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CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for a field editor in the area of East Asian Art for the Council of Field Editors for a three-year term July 1, 2020–June 30, 2023. An online journal, is devoted to the peer review of new books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to art history, visual studies, and the arts.

Working with the editor-in-chief, the Editorial Board, and CAA’s staff editor, each field editor selects content to be reviewed, commissions reviewers, and considers manuscripts for publication. Field editors for books are expected to keep abreast of newly published and important books and related media in their fields of expertise, and those for exhibitions should be aware of current and upcoming exhibitions (and other related projects) in their geographic regions.

The Council of Field Editors meets yearly at the CAA Annual Conference. Field editors must pay travel and lodging expenses to attend the conference. Members of all CAA committees and editorial boards volunteer their services without compensation.

Candidates must be current CAA members and should not be serving on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please email a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to managing editor Joan Strasbaugh, In the subject line please include Field Editor, East Asian Art.

Deadline (extended): June 1, 2020

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News from the Art and Academic Worlds

posted by May 06, 2020

Steven Zucker and Beth Harris, the two art historians behind Smarthistory, look at a bronze scuplture by Auguste Rodin at the Brookyln Museum in 2014. Photo: Lisa Fisher, via Washington Post

How Two Professors Transformed the Teaching of Art History

Meet the team behind the popular online resource Smarthistory. (Washington Post)

A New Emergency Grant Benefits Non-Salaried Art Workers in NY, NJ, and CT

The Tri-State Relief Fund will give $2,000 grants to freelance and contracted workers, including art handlers, archivists, and others. (NYFA)

To Survive After This Is Over, Cultural Institutions Need to Redefine the Value of Art. Here’s How to Do It

“We could learn to embrace nuance instead of crave spectacle. We could invest more in the history that connects art practice to community organizing and movement building. We could even make more art ourselves.” (artnet News)

Museums Worldwide Prepare to Reopen Their Doors After Lockdown

International museums provide a glimpse into what the “new normal” of the US museum experience could look like post-lockdown. (Hyperallergic)

Prominent Scholars Threaten to Boycott Colleges That Don’t Support Contingent Faculty During Pandemic

More than 70 scholars are among the initial signatories to the statement. (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

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CWA Picks for May 2020

posted by May 04, 2020


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In response to COVID-19, artists, curators, institutions and organizations have initiated virtual exhibitions, presentations, screenings, and curated newsletters, among other innovative approaches, welcoming the public to online platforms and opening dialogues on a range of topics. May 2020 CWA Picks present a number of initiatives that not only demonstrate ways in which social media channels and websites can be repurposed in light of social distancing measures currently in place; but most importantly emphasize the social role of the arts being a healing positive force in these unprecedented challenging times. May Picks focus on the power of the collective and mutual support in the context of questioning our being in the world. 

  • AutoZine ‘Friendship as a Form of Life’ on the importance of friendship: ‘We face each other without terms or convenient words, with nothing to assure us about the meaning of the movement that carries us toward each other. We have to invent, from A to Z, a relationship that is still formless, which is friendship…’:  (Listen / Read / Print)
  • Gasworks, a non-profit contemporary visual art organization working at the intersection between UK and international practices and debatesorganizes online screenings. From May 11-17, 2020, Maryam Jafri,Mouthfeel’, short film investigating the politics of food production in the context of overconsumption:   
  • Online platform How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This?,  co-curated by Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen, invites artists to exchange ideas at the time of current pandemic crisis: 
  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the artsmakes available online resources celebrating women artists who are changing the world: 
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posted by May 01, 2020

Andrew Griebeler discusses the Getty exhibition Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art. Read the full review at

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