15 College Art Association Sessions With Superb Titles

100 years of art history. (Courtesy CAA)

The Los Angeles art world is getting ready for the Oscars and putting the finishing touches on shows that will open over the next few days: Urs Fischer at Gagosian, for one! (Gallerist will have coverage of events in the city later this week.) But L.A. is also humming because the College Art Association is holding its 100th annual conference through Saturday, and thousands of art historians are in town to mingle, interview for jobs and present papers at panels with really wonderful names. Here are our 15 favorites:

— The Interconnected Tenth Century

–The “Man” in Mannequin: Humankind on Display


–[Meta] Mentors: Beyond Tenure–Taking It to the Next Level

–Towards a Rock and Roll History of Contemporary Art

–No Talking Allowed: Making a Visual Argument about Art History

–“Your Labels Make Me Feel Stupid”: Museum Labels as Art-Historical Practice

–Sigmar Polke: (Art) History of Everything?

–Black Venus: They Called Her “Hottentot”

–Hot Problems/Cool Solutions in Arts Leadership

–Flying Solo: The Opportunities and Challenges Presented to the Solitary Art Historian in a Small College

–Digging Where You Stand

–Teaching with Fire: Creative Pedagogy for Art History

–Gendering the Posthuman

–“Disrupt this Session”: Rebellion in Art Practices Today 15 College Art Association Sessions With Superb Titles