The International Committee (IC) seeks to foster an international community of artists, designers, scholars, and critics within CAA; to provide forums in which to exchange ideas and make connections; to encourage engagement with the international visual arts community; to develop relationships between CAA and organizations outside the United States with comparable goals and activities; and to assist the CAA Board of Directors by identifying and recommending advocacy issues that involve CAA and cross national borders. Current activities focus on art historians, curators, and artists who teach art history; however, plans are underway to develop robust programs for visiting artists and designers. In the future, the committee also hopes to involve international students in its programs.
The work of the International Committee is organized into four subcommittees. All members serve on one of them throughout their three-year membership term, though they can change committees from year to year.
- Conference Session Subcommittee
Task: To identify the session topic, solicit session papers, and fully constitute the session panel for the CAA Annual ConferenceRecent Activities:
- "Whose Heritage? Global, National and Local Debates on the Protection, Restoration and Restitution of Cultural Heritage" session panel sponsored by the IC for the CAA 109th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, February 2022.
Task: To develop scholarly articles on international topics for CAA. Previously for publication in CAA News and currently, reorganizing its platform for publication.
- International Review: Sun and Sea in Venice: Lithuania’s Prize-Winning Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale, by Inesa Brasiske (Posted July 25, 2019)
- Exhibition Review: Heaven and Earth in Chinese Art: Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, February 2 –May 5, 2019, Sydney, Australia, by Yiqian Wu (Posted June 4, 2019)
- International Review: Opening of the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by Sabrina DeTurk (Posted March 21, 2019)
- Read all international articles
Since 2011, CAA has received funds from the Getty Foundation to bring between 15 and 20 international scholars each year to attend the CAA Annual Conference. Over time, the program has grown to include a one-day preconference colloquium on international issues in art history, a conference session organized by alumni, and an online discussion forum to explore international issues with alumni of the program. A major program of the International Committee, the CAA-Getty International Program is directed by a professional staff member of CAA, who works closely with committee members to organize this annual event. More information about this program is available here.
- To form a jury and select the annual CAA-Getty International Program participants (15 new and 5 alumni)
- To identify session topics and organize the annual CAA-Getty Preconference Colloquium
- To work with five alumni to advise new participants in preparing their presentations for the annual CAA-Getty Preconference Colloquium on international topics in art history
- To invite US-based CAA members to serve as hosts for their international colleagues
- To produce the CAA-Getty Preconference Colloquium and the Alumni Global Conversations conference session at the CAA Annual Conference
- Convened the CAA-Getty Preconference Colloquium and alumni conference session in 2022.
- Convened the Alumni Global Conversations in 2021 and 2022.
Task: To develop an international program to bring artists and designers to the CAA Annual Conference.
- Preliminary proposal to be re-sent to CAA board of directors in March 2022.
- Developing its program, including online activities.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2023-2024
Elize Mazadiego, Chair, University of Amsterdam (2024)
Sarena Abdullah, Co-chair, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2025)
Anna Sigrídur Arnar, Minnesota State University (2024)
Roland Betancourt, University of California Irvine, CAA Board Liaison, Ex Officio
Pedith Chan, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2024)
Hairi Han, Benedictine University (2026)
Paul Jaskot, Duke University, NCHA President, Ex Officio
Danielle M. Johnson, Independent Curator (2024)
Ewa Machotka, Stockholm University (2026)
Adity Saxena, Woxsen School of Arts & Design, CAA Board Liaison, Ex Officio
Doris Sung, University of Alabama (2025)
Tsultem (Orna) Uranchimeg, Indiana University Herron School of Art + Design (2025)
Nora Veszpremi, Masaryk University, Brno (2024)
Christiane Wagner, University of São Paulo (2025)