In the newly-released Winter 2018 issue of Visual Arts Research, contributors Nadine M. Kalin and Daniel T. Barney offer a critique of the ways the predominant organization potentially limits the field of art education.

Journal editor Jorge Lucero notes “it is difficult for a journal that only comes out every 6 months to publish a commentary that is meant to touch on a prescient moment in the field, and then allow for rebuttals and counter-arguments, but we also recognize that the issue Kalin and Barney bring up in their piece has taken a long time to get where it is and will take a long time to address on the other side of this publication. Visual Arts Research will be providing a public forum—along with this publication—for a more immediate response to the piece and any response to other pieces published by the journal in the future.”

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