|Mia L. Bagneris and Mickalene Thomas speak at Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star exhibition opening at Newcomb Art Museum. Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (photo: Josh Brasted)|
The Master of Arts in Art History at the Newcomb Art Department of Tulane University allows students to work closely with dedicated faculty who specialize in a wide range of artistic practices and historical contexts – from Pre-Columbian to Contemporary Art. Students also benefit from affiliate faculty in Tulane’s Department of Classical Studies and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, opportunities to study and conduct research abroad in the summer and from close links with Newcomb Art Department’s MFA program. The department is particularly strong in the study of the art of Latin America and of the early modern period, and students may draw on the rich interdisciplinary faculty and resources at Tulane in these areas. Each semester, the Department brings a number of visiting artists, scholars, curators and critics to campus for lectures and workshops, introducing students to artists and thinkers shaping the future of the discipline.
Completed over two years, the Art History MA promotes critical inquiry and independent research via small, dynamic seminar courses, culminating in the writing of a thesis. Recent alumni of the MA in Art History have gone on to top PhD programs in the discipline, including those Columbia, Bard, CUNY, and to pursue careers in museums and galleries, as well as arts administration and arts education. All admitted MA students are offered tuition wavers and are typically fully funded via research and teaching fellowships (approximately $18,130 per year). In addition, the department offers research and travel funding to support students’ thesis research and participation in disciplinary conferences and workshops.
Located in New Orleans, a vibrant and culturally rich city in the Gulf South, the Newcomb Art Department draws from a diverse and exciting range of artistic and cultural production. Local resources include The New Orleans Museum of Art, Prospect New Orleans, an international art Biennial, the newly established Joan Mitchell Center, The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and Pelican Bomb, a leading arts criticism organization.
Art History Faculty: Adrian Anagnost, Mia Bagneris, Elizabeth Boone, Michelle Foa, Holly Flora, Leslie Geddes, Michael Plante, Stephanie Porras
Recent visiting art historians, curators, critics and artists include:Zarouhie Abdalian, Carol Armstrong, Tania Bruguera, Mel Chin, Darby English, Theaster Gates, Miranda Lash, Yukio Lippit, Maurie McInnis, Richard Meyer, Helen Molesworth, Jeffrey Moser, Alexander Nagel, Trevor Paglen, Joanne Pilsbury, Debora Silverman, Arlene Shechet, Jenni Sorkin, Mickalene Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Marvin Trachtenberg and Lisa Yuskavage.
Application deadline: February 1, 2019
Newcomb Art Department
202 Woldenberg Art Center
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118