Alliance of Artists at HBCUs Joins the College Art Association

The College Art Association (CAA), based in New York City, was founded in 1911. The organization, which has 14,000 members, was created to promote excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art.

The CAA has dozens of what it calls “affiliated societies” whose goals to promote art education are similar to those espoused by the CAA. Recently the CAA approved the application of the National Alliance of Artists From Historically Black Colleges and Universities (NAAHBCU) as an affiliated society. The NAAHBCU was founded in 2000 on the campus of Morris Brown College in Atlanta to support artists and scholars of art at black colleges and universities. For more information on the group, click here.