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Maline Werness-Rude writes about Matthew Looper’s The Beast Between: Deer in Maya Art and Culture, exploring the symbolism and significance of this creature throughout Maya history and mythology. Read the full review at

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News from the Art and Academic Worlds

Change Must Come, Face Me Por Favor, photo by Heather Shirey via Hyperallergic

A Virtual Museum Preserves Black Lives Matter Protest Art

The University of St. Thomas has created the Urban Art Mapping George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art database, which has received over 1,000... | Read More

Submit Your Proposal for Graduate Screenings at the 2021 Annual Conference

Film still from Tending Breadth (2019), courtesy of Heather Taylor and Jacklyn Brickman

CAA’s Services to Artists Committee (SAC) invites current graduate students (or 2020 graduates) to submit work for consideration in the 2021 Graduate Screenings: Film/Video, Animations, & New Genres program for the upcoming 109th... | Read More

News from the Art and Academic Worlds

Historically the shrunken head exhibit has been a major visitor attraction at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford © Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford/Photograph: Hugh Warwick, via The Art Newspaper

Oxford Museum Removes ‘Racist’ Shrunken Heads from Display After 80 Years

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Martha Scott Burton considers Among Others: Blackness at MoMA, edited by Darby English and Charlotte Barat, about the museum’s history of representation and inclusivity. Read the full review at

Peter D. McDonald examines a unique creative practice through Asemic: The Art of Writing by Peter Schwenger. Read the full review at

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CWA Picks for September 2020

Chiara Fumai, The Book of Evil Spirits, 2015. Film still. On view at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève through January 3, 2021. Courtesy the Church of Chiara Fumai

September picks by the Committee on Women in the Arts include a range of online and in-person exhibitions and events featuring works of women artists... | Read More

An Update from the Executive Director on CAA 2021

Dear CAA Members,

We write to update you on planning for the CAA 2021 Annual Conference. The Annual Conference Committee has read and reviewed over 800 session proposals and identified those to be included in the robust program, which includes 350 sessions.

CAA will hold its 109th Annual Conference as a virtual program on February 10–13, 2021, with 30 percent of conference... | Read More

News from the Art and Academic Worlds

The British Museum recently reopened after a five-month closure due to coronavirus. Photo: Tom Jamieson for The New York Times

The British Museum Reopens to a World That Has Changed

A look at the museum’s attempts to alter several exhibitions to clarify its links to slavery and colonialism. (New York... | Read More

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Theresa Avila explores a revolutionary figure’s impact in Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon, edited by Maureen G. Shanahan and Ana María Reyes. Read the full review at

Heather Diack writes about an emblematic German artist in Schizogenesis: The Art of Rosemarie Trockel by Katherine Guinness. Read the full review at... | Read More

Affiliated Society News for September 2020

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

Interested in becoming an Affiliated Society? Learn more here.

The Association for Textual Scholarship in Art History (ATSAH)

Announces two major changes: a new website:... | Read More

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