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The New York Hilton Midtown is the site of the CAA conference. (original photo courtesy Hilton Hotel)

The annual College Art Association (CAA) conference is the continent’s biggest gathering for art historians, critics, scholars, and artists. Four days of panels devoted to a broad range of topics await attendees who are hungry to learn about the latest research and ideas revolving around the world of art. This year, and for the first time, the conference is offering a pay-what-you-wish day pass for those interested in attending a full day of programming. They suggest a donation of $25 (as opposed to the usual $150 fee), and you can listen to panels about post-socialist nostalgia, public art in the era of Black Lives Matter, allegory in Modern art, and dozens of other topics to your heart’s content.

Staff writer and editor Seph Rodney will be speaking on a panel about art criticism on Thursday (February 16 at 12:15pm), and I’ll be hosting a conversation with Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon of MTL+ collective and Decolonize This Place on Saturday (February 18 at 12:15pm).

This year, the Feminist Art Project of Rutgers University has partnered with CAA to organize a special day-long series of panels to look at “Art and Native Feminism” at the Museum of Arts and Design (2 Columbus Circle, Columbus Circle, Manhattan). Panels, roundtables, and discussions lead by Indigenous knowledge carriers, artists, community members, elders, academics, and their accomplices will discuss art and feminisms focused on North America. The keynote address is by artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and the event is free and open to the public.

Hyperallergic is a proud media sponsor of CAA.

When: February 15 – 18, 2017
Where: New York Hilton Midtown (1335 Sixth Avenue, Midtown, Manhattan)

More info here.

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