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CAA to Issue Guidelines for Addressing Changes to Visual Arts Programs at Colleges and Universities

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Royal Broil/Flickr)

Over the past few months there have been an alarming number of colleges and universities throughout the nation—from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to University of Texas at Austin—taking actions we perceive as detrimental to the education of future generations in the arts and... | Read More

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Daniel Harkett reviews Artistes, savants et amateurs: Art et sociabilité au XVIIIe siècle (1715–1815), edited by Jessica L. Fripp, Amandine Gorse, Nathalie Manceau, and Nina Struckmeyer. Read the full review at 

Serena Keshavjee writes about Nature’s Experiments and the Search for Symbolist Form by Allison Morehead. Read the full review at... | Read More

Intimacy, Distance, and Disavowal in Art Publishing: Conversations with Dushko Petrovich

Hyperallergic‘s original piece included these graphics in lieu of reproducing contested images. Image via Hyperallergic.

In June of 2018, Hyperallergic published a two-part essay by the art historian and critic Steven Nelson about the rejection of his essay about artist Deana Lawson by both Aperture and frieze. In “Intimacy, Distance, and Disavowal... | Read More

News from the Art and Academic Worlds

Codex Forster II , Leonardo da Vinci, late 15th – early 16th century, Italy. Museum no. Forster MS.141. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, via Colossal

Here’s How You Can Help Document Rio’s National Museum Collections after the Catastrophic Fire

Museum officials are asking the public for help. (Forbes)

Can You Train Your PhDs for... | Read More

Affiliated Society News for September 2018

Affiliated Society News shares the new and exciting things CAA’s affiliated organizations are working on including activities, awards, publications, conferences, and exhibitions.

We’re seeking new organizations to join CAA’s Affiliated Societies. Click here to learn more.

Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA)

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CWA Picks for September 2018

From the exhibition She – A Cathedral, Moderna Museet, 1966 Photo: Hans Hammarskiöld / Moderna Museet © Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely, Per Olof Ultvedt / Bildupphovsrätt 2018

CAA’s Committee on Women in the Arts selects the best in feminist art and scholarship to share with CAA members on a monthly basis. See the picks for September... | Read More

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Lauren Kroiz reviews Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century’s Most Photographed American by John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, and Celeste-Marie Bernier. Read the full review at

André Dombrowski writes about Color in the Age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art by Laura Anne Kalba. Read the full review at... | Read More

Seeking New Organizations for CAA’s Affiliated Societies

CAA has operated its Affiliated Societies program since the 1970s. Affiliated Societies are learned societies focused on particular areas of art history, art making, or design. We presently have 77 societies who are active members of the program. A complete list of current members appears here.

Affiliated Societies enhance CAA by creating Annual Conference sessions on their specific... | Read More

CAA Opposes the Cuban Government’s Decree 349 and Its Impact on Artists

Cuban artists and activists organizing in opposition to the decree. Image: Courtesy Yanelyz Nuñez Leyva via Hyperallergic

In July 2018, the Cuban government issued Decree 349, aimed at the artists’ community on the island nation. The decree is slated to go into effect on December 1, 2018.

The law will criminalize independent artists who do... | Read More

News from the Art and Academic Worlds

After completing murals for the Los Angeles Public Library, Oaxacan collective Tlacolulokos members Cosijoesa Cernas and Dario Canul were subsequently barred from re-entry to the United States. Photo: Jeff McClane/LAPL via LA Taco

Brazil Museum Fire: ‘Incalculable’ Loss as 200-Year-Old Rio Institution Gutted

Brazil’s oldest and most important... | Read More

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