Cantor Arts Center Appoints PAA Member Dr. Barbara Thompson

Cantor Arts Center Appoints New Curator for the Arts of Africa and the Americas

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces the appointment of Dr. Barbara Thompson as the new Phyllis Wattis Curator for the Arts of Africa and the Americas. Her work begins at the Center on September 2, 2008. Thompson will oversee the collection of African, precolombian, and Native American art---a selection of which is on view in three galleries---develop changing exhibitions, and conduct related scholarship.

National Gallery of Australia Appoints PAA President Dr. Michael Gunn

National Gallery of Australia announces appointment of Dr Michael Gunn
 
The National Gallery of Australia today announced the appointment of Dr Michael Gunn to the newly created position of Senior Curator, Pacific Arts.
 
Dr Gunn joins the National Gallery of Australia from Missouri, America where he has been Associate Curator, Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the Saint Louis Art Museum since 1999. 
 

Jordan Wright (1958-2008)

It is with great sadness that we inform our members of the untimely and sudden death of Jordan Wright, publisher of the Pacific Arts Association Journal.  Beginning in 2006, Jordan revived our publication and with his staff helped us produce seven issues. His enthusiasm and commitment to the Pacific Arts Association was intertwined with his love for the arts and cultures of Oceania.  We deeply mourn his passing and send our condolences to his family.

Altogether: Contemporary Papua New Guinea Art, East-West Center Gallery, Honolulu, HI

Altogether: Contemporary Papua New Guinea Art
29 June – 5 September, 2008
East-West Center Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Guest Curator: Dr. Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris

Featured Artists:
Timothy Akis, Jakupa Ako, Wkeng Aseng, Wendi Choulai, Ruki Fame, Elisabet Kauage, Mathias Kauage, Gigmai Kundun, Watu Lopo, Benny Moore, Joe Nalo, Simon Novek, Larry Santana, Taba Silau, Albert Susuve,WakiWaikali, JaneWena, Cecil KingWungi

2nd ANNUAL 2008 PIKO at KEAUHOU, Indigenous Visual Art Exhibit

2nd ANNUAL 2008 PIKO at KEAUHOU
10 - 14 October, 2008
Outrigger Keauhou Resort, Kona, Hawai’i

Indigenous Visual Art Exhibit

2008 Sponsors: Outrigger Hotels, Hokulia, County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP), and The Keomailani Hanapi Foundation (KHF).

Outrigger Keauhou Resort in the Kahalu’u ballroom in Kona, Hawai’i
October 10, 6 – 9 PM
Opening Reception

October 11-14, 10 AM – 6 PM
Gallery open daily

1 – 5 PM
Daily art demonstrations

Association of Art Historians (AAH) 35th Annual Conference

Association of Art Historians (AAH) 35th Annual Conference 2009: Art History and its Global Provinces
 2-4 April, 2009
A day-long panel to be held as part of ‘Intersections’
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

To be chaired by:
Adele Tan, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London: Wei.tan@courtauld.ac.uk
Leon Wainwright, Lecturer in History of Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University: L.Wainwright@mmu.ac.uk