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Since the 1930's Mid-America College Art Association has provided a forum for the artists/teachers of America to discuss and debate the issues of our profession, to share ideas and information of mutual benefit and to affirm the friendships and collegiality that bind us together. We are made up of art faculty, art historians, independent scholars, artists, museum professionals, and affiliate organizations; our conferences also invite graduate students to participate.



MACAA is honored to have Jon Rubin and Hamza Walker as the keynote speakers for the 2016 conference at the University of Cincinnati. 



Thursday Oct. 27

Jon Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist who creates interventions into public life that re-imagine individual, group and institutional behavior.



Friday Oct. 28

Since 1994, Hamza Walker has served as Director of Education for The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago - a non-collecting museum devoted to contemporary art.

MACAA*Mid-America College Art Association

"STUDIO SHIFT." 2016 MACCA Conference / The University of Cincinnati, October 26-28th

Elements and Principles of 4D Art

and Design 

(Oxford University Press, February 2016)

This textbook provides a thorough foundation of the elements and principles of 4D art and design for majors and non-majors alike. The book also details over one hundred exercises and interviews with contemporary artists.
“Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design is excellent. The writing style is approachable and the content is broad. With wide-ranging examples from gaming and performance to fine art to activism, the book establishes critical and creative foundations for approaching 4D.” –Glenda Drew, University of California, Davis

“I am very excited for this text. It is exactly what my students need. Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design covers very basic attributes of fine art and design in a descriptive way. These basic attributes are then combined with great contemporary art and solid in-class exercises. The text is well written and engaging.” –Cyane Tornatzky, Colorado State University

“This book is punctuated with ideas for class exercises, a variety of time-based art examples, and interviews with artists and designers. It is flexible and can be applied to a diverse range of time-based methods and goals. I am not aware of any other existing textbook that achieves all of this.” — Kate Shannon, Ohio State University, Mansfield