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Solo Exhibitions by Artist Members
posted by CAA — December 22, 2011
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.
Grimanesa Amoros. Galeria Aranapoveda, Centre d’art d’Alcoi, Madrid, Spain, September 22–December 4, 2011. Voyeur/Voyager. Video.
Ellen K. Levy. Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, September 26–November 15, 2011. Stealing Attention. Mixed media.
Sharon Louden. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1, 2011–May 20, 2012. Merge. Installation.
Darla Bjork. SoHo20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, November 1–26, 2011. Fire Series: Recent Paintings. Painting.
Leila Daw. A.I.R. Gallery, Gallery II, Brooklyn, New York, September 7–October 1, 2011. Ways to Find. Mixed media.
David C. Driskell. DC Moore Gallery, New York, January 5–February 4, 2012. Creative Spirit: The Art of David C. Driskell.
John McDevitt King. VanDeb Editions, New York, October 6–28, 2011. Soft Ground: Prints and Drawings. Printmaking and drawing.
Deborah Wing-Sproul. Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Gallery 3, Rockport, Maine, October 1–December 11, 2011. still/moving: Deborah Wing-Sproul. Performance, video, sculpture, printmaking, and photography.
Deborah Cornell. Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California, September 8–30, 2011. Biogems, Species Boundaries, and Games of Chance. Digital printmaking.
Patrick Luber. Isaac Lincoln Gallery, Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota, November 10, 2011–January 4, 2012. Matter of Belief. Sculpture.
New and Revised CAA Standards and Guidelines
posted by Michael Fahlund — December 21, 2011
In line with CAA’s practice to update regularly its Standards and Guidelines for professional practices in the visual arts, the Board of Directors approved one new and four revised guidelines at its meeting on October 23, 2011. The Professional Practices Committee, chaired by Charles Wright of Western Illinois University, worked with subcommittees over the past several years. Maria Ann Conelli, CAA vice president for committees, presented the documents to the board for approval.
Professional Practices for Artists
Beauvais Lyons of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, chaired the task force to update Professional Practices for Artists, first published in 1977. Extensive changes were made in sections pertaining to the code of ethics, copyright, safe use of materials and equipment, and exhibition and sales.
Standards for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Studio Art
Judith Thorpe of the University of Connecticut chaired the task force to update Standards for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Studio Art. A section on multidisciplinary curricula was added, and extensive changes were made to sections on the BFA and studio curriculum and on faculty and staff.
Standards for the Associate of Fine Arts Degree
A new document, Standards for the Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art, was developed to recognize that 50 percent of all college students in the United States attend institutions offering two-year degree programs. Bertha Gutman of the Delaware County Community College chaired the task force.
Peer Review in CAA Publications
Susan Waller of the University of Missouri, Saint Louis, and John Klein of Washington University in Saint Louis made up the task force that revised Peer Review in CAA Publications from 2004. The task force consulted the current editors-in-chief and editors-designate of The Art Bulletin and Art Journal as well as members of the Publications Committee that oversees the editorial boards of CAA’s three journals. The standards included a definition of peer review and addressed works submitted to the journals by artists.
Standards for the Retention and Tenure of Art and Design Faculty
Jim Hopfensperger of Western Michigan University chaired the task force on Standards for the Retention and Tenure of Art and Design Faculty. The revised standards recommend transparency in matters of renewal, retention, promotion, and tenure; specified contact hours; and added the categories of collaborative artworks, situated artworks, online work, commissions, consultations, and/or curatorial work to documentation to be considered for retention and promotion review.
Recent Deaths in the Arts
posted by Christopher Howard — December 19, 2011
In its regular roundup of obituaries, CAA recognizes the lives and achievements of the following artists, scholars, curators, collectors, and other men and women whose work has had a significant impact on the visual arts. Of special note is a text on Nancy Shelby Schuller, a curator of visual resources, published on the CAA website.
- Jerry W. Bates, a photographer who managed the Graphics Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University for thirty years, passed away on September 9, 2011. He was 63
- Adrian Berg, a British landscape painter and member of the Royal Academy who was inspired by Claude Monet, died on October 22, 2011, at the age of 82. The Serpentine Gallery in London hosted a survey of his work in 1986
- Peter Campbell, a writer, editor, illustrator, and book designer who served as the resident art critic and designer for the London Review of Books for more than thirty years, died on October 25, 2011. He was 74 years old
- Manon Cleary, a realist painter and influential professor of art based in Washington, DC, known primarily for her frankly autobiographical subject matter, passed away on November 26, 2011, at age 69. The Washington Arts Museum hosted a retrospective of her work in 2006
- Benjamin “Ben” Day, who taught graphic design and visual communications at Louisiana Tech University, Missouri State University, Boston University, and Virginia Commonwealth University, died on July 14, 2011. He was 68
- Vittorio de Seta, an Italian filmmaker and screenwriter whose work was celebrated in a 2006 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, died on November 29, 2011. He was 88
- Norton T. Dodge, a professor of Soviet economics at the University of Maryland and St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the owner of the world’s largest collection of Soviet dissident art, now housed at Rutgers University, died on November 5, 2011. He was 84
- Alan Haydon, an arts administrator who served on Arts Council England and the London Arts Board, died on October 9, 2011, at age 61. He also directed the De La Warr Pavillion, a contemporary art center in East Sussex, from 1999 to 2011
- Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, an authority on antique and ethnographic textiles and a former curator and head of the Department of Costume and Textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, died on October 27, 2011. She was 71 years old
- Keo Kinal, a Cambodian archaeologist at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, died on November 13, 2011. Born in 1973, he had taught the history of art and architecture after finishing a master’s degree at the Tokyo National University of the Arts
- Gerald Laing, an English Pop artist active in New York who depicted current events and celebrities such as Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse in large-scale painting and sculpture, passed away on November 23, 2011. He was 75
- Jon Lovelace, a financier, philanthropist, and a founding board member of the California Institute of the Arts, died on November 16, 2011. He was 84 years old
- Cargill MacMillan Jr., an heir to the Cargill family’s agricultural business and a benefactor who gifted many works to the Palm Springs Arts Museum in California, died on November 14, 2011, at the age of 84
- William McKeown, an Irish painter of ethereal abstractions who represented Northern Ireland in the 2005 Venice Biennale, died on October 25, 2011. He was 49
- Pat Passlof, an artist of the New York School, the wife of the painter Milton Resnick, and a longtime faculty member of the College of Staten Island, died on November 13, 2011. She was 83
- Nancy Shelby Schuller, who spent thirty-four years as curator of the Visual Resources Collection at the University of Texas at Austin, died on November 8, 2011, at age 71. CAA has published a special text on her
- Dugald Stermer, an illustrator, designer, and teacher who served as art director for the left-wing magazine Ramparts in the 1960s and later as chairman of the Department of Illustration at California College of the Arts, died on December 2, 2011. He was 74
- Bruno Weber, a Swiss architect and sculptor known for his multimedia sculpture park in Dietikon, Switzerland, died on October 24, 2011. He was 80 years old
- George Whitman, the New Jersey–born founder and owner of Shakespeare & Company, a celebrated bookstore in Paris, died on December 14, 2011, at the age of 98
Read all past obituaries in the arts in CAA News, which include special texts written for CAA. Please send links to published obituaries to Christopher Howard, CAA managing editor, for the January listing.
Nancy Shelby Schuller: In Memoriam
posted by CAA — December 19, 2011
Nancy Shelby Schuller, who spent thirty-four years as curator of the Visual Resources Collection in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, died on November 8, 2011, following a long illness. She was 71. Schuller had been receiving loving care at Arveda Alzheimer’s Family Care, with the support of Resolutions Hospice and her family.
Born in 1940 to Joe Aubrey Shelby and Ida Ellenora Anderson Shelby, Nancy maintained her family’s long ties to the Austin area throughout her life. She attended grade schools in the city, graduating from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1958. She also earned a BA in studio art (1963) and an MFA in art history (1969) from the University of Texas at Austin.
Schuller joined the University of Texas staff in 1963 as a teaching assistant, beginning a distinguished career at the institution that would last nearly four decades. She taught graduate seminars in Administration and Development of Fine Arts Slide and Photograph Collections through her department and through the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She also cotaught numerous workshops, on Visual Resources Collection Fundamentals and on Advanced Studies in Visual Resources, both at her school and at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Schuller retired in December 2001. As he accepted her letter of resignation, the department chair Kenneth J. Hale described her tenure as one of “phenomenal accomplishment in the areas of teaching and administration.”
Schuller demonstrated great drive and adaptability with the change from slide and photograph collections to electronic management of visual resources, with digital scanning and cataloguing for delivery and access on the internet. She frequently participated in and delivered papers at national visual-resources and library conferences. She also led workshops on the classification of materials, and on standards and protocols for disseminating visual images in a range of settings, such as libraries, historical archives, and governmental agencies. Several generations of slide librarians and visual-resource curators were trained and mentored by Schuller. Her Management for Visual Resources Collections (1989), which evolved from her earlier edited volume, Guide for Management of Visual Resources Collections (1978), was the standard text used by professionals worldwide. Schuller was active in the Visual Resources Association (VRA) from its inception, and in 2005, she received the Art Libraries Society of North America and VRA Distinguished Service Award.
Her love of art museums, her fine seamstress skills, and her culinary creativity were all evidence of Schuller’s enduring interest in the wider artistic world. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, where she sang in the choir for many years and served on the altar guild.
Schuller is survived by her husband, Brian Schuller of Austin; her daughter, Shelby Nicole Schuller of Alexandria, Virginia; and extended family members throughout the United States. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one of the following: Alzheimer’s Association, 3429 Executive Center Drive, Austin, TX 78731; Resolutions Hospice, 11825 Buckner Road, Austin, TX 78726; or Visual Resources Association Foundation, c/o R. Moss, 3949 43rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
Report from the October 2011 Board of Directors Meeting
posted by Linda Downs — December 19, 2011
The fall meeting of the CAA Board of Directors took place on Sunday, October 23, 2011, in New York. Twenty-two board members were joined by eight staff members and one guest.
Anne Collins Goodyear was elected by the board as president-elect. Her term of office begins in May 2012 and will conclude at the end of April 2014. Goodyear is associate curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC. She has served on the CAA board since 2006 as vice president for external affairs and vice president for publications and is currently vice president for Annual Conference. As vice president for publications, Goodyear headed a task force that reviewed all editorial safeguards and procedures for CAA’s three journals. She is an art historian who has contributed to the field through major exhibitions, including Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture in 2009. She is only the second art museum curator to lead CAA in thirty years (the first being Joshua C. Taylor, director of the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC, in 1981). Before stepping into the presidency, Goodyear will lead a task force on the Annual Conference to explore future web-based extensions.
The Professional Practices Committee, chaired by Charles Wright of Western Illinois University, worked with subcommittees over the past several years and updated five existing but outdated standards and added one new document to CAA’s Standards and Guidelines. Maria Ann Conelli, vice president for committees, presented these standards to the board for approval. The board adopted these standards and commended the subcommittees and the Professional Practices Committee for their outstanding work in providing the field with this critical information. The new standards reflect and correspond to the guidelines of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and regional accreditation commissions where applicable.
Beauvais Lyons of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, chaired the task force to update Professional Practices for Artists, first published in 1977. Extensive changes were made in sections pertaining to the code of ethics, copyright, safe use of materials and equipment, and exhibition and sales. The task-force members were: Charles Wright, Western Illinois University, Chair of the Professional Practices Committee; Brian Bishop, Framingham State University; Margaret Lazzari, University of Southern California; and James Hopfensperger, Western Michigan University.
Judith Thorpe of the University of Connecticut chaired the task force to update Standards for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Studio Art. A section on multidisciplinary curricula was added, and extensive changes were made to sections on the BFA and studio curriculum and on faculty and staff. The task force comprised: Denise Mullen, Oregon College of Art and Crafts and CAA board; Sergio Soave, Ohio State University; Frederick Cartwright, University of Saint Francis; and Cora Lynn Deibler, University of Connecticut.
Susan Waller of the University of Missouri, Saint Louis and John Klein of Washington University in Saint Louis made up the task force that revised Peer Review in CAA Publications from 2004. The task force consulted the current editors-in-chief and editors-designate of The Art Bulletin and Art Journal as well as members of the Publications Committee that oversees the editorial boards of CAA’s three journals. The standards included a definition of peer review and addressed works submitted to the journals by artists.
Jim Hopfensperger of Western Michigan University chaired the task force on Standards for the Retention and Tenure of Art and Design Faculty, whose members were: Carolyn Cardenas, Utah State University; Dana Clancy, Boston University; Andrea Eis, Oakland University; Amy Hauft, Virginia Commonwealth University; Janet Hethorn, University of Delaware; Robert Hower, University of Texas at Arlington; Patricia Olynyk, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Sergio Soave, Ohio State University; Adrian Tio, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; and Star Varner, Southwestern University. The revised standards recommend transparency in matters of renewal, retention, promotion, and tenure; specified contact hours; and added the categories of collaborative artworks, situated artworks, online work, commissions, consultations, and/or curatorial work to documentation to be considered for retention and promotion review.
A new document, Standards for the Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art, was developed to recognize that 50 percent of all college students in the United States attend institutions offering two-year degree programs. Bertha Gutman, Delaware County Community College, chaired the task force, whose members were: Carmina L. Cianciulli, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; Sandra Esslinger, Mt. San Antonio College; Martina Hesser, Mesa College; David Koffman, Georgia Perimeter College; and Christina McNearney, Pima Community College.
CAA’s deputy director, Michael Fahlund, announced that CAA had received 168 applications for the Professional-Development Fellowship in Visual Art and 19 for the Professional- Development in Art History. The juries will meet in December to select three visual-art fellows and two art-history fellows with awards of $5,000 each. The awardees will be honored at the Annual Conference in Los Angeles.
Patricia McDonnell, vice president for external affairs, presented the first of three reports on membership development to the board. She thanked Nia Page, director of membership, development and marketing, for the work that she and her staff carried out to identify all national and international sources of future CAA members. The board has requested a plan to increase membership revenue over the next three years, and this comprehensive first-phase report was reviewed and accepted by the board. It was also announced that two new full-time staff members have been hired: Hannah O’Reilly Malyn, development associate, and Nancy Nguyen, institutional membership assistant.
The board approved new guidelines for board liaisons to the Professional Interests, Practices, and Standards Committees. The new guidelines include acting in an advisory (without vote) capacity by attending their assigned committee meetings and reporting back to the vice president of committees, thereby bringing issues of critical importance to the vice president and the board and back to the committees from the board.
Paul Jaskot of DePaul University chaired the Task Force on the Use of Human and Animal Subjects in Art and presented its recommendations to the board. Members of the task force included Wayne Enstice, University of Cincinnati; Michael Golec, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Ellen Levy, independent artist; Marlena Novak, independent artist; Bernard Rollin, University of Colorado; and Kristine Stiles, Duke University. The task force researched and presented existing guidelines for the use of animals and humans in experiments and performance; sampled existing practices in the art world; prepared and sent a survey to members regarding attitudes about the use of animals in art; and compiled a short bibliography of ethical and artistic debate on these subjects. The task force produced a set of principles and questions that artists and other professionals in the visual arts can consult when using animals and human subjects in art. The task force suggested that another task force be established to develop formal guidelines on the use of animals in art and to develop a page on the CAA website for related resources in the future. The board accepted the recommendations of the task force, commended Paul and the task-force members for their work on this difficult subject, and decided to postpone the formation of another task force, since five new task forces were being presented at the meeting and needed prioritization by the executive director.
A resolution to establish a Task Force on the Annual Conference was presented to the board by Goodyear. The task force, approved by the board, will address electronic extensions of the conference in order to reach a larger, international membership. The vice president announced that the 2013 Annual Conference Committee has reviewed the 279 session proposals that were submitted and selected 111 for the New York conference. In addition to the 111 peer-reviewed sessions there will be 23 affiliated-society sessions, 3 committee sessions, 20 contemporary issues/studio art sessions, 8 educational and professional practices sessions, 53 historical studies sessions, and 4 Open Forms sessions.
Goodyear also announced that 150 people have applied for the Getty Foundation International Travel Grant Program. The jury will meet in November to select twenty awardees, who will receive a free CAA membership for a year, free registration, and free travel and hotel to the 2012 conference in Los Angeles. The program is intended to acclimate art historians or artists teaching art history in developing college art departments to become acquainted with the session proposal submission process, to assist them in networking with colleagues, and to address common professional issues. The project is supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation. The CAA project manager is Janet Landay.
A resolution was presented by a board member, Jean Miller of the University of North Texas, and approved by the board to establish a Task Force on Design. This group will conduct research on design programs in order to attract more designers to CAA membership. A resolution was presented by another board member, Judith Thorpe, to increase participation in CAA by its affiliated societies. The resolutions were approved with the proviso that the formation of the task forces be delayed until Downs determines when the staff support will be available to assist the task forces.
The Executive Committee approved affiliated-society status for the Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN).
The annual audit was presented by EisnerAmper, Accountants and Advisors. There were no recommendations, and the chief financial officer, Teresa López, was commended for her work. Copies of the audit will be made available at the Annual Members’ Business Meeting, taking place on Friday, February 24, 2012, at the CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles; it can also be obtained directly from López. The treasurer, John Hyland Jr., presented a balanced budget. CAA’s investment manager, Domenic Colasecco from Boston Trust, presented a thorough report on the investment portfolio.
At the request of the board, Downs presented a comprehensive report on funding sources at CAA including membership (representing 42 percent of all revenue); earned revenue including grants (45 percent); private contributions (.5 percent); and investment drawdown (9.4 percent). The board will set a specific date to discuss ideas on increasing private contributions to CAA funds.
Downs commended the CAA staff for a successful move to the new office at 50 Broadway and especially thanked Fahlund, who coordinated the move; López, who managed the move’s financial aspects; and Michael Goodman, director of information technology, who oversaw the installation of the new phone system and all the office computers, copiers, and machines, and also helped make necessary changes to the website. The move will assist in a budget reduction because of a five-year lease reduction rebate provided by the City of New York through the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
Open House at the CAA office, from left: Minerva Navarrete, Michael Fahlund, and Sydelle Zemering
As part of the meetings taking place that weekend for the three journals’ editorial boards, the Annual Conference Committee, and the full Board of Directors, the CAA staff organized an Open House for members at the organization’s new office on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Close to fifty members visited the office and met board and staff members. Two delightful visitors were Minerva Navarrete and Sydelle Zemering, former CAA staff members who regaled us with stories of their experiences at CAA during the 1950s, when the office was in a Madison Avenue townhouse. One board member, Roger Crum of the University of Dayton, introduced several members to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and the World Trade Center construction site from the vantage point of the twentieth floor of the Club Quarters, World Trade Center hotel. (CAA belongs to the Club Quarters network in major cities around the world, and members receive discounts on room reservations.) This particular Club Quarters is on the southern edge of the World Trade Center site and has extraordinary views of the construction of the towers and the memorial’s fountains. Crum made a presentation on the concept of memorializing September 11 and the skyscraper engineering and safeguards going into the seven towers. After the Open House, several members also visited Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park, just a few blocks north. CAA’s new neighborhood is very lively, with many tourists, commemorators, construction crews, and demonstrators.
People in the News
posted by CAA — December 17, 2011
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.
Maria Ann Conelli, formerly executive director of the American Folk Art Museum in New York, has been appointed dean of the School of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.
Marc Gerstein, professor of art history at the University of Toledo in Ohio, will retire at the end of the fall 2011 semester. Gerstein spent thirty-one years in Toledo, first with the Toledo Museum of Art and, since 1987, with the University of Toledo.
Martha Langford has been appointed research chair and director of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She began her five-year term on July 1, 2011.
Sandra Maxa, a graphic designer and educator, has become a faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She will teach during academic year 2011–12.
Aaron McIntosh has been appointed to the faculty of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore for the 2011–12 school year.
Gunalan Nadarajan, vice provost of research at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, has been appointed to a new position at his school: vice provost of research and graduate studies.
Mark Sanders, a graphic designer and educator, has joined the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore as a faculty member for academic year 2011–12.
Greg Shelnutt, professor of sculpture at Clemson University in South Carolina, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Art at his school. He succeeds Michael Vatalaro, who retired after thirty-five years.
Museums and Galleries
James Peck, most recently Robert S. and Grace B. Kerr Fellow at the University of Oklahoma’s Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art and the American West, has become curator of collections at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in Corning, New York.
Will South, formerly chief curator of the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio, has been appointed chief curator of the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina.
Organizations and Publications
Marcia E. Vetrocq, editor-in-chief of Art in America from 2008 to 2011, has joined the editorial team at Art + Auction.
posted by CAA — December 17, 2011
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.
The American Academy in Rome in Italy has received a 2011 grant from the Graham Foundation, intended to help present and produce publications, exhibitions, films, initiatives in new media, and other programs.
The Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois has been awarded a 2011 grant from the Graham Foundation, intended to help present and produce publications, exhibitions, films, initiatives in new media, and other programs.
The Brooklyn Museum in New York has won a 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency. Four other museums and five libraries also received medals, chosen from the institute’s director, Susan Hildreth, following a call for nominations.
The California Institute of the Arts in Valencia has been named America’s Number 1 College for Students in the Arts in a report recently released by Newsweek and the Daily Beast.
The Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, Quebec, has earned a 2011 grant from the Graham Foundation, intended to assist the presentation and production of publications, exhibitions, films, initiatives in new media, and other programs.
The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has published the entire archive of past Center reports from 1980–81 to the present. These thirty-one reports contain information about the center’s fellowships, meetings, research, and publications, as well as research reports by fellows in residence for each academic year.
The Frick Art Reference Library, based at the Frick Collection in New York, has announced that research database records in its Photoarchiv created since 1996, and all future records created for the existing collection and for new acquisitions, are now accessible via the New York Art Resources Consortium’s online catalogue, Arcade. The records offer detailed historical documentation for the works of art, including basic information about the artist, title, medium, dimensions, date, and owner of the work, as well as former attributions, provenance, variant titles, records of exhibition and condition history, and biographical information about portrait subjects.
Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has launched the Baltimore Art and Justice Project, the first project of its kind in the United States to identify, amplify, and connect arts-based practitioners advancing the cause of social justice in a particular city. The project, in partnership with a citywide advisory committee, kicked off with a two-year, $150,000 grant from the Open Society Foundations in New York.
Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore will offer two new graduate programs in 2012: an master of professional studies in information visualization and a master of arts in critical studies. In addition, the college will expand its undergraduate offerings in the fall with new concentrations in game arts, sound art, and sustainability and social practice.
The Mason Gross School of the Arts and the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, have established an education and professional hub for filmmaking. Directed by Dena Seidel, the Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking will offer a seven-course certificate program, beginning in spring 2012, and will also house the Rutgers Film Bureau.
Parsons the New School for Design in New York has announced a new master of arts in design studies, to begin in fall 2012. Based in the School of Art and Design History and Theory, the program will shape a new generation of thinkers to critically address historical, philosophical, and social issues related to design practices, products, and discourses. It is geared toward those seeking to pursue a career in design research, writing, curating, consulting, or criticism, as well as designers seeking to incorporate design research into their practice.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has received a 2011 grant from the Graham Foundation, intended to help present and produce publications, exhibitions, films, initiatives in new media, and other program.
The School of Visual Arts in New York will begin offering a master of arts in critical theory and the arts in fall 2012. Chaired by Robert Hullot-Kentor and based on the Frankfurt School of Social Research, the program will bring together leading minds in philosophy, sociology, and art criticism to examine critical theory in relation to contemporary culture and the arts.
The University of Virginia Art Museum in Charlottesville has received a four-year, $315,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a new, full-time academic curator who will aid and expand the museum’s curatorial and academic programming mission as a teaching museum. The curator will also play an essential role in developing initiatives that integrate the museum with innovation in the humanities across the university.
The Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, has been awarded a $4 million bequest from the estate of John Bourne of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to endow a center for the study, conservation, interpretation, and display of the arts of the ancient Americas. The funds accompany Bourne’s donation of seventy works of art, as well as 230 additional planned gifts.
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library has received the gift of $3 million from a museum trustee, John L. McGraw and his wife Marjorie, to endow its director of museum collections, a post held by Linda S. Eaton. The endowment of the position—named the John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections—ensures that this vital aspect of Winterthur’s operations will be funded permanently into the future and reflects the institution’s commitment to the exceptional scholarship, publications, and exhibitions for which it is known.
Grants, Awards, and Honors
posted by CAA — December 15, 2011
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.
Colin B. Bailey, deputy director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of the Frick Collection in New York, has received the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French government.
Caetlynn Booth, a recent graduate in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts Graduate Program in Visual Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has received a Fulbright scholarship to Berlin, Germany, for academic year 2011–12. She will conduct research for a project titled “The Work of Adam Elsheimer and the Spiritual Power of Painting.”
Andrea Bowers has received a grant from Art Matters to support a video project documenting DREAM-activist youth in California fighting the deportation of undocumented students.
Robert Gero has received a grant from Art Matters to support travel to Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Slovakia for research and interviews with the Roma.
Hope Ginsburg has received a grant from Art Matters to support travel her ongoing social artwork project, called Sponge. The artist will travel to the reef atolls off the coast of Belize to study the sea sponges that grow there.
Sheila Pepe has received a grant from Art Matters to support the international iterations of Common Sense, an ongoing installation and participatory performance involving a large-scale crocheted drawing.
Margaret Samu, adjunct assistant professor in the Art History Department of Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University, has received a Swann Foundation Fellowship for Caricature and Cartoon at the Library of Congress. The fellowship will enable her to study late-nineteenth-century Russian caricatures about art from the library’s strong holdings of satirical publications. She will use this material for a chapter of her book manuscript entitled Russian Venus.
Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members
posted by CAA — December 15, 2011
Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members
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.
Michael Behle. The Other Picture. Gallery FAB, University of Missouri, Saint Louis, Missouri, October 24–November 30, 2011.
Reni Gower. Papercuts. Space 301, Centre for the Living Arts, Mobile, Alabama, October 14–December 17, 2011.
Reni Gower. Papercuts. Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, January 12–February 3, 2012.
Rena Hoisington. Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, October 30, 2011–March 25, 2012.
Adrienne Klein. Mineral. Castrucci Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, New York, May 21–December 31, 2011.
N. Elizabeth Schlatter. Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists. University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia, August 17–October 16, 2011.
Claire L. Kovacs. Posters, Fans, and Songbooks: 19th-Century Prints by Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries. Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan, September 16–October 30, 2011.
Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, Rob Strati, and Ann Tarantino. Gifting Abstraction. SoHo20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, October 4–29, 2011.
Lili White. Another Experiment by Women Film Festival. Millennium Film Workshop, New York, November 5, 2011.
Books Published by CAA Members
posted by CAA — December 15, 2011
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.
Samantha Baskind and Larry Silver. Jewish Art: A Modern History (London: Reaktion Books, 2011).
Susan Boynton and Diane J. Reilly. The Practice of the Bible in the Middle Ages: Production, Reception, and Performance in Western Christianity (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011).
Sheila Crane. Mediterranean Crossroads: Marseille and Modern Architecture (Minneapollis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011).
Ruth Fine and Jacqueline Francis, eds. Romare Bearden, American Modernist (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2011).
Reni Gower. Papercuts: The Art of Contemporary Paper Cutting (San Francisco: Blurb, 2011).
Martha Drexler Lynn and Diana L. Daniels. The Vase and Beyond: The Sidney Swidler Collection of the Contemporary Vessel (Sacramento, CA: Crocker Art Museum, 2010).
Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk, Glenn Phillips, and Rani Singh, with Lucy Bradnock, eds. Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945–1980 (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011).
Judith Rodenbeck. Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011).
Anna Sokolina, ed. Arkhitektura i Antroposofiia [Architecture and Anthroposophy], 2nd ed. (Moscow: KMK Scientific Press, 2010).