Monday, March 2, 2020

Art+Feminism 2020


Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. When a diverse community isn't represented in the writing and editing on the 10th-most-visited site in the world, information gets skewed and misrepresented.

Let's change this.

Join staff from Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and Newcomb Institute for an editors' training session and Wikipedia edit-a-thon to improve coverage of cis and trans women, non-binary folks, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia.

Editors' Training Session March 6, 11 AM - 12 PM, H-TML 308
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Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon March 11, 11 AM - 1 PM, H-TML 308 (with free pizza!)
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Image by Joanna Neborsky

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Up next @TulaneArt

Open NOW in the Carroll Gallery, Vacancy, an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Jarrod Jackson. The exhibition is on view Feb. 20 – March 4, 2020  (*closed on 2/24 and 2/25). A reception will be held on  Friday, February 28, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, with a walkthrough by the artist at 6:00 pm. Carroll Gallery hours:  M – F, 9 am – 4 pm. Gallery closed on official Tulane holidays, including Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras (Feb. 24 and Feb. 25).

Please join the Newcomb Art Department for the 2020 Art History Graduate Student Association Lecture, "The Apocalypse of the Duc de Berry and the Apocalyptic Great Schism," by Richard K. Emmerson, Visiting Distinguished Professor, Florida State University, on Thursday, February 27th at 6 pm in Stone Auditorium. This lecture is supported by the Terry K. Simmons Fund.

On Friday, February 28th we will be screening "Unveiled Views: Muslim Women Artists Speak Out," a film by Alba Sotorra, at 5:30pm in Stone Auditorium. The Middle East Film Nights at Tulane series is sponsored by Newcomb Art Department, Newcomb Intitute, and CELT (Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching). This is a FREE screening and refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Special Art History Summer Session on Tulane’s campus!

Summer Session II: June 29–July 28

ARHS 1010 Art Survey I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages, Prof. Holly Flora MTWRF 11:00am – 12:40pm
An introduction to the history of painting, sculpture and architecture from the Old Stone Age through the ancient Mediterranean world to the end of the medieval period in Western Europe. Considers issues including technique, style, iconography, patronage, historical context, and art theory. Required for majors in the history of art.

ARHS 3380 Italian Renaissance Art, Prof. Leslie Geddes MTWRF 9:00am – 10:40am
This course introduces students to the study of the visual culture of Renaissance Italy (1350–1600). By examining how artists, architects, critics, and patrons used and discussed artworks including paintings, prints, sculpture, and architecture, students explore themes such as the revival of antiquity, the study of nature, the training of the artist, the role of competition, and the public and private display of art.

* Both courses satisfy Tier-1 Writing Requirements, Aesthetics and Creative Arts, Global Perspectives, and Western Traditions

Bonus content:
A coordinated visit to the New Orleans Museum of Art and professional enhancement events:
"Curatorial Careers, What to Know Now" with Prof. Holly Flora
"Are You Considering Graduate School? What to Know Now" with Prof. Leslie Geddes

Did you know you can do an internship this summer that fulfills the Tier-2 Service Learning Requirement through the Art History department? Ask us how!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

MFA Thesis exhibitions 2020

The Newcomb Art Deparment at Tulane University is pleased to present our 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibitions at the Carroll Gallery in the Woldenberg Art Center.

The exhibitions include works in  sculpture, painting, photography, and glass by MFA candidates Blas Isasi, Jarrod Jackson, Juliana Kasumu, Sara Abbas, and Mark Morris. 
Please join us on Friday, February 14th for a gallery reception from 5:30 - 7:30 pm and a walkthrough with artist Blas Isasi at 6:00 pm in the Carroll Gallery.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Study Art History in Paris this Summer

Professor Michelle Foa teaches two courses in Tulane's 4-week summer program in Paris (July 4- August 2).  Each class is a full 3-credit course, and almost all of the class meetings take place in the city, rather than in a classroom.

Paris is the best place in the world to learn about Impressionism!  Not only does it have the largest and best collections of Impressionist works, but we’ll be able to see first-hand the many sites that the Impressionists depicted in their images.  In this class, we will explore the work and careers of central Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists such as Degas, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, and others, by studying their works in person in museum collections and special exhibitions throughout the city.  Some of the museums that we will visit are the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée de l’Orangerie, and the Musée Marmottan Monet.  We will also take a trip to see Monet’s beautiful house, gardens, and water lily pond in Giverny.

This class will explore the various forms of pleasure and entertainment that were an essential part of Paris’s identity in the later 19th century and analyze different artists’ and writers’ representations of these Parisian pleasures.  We’ll pay particular attention to the world of Montmartre, a center of the city’s pleasure industry and its modern art scene.  We’ll study the work of some of the key artists of the period and visit some of the entertainment sites and activities that these artists featured in their work.  Class outings will include visits to a Montmartre cabaret, the Montmartre Museum, later 19th-century artists' studios, the Eiffel Tower, the Museum of Fashion, and the Garnier Opera House, among activities.

Program-wide excursions include a 3-day trip through northern France, a visit to a chateau outside of Paris, and a dinner cruise down Paris’s Seine River, among others.

Please contact with any questions or for more information.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Study Art History in Italy this Summer

Summer Abroad in Italy   
May 31 – June 26, 2020

An Educational Experience Exploring Art, Cultural Development and the Reggio Emilia Approach to Education

Reserve your space. Apply by February 17, 2020!

Newcomb Art Department Professor Holly Flora offers ARHS 3910 Renaissance Italy, and ARHS 6000 Museum Education: An International Perspective in Tulane's unique program in Ferrara, Italy, a gorgeous city near Venice. These courses both fulfill the following requirements: Aesthetics & Creative Arts, Global Perspectives, Western Traditions, and Writing Tier-1.  You can take both, or choose an art history class and a class in psychology or education.

Ferrara, a beautiful city known for its Renaissance palaces and castles, is located in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, world famous for its cuisine. This summer abroad experience also offers a wealth of culture, community, and content.  Students will have the option to choose two (3-credit hour) courses in Education, Art History, and Psychology. These courses focus on the Reggio Emilia Approach to Education, the growth and development of children and adolescents, and art appreciation in Italy.

COURSES (all Tulane students and others are welcome to enroll)

ARHS 3910: The Art of Renaissance Italy

EDUC 6900: Special Topics (OR alternatively ARHS 6900 Special Topics in Museum Studies—Museum Education: An International Perspective)

EDLA 3160: Children’s & Adolescent Literature

EDCU 6860: Special Topics - A look at Reggio Emilia’s Approach to Education

PSYCH 3210: Child Psychology

PSYCH 3390: Adolescent Psychology    

*Intro to PSYCH required for both Psych classes 

Contact Dr. Shannon Blady for more information.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Cimabue and the Franciscans

Congratulations to Tulane Art History Prof. Holly Flora, who has just been awarded the prestigious Premio San Francesco, awarded by the Pontificia Università Antonianum, for her book: Cimabue and the Franciscans (Brepols, 2019.) 

Cimabue and the Franciscans sheds new light on the legendary artist Cimabue, revealing his sophisticated engagement with complicated intellectual and theological ideas about materials, memory, beauty, and experience. 

Prof. Flora will be awarded the prize at a ceremony in Rome on January 16, 2020.