Visual Culture Caucus

Visual Culture Caucus

The Visual Culture Caucus is a membership organization formed to promote and advance the discussion of visual culture in both critical and artistic practice and interdisciplinary contact with those working to similar ends in other visual media. The caucus represents academics and artists in the field of visual culture.

The caucus has 100 members mostly based in North America. It organizes panels and discussions, mostly around the College Art Association annual conference.


The Visual Cultural Caucus was founded in 2000 as an affiliated society of the College Art Association by Nicholas Mirzoeff, professor of art and art education at New York University and Laurie Beth Clark, professor of creative arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It came at the end of a decade that had seen a proliferation of journal articles and books on the subject of Visual Culture and marked a consolidation of the academic growth of the field.


The Visual Culture Caucus organizes discussion panels and receptions in association with each conference of the College Art Association. The panels are well attended, influential and often reviewed in the art press Citation| last1= Peltomaki| first1=Kirsi| date=May, 2006| year=2006| title=Still Kicking| periodical= Afterimage| volume=33| pages=pp. 8-9] .


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