CAA Reveals 2014 Awards, With T. J. Demos Taking Frank Jewett Mather Honors

(Courtesy Duke University Press)

The College Art Association announced that scholar T. J. Demos has won the 2014 Frank Jewett Mather Award, its annual prize for art criticism, for his 2013 book The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary During Global Crisis, writing that it “eloquently analyzes contemporary art that engages the current political reality of continual humanitarian crises while maintaining an open-ended appeal to the imagination.” Read More


Critics Debate ‘International Art English’ at CAA Conference


Despite its name, “The Future of Art Magazines” panel discussion at the College Art Association’s 101st annual conference earlier this month was devoted less to divination than to discourse on the past and present of art glossies. Chaired by Art in America editor, Lindsay Pollock, the panelists assembled at the massive Hilton New York in Midtown to speak on a number of pressing issues—and occasionally spar with one another. Read More


College Art Association Names 2013 Awardees, Ellsworthy Kelly Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Kelly. (Getty Images)

Ellsworth Kelly is the 2013 winner of the College Art Association’s artist award for lifetime achievement. The CAA made the announcement today along with its full slate of awardees, who will pick up their prizes at the group’s 101st annual conference in New York on Feb. 13. Also picking up awards are T. J. Clark, who won the distinguished lifetime achievement award for writing on art, Hal Foster and Claire Bishop, who won this year’s Frank Jewett Mather Award, which honors works of art criticism published in the past year. Elaine Sturtevant nabbed the artist award for distinguished body of work. Read More

Art History

15 College Art Association Sessions With Superb Titles

100 years of art history. (Courtesy CAA)

The Los Angeles art world is getting ready for the Oscars and putting the finishing touches on shows that will open over the next few days: Urs Fischer at Gagosian, for one! (Gallerist will have coverage of events in the city later this week.) But L.A. is also humming because the College Art Association is holding its 100th annual conference through Saturday, and thousands of art historians are in town to mingle, interview for jobs and present papers at panels with really wonderful names. Here are our 15 favorites: Read More