In New York, Tulane professors Holly Flora and Michael Plante will accompany the students and guide some of the visits. Whenever possible, students will be introduced to curators, dealers, and gallerists, particularly those with connections to Tulane. Some possibilities are Julie Saul, an alum who owns and directs a photography gallery; Helen C. Evans, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum; Sanford Heller, a private art dealer and consultant; Douglas Crimp, an art historian; Joyce Menschel, a collector and philanthropist.
Dates: June 8 – July 2, 2015
Pre-req: Sophomore standing
Application Deadline: March 30;
registration is on a first-come basis
Program Cost: $6,000 - includes travel to New York City
ARHS 3980: The New York School
Professor Michael Plante
Following World War II, New York supplanted Paris as the center of the international art
market. Alongside this development, New York also emerged as a major center of artistic
production. This course will explore the
developments in the visual arts in New York since 1945. We will concentrate upon the
social-historical formations of artistic development, beginning with European emigrés arriving in New York during the war years, and including movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada (Johns and Rauschenberg), Color Field abstraction, Pop art, Minimalism and Post-Minimalism. Special emphasis will be given to objects that are housed in New York-area
ARHS 3920: Medieval and Early Modern Art
in New York Collections
Professor Holly Flora
This course will examine paintings, sculpture,
architecture, mosaics, tapestries, metalwork, ivories, and stained glass windows of the late Middle Ages and early modern period in Europe and the Mediterranean ca. 500-1000 CE, with a focus on objects in the collections of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters, the Pierpont Morgan Library, and the Frick Collection in New York. Students will gain an understanding of the history of collecting and exhibiting art from this period and be able to reflect on and write critically about current issues of curatorial practice, museum education, and the politics of display surrounding the current presentation of these works in New York institutions. In New York, students will meet curators, conservators, and educators from these institutions, gaining an understanding of the inner workings of major arts centers.
For registration information contact Tinesse Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org or if you have questions,
contact Professors Plante (email@example.com) or Flora (firstname.lastname@example.org).