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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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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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Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members

posted by February 15, 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.

February 2017

Midwest

Jane Alden Stevens. Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, February 10–April 2, 2017. The Thread in the River. Photography.

West

Alfred J. Quiroz. University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, October 22, 2016–January 22, 2017. The Presidential Series. Painting.

 

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People in the News

posted by February 15, 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.

February 2017

Academe

Deborah Bright has retired from her position as chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, to pursue her art practice. Bright previously served as interim dean of fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, where she also chaired the Photography Department and was a tenured professor.

Museums and Galleries

Camille Ann Brewer, formerly executive director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago in Illinois, has been appointed curator of contemporary textile art at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, both in Washington, DC.

Heather Campbell Coyle, curator of American art for the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, has been promoted to chief curator at her institution.

Betsy Fahlman has become adjunct curator of American art at the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona. She will divide her time between the museum and Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in Tempe, where she has served as a professor of art history for more than twenty-eight years.

Organizations and Publications

Robin Veder, formerly associate professor of humanities, art history, and visual culture at Pennsylvania State University in Harrisburg, has been appointed executive editor of American Art, the journal of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.

 

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Institutional News

posted by February 15, 2017

Read about the latest news from 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.

February 2017

The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, has acquired the archive of the artist, writer, curator, and scholar Harmony Hammond. The donation includes correspondence, photographs, original source material for her art, professional papers, publication drafts, editioned prints, original artwork, files, and a slide registry devoted to lesbian artists.

The Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have been awarded a $506,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art. The program, designed for graduate students from art-history programs across North America who are interested in broadening their experience with object-focused technical inquiry, methodologies, and instruction, will begin in June 2017.

The Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have received a $1 million gift from a Harvard Business School alumnus, Ken Hakuta, to establish the Hakuta Family Endowment Fund, enabling the creation of the Nam June Paik Fellowship at the Harvard Art Museums. Hakuta is the nephew of the pioneering artist Nam June Paik.

John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, has inaugurated a new MA program in art history to begin in fall 2017. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the degree is the first US-accredited master’s degree in the history of art based entirely in Rome. The program can be completed in approximately fifteen months of full-time study.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia has received a generous $500,000 gift from Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan to name the PAFA Printmaking Shop. This transformative commitment ensures that printmaking will remain one of the school’s core artistic disciplines.

The Princeton University Art Museum in Princeton, New Jersey, has posted to its website more than five thousand images and related photographic material by the seminal American modernist Minor White. The two-year digitization and cataloging project, funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, provides online access for the first time to the most significant photographic content of the Minor White Archive, which includes finished prints, artist’s proof cards, and bibliographic history.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, has surpassed its campaign goals for both financial gifts and significant art gifts, amassing a combined total of $105 million with more than one year remaining in the campaign. The $65 million cash goal was exceeded by $3 million, funds supporting the Renwick Gallery renovation, an education center for the museum’s National Historic Landmark building, and the museum’s endowments. The campaign will continue through 2017 with a focus on additional artworks and endowments to support curatorial, technology, and education initiatives.

 

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Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by February 15, 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.

February 2017

Tatiana Flores, associate professor in the Department of Art History at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, with a joint appointment in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, has won a 2016 award from the Arts Writers Grant Program, coordinated by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Her grant will support a book, titled Art and Visual Culture under Chávez.

Marina Kassianidou, an artist and writer based in Boulder, Colorado, has received a $25,000 award from the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s 2016 Painters and Sculptors Grant Program.

Beili Liu, an artist based in Austin, Texas, has accepted a $25,000 grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation through the 2016 Painters and Sculptors Grant Program.

Christina Michelon, a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has received a $8,500 project grant via the 2016–17 Craft Research Fund, supervised by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. The funds will support a dissertation focused on print’s relationship to domestic craft and interior design from 1830 to 1890.

Anya Montiel, a PhD student in American studies at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, has accepted a $4,500 project grant from the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design through the 2016–17 Craft Research Fund. The funds will support dissertation research on government-funded basketry, pottery, and woodworking craft workshops in the 1960s and 1970s among the Florida Seminole, Mississippi Choctaw, and North Carolina Cherokee.

Klaus Ottmann, deputy director for curatorial and academic affairs at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, has been conferred the insignia of chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by Bénédicte de Montlaur, cultural counselor of the French Embassy in New York, on behalf of the French government.

Betsy Redelman, a student pursuing an MFA in craft studies at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, has received a $3,705 graduate research grant from the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design through the 2016–17 Craft Research Fund. The award will support thesis research on the neglected history of indigenous women potters in San Marcos Tlapaola, a small pueblo in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Margaret Samu, a freelance art historian based in New York, has been awarded the 2016 Mary Zirin Prize for independent scholarship from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.

Maureen G. Shanahan, professor of history of art for the School of Art, Design, and Art History at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has received a Fulbright Award for research in France from March to June 2017. The grant, entitled “World War I and the Colonial Legacy: Sites of Memory, Traces of Forgetting,” will support two projects: planning for a conference on the representation of the colonial subject during and after WWI; and archival research on a monograph, tentatively entitled Silence, Surveillance, and Psychiatry: Gaëtan Gatian de Clérambault and the French Colonial Subject (1914–34).

Andrew Uroskie, director of graduate studies for the MA/PhD program in art history and criticism at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, has won a 2016 award from the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The grant will support his book, titled The Kinetic Imaginary: Robert Breer and the Animation of Postwar Art.

Laura A. L. Wellen, a writer and curator based in Houston, Texas, has earned a 2016 award from the Arts Writers Grant Program, coordinated by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The grant will support a blog called Piedrín.

Soyoung Yoon, program director and assistant professor of art history and visual studies in the Department of the Arts at the New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts in New York, has received a 2016 awards via the Arts Writers Grant Program, supervised by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The funds will support an article titled “The Evidence of Things Not Heard: On Mendi + Keith Obadike’s Numbers Station.”

 

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