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Museums and Cultural Offerings
The following organizations have generously opened their doors to CAA conference attendees. Present your CAA conference ID badge during the days and hours listed here below for free or discounted entry where listed, or for discounts on purchases.
Bard Graduate Center Gallery
18 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024
Wednesday: 11 am–8 pm
Thursday - Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
Admission is preferably by timed ticket, with some same day passes available.
General admission: $15, Seniors and Students: $12
CAA members can receive a 20% discount on full-price books at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery during the conference through February 19.
Join us on Friday, February 17 at 5 pm for a reception and free curator tours of the exhibitions Staging the Table in Europe 1500–1800 and Shaped by the Loom: Weaving Worlds in the American Southwest. Sign up here.
Staging the Table in Europe 1500–1800, curated by Deborah L. Krohn, reimagines spaces of display and performance in early modern Europe through examination of the material culture of the arts of the table. The exhibition will focus on several sixteenth- and seventeenth-century manuals and handbooks which contain instructions for carving meats, fruits, and folding napkins, as well as directing table talk and other kinds of performance.
Shaped by the Loom: Weaving Worlds in the American Southwest, curated by Hadley Jensen, will be the first online and gallery exhibition to showcase the American Museum of Natural History’s (AMNH) collection of Indigenous textiles from the greater American Southwest. The exhibition places Indigenous aesthetics and ways of knowing at the center of Navajo textile production, highlighting the localized and land-based knowledge systems that guide the process behind the finished product.
Leonardo Art and Science Evening Rendezvous
The Co-directors of the NYC LASER (Leonardo Art and Science Evening Rendezvous), Patricia Olynyk, artist, and Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art, Washington University in St. Louis and Ellen K. Levy, artist and scholar, will feature presentations by Caroline Jones, Aviva Rahmani, and DJ Spooky.
When: Saturday, February 18 from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Registration is now at capacity; for placement on a waiting list and location address email Olynyk@wustl.edu and copy firstname.lastname@example.org
LASER Talks are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations.
Caroline Jones is Professor in the History, Theory, Criticism section of the Department of Architecture, also serving as Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives at MIT. She studies modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on its technological modes of production, distribution, and reception, and on its interface with the sciences. Currently researching biologically-active art forms, she curated the 2022-23 exhibition “Symbionts: Contemporary Artists and the Biosphere” and co-edited the accompanying publication from MIT Press.
Aviva Rahmani is an artist, writer, and activist who exhibits and publishes internationally. She has been awarded numerous fellowships and is best known for her ecoart projects, which include "Ghost Nets (1990-2000)" and "Blued Trees (2015- present)." She co-edited Ecoart in Action. She will discuss excerpts from her recent book, Divining Chaos, The Autobiography of an Idea, and a fragment from her "Blued Trees Opera," based on the 2018 mock trial produced by A Blade of Grass.
Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer who addresses global culture, and environmental and social issues. He produced “Pioneers of African American Cinema,” released in 2015. His multimedia performance pieces include “Rebirth of a Nation,” and “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica,” commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He was the inaugural artist-in-residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “The Met Reframed, 2012-2013. He will discuss his recent work.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Hours: Sunday–Tuesday and Thursday: 10 am–5 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm
Complimentary entry to the museum with your CAA Conference attendee ID badge.
Present your badge at the main entrance ticket desk.
On view in February: Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art; Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in Nineteenth-Century Danish Art; Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection; Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux Recast; Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color; In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The Met; A New Look at Old Masters; Water Memories; Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection
The Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Discounted admission for CAA Conference attendees.
CAA attendees are invited to enjoy half-off admission to see Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle, the first solo exhibition dedicated to the genre-defying artist and costume designer, Machine Dazzle, on view through Feb 19, 2023. Explore Machine Dazzle’s extraordinary, handcrafted costumes created for performance luminaries such as Taylor Mac, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, and others, as well as the artist’s recent emergence from behind the scenes to center stage of his own artistic life.
Present your CAA conference badge at the admissions desk to receive your discount.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Hours: Daily, 10:30AM-5:30PM; Saturday, 10:30AM-7:00PM
Discount entry to the museum for CAA Conference attendees.
Discount only available through advance purchase online at the museum website here: https://www.moma.org/tickets/select.
On the ticket page, select "I'm not a member" then select the date/time for your visit. The promo code box will appear within the ticket flow. Use the discount code MOMA28UD
Discount is not available for purchase in-person at the museum, only online through the link above here.
Discount starts February 1, 2023. Some students may also be eligible for free admission.
On view in February:
Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio
Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition
Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces
Never Alone: Video Games and Other Interactive Design
consuelo jimenez exhibition at ruiz-healy art and book signing
74 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075
Ruiz-Healy Art in NYC is currently showing the work of Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. Dr. Laura E. Pérez and Ann Marie Leimer will be giving a book reading/signing for the anthology Consuelo Jimenez Underwood: Art, Weaving, Vision, published by Duke University Press in the fall of 2022 and supported by a Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant from CAA, on February 17, 2023 at 5:00PM in conjunction with the closing of this exhibition.
ASIA SOCIETY MUSEUM
725 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021
The Asia Society Museum invites the attendees of the College Art Association Annual Conference to visit their new exhibition Comparative Hell: Art of Asian Underworlds. The exhibition is not yet open to the public but with advance registration, we can accommodate visitors during the CAA Annual Conference.
To register for complimentary admission, attendees can complete this Google form so that they will be on the approved list for entry. Please show your CAA badge at the reception desk upon arrival.
New York City Art Gallery Tours
CAA 111th Annual Conference Walking tours of Chelsea and Tribeca Galleries plus Virtual Tours Online.
Expert art gallery guide Merrily Kerr will be your host on a tour of the most important shows.
Chelsea Gallery Walking Tour
Various Locations in Manhattan. Meet at the Main Entrance, Hotel Lobby, New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.
Join expert art gallery guide Merrily Kerr on a trip to the Chelsea gallery district, where you will visit the most important and talked-about gallery shows of the moment. Kerr, a New York art critic and writer, has devised an itinerary that includes 6-7 of the season’s most important shows by established artists working in a variety of disciplines. Questions? Email: email@example.com. Tours will take place regardless of weather.
RSVP: Price: $40. Limit 30 people per tour. Advance registration required at the following links:
Wednesday, Feb 15th
12:30pm – 3:00pm
Thursday, Feb 16th
12:30pm – 3:00pm
Directions: Meet the tour guide in the assembly area in the Hilton New York Midtown Hotel main lobby at 12:30 PM to travel together by public transportation (MTA) to and from Chelsea. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50; please purchase your Metrocard in advance at any subway station.
Tribeca Gallery Walking Tour
Various Locations in Manhattan. Meet at the Main Entrance, Hotel Lobby, New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.
Join expert art gallery guide Merrily Kerr on a trip to Tribeca, New York’s fastest growing gallery district, where you will visit an eclectic mix of exhibitions in a variety of media. Kerr, a New York art critic and writer, has devised an itinerary that includes 6-7 must-see exhibitions. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours will take place regardless of weather.
RSVP: Price: $40. Limit 20 people. Advance registration required at the following link:
Friday, Feb 17th
12:30pm – 3:00pm
Directions: Meet the tour guide in the assembly area in the Hilton New York Midtown Hotel main lobby at 12:30 PM to travel together by public transportation (MTA) to and from Tribeca. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50; please purchase your Metrocard in advance at any subway station.
New York City CAA Attendee Delegate Pass Discount Program
Receive discounts on the city’s amenities from theater shows to restaurants, sightseeing tours and more. As an exclusive benefit to CAA conference attendees, NYC & Co., the city’s official travel and tourism office, offers you access to the digital discount program. Enjoy discounts on the best the city has to offer. Access the Delegate Pass Discounts here: https://www.nycgo.com/nyc-delegate-pass
PRINTED MATTER BOOKS
DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH EVENT
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 p.m.
Aesthetics, Resistance, and Memory: a double book launch and conversation with Andreas Huyssen and Gregory Sholette
Printed Matter presents a double book launch and conversation with Andreas Huyssen and Gregory Sholette, co-presented with Social Practice CUNY (SPCUNY). Approaching the politics of memory from two overlapping perspectives, Huyssen and Sholette will discuss their recent books, Memory Art in the Contemporary World and The Art of Activism and the Activism of Art. Huyssen and Sholette’s books belong to the Lund Humphries series New Directions in Contemporary Art, and volumes will be available for purchase.
Printed Matter Books
231 11th Avenue, New York, NY
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