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A scene from the fair-use workshop at the UCLA Library (photograph by Sharon E. Farb)

On May 5, 2017, CAA hosted “Fair Use and the Visual Arts,” a presentation and panel discussion at the UCLA Library. The event was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Speakers on the panel included Peter Jaszi, the lead investigator on the CAA Code of Best Practices in Fair Use in the Visual Arts and Professor at American University Washington College of Law in the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, and Janet Landay, Program Manager of the Fair Use Initiative at CAA. The pair, who have given presentations across the U.S. and internationally as part of the CAA Fair Use Initiative, talked about why it was important for CAA to undertake the project, their methodology, and the resulting Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts.

The second half of the event was devoted to a Q&A with the audience of approximately fifty-five people. Question topics ranged from addressing the issue of how the size at which an illustration is produced impacts fair use to indicating in a caption or illustration credits section that I am claiming fair use in the reproduction of an illustration.

A second discussion on CAA’s Fair Use Initiative took place at the American Alliance of Museum’s 2017 Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo in Saint Louis, Missouri. The panel discussion, titled “Copyrighted Material in the Museum: A Path to Fair Use,” took place on May 9. The panel brought together esteemed colleagues from the museum and publishing worlds and was comprised of Patricia Fidler, publisher of art and architecture at Yale University Press; Anne Collins Goodyear, codirector of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art; Judy Metro, editor in chief for the National Gallery of Art; and Joseph Newland, director of publishing for the Menil Collection. Hunter O’Hanian, CAA executive director, was the moderator.

A presenter at AAM’s annual meeting discussed Andrea Wallace’s Still Life Pixel + Metadata Dress (photograph by Anne Young)

About seventy-five to one hundred people attended the standing-room only session and discussion revolved around fair-use issues for museums who want to use their own materials: catalogues, brochures, websites—even wall texts. A key takeaway from the session: museum representatives need to maintain good relations with donor and lenders, and getting approval from their own legal counsel, who tend to approach these matters with caution.

Later in the day Hunter O’Hanian spoke to faculty and students in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in Saint Louis.

Learn more about the CAA Fair Use Initiative
Learn more about the 106th CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles, February 21-24, 2018

The American Academy in Rome has announced the recipients of its 2017–18 fellowships. The following CAA members are among the newest group of talented artists, scholars, writers, and composers chosen by the academy.

  • Charles K. Williams II Rome Prize: Lisa Deleonardis, Austen-Stokes Professor, Department of the History of Art, Johns Hopkins University, “A Transatlantic Response to Worlds That Shake: Jesuit Contributions to Anti-Seismic Building Design in Early Modern Italy and Peru”
  • Millicent Mercer Johnsen Post-Doctoral Rome Prize: Bissera V. Pentcheva, Professor, Department of Art History, Stanford University, “Animation in Medieval Art”
  • Phyllis W. G. Gordan/Lily Auchincloss/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize: Joseph Williams, PhD Candidate, Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University, “The Practice and Production of Architecture during the Mediterranean Commercial Revolution: The Church of S. Corrado in Moletta (ca. 1185–1303)”
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Rome Prize: Leslie Cozzi, Curatorial Associate, Hammer Museum, “Fra: Relation and Collaboration in Contemporary Italian Art”
  • American Academy in Rome—Rome Prize: Cécile Fromont, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, University of Chicago, “Images on a Mission: Cross-Cultural Encounters and Visual Mediation in Early Modern Kongo and Angola”

For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Rome Prize fellowships include a stipend, room and board, and an individual work space at the institute’s eleven-acre campus in Rome.

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Institutional News

posted by April 12, 2017

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.

April 2017

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.

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Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by April 11, 2017

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.

April 2017

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.

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New in caa.reviews

posted by April 07, 2017

Matthew Hauske reviews Branding the American West: Paintings and Films, 1900–1950, edited by Marian Wardle and Sarah E. Boehme. This “lavishly illustrated exhibition catalogue” provides “a substantive conversation” about “the works and the legends of the Taos Society of Artists.” The book’s “spirit of scholarly collaboration and cross-pollination is perhaps its greatest strength.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Katharine Steidl reads Singular Images, Failed Copies: William Henry Fox Talbot and the Early Photograph by Vered Maimon. The author investigates the artist’s “connection to early photography” and, “with the help of postmodern critical theory . . . questions established genealogies and canonical histories of photography.” The volume is ultimately “highly recommended to Talbot scholars.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.

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.

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People in the News

posted by April 07, 2017

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.

April 2017

Academe

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.

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Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members

posted by April 06, 2017

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.

April 2017

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 RogulinaA 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. ThomsonBegin 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.

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Books Published by CAA Members

posted by April 04, 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.

April 2017

Flora Brooke AnthonyForeigners in Ancient Egypt: Theban Tomb Paintings from the Early Eighteenth Dynasty (1550–1372 BC) (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017).

Jacki AppleYoshio 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 BrismanAlbrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016).

John Chaich and Todd OldhamQueer 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. FraserMediterranean Encounters: Artists between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774–1839 (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017).

Francesca GranataExperimental Fashion: Performance Art, Carnival, and the Grotesque Body (London: I. B. Tauris, 2017).

Ray Hernández-DuránThe Academy of San Carlos and Mexican Art History: Politics, History, and Art in Nineteenth-Century Mexico (New York: Routledge, 2016).

Namiko KunimotoThe Stakes of Exposure: Anxious Bodies in Postwar Japanese Art (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017).

Catha PaquetteAt 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 SurliugaEzio Gribaudo: The Man in the Middle of Modernism (New York: Glitterati, 2016).

Andrés Mario ZervigónPhotography and Germany (London: Reaktion Books, 2017).

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Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members

posted by April 03, 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.

April 2017

Mid-Atlantic

Jaz Graf. Paul Robeson Galleries, Engelhard Hall, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, September 6, 2016–July 31, 2017, Articulations. Prints, handmade paper, and mixed-media drawings.

Midwest

Ken Gonzales-Day. Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul, Minnesota, January 19–April 16, 2017. Ken Gonzales-Day: Shadowlands.

Northeast

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.

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New in caa.reviews

posted by March 17, 2017

Vanessa Rocco visits Photo-Poetics: An Anthology at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The “exhibition of ten contemporary photographers” is grounded in the “passionate advocacy of investing time in looking closely at photographs.” As a whole, the works on display were “striking,” though “some individuals and groups were more compelling than others.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Nicholas C. Morgan reviews the book Flesh Cinema: The Corporeal Turn in American Avant-Garde Film by Ara Osterweil. In “one of the most compelling studies of the body’s relation to avant-garde art and film,” the author “articulate[s] ‘flesh cinema’ as a coherent, if shifting, category of postwar film” and insists “on the impossibility of divorcing ‘flesh cinema’ from the flesh of the world.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Anne Hrychuck Kontokosta discusses Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus at the Onassis Cultural Center. The exhibition “delighted viewers with a carefully curated collection” of objects” and “focused on archeological research,” facilitating “a comprehensive and contextualized understanding of the ancient city of Dion.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Gülru Çakmak reads Gustave Moreau: History Painting, Spirituality, and Symbolism by Peter Cooke. The author traces the artist’s “lifelong endeavor to revitalize le grand art in France … and to combat the endemic materialism of the age,” showing how “the antinaturalist and antidemocratic aesthetic” of Moreau’s work “countered the dominant naturalist paradigm in French art.” Read the full review at caa.reviews.
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