CAA’s 2019 Annual Conference will feature over 300 sessions reflecting an unprecedented range of subject areas proposed and selected by CAA members.

We are proud to have our progressive publishing so well represented, with over 20 authors and editors participating in sessions at the conference hotel, New York Hilton Midtown.


8:30 – 10 AM

Scholars’ Papers: Preservation, Collection, LegacyCatalogue Raisonné Scholars Association (Clinton, 2nd Floor)

Chair: Susan Cooke, editor of David Smith: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Interviews


10:30 – 12 PM

Art, Crime, and History (Grand Ballroom West, 3rd Floor)

Chair: Gail Levin, author of Becoming Judy Chicago: A Biography of the Artist


Geographies and Art Histories: Diaspora, Decolonizing, and Praxis (Madison, 2nd Floor)

Presenter: John Zarobell, author of Art and the Global Economy


2:30 – 3:30 PM

Foucault and Art History (Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor)

Presenter: Andre Dombrowski, author of Cezanné, Murder, and Modern Life


Religious Objects and Modern / Contemporary Audiences (Sutton South, 2nd Floor)

Discussant: Cynthia Hahn, author of Portrayed on the Heart: Narrative Effect in Pictorial Lives of Saints from the Tenth through Thirteenth Century


Ecology as Intersectionality: Aesthetic Approaches to Social-Justice Environmentalism (2nd Floor, Gramercy West)

Co-chair: Emily Eliza Scott, editor of Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics


4 – 5:30 PM

Minimal Art: An Urban History (Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor)

Co-chair: Kirsten Swenson, editor of Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics

Presenter: Sarah Hamill, author of David Smith in Two Dimensions: Photography and the Matter of Sculpture



12 – 1 PM

Meet the Editors: Art Journal and Art Journal Open (Book and Trade Fair, Booths 400-402)

Jordana Moore Saggese, Editor-in-Chief, AJ and author of Reading Basquiat: Exploring Ambivalence in American Art

Kirsten Swenson, Reviews Editor and editor of Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics


2 – 3:30 PM

Step into the Arena: Aesthetics and Athletics in the American Context (Clinton, 2nd Floor)

Chair: Jordana Moore Saggese, author of Reading Basquiat: Exploring Ambivalence in American Art


4 – 5:30 PM

The Critical Voice in Art of the United States 1776–1917 (Clinton, 2nd Floor)

Discussant: Katherine Manthorne, editor of California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930


6 – 7:30 PM

Creativity: (Re)Defining the Possible (Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor)

Presenter: Jonathan Fineberg, author of A Troublesome Subject: The Art of Robert Arneson and When We Were Young: New Perspectives on the Art of the Child


Walking Out of Class: Putting the “Ped” in Pedagogy (Sutton North, 2nd Floor)

Presenter: Linda Weintraub, author of To Life!: Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet



8:30 – 10 AM

Race and Modern and Contemporary Japanese Visual Culture Japan Art History Forum (Beekman, 2nd Floor)

Presenters: Chinghsin Wu, author of Parallel Modernism: Koga Harue and Avant-Garde Art in Modern Japan

Jennifer Robertson, author of Robo sapiens japanicus: Robots, Family, Gender, and the Japanese Nation


Impartial Integration: Decolonizing artistic and creative practices in Asia (Bryant, 2nd Floor)

Presenter: Sonal Khullar, author of Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity, and Modernism in India, 1930–1990


10 AM – 12 PM

After the Golden Age: Apogee or Decline? Resituating Regional Buddhist Visual Cultures in Medieval South Asia (8th–13th Centuries CE) (Sutton South, 2nd Floor)

Discussant: Jinah Kim, author of Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia


3:30 – 5:30 PM

Distinguished Artist Interviews (SAC ARTspace, Murray Hill Suite, 2nd Floor)

Julie Mehretu interviewed by Julia Bryan-Wilson, author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era


6 – 7:30 PM

Art and Materiality in the Age of Global Encounters, 1492-1898(Clinton, 2nd Floor)

Co-chair: Charlene Villaseñor Black, editor of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture (LALVC) and author of Renaissance Futurities: Science, Art, Invention


Facing Death in Global Modernity, 1600–1900 (Sutton Center, 2nd Floor)

Discussant: David Lubin, author of Flags and Faces: The Visual Culture of America’s First World War and Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images


Power, Resistance, and Gender Issues in the Arts of Women, Coalition of Women in the Arts Organization (CWAO) (Nassau East, 2nd Floor)

Presenter: Rebecca DeRoo, author of Agnès Varda between Film, Photography, and Art



10:30 AM – 12 PM

Beyond Copyright: Pushing at the Art/Law Collision (Madison, 2nd Floor)

Discussant: Joan Kee, author of Models of Integrity: Art and Law in Post-Sixties America


2 – 3:30 PM

Art and Financial Bubbles (Gramercy East, 2nd Floor)

Chair: Maggie Cao, author of The End of Landscape in Nineteenth-Century America


Diasporic Bauhaus: Functionalisms, Geographies, and Holisms beyond Germany (Bryant, 2nd Floor)

Presenter: Hannah Higgins, author of Fluxus Experience



Building a Scholarly Platform for Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture Research (3rd Floor Promenade)

Emily Engel, associate editor of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture

Poster sessions are informal displays that communicate the essence of presenters’ research, synthesizing main ideas and research directions. Join an extended discussion focused on topics of scholarly or pedagogical research. Poster displays are on view beginning Thursday at 9:00 AM through Saturday at 2:00 PM. On Thursday and Friday from 12:00 to 1:30 PM presenters will discuss their work.