons at MoMA, Rockefeller Center, and the Palace of Fine Arts (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017).
Elizabeth Prettejohn and Peter Trippi, eds. Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity (New York: Prestel, 2016).
Sarahh E. M. Scher and Billie J. A. Follensbee, eds. Dressing the Part: Power Dress, Gender, and Representation in the Pre-Columbian Americas (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2017).
Jane A. Sharp, ed. Thinking Pictures: The Visual Field of Moscow Conceptualism (New Brunswick, NJ: Zimmerli Art Museum, 2016).
Tanya Sheehan, ed. Grove Art Guide to Photography (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).
Victoria Surliuga. Ezio Gribaudo: The Man in the Middle of Modernism (New York: Glitterati, 2016).
Andrés Mario Zervigón. Photography and Germany (London: Reaktion Books, 2017).
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.
Pat Adams. Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont, April 1–June 18, 2017. Gatherum of Quiddities: Paintings by Pat Adams. Painting.
Lucinda Bliss. Common Street Arts, Waterville, Maine, January 11–February 25, 2017. Tracking the Border: An Interrogation of Political, Natural, and Interior Borders.
Dear Volunteers (Tra Bouscaren and John Schlesinger). AC Institute, New York, March 7–31, 2017. Dear Volunteers. Neon, Styrofoam, painted photographs cast in resin, lab clamps, rebar, and interactive video.
CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to serve on seven of the twelve juries for the annual Awards for Distinction for three years (2017–20). Terms begin in May 2017; award years are 2018–20. CAA’s twelve awards honor artists, art historians, authors, curators, critics, and teachers whose accomplishments transcend their individual disciplines and contribute to the profession as a whole and to the world at large.
Candidates must possess expertise appropriate to the jury’s work and be current CAA members. They should not hold a position on a CAA committee or editorial board beyond May 31, 2017. CAA’s president and vice president for committees appoint jury members for service.
The following jury vacancies will be filled this spring:
- Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award: two members
- Artist Award for a Distinguished Body of Work: two members
- CAA/AIC Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation: one member
- Distinguished Feminist Award: two members
- Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art: one member
- Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award: one member
- Frank Jewett Mather Award: two members
Nominations and self-nominations should include a brief statement (no more than 150 words) outlining the individual’s qualifications and experience and an abbreviated CV (no more than two pages). Please send all materials by email to Katie Apsey, CAA manager of programs; submissions must be sent as Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments. For questions about jury service and responsibilities, contact Tiffany Dugan, CAA director of programs. Deadline: May 12, 2017.
posted by CAA — March 16, 2017
Today the US President released his proposal for 2018 federal budget – it envisions transferring additional billions of dollars to the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security from many important domestic programs such as the Environmental Protection Agency, education, and legal services. As expected, the budget also calls for the complete elimination of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and 16 other federal agencies. CAA was one of the first national organizations to speak against these cuts.
As educators, art historians, artists, curators, museum directors, designers, scholars, and other members of the visual arts community we must act to defend the role of arts and humanities in our society. The budget process is long and ultimately controlled by the US House and Senate. Earlier this week, CAA traveled to Washington for Humanities Advocacy Day to meet with many congressional offices to discuss the importance of continued NEA and NEH funding. We will return again next week to do the same for Arts Advocacy Day.
In addition, CAA assembled an Arts and Humanities Advocacy Toolkit with information on how to contact your representatives in Congress to voice your support for the NEA and NEH and the many quality programs they fund. Call their offices. Email them. Attend Town Halls. You can learn how these agencies support activities in your area here: funded by the NEA and funded by the NEH. Be sure to let your representatives know of the impact of the arts and humanities in your districts. Spread the word to your colleagues and friends.
Despite the White House’s opposition to continued funding for the NEA and NEH, there is sufficient reason to believe that many members of the US House and Senate will support a budget that includes continued funding for these agencies. I ask our members to join in the effort to make sure all members of Congress knows the importance of the work done by these agencies.
Chief Executive Officer