Monday, November 21, 2016

Newcomb Art Department Annual Holiday Sale

Newcomb Art Department  
Holiday Sale
Open to the Public
Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3
10 am - 4 pm

* Preview night for Newcomb Art Department Alumni and special friends
also open to Newcomb Art Museum Members
 *Thursday, December 1, 6 - 8 pm

 *RSVP with Molly LeBlanc at or 504.865-5327.  
Alums: Bring a friend! 

[photo by William DePauw]

Friday, November 18, 2016

New Art History Classes: Spring 2017

The Newcomb Art Department offers several new Art History courses available to undergraduate and graduate students in the Spring of 2017. Registration is open at

ARHS 3910 Art in 20th Century Latin America
Prof. Anagnost. This course introduces students to art from Mexico to the Southern Cone from circa 1900 to the present.

ARHS 3913 Rome, The Eternal City
Prof. Geddes. For millennia, Rome has served as a nexus of power and artistic excellence rendered in service to powerful clients, from emperors to popes and the scions of the city's most powerful families.

ARHS 6410 Amsterdam as the Global Capital of the Dutch Golden Age
Prof. Porras. This course examines the visual and material culture of the Dutch Golden Age, centered in Amsterdam, as the product of global forces.

ARHS 6811 Visions of Imperial Japan: Art from Kyoto
Prof. Schweizer. This seminar concentrates on Japanese Art and architecture from and about Kyoto--the city that was an epicenter of the country's artistic production for more than a millennium.

ARHS 6812 The Meaning of Materials
Prof. Foa. In this course, we’ll explore a range of materials, substances, and everyday objects that have altered the course of art history, our region, and our daily lives.

ARHS 6814-01 Prints & Ways of Knowing
Prof. Geddes.   This new seminar on the rise of printmaking c. 1500-1800 investigates print as a new technology and artistic medium.

ARHS 6815-01 Utopias in Modern Art
Prof. Anagnost. This course examines histories of utopian thinking in the visual arts since the late 19th century, with particular emphasis on imagined cities and urban social relations.

Complete course descriptions can be viewed online at

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

On Friday, November 11th, the Carroll Gallery hosted a walkthrough of the annual  Undergraduate Juried Exhibition with Juror Emily Wilkerson, Curatorial Associate at Prospect.New Orleans. Wilkerson discussed the selected works and the curatorial process.  She highlighted the award recipients and explained why each of those works appealed to her so directly, and how they fit into the larger context of contemporary art practices. Congratulations to the following artists, recipients of the 2016 Juror's Awards: Elizabeth Carey, Untitled, Emery Gluck, Potatoes No. 1, Malcolm Kriegel, Hanging Doodle #1 (shown at left), John Ludlam, Untitled, and Lucie Taylor, Perennial Observation.

The exhibition will be on view through November 22nd.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Arlene Shechet: Working Over Time

Arlene Shechet
Working Over Time : an artist’s talk
Thursday, November 17, 7 pm
Freeman Auditorium
205 Woldenberg Art Center
reception immediately following in Woodward Way

Please join the Newcomb Art Department for the 2016 Sandra Garrard Memorial Lecture, Working Over Time: an artist talk by Arlene Shechet.

Arlene Shechet is a sculptor living and working in New York City and the Hudson Valley. All at Once, a major, critically-acclaimed 20-year survey of Shechet’s work, was on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston in 2015. Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe wrote: “It’s in the harmonies and tensions between these colors and textures, between suggestions of both order and anarchy, decay and blooming freshness, that these works cough, sputter, and sing. If they really are the great analogs to interior life that I feel them to be, it’s because Shechet knows that this life, expertly attended to, has its own folds and wrinkles, its own hollows and protuberances; that it is at once fugitive and monumental ... and ultimately unknowable.” All at Once was also hailed by The New York Times as “some of the most imaginative American sculpture of the past 20 years, and some of the most radically personal.” 

Shechet was featured in Season 7 of PBS’s ART21 in 2014 as well as Season 4 of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Artist Project in 2016. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 CAA Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work, a John S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellow- ship Award in 2004, the Anonymous Was a Woman Artist Award, and the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2010, as well as several New York Foundation for the Arts awards. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Andrew Ladis Memorial Trecento Conference

In the spirit of the tradition forged by the late Andrew Ladis and his colleagues at the University of Georgia, an international congress of Trecento specialists will congregate at Tulane University next week to share their research formally and informally. Scholars of all ages and stages will present specific art historical problems, issues, and ideas that focus on the arts of Italy during “the long fourteenth century” (late Dugento through early Quattrocento).

The keynote speaker at the Tulane conference will be Marvin Trachtenberg, Edith Kitzmiller Professor of the History of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Dr. Trachtenberg's keynote address, "Dante and the Moment of Florentine Art" will take place in Freeman Auditorium on Thursday, November 10 at 6:00pm. The keynote address is free and open to the public.

Tulane University's Newcomb Art Department is pleased to host the inaugural Andrew Ladis Memorial Trecento Conference with the generous support of the Kress Foundation, Villa i Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South.