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News from the Art and Academic Worlds
posted by CAA — August 30, 2017
Each week CAA News shares eight articles, published around the web, that CAA members may find interesting and useful in their professional and creative lives.
Writing a PhD Thesis? What Does It take?
Take a look at advice for writing a PhD thesis. Is this what you would tell your students? What else would you tell them? (Via Times Higher Education).
Check the Sofa for Loose Change!
It’s time to plan your fall travels. Here are 30 of the most important exhibitions for the fall. Near and far, old and new, there is something for everyone. Check back in December and let us know how many you made it to. Go! (Via Artnet News).
Making Art in a Hurricane
Within a week after Katrina hit New Orleans, artist Lori Gordon starting making work from the wreckage. Opportunities abound in Texas. (Via NPR).
What to Wear in Korea
The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is the only US venue for an exhibition of Korean couture which spans over 600 years. Fall 2018. (Via Asian American Press).
Are You Surprised?
For-profit colleges find few reasons to lobby the new secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. (Via Chronicle).
How Much Did You Pay for That?
The National Gallery in London paid 11.6 million pounds ($15 million) for a painting by Bernardo Bellotto. Who says landscapes don’t matter anymore? (Via Art History News).
Wait! That’s My Phone!
Depicting the founding of Springfield, MA, this 1937 painting shows a Native American holding what can be seen as nothing other than an iPhone. What could it be? (Via Daily Mail).
Deadlines are Approaching for 2017 CAA Professional-Development Fellowships
posted by CAA — August 30, 2017
October 2 (PhD candidates) and November 10 (MFA candidates) are the deadlines for the CAA Professional-Development Fellowships. The program supports promising artists, designers, craftspeople, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal-degree programs nationwide.
Fellows are honored with $10,000 grants to support their work, whether it be for job-search expenses or purchasing materials for the studio.
“I remember sitting in my graduate school studio applying for the award. I was day-dreaming about how it could help me be a self-sustaining artist and maybe start my career in teaching. A few months later I received notification of the award and I’m happy to say the grant has helped me enormously with both of my day-dreams, artistic and academic. CAA’s Professional-Development Fellowship for Visual Artists has stabilized a shaky phase of my career and life, continuing an artistic practice after graduate school. The award funds helped me to kick-start my studio space, travel for photography research, and secure teaching positions right out of graduate school. CAA’s support of developing visual artists is certainly outstanding and to an even greater extent, appreciated. I’m happy to now be a CAA member and encourage others to apply for the fellowship without hesitation.” —Daniel Kraus, 2016 Professional-Development Fellowship Recipient
One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and one award will be presented to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Fellows also receive a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary registration to the 2018 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, February 21-24. Honorable mentions, given at the discretion of the jury, also earn a free one-year CAA membership and complimentary conference registration.
CAA initiated its fellowship program in 1993 to help student artists and art historians bridge the gap between their graduate studies and professional careers.
Learn more about eligibility and the application process for CAA’s Professional-Development Fellowship.
New in caa.reviews
posted by CAA — August 25, 2017
Pascale Rihouet discusses A Feast for the Eyes: Art, Performance, and the Late Medieval Banquet by Christina Normore. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Morgan Thomas visits Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia, which was on view at the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, from February 5–September 18, 2016. Read the full review at caa.reviews. Image credit: Tommy Watson, Wipu Rockhole, 2004. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. © Tommy Watson/Courtesy of Yanda Aboriginal Art.
Heather Madar reviews Daughter of Venice: Caterina Corner, Queen of Cyprus and Woman of the Renaissance by Holly S Hurlburt. Read the full review at caa.reviews.
Taking Down Public Art – What do Art Historians and Scholars Think?
posted by CAA — August 24, 2017
Public art, statues, and monuments have seldom been in the news more than in the past few weeks. Figures from Christopher Columbus to Robert E. Lee, from Peter Stuyvesant to Stonewall Jackson have been topics for debate. Regardless of one’s political or cultural point of view, nearly everyone seems to have an opinion.
Read an article by CAA-Getty alumni, Portia Malatjie, about the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes in South Africa.
We want to know what CAA members think about preserving or removing public works of art. How closely tied are a historical figure’s actions to a depiction of the person? How important are these pieces of public art to preserve? Should they be removed? Should they be destroyed? We want to know what you think and why.
We will compile the results of this form and report back CAA members’ thoughts and feelings on these monuments at this moment in history.
News from the Art and Academic Worlds
posted by CAA — August 23, 2017
Each week CAA News summarizes eight articles, published around the web, that CAA members may find interesting and useful in their professional and creative lives.
Humanities for All
The Publicly Engaged Humanities project will document the full range of publicly engaged humanities work that college and university faculty and students have carried out over the past decade. Over two years, we will collect examples of this work and build a visually rich website that features representative project profiles and synthetic claims about the state of the field. (Read more from the National Humanities Alliance.)
This New Bootcamp Is Grooming Artists to Run for Office
Even for the most politically engaged artist, it’s a big step from making politically charged artworks to entering the fray as a candidate. While some artists have the skills and knowledge to work in politics, the road from being in a biennial to appearing on a ballot is not easy to navigate. Enter the Artist Campaign School. (Read more from Artsy.)
Instead of Focusing on Yesterday’s Monuments, Artists Are Building Tomorrow’s
Five years before Charlottesville, curators Paul Farber and Ken Lum led a course at the University of Pennsylvania called Memory, Monuments, and Urban Space. Together, the professors and students in attendance discussed the meaning of monuments in this contemporary age. (Read more from the Huffington Post.)
Why the White House’s Arts and Humanities Committee Decided to Resign All at Once
On Friday morning, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities made the startling decision to resign from Donald Trump’s committee all at once. In a joint statement, its members explained in specific terms why they no longer felt comfortable serving the president in the wake of his inflammatory remarks about the Charlottesville tragedy. (Read more from Vanity Fair.)
Read Kara Walker’s Furious Letter to America’s Navel-Gazing Art World
Famous for her black paper cut-outs depicting simultaneously whimsical and grotesque scenes of slavery and human depravity, Kara Walker is one of the biggest stars in contemporary American art. But in our current political turmoil, the African American artist is getting sick of her vaunted position. (Read more from Quartz.)
Should Protesters Be Allowed to Have Guns?
The question is also posing dilemmas for mayors and university presidents, who fear the violence will come to their towns and schools. Their best option may be to ban the carrying of guns to these events, but their legal position is tenuous. In many states, they’ll need to convince a court that it’s only by banning weapons that the First Amendment rights of all demonstrators can be honored. (Read more from Politico.)
#fyi: On Slack and Surf Clubs
I love Slack. The jury is still out on whether or not this sort of inspired link-sharing is conducive to my at-work productivity, but it has led me to consider the link between the respective practice of the recreational Slack team and the mid-2000s internet artist surfing club. (Read more from Rhizome.)
What Is Dark Yellowing?
Dark yellowing is the reversible, temporary yellowing that dried oil paint undergoes when stored in the dark or subdued lighting. While noted in many historical writings, most painters remain unaware of it and become surprised or concerned when they discover it happening to their own works. (Read more from Just Paint.)
posted by CAA — August 22, 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.
The Archives of American Art, part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, has launched a new online guide to archival collections in the Chicago area that are related to American art. A $413,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art supported a comprehensive survey of art-related archives in more than seventy-five Chicago-area institutions.
Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York, has received a 2017 Artistic Production Grant from the VIA Art Fund for Heather Hart’s The Oracle of Lacuna.
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has received a 2017 Artistic Production Grant from the VIA Art Fund for Daniel Buren’s Viole/Toile – Toile/Viole.
The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art have won a gold-level MUSE Award from the American Alliance of Museums for their jointly published, open-access digital journal. Part of the MUSE Open Culture category, the award recognizes British Art Studies for its high standards of excellence in the use of media and technology for Gallery, Library, Archive, and Museum programs.
New in caa.reviews
posted by CAA — August 18, 2017
Grants, Awards, and Honors
posted by CAA — August 18, 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.
Anila Quayyum Agha, associate professor in the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, has won the Schiele Prize from the Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio.
Michelle Moore Apotsos, assistant professor in the Art Department at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has won a research grant from the Graham Foundation. She will use the funds for “Selling South Africa: Architecture, Tourism, and Identity in the Post-Apartheid Era.”
Natalie Beall, an artist based in Salt Point, New York, has won a 2017 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in the printmaking/drawing/book arts category.
Jetshri Bhadviya, a recent MFA graduate from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, has received a 2017–18 Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship from the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. She will be placed at College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
Susanneh Bieber, assistant professor in the Departments of Visualization and Architecture at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been awarded the 2017 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Her winning essay, “Going Back to Kansas City: The Origins of Judd’s Minimal Art,” will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal American Art.
Angela Fraleigh, an artist based in New York and Allentown, Pennsylvania, has received studio space in Brooklyn through the 2017 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program.
Amir Hariri, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has received a 2017 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in the category for printmaking, drawing, and book arts.
Valerie Hegarty, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has won a 2017 fellowship in crafts/sculpture from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Stacy C. Hollander, deputy director for curatorial affairs, chief curator, and director of exhibitions for the American Folk Art Museum in New York, has won two 2017 Awards for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators. One award is for her exhibition, Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America; the other is for her catalogue essay, “Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America.”
Melissa Huddleston, an artist and assistant conservator at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, has completed an artist’s residency at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, based in New Berlin, New York.
Sarah Hwang, an art director and designer based in San Leandro, California, has earned the 2017 Art Publishing Residency, awarded by three online publications: Daily Serving, Art Practical, and c3:intiative.
Jennifer Karady, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has received a 2017 fellowship in the visual arts from the MacDowell Colony, based in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Karady has also received Art Omi’s Francis Greenburger Fellowship for Mitigating Ethnic and Religious Conflict, which included an artist’s residency in Ghent, New York.
Bahareh Khoshooee, who recently earned an MFA in studio art from the University of South Florida in Tampa, has been appointed an MFA Resident Artist for summer 2017 at the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Sharon Louden, an artist and the editor of The Artist as Cultural Producer, has received studio space in the 2017 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, based in Brooklyn, New York.
Forrest McGill, Wattis Senior Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art for the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in California, has won a 2017 Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators for his exhibition catalogue, The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe.
Helina Metaferia, a 2015–17 AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow at the San Francisco Art Institute in California, has been appointed to the 2017 Arts Faculty this summer at the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency in Saugatuck, Michigan
Itohan I. Osayimwese, assistant professor of history of art and architecture at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, has won a grant from the Graham Foundation in the publications category. Her project is editing “‘African Building Types: An Architectural-Ethnographic Study’ and Other Essays by Hermann Frobenius.”
Jim Osman, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has received a 2017 fellowship in the category for crafts and sculpture from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Corinna Ray, who recently completed an MFA at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, has been appointed an MFA Resident Artist for summer 2017 at the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Adam Liam Rose, who earlier this year received an MFA in sculpture from Columbia University in New York, has become an MFA Resident Artist for summer 2017 at the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Felicity D. Scott, director of the PhD Program in Architecture (History and Theory) and codirector of the program in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in New York, has won a research grant from the Graham Foundation. She will work on “Vann Molyvann and the Absent Archives of Cambodian Modernism” with Branden W. Joseph and Mark Wasiuta.
Makia Sharp, who earlier this year earned an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, has won a 2017–18 Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship. The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design will place her at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Oakland.
Emily Silver, an artist based in Ferndale, California, and a faculty member at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, has completed a residency at PLAYA at Summer Lake in Summer Lake, Oregon.
Irene V. Small, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, has won a research grant from the Graham Foundation. Her project is titled “The Organic Line and the Ends of Modernism.”
Linda Stein, an artist based in New York, has been recognized as Artist of the Year by the New York City Art Teachers Association and the United Federation of Teachers.
Despina Stratigakos, professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, has won a research grant from the Graham Foundation. Her project is titled “Hitler’s Northern Dream: Building an Empire in Occupied Norway.”
Dannielle Tegeder, an artist based in New York, has accepted a 2017 fellowship in printmaking, drawing, and book arts category from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Penelope Umbrico, an artist and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York, has been selected to receive studio space in Brooklyn through the 2017 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program.
Kristina Wilson, associate professor of art history at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, has received a 2017 Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators for her exhibition Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period, organized with Nancy Kathryn Burns.
Mabel O. Wilson, associate professor for the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University in New York, has won a grant for publications from the Graham Foundation. She and her fellow editors, Irene Cheng and Charles L. Davis II, will work on a book project called “Race and Modern Architecture.”
People in the News
posted by CAA — August 17, 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.
Nika Elder has become assistant professor in the Department of Art at American University in Washington, DC.
Amy Freund has received tenure and been promoted to associate professor in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Paul B. Jaskot, formerly professor of the history of art and architecture and director of Studio χ at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, has been appointed professor of art history and director of Wired! Lab at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Jenni Sorkin has received tenure in the History of Art and Architecture Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She became associate professor on July 1, 2017.
May Sun, an artist and former lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California, has become a 2017–18 artist in residence at the Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.
Rebecca Uchill has left the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge for a position at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Lisa Young has resigned from her position in the College of Art and Design at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Museums and Galleries
William J. Chiego has become director emeritus for the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, to acknowledge his twenty-five years of service.
Elizabeth Chodos, formerly executive and creative director of Oxbow in Saugatuck, Michigan, has been appointed director of the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Erin B. Coe, director of the Hyde Collection in Glen Falls, New York, has accepted the directorship of the Palmer Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University in State College.
William L. Coleman, formerly NEH Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Library Company of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, has been named associate curator of American art at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey.
Alexa Greist, previously at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, has been named assistant curator of prints and drawings for the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.
Tarah Hogue, formerly curator at Grunt Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, has become the first senior curatorial fellow at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Wanda Nanibush has been named assistant curator of Canadian and indigenous art for the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.
Christina Olsen, previously director of the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has been appointed director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor.
Sylvie Patry has joined the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France, as deputy director for curatorial affairs and collections. Previously she was deputy director for collections and exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator for the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
H. Alexander Rich, assistant professor of art history and director of the Melvin and Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, has also been named curator and director of galleries and exhibitions for the Polk Museum of Art at his school.
Tina Rivers Ryan, formerly curatorial assistant in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has become assistant curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.
Stephanie Sparling Williams, previously John Walsh Fellow at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, has joined the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, as assistant curator and visiting scholar.
Daniel H. Weiss, president and chief operating officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been chosen to lead his institution as chief executive officer.
Cole Woodcox has been appointed director of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a consortium of thirty North American universities based in Asheville, North Carolina.
Organizations and Publications
Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, previously director of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington, has been appointed director and chief executive officer of the Biennale of Sydney in Australia.
Gilberto Cárdenas, executive director of the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture in South Bend, Indiana, has joined the board of trustees for the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art, based in Washington, DC.
John Davis, previously Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and executive director of the Terra Foundation for American Art’s Global Academic Programs and Terra Foundation Europe, has been appointed under secretary for museums and research/provost at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
Thomas W. Gaehtgens, director of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, has decided to retire in spring 2018.
Exhibitions Curated by CAA Members
posted by CAA — August 16, 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.
Ellen Carey. Women in Colour. Rubber Factory, New York, August 19–September 27, 2017.
Rachel Epp Buller. Crossing the Line. Mary Martin Gehman Art Gallery, Harrisonburg, Virginia, June 22–25, 2017.
Christine Giviskos. On the Prowl: Cats and Dogs in French Prints. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 5, 2017–January 7, 2018.
Donna Gustafson. Absence and Trace: The Dematerialized Image in Contemporary Art. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 5, 2017–January 7, 2018.
Donna Gustafson. Stanley Twardowicz: Color Field Paintings, 1962–1990. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 5, 2017–July 31, 2018.
Donna Gustafson. Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 5, 2017–January 7, 2018.
Nancy Karrels. Provenance: A Forensic History of Art. Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, May 13, 2017–June 9, 2018.
Nicole Simpson. Cats vs. Dogs: Illustrations for Children’s Literature. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 1, 2017–June 24, 2018.
Nicole Simpson. Serigraphy: The Rise of Screenprinting in America. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 5, 2017–February 11, 2018.
Rachel Stern. “Leben ist Glühn”: Der Expressionist Fritz Ascher / “To Live Is to Blaze with Passion”: The Expressionist Fritz Ascher. Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in der Villa Oppenheim, Berlin, Germany, December 8, 2017–March 11, 2018; and Potsdam Museum—Forum für Kunst und Geschichte, Potsdam, Germany, December 10, 2017–March 11, 2018.
Karen Wilkin. “Beauteous Strivings”: Fritz Ascher, Works on Paper. New York Studio School, New York, October 23–December 3, 2017.