CAA publishes four scholarly journals in art and art history—The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Art Journal Open, and caa.reviews—as well as a weekly email newsletter, directories of graduate programs, and more. CAA also provides grants to subsidize the publication of scholarly manuscripts in art, art history, and visual studies.
CAA’s standard contracts with contributors to its journals encourage scholars and artists contributing to its journals to determine whether to assert fair use in connection with the reproduction of third-party works in copyright (such as images and quoted text) based on application of the principles and limitations outlined in CAA’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. When an author has made a good faith determination that the use of third-party material in a journal is authorized under US copyright law as a fair use, the caption states “Published under fair use.”
CAA’s Publication Agreements
The Art Bulletin
The foremost journal for art historians in English, The Art Bulletin was established in 1913 to publish original scholarly research in all areas of the history of art and architecture. The Art Bulletin is published in print and online and available as a benefit of CAA membership.
Published since 1941, the quarterly Art Journal, devoted to twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and visual culture, is one of the most vital, intellectually compelling, and visually engaging periodicals in the field. Art Journal is published in print and online and available as a benefit of CAA membership.
Art Journal Open
Art Journal Open is an independently edited, open-access website. Taking advantage of the unique qualities of the web, Art Journal Open publishes artist’s projects, scholarly essays, conversations and interviews, artifacts of materials and process, and news items.
Founded in 1998, the born-digital caa.reviews is devoted to critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies, with new reviews posted continuously.
Digital Back Issues
In addition to their print subscription(s), CAA members receive online access to current and back issues of The Art Bulletin and Art Journal . To access these journals, please log into your CAA account and click the link to the CAA Online Publications Platform, hosted by Taylor & Francis Online.
Taylor & Francis also provides complimentary online access to Word and Image, Design & Culture, and Public Art Dialogue for CAA members.
Published annually from 1999-2017, Graduate Programs in Art History and Graduate Programs in the Visual Arts listed over 650 programs in fine art and design, art and architectural history, curatorial studies, arts administration, and more. Archived editions of the Directories are available upon request.
This Annual Conference publication, published as a PDF, provides a record of session statements and abstracts from session chairs and speakers. Abstracts contains summaries of current research on varied topics by leading artists, scholars, curators, and other professionals in the visuals arts.
American and Canadian PhD Dissertations
Dissertations in art history and visual studies from American and Canadian institutions, both completed and in progress, are published annually in caa.reviews.
CAA awards several publishing grants to support the publication of scholarly manuscripts. There are currently four such grants being offered, which are the Millard Meiss Publication Fund, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, the Meiss/Mellon Author’s Book Award, and the Terra Foundation for American Art Publication Grant