• Watch this space!

    Right now the CAC blog is undergoing some exciting transitions, which we hope to share with you in 1-2 months. Keep us on your radar, and thanks for all the engaging conversations you’ve given us so far! Kristen Gaylord and Rachel Nackman, editors

  • Opulence in 2013? Welcome to TEFAF

    Three hours after boarding a train near Amsterdam, I stepped into the medieval town of Maastricht, which perks up around this time every year since The European Fine Art Foundation, or TEFAF, began in 1988. I joined the throngs of collectors, dealers, students, and art lovers in the wings. And then the doors opened to the world’s most lavish art…

  • (Nearly) Invisible Art: the Leiden University Medical Center Art Collection

    The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is a world-renowned university and teaching hospital. What few people may realize is that it boasts an art collection and free public gallery, which hosts five shows per year. The LUMC holds an exhibition of nominees and winners of the Hermine van Bers visual arts prize—a yearly award that stimulates the development of young…

  • Everything is Interrelated: a conversation with Roxana Marcoci

    The following is an abridged transcript of a conversation between IFA alumna Roxana Marcoci, Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, and the author, which took place at MoMA on 7 August 2012. I was born in Romania, in Bucharest, and I left when I was 18 as a political dissident. I became a political refugee in Paris…

  • Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 at MOCA

    Last summer I travelled around the American Southwest in search of Smithson, Heizer, and Holt. This summer MOCA’s “Ends of the Earth” exhibition made me rethink everything I thought I knew about Land art. Here’s why… It was a tumultuous summer for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), which became embroiled in controversy following the forced-resignation of highly…

  • IFA at CAA: Stay Tuned

    A number of IFA students and professors will be presenting at the upcoming 2012 CAA conference in Los Angeles, February 22 to 25 at the LA Convention Center. If you’re planning to attend the conference, you can support your colleagues and classmates at the following panels! Happenings: Transnational, Transdisciplinary Wednesday, February 22, 9:30 AM–12:00 PM Concourse Meeting Room 403B, Level…

  • Paris, Politics, and Soto: A Conversation with Estrellita B. Brodsky

    Estrellita B. Brodsky is experiencing what for many art historians is a dream come true: less than three years after receiving her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, she has succeeded in curating an exhibition based on her dissertation research on Latin American artists working in post-war Paris. Now on view at the Grey Art Gallery on NYU’s downtown…