Tuesday, March 20, 2018

MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Abdi Farah and Skylar Fein

Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Abdi Farah:  KNEEL
Skylar Fein:  School’s Out Forever

exhibitions on view:  March 22 – April 6, 2018

opening reception: 

Thursday, March 22, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, walkthroughs by the artists at 6:00 pm

Gallery hours: M – F, 9 am – 4 pm
Gallery closed on official Tulane holidays, including March 30.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Visiting Artist: James Vella

The Newcomb Art Department welcomes James Vella as Visiting Artist in Glass on Wednesday March 22nd.

Vella will demonstrate a variety of hot glass sculpting techniques in Tulane's Pace-Willson Glass Studio from 3-6pm. The demonstrations will be followed by a barbecue from 6-7pm and slide talk from 7-8pm.

This free event is open to the public and supported by the Joann Flom Greenberg Fund.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Debora Silverman: 'The Great Forgetting' and the Never Seen

On Monday March 19th, the Newcomb Art Department and the Art History Graduate Association present: 

“‘The Great Forgetting’ and the Never Seen: Violence, Modernism, and the Visual Unconscious of Belgian Colonialism at the Tervuren Royal Museum for Central Africa, 1897-2017”

a talk by by Debora Silverman, Distinguished Professor of History and Art History at UCLA and the University of California Presidential Chair in Modern European History, Art and Culture.

The lecture will analyze the relationship between Belgian Art Nouveau and the country’s violent colonial rule in the Congo Free State.

Monday, March 19th at 6:30pm
Stone Auditorium, 210 Woldenberg Art Center 
Tulane University

Thursday, March 8, 2018

MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Sadie Sheldon and Cassie White

Newcomb Art Department / Tulane University MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Sadie Sheldon:  Scenic Viewpoint
Cassie White:  Kin

exhibitions on view: March 8 – 16, 2018

closing reception: Friday, March 16, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

with walkthroughs by the artists at 6:00 pm

Carroll Gallery hours: M – F, 9 am – 4 pm
Gallery closed on official Tulane holidays.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Summer Abroad in Italy

Explore Art, Child and Adolescent Development and Education
June 3 – June 30, 2018

Located in Ferrara, Italy, Tulane’s summer study abroad program offers courses in Education, Psychology, and Art History. A short train ride away from Florence and Venice, Ferrara is in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region, regarded as Italy’s best for its cuisine. Students will also be surrounded by the region’s lush Renaissance castles, ornate churches, and the fashion and design culture of northern Italy.
Ferrara is very close to Reggio Emilia, a city famous for innovative programs in early childhood education. Designed with Teacher Certification students in mind, the program offers firsthand training in the Reggio Emilia method via classroom visits in that city. The program is also open to students in Psychology and Art History, who can fulfill degree requirements for their majors at a reduced tuition rate while immersing themselves in the wonders of Italy.
Students will select two (3 credit hour) courses, enhanced with co-curricular, cultural and community activities, such as visits to schools and museums and city tours.
Students from any major and level are welcome to join the experience! **This program is also open to the public. **
Program cost $7,000 and includes:
  • All courses taught in English
  • Practical experiences
  • Housing and some meals
  • Day trips to Reggio and Florence
  • 2 - night trip to Venice
  • Scheduled visits to museums and guest lectures
  • Most Fridays are open for field trips and to explore the other areas.
    *Airfare is not included as well as any additional meals.
Select 2 courses from the list below to earn 6 credit hours:
Dr. Holly Flora *Pre-req not required
  • ARHS 3200: The Art of Renaissance Italy (3hrs)
  • EDUC 6900: Special Topics (OR alternatively ARHS 6900 Special Topics in Museum Studies): Museum Education: An International Perspective (3hrs)
    Dr. Shannon Blady *Pre-req not required
  • EDLA 3160: Children’s & Adol Literature (3hrs)
  • EDLA 3896: Service Learning for EDLA 3160 (20hrs)
EDUC 6860: Special Topics - A look at the Reggio Emilia Approach
to Education (3hrs)
Dr. Julie Alvarez
* PSYC 1000 pre-req required
Students will be housed the Hotel Carlton, in Ferrara which is centrally located in double occupancy rooms.
  • PSYC 3210: Child Psychology (3hrs)
  • PSYC 3200: Educational Psychology (3hrs)
    Reception is open 24/7.

For more information, contact Monique Hodges, Assistant Director, Teacher Certification mhodges3@tulane.edu or Office of Study Abroad 504-865-5339

Monday, March 5, 2018

Theaster Gates and Dan Pitera

On Monday, March 5th Theaster Gates and Dan Pitera will present their work through the lens of art, architecture and resilience during this collaborative speaker event hosted by the Phyllis Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, the Tulane School of Architecture, and the Newcomb Art Department

NewDay Distinguished Speaker and artist Theaster Gates creates work that focuses on space theory and land development, sculpture and performance. Drawing on his interest and training in urban planning and preservation, Gates redeems spaces that have been left behind. 

Dan Pitera is self-described political and social activist masquerading as an architect. He views the design profession as an essential force in establishing human relationships and engagement. He is nationally acclaimed as a leader in the Public Interest Design field and his center won the prestigious Whitney M. Young Award from the American Institute of Architects in 2017.

MARCH 5, 2018, 6 PM

Friday, March 2, 2018

MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Carola Casusol and Danielle Inabinet

Newcomb Art Department / Tulane University
MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Carola Casusol Demythified Borders
Danielle Inabinet  Manipulations: Vessels in Porcelain

exhibitions on view through March 2
closing reception:  Friday, March 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, with walkthroughs by the artists at 6:00 pm

Carroll Gallery hours: M – F, 9am – 4pm
Gallery closed on official Tulane holidays.