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posted by CAA — Dec 02, 2016

Sarah-Neel Smith reviews Walid Raad, an exhibition and catalogue produced by the Museum of Modern Art. The museum “should be applauded for its impeccable staging of this rich exhibition,” while the volume “will undoubtedly serve as the go-to resource on the artist for years to come,” despite being “colored by a set of historiographic problems that Raad himself works over in his artistic production.” Read the full review at

Mark Alan Hewitt reads Lost Mansions: Essays on the Destruction of the Country House, a book of essays edited by James Raven. The publication “takes up the subject of how England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland have dealt with the destruction of county houses during the past several decades,” noting that today’s keepers “must squarely face the reality of multiculturalism, diminishing resources, and indifferent politicians.” Read the full review at

Theresa Leininger-Miller discusses the catalogue Common Wealth: Art by African Americans in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, edited by Lowery Stokes Sims. Featuring one hundred works by African American artists, all of which were acquired by the museum over the past forty years, the “large, handsome” book “is part of a trend of museums publishing and showcasing their growing collections of African American art.” Read the full review at publishes over 150 reviews each year. Founded in 1998, the site publishes timely scholarly and critical 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. Publications and projects reviewed include books, articles, exhibitions, conferences, digital scholarship, and other works as appropriate. Read more reviews at

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