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The Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) organizes two scholarly programs: a scholarly session at the annual meeting of CAA–Advancing Art & Design; and a biennial symposium. To learn more about these initiatives,  see the details and links below.

AHAA at CAA–Advancing Art & Design

As an affiliated society of CAA–Advancing Art & Design, AHAA sponsors a one-and-a-half-hour scholarly session at the CAA annual conference. AHAA also hosts its Annual Business Meeting at the CAA annual conference.

For more information about our upcoming presence at CAA, please see our 2019 AHAA Sponsored Session

For information on AHAA's past scholarly sessions at CAA, please see our AHAA Sponsored Session Archive. For details regarding past Business Meetings, please see our Organizational Documents (you must be signed in to view).

AHAA has also offered travel funding to Ph.D. Candidates and art historians with contingent employment who are presenting at the CAA annual conference. For more information, please see our Travel Grant for Presenters page.

AHAA's Biennial Symposia

Since 2010, AHAA has hosted a biennial symposium in October (on even-numbered years). For details about AHAA's Fifth Biennial Symposium this year in Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota, please see our 2018 Symposium Page

For information on past symposia, Symposia Archive (a highlight from 2016 are the video presentations; you must be signed in to the website to view)

If you are interested in hosting a future AHAA Symposium, please read the AHAA Symposium Protocol and Planning Guidelines and then contact the Board Chairs at and