Clay Art Web Guide is a leading online ceramic portal serving the clay art community since 2000. We serve over 20,000 visitors a month on a wide variety of clay related topics in over 60 categories with more than 3,000 unique listings.
AIGA brings design to the world, and the world to designers.
As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with more than 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members—we advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, we work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design across all disciplines on business, society, and our collective future.
AIC is the national membership organization supporting conservation professionals in preserving cultural heritage by establishing and upholding professional standards, promoting research and publications, providing educational opportunities, and fostering the exchange of knowledge among conservators, allied professionals, and the public.
The American Print Alliance is a consortium of non-profit printmakers' councils in the United States and Canada. The Alliance sponsors national and international projects, like this website and traveling exhibitions. Alliance funding comes primarily from subscriptions to our journal, Contemporary Impressions. Read it to catch up on the critical issues surrounding contemporary print arts, take part in the dialogue and inspire your creativity. By supporting the Alliance with your subscription, you also get an advocacy organization, exhibitions, resource publications, and more. Make a commitment to help us bring the print arts to their fullest potential!
The American Society for Aesthetics was founded in 1942 to promote study, research, discussion, and publication in aesthetics. "Aesthetics," in this connection, is understood to include all studies of the arts and related types of experience from a philosophic, scientific, or other theoretical standpoint, including those of psychology, sociology, anthropology, cultural history, art criticism, and education. "The arts" include the visual arts, literature, music, and theater arts.
The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is an interdisciplinary group dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all aspects of the period . . . from the later seventeenth through the early nineteenth century.
The Appraisers Association of America, established in 1949, is the premier national association of personal property appraisers who focus on fine and decorative arts. With a membership of over 750 independent appraisers and affiliated professionals in 100 different areas of specialization, the Appraisers Association's roster of well-established professionals has the widest range of experience and expertise in their respective fields. Many members are either former curators at major museums or heads of departments at auction houses; several are specialists on popular television programs like Antiques Roadshow and other shows devoted to antiques, and contributors to art and antiques publications. The Appraisers Association, which is associated with the highest level of professionalism, is a dynamic association that is simply unmatched in the field of personal property valuation. Appraiser Association appraisers work with private and corporate art collections as well as partner with collectors, attorneys, accountants, museums, educational institutions, trusts, brokers and insurance carriers to reflect the highest industry standards. All of our members are required to be certified according to the highest professional standards, known in the field as USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). Seasoned professionals, members serve public and private collectors alike to deliver independent, ethical, and objective valuations for insurance, estate tax, charitable donation, equitable distribution, and liquidation purposes.
The purpose of ALMSD is to promote art, literature and music from late 19th century to early 20th century in European culture. In addition, the organization is interested in exploring the origins of the Symbolist movement – such as revival and the reinterpretation of classical ideas, of art, literature and music of the Middle Ages and of the Renaissance – and of the consequences of the Symbolist movement – the connection between Symbolism and subsequent movements, like Surrealism. As an interdisciplinary international organization, its purpose is to demonstrate the philosophical connection between arts in the latter part of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century in different countries that were affected by Symbolist ideas and to examine how that connection manifested itself in different artistic forms – visual arts, literature and music. The organization also strives to encourage and to facilitate the exchange of ideas between scholars working in the areas mentioned above.
The Art Historians of Southern California “AHSC” was founded in 1959 and is a College Art Association “CAA” affiliated organization. AHSC’s focus is to bring art historians from a variety of professional backgrounds (universities, colleges, community colleges, museums, and galleries) throughout California to engage in dialogue about the most current scholarship and professional practices in the field of art history.
The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 at the initiative of Judith Hoffberg by a group of art librarians attending the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago. This group realized that to fulfill the need among art librarians for better communication and cooperation, and to provide a forum for ideas, projects, and programs, an entirely new and separate organization was required. Inspired by the model of the Art Libraries Society, established in 1969 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, ARLIS/NA was created.
ARLIS/NA is a growing, dynamic organization promoting the interests of more than 1,000 members. The membership includes architecture and art librarians, visual resources professionals, artists, curators, educators, publishers, students, and others throughout North America interested in visual arts information. To serve this diverse constituency, the Society provides a wide range of programs and services within an organizational structure that encourages participation at all levels.
ACASA, the Arts Council of the African Studies Association, promotes greater understanding of African material and expressive culture in all its many forms, and encourages contact and collaboration with African and Diaspora artists and scholars.
ArtTable is the foremost professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts.Through our national membership network and community initiatives, we expand opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds and at all stages of their careers, fostering a stronger future for all women in the arts.
Our mission is to advance the visibility and recognition of Asian American women in the arts.
Through exhibitions, publications, public programs and an informative website, AAWAA is an accessible resource and portal for educators academics, researchers, arts and social justice communities and the general public.
Critical Race Art History is a scholarly commitment to the investigation of race in art and visual culture. This critical approach asserts that notions of difference have always mattered in visual culture and that such concepts now consolidated under the rubric of race play a fundamental role in modern life. Critical race art history seeks to reveal how concepts of race are manifest in visual representation and expose the construction of visual power. ACRAH offers a forum for such committed considerations of race in relationship to art and visual culture. (Requires a Facebook Account)
The Association for Latin American Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the art of Latin America. Established in 1979, and officially recognized as an affiliated society of the College Art Association in 1997, it aims to encourage the highest standards of scholarship, criticism, and teaching in the art and architectural history of Latin America.
The Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA) is a private, non-profit, non-political, international organization. An affiliate organization of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and the College Art Association (CAA), AMCA aims to advance the study of this emerging field through the creation of a network of interested scholars and organizations. We will facilitate communication and cooperation among those in the field by sponsoring conferences, holding meetings, and exchanging information via a newsletter and website.
The Association of Academic Museums and Galleries is the leading educational and professional organization for academic museums, galleries, and collections. In recognition of the unique opportunities and challenges of its constituents, the AAMG establishes and supports best practices, educational activities and professional development that enable its member organizations to fulfill their educational missions.
The purposes of the AAE are: to advance and set standards for the profession of art editors; to provide a forum for the exchange of information among art editors and others involved in art-related publications; to provide authors with information about editing and publication procedures; and to exchange information about available editing positions, both freelance and institutional.
We are a subject association, membership body and charity. Since 1974 we have been committed to promoting the value of art history and visual culture for all. We work with the education and cultural sectors to help ensure that art history continues to be supported, understood and enjoyed.
Founded in 2001, the mission of the Association of Art Museum Curators is to support and promote the work of museum curators by creating opportunities for networking, collaboration, professional development, and advancement. In support of these aims, the AAMC Foundation seeks to heighten public understanding of the curator's role in art museums through professional development programs, awards, and grants. By providing a dynamic forum in which to share ideas and encourage professional development, the Association of Art Museum Curators will continue to attract membership, increasing its visibility and importance to the larger arts community.
The Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) is a membership organization and an affiliated society of CAA—Advancing Art & Design. Founded in 1979, AHAA fulfills its mission of promoting scholarship on art of the United States from the European encounter with Native peoples to contemporary practice through several means. The organization provides a forum for presenting and advancing new approaches to the subject; for examining problems that confront the field; and for identifying scholarly needs and opportunities to its members. AHAA fulfills these goals through its annual meeting and periodic symposia, along with its e-journal, e-newsletter, and website. We invite you to join our collegial international community of scholars by becoming a member of AHAA as we seek to develop a lively and accessible forum for the exchange of information and ideas.
Founded in 1993, the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art currently has more than three hundred members. AHNCA's goal is to foster dialogue and communication among those who have a special interest in the field of nineteenth-century art and culture. Nineteenth-century art is broadly defined as all art that was produced between the American Revolution and the First World War, regardless of geographic boundaries.
The Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) was incorporated in 1988 to promote scholarship by institutes of advanced research in the history of art and related disciplines; to provide general information about the scholarly activities of its member institutes; and to develop cooperative projects and programs. It currently consists of 27 member institutions.
Welcome to the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools. ACUADS is the peak body of university visual arts, crafts and design. ACUADS represents over thirty Australian University and TAFE art and design faculties, schools and departments.
The Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association was founded in 1993 as an affiliated society of the College Art Association to serve the interests of scholars and others engaged in the catalogue raisonné process. Our members typically research a single artist’s body of work to establish a reliable list of authentic works, their chronology, and history (usually including provenance, bibliographic, and exhibition histories). Members also include those who are not actively engaged in such a project but who have a keen interest in this type of work.
CAA, as the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.
Community College Professors of Art and Art History is an organization dedicated to providing a platform for teachers of art and art history at the nations 1200 community colleges to come together. (Requires a Facebook Account)
The purpose of this network is to share ideas and information, both about our own projects and about the work of others in the United States and abroad, toward advancing new research, critical writing, and curatorial efforts involving modern and contemporary Asian American/Asian diasporic art and visual culture.
Established in 2005, the European Architectural History Network supports research and education by providing a public forum for the exchange and dissemination of knowledge of the histories of architecture. Based in Europe, it is open to architectural historians and scholars in allied fields from all countries.
The Network seeks to overcome limitations imposed by national boundaries and institutional conventions through pursuit of the following aims: Increasing the visibility of the discipline among scholars and the public. Promoting scholarly excellence and innovation. Fostering inclusive, transnational, interdisciplinary, and multicultural approaches to the history of the built environment Encouraging communication among the disciplines that study space. Facilitating the open exchange of research results. Providing a clearinghouse for information related to the discipline.
The European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum (EPCAF) was created in 2010 as a worldwide forum for scholars working on postwar and contemporary european art. Since then, EPCAF has organized June Colloquiums in collaboration with Parsons-Paris, and numerous panels at conferences in the United States and in Europe, most notably at the Festival d’Histoire de l’Art in Fontainebleau (France) and the annual meetings of the College Art Association (CAA), of which EPCAF is an Affiliated Society.
EPCAF is an open and free association, whose mission is to make the history of European art accessible to a wider audience. By sharing information and exchanging ideas across the globe, EPCAF is expanding our knowledge and understanding of the history of art and criticism, and highlighting the different national methodologies that are brought to bear on these histories. To join the conversation and connect with a hundred scholars based on both sides of the Atlantic, simply subscribe to the EPCAF’s Circulaire.
The Glass Art Society is an international non-profit organization founded in 1971 whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass.
The Society strives to stimulate communication among artists, educators, students, collectors, gallery and museum personnel, art critics, manufacturers, and all others interested in and involved with the production, technology and aesthetics of glass. We are dedicated to creating greater public awareness and appreciation of the glass arts.
An affiliate society of the College Art Association (CAA) in North America, HBA promotes scholarship and other professional endeavors related to British art and architecture, broadly conceived in terms of place and time. With an international membership, HBA hosts sessions at the annual CAA conference and organizes private, expert-led visits for its members to exhibitions, auctions, and fairs involving British art.
Historians of German, Scandinavian and Central European Art, or HGSCEA, is an affiliated society of the College Art Association. It was founded in 1997 to foster study of visual and material culture of Central Europe and enhance communication and cooperation among scholars working on the art and architecture of the region. The society publishes regular updates of member news and activities, events and news items of interest to HGSCEA members on this website. HGSCEA also sponsors a session at the annual CAA conference, as well as organizes and supports scholarly endeavors and events focused on Central European topics. The society’s members include American and European scholars (affiliated and independent) and graduate students.
The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) is a private, non-profit, non-political organization whose purpose is to promote the study and teaching of the art, architecture and archaeology of Islamic cultures and to facilitate communication and cooperation among those engaged in scholarly and other professional activities related to these fields.
Historians of Netherlandish Art is an international organization founded in 1983 to foster communication and collaboration among historians of Northern European art from medieval to modern times. Its membership comprises scholars, teachers, museum professionals, art dealers, publishers, book dealers, and collectors throughout the world.
AICA-USA is the United States section of the Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art (hence our acronym), which was founded in 1950 in Paris to revive the critical discourse that had suffered under fascism and the Second World War and to develop international co-operation in the fields of artistic creation and cultural development. At present there are 63 member nations representing more than 5,000 art critics. Headquartered in New York, AICA-USA is one of the association's largest national sections with over 450 distinguished critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States.
Founded in July 1987, the International Association of Word and Image Studies / Association Internationale pour l’Etude des Rapports entre Texte et Image (IAWIS/AIERTI) seeks to foster the study of Word and Image relations in a general cultural context, and especially in the arts in the broadest sense. To that end, the Association advances research and teaching in the field of Word and Image relations at universities and other institutes of higher education; organizes meetings devoted to subjects in the field of Word and Image relations, and a tri-annual International Conference on Word and Image; initiates and advances contacts between members, both individual researchers and research groups, in their activities in the field of Word and Image studies; maintains relations with national and international societies with aims related to that of IAWIS/AIERTI; facilitates the exchange of ideas and information among those interested in Word and Image relations through a variety of channels, including this website.
The mission of the International Center of Medieval Art is to promote and support the study, understanding, and preservation of the visual and material culture of the Middle Ages produced in Europe, the Mediterranean region, and the Slavic world, during the period between ca. 300 and ca. 1500 C.E. To this end the ICMA facilitates scholarship and education and sponsors public lectures, conferences, publications, and exhibitions devoted to medieval art and culture.
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums—anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
The Mission of the International Sculpture Center is to: Expand public understanding and appreciation of sculpture internationally; Demonstrate the power of sculpture to educate and effect social change; Engage artists and arts professionals in a dialogue to advance the art form; and Promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors.
Founded in 1987, the Italian Art Society is dedicated to the study of Italian art and architecture from prehistory to the present day. With a membership of more than 350 established and emerging scholars, graduate students, and aficionados, the IAS is a vital force in generating new knowledge about the visual arts on the Italian peninsula and neighboring islands. It actively promotes scholarly exchange through the IAS/Kress Lecture Series in Italy, sponsored sessions at six major North American conferences (American Association of Italian Studies, College Art Association, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Renaissance Society of America, Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, and Society of Architectural Historians), travel grants for scholars presenting at these conferences, and research and publication grants to scholars working on Italian topics. The IAS newsletter, website, and blog are further resources, designed to share news in to the field of Italian art studies and to enable members to engage each other on issues of mutual interest.
The JAHF Mission is to promote the study and understanding of Japanese art history, visual and material culture, by coordinating structured and informal opportunities for interchange and dialogue among members at special exhibitions and symposia of Japanese art and at other scholarly conferences in North America, and by encouraging research and dissemination of research, on our e-mail list, to which members are automatically subscribed when they join our organization, and on the secure, members section of this website.
Leonardo creates opportunities for the powerful exchange of ideas among practitioners in the arts, sciences and technology. Through publications, initiatives and public forums, Leonardo facilitates cross-disciplinary research in these fields, seeking to catalyze fruitful solutions for the challenges of the 21st century. Among the challenges requiring cross-disciplinary approaches are establishing sustainable environmental practices, spreading global scientific and artistic literacy, creating technological equity and encouraging freedom of thought and imagination. By enhancing communication among scientists, artists and engineers, Leonardo supports experimental projects and interacts with established institutions of art and science to transform their research and educational practices.
Since the 1930's Mid-America College Art Association has provided a forum for the artists/teachers of America to discuss and debate the issues of our profession, to share ideas and information of mutual benefit and to affirm the friendships and collegiality that bind us together. We are made up of art faculty, art historians, independent scholars, artists, museum professionals, and affiliate organizations; our conferences also invite graduate students to participate.
Midwest Art History Society brings together academic, museum-based, and independent art historians in the common goal of scholarly inquiry and the exchange of ideas. Founded in 1973, the organization is open to all art historians, regardless of specialization.
The National Alliance of Artists was founded on May 19,2000 on the campus of Morris Brown College in Atlanta,Georgia.
From the eleven (11) Charter Members, the organization has grown to include more than 60 exceptionally talented visual artists from various parts of the country. However, our goal is not embedded in numbers, but in current and quality art production, and for the desire for artists to gain exposure as teachers, scholars and mentors to the promising art majors attending our HBCUs. By the same token, our under- taking is even broader. Historically, art programs at HBCUs have worked independent of each other, holding exhibits, confronting local issues, training students, and preparing curriculums. Conversely, our group remains close, meets annually to share information about current technology and scholarships, and re-introduce present and past art legends who have established traditions at our great institutions.
NCAA is a community of current and future arts administrators in higher education. For nearly 40 years the organization has promoted, enhanced, and maximized communication among administrators from all types of arts institutions large & small, public & private, liberal studies & professional, secular & faith-based. NCAA supports each of its members in becoming: Better prepared to lead, More skilled and strategic at managing resources, Knowledgeable about current practices in art, design, history, & education, Adaptable, flexible, and connected. NCAA gladly welcomes all current and/or aspiring academic leaders
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts advances creation, teaching and learning through clay in the contemporary world through welcoming and innovative experiences, discourse, and resources. Engaging body and mind in imaginative inquiry, clay connects us to authentic tactile and cognitive experiences. Ceramic art shapes our interactions with one another while connecting us to cultural traditions, knowledge, and innovations.
The New Media Caucus (NMC) is an international non-profit association formed to promote the development and understanding of new media art. We represent and serve: artists, designers, practitioners, historians, theorists, educators, students, and scholars. Recognizing new media art to be inherently interdisciplinary, multimodal, and evolving, we support and advance a wide range of inquiry to catalyze further evolution of the field.
Our members represent a wide range of specialties within the field of Art History. We are actively recruiting members from the rich Northern California pool of university and community college faculty and instructors, curators and museum professionals, recent Masters and Ph.D. graduates, and members of the community at large who have a passion for the arts. Membership is open to all Northern California residents with an interest in the history of art, and members are encouraged to hold CAA memberships for full participation in NCAH activities.
The Private Art Dealers Association, PADA, was chartered in 1988 as a not-for-profit organization. PADA represents a select group of dealers, each of whom specializes in a particular area of the fine arts and works from a non-public space. PADA members guarantee the authenticity of all art they sell.
WELCOME to Public Art Dialogue (PAD), an organization devoted to public art. PAD was founded on the premise that dialogue is the essential element in all effective public art endeavors.
Our membership includes art historians, artists, curators, administrators, educators, architects, landscape architects, and others engaged with the wide arc that public art encompasses. Our goal is to provide platforms for dialogue among public art professionals and students across disciplines.
The Queer Caucus for Art is an affiliate society of the College Art Association--a professional organization of artists, art historians, critics and curators based in the United States. The group seeks to represent the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender arts professionals. Each February we organize an academic panel, and hold a business meeting and a reception during the annual College Art Association conference. We invite all current QCA members and friends to join us for these events. In most years we also sponsor an exhibition of queer art that takes place in conjunction with the conference. In past years we have produced newsletters, which can be found under the "news" tab on the main page.
The Radical Art Caucus (RAC) has, as its primary mission, the promotion of art and art historical scholarship that addresses historical and contemporary problems of oppression and possibilities for resistance. We define radicalism as inquiry into the roots or origins of social problems. RAC brings together scholars and artists who ground their work in the material knowledge of cultural conditions and practices related to critiquing fundamental issues of unequal distribution of resources, social hierarchies, and unjust political authority which affect disenfranchised populations in all periods of history. The organization thus serves art professionals who focus on social class, gender, sexuality, race, the environment, warfare, personal ability, health, indigenous sovereignty, and other areas of social struggle. Furthermore, RAC seeks to provide an intellectual and professional environment for the discussion of labor and social justice issues specifically related to contemporary practices of art and art history. RAC members will debate and advocate for a more critical institutional practice in order to promote radical democratic principles within and outside the academy.
The Renaissance Society of America is the largest international learned society devoted to the study of the era 1300–1700. Founded in 1954, the RSA has grown to include over 4,000 members around the world. One quarter of them are outside North America. The RSA’s members can be found especially at universities and other institutions of higher education as faculty, graduate students, and postgraduate students, as well as at museums, libraries, and cultural institutions; members also include independent scholars and many others interested in Renaissance studies. Members identify with one or more disciplinary groups. The number of these groups has grown over the years, reflecting the field’s vibrancy and diversity. They are Americas, Art and Architecture, Book History, Classical Tradition, Comparative Literature, Digital Humanities, Emblems, English Literature, French Literature, Germanic Literature, Hebraica, Hispanic Literature, History, Humanism, Islamic World, Italian Literature, Legal and Political Thought, Medicine and Science, Music, Neo-Latin Literature, Performing Arts and Theater, Philosophy, Religion, Rhetoric, Women and Gender. RSA also recognizes some ninety associate organizations, which range from other learned societies, to research centers, to university seminars.
The mission of this organization shall be to advance the professional standing of persons engaged in making original prints and drawings and to stimulate public appreciation and interest in the arts of printmaking, drawing, and other graphic media through the exchange of professional information among artists and others involved these arts; through the organization, display and circulation of exhibitions of prints and drawings by members and other artists to be shown in educational institutions and institutions which further the arts, for the purposes of study, research, enjoyment, and the advancement of these arts; through awards given to these deserving special recognition in these arts; and through publications to inform members and others of activities and other information deemed appropriate to the aforesaid purposes.
SPE is the leading forum for fostering understanding of photography in all its forms and related media. SPE engages its worldwide membership and affiliated communities through a range of supportive platforms including conferences, events, and publications.
The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women is a network of scholars who meet annually, sponsor sessions at conferences, maintain a listserv and website, give awards for outstanding scholarship, and support one another’s work in the field.
SSEMW welcomes scholars and teachers from any discipline who study women and their contributions to the cultural, political, economic, or social spheres of the early modern period and whose interest in it includes attention to gender and representations of women.
Founded at Harvard University in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that serves a network of local, national, and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. The Society of Architectural Historians promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all.
The Society of Contemporary Art Historians aims to foster strong scholarship and to promote collegiality within the vital field of contemporary art history. Major projects include reading groups, mentoring and career development (especially for younger scholars and graduate students), a standing panel at the College Art Association’s annual conference, and the distribution of relevant information through the Society’s website.
Founded in 1995, the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture brings together scholars specializing in the art and architecture of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, from ancient times to the present day. SHERA creates a sense of community for scholars around the world, serving as a vibrant source of information and exchange.
SECAC (formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference) is a non-profit organization that promotes the study and practice of the visual arts in higher education on a national basis. SECAC facilitates cooperation and fosters on-going dialog about pertinent creative, scholarly and educational issues among teachers and administrators in universities, colleges, community colleges, professional art schools, and museums; and among independent artists and scholars. Membership includes individuals and institutions from the original group of southeastern states that founded the conference: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Over the decades, however, SECAC has grown to include individual and institutional members from across the United States, becoming the second largest national organization of its kind. SECAC is an affiliated organization of the national College Art Association and participates in its annual conferences.
The Visual Culture (VC) Caucus works to support the critical investigation of visual materials at the American Studies Association's annual meetings and to provide a network for scholars working in visual studies from diverse disciplinary homes. Its members include teachers, museum curators, librarians, and others who research a variety of visual forms and media, such as painting, photography, sculpture, film, television, advertisements, cartoons, visual ethnographies, and the Internet. The VC Caucus works closely with the national organizing committees and councils of the ASA, organizes and sponsors sessions, conducts business, and co-hosts a reception at the ASA’s annual meeting.
The Visual Resources Association (VRA) is a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image and media management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. The Association is committed to providing leadership in the visual resources field, developing and advocating standards, and offering educational tools and opportunities for the benefit of the community at large. VRA implements these goals through publication programs and educational activities.
The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. We are committed to:
recognizing the contributions of women in the arts, providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development
expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women, supporting local, national, and global art activism, and advocating for equity in the arts for all.