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  • Michon Weeks, Wheel Within a Wheel

    In her 2014 series of paintings, Wheel Within a Wheel, painter Michon Weeks enlivens the seemingly inert objects in her garage with words from the prophetic book of Ezekiel.

  • Comparative Approaches in Art History: CAA 2016 CFP

    Out of Time and Out of Place: Comparative Approaches in Art History   CAA 2016 Session (Feb. 3-6, 2016, in Washington DC) This College Art Association Conference session, sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art, was conceptualized by the Material Collective as a way to encourage dialogue across the sub-fields of art history.  We are […]

  • A Quick Guide to CAA’s Quick Guide to “Best Practices in Fair Use”

    CAA just put out a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. The content is relevant to all art historians, since it engages the use of images in publication and teaching. Since I am perhaps more given to reading legal jargon than some (my dad is an attorney, and I grew […]

From the Manifesto

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