MEET THE GRANTEES
Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy.
Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.
The Millard Meiss Publication Fund grantees for Fall 2019 are:
- Anneka Lenssen, Beautiful Agitation: Modern Painting in Syria and the Arab East, University of California Press
- Padma Kaimal, A Balance of Opposites: Reading Material Form at the Kailāsanātha Temple in Kāñcīpuram, University of Washington Press
- Babette Bohn, Women Artists, Their Patrons, and Their Publics in Early Modern Bologna, Penn State University Press
- Elina Gertsman, Nothing is the Matter: Spaces of Absence in Late Medieval Art, Penn State University Press
- Lucy Donkin, Standing on Holy Ground in the Middle Ages, Cornell University Press
- Adrian Anagnost, Spatial Orders, Social Forms: Art and City Space in Modern Brazil, 1928-69, Yale University Press
Read a list of all recipients of the Millard Meiss Publication Fund from 1975 to the present. The list is alphabetized by author’s last name and includes book titles and publishers.
Books eligible for a Meiss grant must currently be under contract with a publisher and be on a subject in the arts or art history. The deadlines for the receipt of applications are March 15 and September 15 of each year. Please review the Application Guidelines and the Application Process, Schedule, and Checklist for complete instructions.
Questions? Please contact Cali Buckley, Grants and Special Programs Manager, at email@example.com.
Meet the Grantees
Since 2005, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art has supported the publication of books on American art through the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, administered by CAA. The 2019 grantees are:
- Lucy Bradnock, No More Masterpieces: Modern Art After Artaud, Yale University Press
- Elizabeth Ferrer, Critical Lens: A History of Latinx Photography, University of Washington Press
- Kimberly Beil, Good Pictures: A History of Popular Photography, Stanford University Press
- Elizabeth Boone, Descendants of Aztec Pictography: The Cultural Encyclopedias of Sixteenth Century Mexico, The University of Texas Press
Read a list of all recipients of the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant from 2005 to the present.
For the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, “American art” is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Eligible for the grant are book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. The deadline for the receipt of applications is September 15 of each year.
Questions? Please contact Cali Buckley, Grants and Special Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
posted by CAA — October 22, 2019
In August 2018, we announced that CAA had received a major anonymous gift to fund travel for art history faculty and their students to special exhibitions related to their classwork. After a successful inaugural year, we’re pleased to now be accepting applications for the second grant cycle of the Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions.
The fund is designed to award up to $10,000 to qualifying undergraduate and graduate art history classes to cover students’ and instructors’ costs (travel, accommodations, and admissions fees) associated with attending museum special exhibitions throughout the United States and worldwide. The purpose of the grants is to enhance students’ first-hand knowledge of original works of art.
Applications are due by January 15, 2020.
- These awards support student and instructor travel costs incurred while visiting museum special exhibitions in the United States and worldwide.
- Graduate and undergraduate art history classes are eligible to apply for funds to attend temporary museum exhibitions in the United States and other countries. Travel to see permanent collections is not eligible, nor would be performances and related ephemeral events. Exhibitions on any artist, period, or area of art history are eligible for funding.
- Awards are made directly to institutions whose institutional membership in CAA is in good standing.
- Applicant instructors must have individual membership in CAA and be in good standing.
- Funds may only be used to travel to exhibitions that correspond directly to the content of the class.
- The size of the class for which a grant may be awarded shall not be larger than fifteen (15) students.
- Awards may only be used for admission fees, travel and lodging expenses for the instructor and class members. Every attempt to attain group rates must be made.
Completed applications must include the following:
- Instructor’s curriculum vitae
- A course description and syllabus that identifies and explains the exhibition as part of the pedagogical aim of the course – Be sure to detail how the visit is integrated into the course (up to 500 words)
- An explanation of the instructor’s expertise in the subject matter of the exhibition (up to 250 words)
- A tentative itinerary of travel and lodging (up to 250 words)
- A budget detailing transportation and lodging expenses associated with traveling to and from the exhibition and lodging and admission costs, including an explanation of how any travel and accommodation funds in excess of the award will be raised
- A letter of support from the instructor’s department chair or dean
- How well the exhibition fits within the pedagogical aim of the course.
- The scholarly merit of the exhibition.
- Financial need. Would the class not be able to visit the exhibition, otherwise?
Awards will not exceed $10,000 per class, per exhibition.
All travel must be completed between June 2020 – May 2021.
Awardees must submit a report of up to 1,000 words which explains in detail the benefits received and problems encountered in the course of travel to the exhibition for which support was received.
*Reports must be submitted to CAA no later than two months after the completion of travel.
Recipients of the award will be guaranteed a session at the subsequent CAA Annual Conference after their travel has ended. CAA will make the session available, but costs associated with attending the conference, including registration, membership, travel, and accommodation, will be the participants’ responsibility.
The deadline for application materials is January 15.
posted by CAA — September 26, 2019
We’re pleased to announce our administration of the Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants.
Now administered and juried by CAA, the Terra Foundation initiated this grant program in 2003 to fund European candidates. It was expanded to reach candidates worldwide in 2012, and opened to US-based researchers in 2017 to travel abroad, developing American art scholar networks around the world with a total of 173 grantees since its inception.
The Research Travel Grants will be awarded annually, providing support to doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars from both the US and outside the US for research topics dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with the Terra Foundation to provide continued support for scholars of American art,” said David Raizman, interim executive director of CAA. “Research funding for domestic and international scholars is essential to the vitality of the field, and these generous grants from the Terra Foundation will facilitate the advancement of their work. The inclusion of international scholars for these grants is especially gratifying, as it promotes new perspectives and engages the wider scholarly community.”
The grants foster firsthand engagement with American artworks and art-historical resources; build networks for non-US-based scholars studying American art; and expand access to artworks, scholarly materials, and communities for US-based scholars studying American art in an international context.
Awards of up to $9,000 will be granted on a per project basis by a jury formed by CAA. The first awards will be announced in March of 2020.
CAA’s administration of the Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants continues a long history at CAA of supporting travel and scholarship for professionals and students in the visual arts and design. Other grants offered by CAA include the Professional Development Fellowships for Graduate Students, the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, the Millard Meiss Publication Fund, the CAA Getty International Program, Travel Grants to the CAA Annual Conference, and introduced last year, the Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions.
ABOUT THE TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART
The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences. Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art, the foundation provides opportunities for interaction and study, beginning with the presentation and growth of its own art collection in Chicago. To further cross-cultural dialogue on American art, the foundation supports and collaborates on innovative exhibitions, research, and educational programs. Implicit in such activities is the belief that art has the potential to both distinguish cultures and unite them.
posted by CAA — June 19, 2019
In fall 2018, we announced CAA had received an anonymous gift of $1 million to fund travel for art history faculty and their students to special exhibitions related to their classwork. The generous gift established the Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions.
The jury for the Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions met in May 2019 to select the first group of recipients as part of the gift.
The awardees are:
Catherine Girard, Eastern Washington University
Class: Topics in Art History: Manet Inside Out
Exhibition: Manet and Modern Beauty at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Luis Gordo Peláez, California State University Fresno
Class: Arts of the Colonial Andes
Exhibition: Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain at The San Diego Museum of Art
Alison Miller, University of the South
Class: Japanese Print Culture
Exhibition: Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
Rachel Stephens, University of Alabama
Class: American Portraiture
Exhibition: Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now at the Birmingham Museum of Art
“We’re delighted to announce the inaugural recipients of the Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions, a groundbreaking CAA program designed specifically to enhance students’ first-hand knowledge of works of art,” said Hunter O’Hanian, CAA’s executive director. “The new Fund places a spotlight on the critical work art history scholars are doing to grow the field, with CAA as the go-to organization supporting and advancing their work.”
The Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions supports travel, lodging, and research efforts by art history students and faculty in conjunction with special museum exhibitions in the United States and throughout the world. Awards are made exclusively to support travel to exhibitions that directly correspond to the class content, and exhibitions on all artists, periods, and areas of art history are eligible.
Applications for the second round of grants will be accepted by CAA beginning in fall 2019. Deadlines and details can be found on the Travel Grants page.
posted by CAA — June 13, 2019
The Millard Meiss Publication Fund is made possible by a generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss. Two times each year, CAA awards grants to publishers in art history and visual culture to support presses in the publication of projects of the highest scholarly and intellectual merit that may not generate adequate financial return.
The Meiss grantees for spring 2019 are:
Bajorek, Jennifer, Unfixed: Photography and Decolonial Imagination in West Africa, Duke University Press, 2019.
Busbea, Larry, The Responsive Environment: Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s, University of Minnesota Press, 2019.
Fozi, Shirin, Romanesque Tomb Effigies: Death and Redemption in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200, Penn State University Press, 2020.
Guinness, Katherine, Schizogenesis: The Art of Rosemarie Trockel, University of Minnesota Press, 2019.
Naoi, Nozomi, Beyond the Modern Beauty: Takehisa Yumeji and the New Mediascape of Early Twentieth-Century Japan, University of Washington Press, 2019.
Newbury, Susanna, Speculations: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles, University of Minnesota Press, 2020.
Overton, Keelan, Iran and the Deccan: Persianate Art, Culture, and Talent in Circulation, 1400-1700, Indiana University Press, 2020.
Schwartz, Vanessa R., Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion, Yale University Press, 2020.
Sichel, Kim, Making Strange: The Modernist Photobook in France, Yale University Press, 2020.
Silberstein, Rachel, Embroidered Figures: Fashion and Commerce in Nineteenth-Century China, University of Washington Press, 2020.
VanDiver, Rebecca, Negotiating Traditions: Loïs Mailou Jones and the Composite Aesthetics of Blackness, Penn State University Press, 2020.
Zinman, Gregory Austen, Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts, University of California Press, 2020.
posted by CAA — June 12, 2019
The Getty Foundation has awarded CAA a grant to fund the CAA-Getty International Program for a ninth consecutive year. The Foundation’s support will enable CAA to bring twenty international visual-arts professionals to the 108th Annual Conference, taking place February 12-15, 2020 in Chicago. Fifteen individuals will be first-time participants in the program and five will be alumni, returning to present papers during the conference. The CAA-Getty International Program provides funds for travel expenses, hotel accommodations, per diems, conference registrations, and one-year CAA memberships to art historians, artists who teach art history, and museum curators.
“The Getty Foundation is proud to continue its commitment to the CAA-Getty International Program and offer support that brings together diverse scholars from around the world,” says Joan Weinstein, acting director of the Getty Foundation. “CAA’s dedication to this joint program strengthens the annual conference and builds the field of art history as a global discipline.”
Since the CAA-Getty International Program’s inception in 2012, it has brought over 120 first-time attendees from 46 countries to CAA’s Annual Conference. Historically, the majority of international registrants at the conference have come from North America, the United Kingdom, and Western European countries. The CAA-Getty International Program has greatly diversified attendance, adding scholars from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and South America. The majority of the participants teach art history, visual studies, art theory, or architectural history at the university level; others are museum curators or researchers.
One measure of the program’s success is the remarkable number of international collaborations that have ensued, including an ongoing study of similarities and differences in the history of art among Eastern European countries and South Africa, attendance at other international conferences, publications in international journals, and participation in panels and sessions at subsequent CAA Annual Conferences. Former grant recipients have become ambassadors of CAA in their countries, sharing knowledge gained at the Annual Conference with their colleagues at home. The value of attending a CAA Annual Conference as a participant in the CAA-Getty International Program was succinctly summarized by alumnus Nazar Kozak, Senior Researcher, Department of Art Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine “To put it simply, I understood that I can become part of a global scholarly community. I felt like I belong here.”
About the Getty Foundation
The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, it strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. It carries out its work in collaboration with the other Getty Programs to ensure that they individually and collectively achieve maximum effect.
posted by CAA — April 22, 2019
CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to serve on our Professional Development Fellowship juries for three years (2019–22). Terms begin July 2019.
JURY VACANCIES FOR SPRING 2019
- Professional Development Fellowship in Visual Art: two members
- Professional Development Fellowship in Art History: one member
Duties and Qualifications
The fellowship juries award $10,000 each to one visual artist completing an MFA and one art historian completing a PhD in the coming year. Candidates for the art history jury must be actively publishing scholars with demonstrated seniority and achievement; candidates for the visual arts jury must be actively producing artists with a track record of exhibitions. Institutional affiliation is not required. Jury members review applications once per year and confer by conference call.
Candidates must possess expertise appropriate to the jury’s work and be current CAA members. They should not hold a position on a CAA committee or editorial board beyond May 31, 2019. CAA’s president and vice president for committees appoint jury members for service.
HOW TO APPLY
Nominations and self-nominations should include a brief statement (no more than 150 words) outlining the individual’s qualifications and experience and a CV (an abbreviated CV no more than two pages may be submitted). Please send all materials by email to Cali Buckley, CAA grants and special programs manager; submissions must be sent as Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments.
For questions about jury service and responsibilities, contact Tiffany Dugan, CAA director of programs and publications.
Deadline: May 13, 2019
posted by CAA — March 20, 2019
Each spring, members have the opportunity to provide critical service to the field and gain an inside view by volunteering to work on a CAA editorial board, committee, or jury.
Any member may self-nominate for the following positions or (after ascertaining interest) nominate another member. For more information, please click on the links below.
All deadlines for 2019 have passed.
Art Journal Open—Editor-in-Chief
Deadline: April 1
Deadline: April 1
caa.reviews—Four Field Editors
Design History, Eighteenth-Century Art, Architecture and Urbanism, Theory and Historiography
Deadline: April 15
The Art Bulletin—Editorial Board Members
Deadline: April 15
Annual Conference—CAA Council of Readers
New this year, we’re asking members to serve a crucial role in shaping conference content.
Deadline: April 18
Annual Conference—Annual Conference Chair
Deadline: April 29
Annual Conference—Awards for Distinction Juries
Deadline: May 13
Millard Meiss Publication Fund—Jury Members
Deadline: May 13
Professional Development Fellowships in Art History and Visual Art—Jury Members
Deadline: May 13
Professional Committees—Seeking New Members
Committees: Design, Diversity Practices, Intellectual Property, Women in the Arts, Education, International, Museum, Professional Practices, Services to Artists, Student and Emerging Professionals
Deadline: September 18
2019 TERRA FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION GRANT WINNERS
CAA is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant. This program, which provides financial support for the publication of book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, is made possible by a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this grant, “American art” is defined as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States.
- Anni Albers, On Weaving, translation in French, Les Presses du Réel
- Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Cotton and Commerce in the Atlantic World, Duke University Press
- François Brunet, La naissance de l’idée de photographie [The Birth of the Idea of Photography], translation from French into English, Ryerson Image Center
- Julia Bryan-Wilson, Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era, translation in Korean, Youlhwadang Press
- Eddie Chambers, ed., The Routledge Companion to African American Art History, Taylor & Francis
- Julia Drost, ed., Networks, Museums and Collections. Surrealism in the U.S., translation from French to English, Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte Paris
- Natilee Harren, Fluxus Forms: Scores, Multiples and the Eternal Network, University of Chicago Press
- Elaine de Larminat, Houses and Homes. Photographier la maison américaine, Le Point du Jour
- Jody Patterson, Modernism for the Masses: Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in New Deal New York, Yale University Press
- Laurence Schmidlin, La spatialisation du dessin dans l’art américain des années 1960 et 1970, Les Presses du Réel
The International Author Conference Subventions confer two non-US authors of top-ranked books travel funds and complimentary registration to attend CAA’s 2020 Annual Conference in Chicago, February 12-15; they also received one-year CAA memberships.
The two author awardees for 2019 are:
- Elaine de Larminat
- Laurence Schmidlin
2018 WYETH AWARD WINNERS
Since 2005, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art has supported the publication of books on American art through the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, administered by CAA. For the grant, “American art” is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The 2018 grantees are:
- Bellion, Wendy, The Great Fall: Iconoclasm in New York City since the American Revolution (Penn State University Press)
- Boone, M. Elizabeth, “The Spanish Element in Our Nationality”: Spain and America at the World’s Fairs and Centennial Celebrations, 1876-1915 (Penn State University Press)
- Coffey, Mary, Orozco’s American Epic: Myth, History, and the Melancholy of Race (Duke University Press)
- Deloria, Philip, Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract (University of Washington Press)
- Diack, Heather, Marks of Contingency: The Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art (University of Minnesota Press)
- Jentleson, Katherine, Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America (University of California Press)
- Monahan, Anne, Horace Pippin, American Modern (Yale University Press)
- Senf, Rebecca A., Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams (Yale University Press)
- Strathman, Nicole D., Through a Native Lens: American Indian Photography (University of Oklahoma Press)
- Taylor, Sue, Grant Wood’s Secrets (University of Delaware Press)
Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.
The Millard Meiss Publication Fund grantees for Fall 2018 are:
- Amstutz, Nina, Caspar David Friedrich: Landscape, Science, and the Self, (Yale University Press)
- Campbell, Aurelia, Architecture and Empire in the Reign of Yongle, 1402-1424, (University of Washington Press)
- Chanchani, Nachiket, Mountain Temples and Temple Mountains: Architecture, Religion, and Nature in the Central Himalayas, (University of Washington Press)
- Deloria, Philip, Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract, (University of Washington Press)
- Gerschultz, Jessica, Decorative Arts of the Tunisian École: Fabrications of Modernism, Gender, and Power, (Penn State University Press)
- Mahon, Alyce, The Sadean Imagination: The Marquis de Sade, Terror, and the Avant-Garde (Princeton University Press)
- McDowell, Tara, The Householders: Robert Duncan and Jess, (MIT Press)
- Tsultemin, Uranchimeg, A Monastery on the Move: Art and Politics in Later Buddhist Mongolia, (University of Hawai‘i Press)
Questions? Please contact Cali Buckley, CAA grants and special programs manager, at 212-392-4435.