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The College Art Association and Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group are pleased to announce a new publishing partnership to commence in 2014. Beginning January 1, 2014, Taylor & Francis will publish and distribute CAA’s two highly regarded journals, The Art Bulletin and Art Journal, under the Routledge imprint, and provide an open-access digital platform for CAA’s reviews journal,

The partnership is a positive step for both parties and will bring CAA’s journals to the attention of a wider international audience through Routledge’s state-of-the-art online publishing platforms, high-quality production, and innovative marketing strategies.

The Routledge visual arts program encompasses contemporary art, design, photography, regional art, and visual culture and includes leading titles in the field such as Visual Resources, Photographies and Public Art Dialogue. The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and will be an indispensable addition to Routledge’s prestigious list of more than 130 Arts & Humanities titles. To learn more about the Routledge library, please visit

CAA’s Board president Anne Goodyear states, “CAA’s historic partnership with Taylor and Francis promises exciting innovations in the production, design, and dissemination of our leading flagship journals—The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and We look forward to expanding the reach of these important publications to new audiences and to offering new means to present groundbreaking scholarship.”

Katherine Burton, art and design journals publisher at Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, notes, “Routledge, Taylor & Francis is delighted to have the opportunity to enter into a partnership with the College Art Association. In partnering with the Association, we will continue to promote the finely tuned mission of The Art Bulletin, Art Journal and as vital spaces for widening critical debate in art history, criticism and review, while supporting the future sustainability of the publications in the Routledge program. Routledge and the Association will continue to work closely to ensure a smooth transition period for the journals.”

Linda Downs, CAA executive director, says, “The CAA Board, Editorial Boards, and the staff welcome this partnership with Routledge, Taylor & Francis. For the very first time The Art Bulletin and Art Journal will be published online on a multi-media Atypon platform offering authors the capabilities to include video and Internet links. Routledge, Taylor & Francis will be developing broader interactive functionality for We anticipate increased readership world-wide and greater marketing capabilities. The Art Bulletin and Art Journal will continue to be offered in print. We are excited by all the new opportunities this partnership will bring to the CAA journals.”

The Art Bulletin publishes leading scholarship in the English language on all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions. From its founding in 1913, the journal has published, through rigorous peer review, scholarly articles and critical reviews of the highest quality in all areas and periods of the history of art. Articles take a variety of methodological approaches, from the historical to the theoretical. In its mission as a journal of record, The Art Bulletin fosters an intensive engagement with intellectual developments and debates in contemporary scholarly practice. It is published four times a year, in March, June, September, and December.

Art Journal provides a forum for scholarship and exploration in the visual arts, with a particular focus on contemporary art. It operates in the spaces between commercial publishing, academic presses, and artist presses. Published since 1941, the peer-reviewed journal gives voice and publication opportunity to artists, art historians, curators, critics, and other writers in the arts. The content explores diverse forms of art practice and production, as well as the relationships among art making, art history, visual studies, theory, and criticism. Since 2011, a companion website,, has both complemented the contents of the quarterly journal and published stand-alone material, with an emphasis on artists’ projects. Art Journal is published four times a year, in spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary as a born-digital journal, fosters timely, worldwide access to the intellectual and creative materials and issues of art-historical, critical, curatorial, and studio practice, and promotes the highest standards of discourse in the disciplines of art and art history. The journal publishes on a continual basis an average of 150 scholarly reviews of studies and projects in all areas and periods of art history, visual studies, and the fine arts, providing peer review for the disciplines served by the College Art Association. The journal also publishes a list of recently published books in the arts and dissertation titles from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.

DeWitt Godfrey, associate professor of sculpture in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, has been elected president of the CAA Board of Directors for a two-year term, beginning May 2014. A member of the board since 2009, Godfrey has served on the board’s Executive Committee as secretary (2010–12) and vice president for committees (2012–14). He succeeds Anne Collins Goodyear, codirector of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Bowdoin, Maine, who has led the board since May 2012.

Godfrey writes, “During my tenure on the board, CAA has evolved into an organization that can look to the future with greater confidence than in the past. The next president must provide continuity and leadership that builds on our already realized strategic plans and advance the remainder of our unfinished, unmet goals. We must be mindful that our current and future strategic initiatives should be part of a coherent strategy for the growth and improvement of CAA, that individual initiatives contribute to both short- and long-term success, that we recognize the extent of our resources in relation to our ambitions, and finally that the strategic plan is seen as dynamic and of a whole.”

Godfrey did his undergraduate work at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, was a member of the inaugural group of fellows in the Core Residency Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and received his MFA from Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Japan Foundation, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Godfrey’s work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Brooklyn Museum in New York. His commissioned work includes Concordia for LexArts in Lexington, Kentucky; Blanchard Road for the Cambridge Arts Council in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Greenwich South, a visioning exercise for the Downtown Alliance in New York. His installations can be seen at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan; the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts; Lehman College in New York; and the Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University in Athens. Godfrey currently serves on CAA’s Task Force for Fair Use and on its 2015–2020 Strategic Plan Task Force.

Godfrey continues, “As CAA begins its second one hundred years, we look forward to the imminent roll-out of the 2015–2020 Strategic Plan and to the completion and dissemination of the findings of the Task Force on Fair Use. I hope to continue the work of our great predecessors to maintain CAA as the preeminent professional arts organization worldwide, to serve and grow membership, and to ready the association to respond effectively to future challenges, both known and unknown.”

The CAA board chooses its next president from among the elected directors in the fall of the current president’s final year of service, providing a period in which the next president can learn the responsibilities of the office and prepare for his or her term. For more information on CAA and on the Board of Directors, please contact Vanessa Jalet, CAA executive assistant.

The National Humanities Alliance sent the following email on October 30, 2013.

Oppose Devastating Cuts to the National Endowment for the Humanities!

Now that the government shutdown is over and Congress is beginning new budget negotiations, the proposed 49 percent cut to the National Endowment for the Humanities is back on the table. Just last week, one of the budget negotiators invoked the cut as he questioned the appropriateness of NEH grants. You can make sure that his are not the last words that our elected officials hear on the value of NEH by sending a message today.

We need you, your friends, and your colleagues to send messages in support of renewed investments in the humanities. Thousands of messages from advocates helped to put the proposed cuts on hold this summer, and by sending this new message, you can oppose the cuts and help restore NEH’s critical support for the humanities.

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In its FY 2014 budget resolution, the House of Representatives Budget Committee called for the complete elimination of funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, writing that the programs funded by NEH “…go beyond the core mission of the federal government, and they are generally enjoyed by people of higher-income levels, making them a wealth transfer from poorer to wealthier citizens.” The House subcommittee that oversees the NEH’s appropriation has followed through on the spirit of this resolution by approving a 49 percent cut to the agency’s budget.

Funding for NEH is already at just 29 percent of its peak and 62 percent of its average.

After years of deep cuts, the Obama Administration has proposed restoring some of NEH’s capacity with a 12 percent increase in funding.

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Furthermore and Joan K. Davidson, the grants in publishing program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund is pleased to present the inaugural Alice award to the Brooklyn Museum for Youth and Beauty Art of the American Twenties, edited by Teresa A. Carbone and published by Skira Rizzoli Publishing. Awarded in honor of Alice M. Kaplan, the prize recognizes this book’s fresh approach to and keen analysis of its subject and for its general excellence. The Alice was presented to the Brooklyn Museum on October 29, 2013, at the Morgan Library and Museum.

The jury comprised: Paula Cooper of Paula Cooper Gallery; William M. Griswold, director of the Morgan Library and Museum; Gianfranco Monacelli, publisher of Monacelli Press; Jock Reynolds, director of the Yale University Art Gallery; and Massimo Vignelli of Vignelli Associates.

The Alice was established in 2013 by Joan K. Davidson, president of Furthermore, to honor her mother, Alice Manheim Kaplan. Alice loved and collected the illustrated book as a work of art in itself and an essential document of a civilized society. This new award is intended to buttress the kind of slow reading movement that recognizes and cherishes the lasting values of the well-made illustrated book, and the special sense of intimacy it affords. In the fast-changing publishing universe, with its ever rising costs, the continuing life of high-quality printed books will depend upon the determined commitment of writers, editors, designers, and publishers, and their friends. The Alice is dedicated to that heroic commitment and the accomplished books that result from it.

The launching of the award also marks Furthermore’s record so far of financial assistance to some one thousand publications, for a total of $5 million. The Alice carries an award of $25,000. Each year a jury of leaders in publishing and the arts will select the Alice book from the hundreds of eligible titles that have been honored with a grant from Furthermore.

Furthermore grants in publishing is a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund that supports the publication of significant visual books—and will help to keep them coming in the years ahead. For information on the Alice, please contact Elizabeth Howard at 917-692-8588.