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Aaron Collier to speak at the Sam Fox School of Art Aaron Collier, Assistant Professor of Studio Art, has been asked to be a panel speaker at the Sam Fox School of Art Graduate Student Symposium entitled "Failure and the Artist" occurring March 20 and 21 at Washington University in St. Louis. The symposium will consider failure as both a condition of working and as a subject for critical dialogue. Collier was also a featured contributor to the 17th issue of Composite, an online arts magazine, which is based on artists who are also educators. During Prospect 3 Collier's work was featured in the Convergence exhibition at the Joan Mitchell Center Studios, Tulane Contemporary.3, featuring the work of Tulane faculty members in the Newcomb Art Department's Carroll Gallery, Check Out, a group show of Staple Goods collective members, and Reparation: Contemporary Artists from New Orleans at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Arti(fiction): the Battle of New Orleans features several Tulane artists In honor of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, 50 local artists have created faux relics, ephemera, kitsch souvenirs and other artistic interpretations referencing aspects of the conflict. The exhibition opened on Saturday, January 3, in advance of the January 8 anniversary of the bicentennial, at Studio Inferno in Arabi. The exhibition features several Tulane artists, including Professor Gene Koss, alumni Susan Bowers, Ben Dombey, Karen Oser Edmunds, Mitchell Gaudet, Jan Gilbert, Althea Holden, Carol Leake, Thomas Mann, Ulrika Matthiessen, Anastasia Pelias, Karoline Schleh, George Schmidt, Francine Judd Stock, Frances Swigart, and Michel Varisco, as well as student Eric Hess. On Saturday, January 10 there will be a second reception from 6-9 pm in conjunction with the Saint Claude Second Saturday gallery openings. Studio Inferno is located at 6601 St. Claude Avenue, near the site of the Chalmette battlefield.


Caecilia Davis-Weyer memorial service held December 1 Caecilia Davis-Weyer, Professor of Medieval Art History at the Newcomb Art Department from 1967-1996, died earlier this month in New Orleans. A native of Germany, Caecilia Davis-Weyer grew up in Hannover. She studied at the Universities of Hamburg, Paris, and Bonn, and received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Cologne in 1962. A devoted and dedicated teacher, Professor Davis received the Mortarboard Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1978. Her courses were demanding, but she was extremely generous with her time. She would, for example, assign foreign language articles to be read by her undergraduate students, and then spend hours in her office helping students translate them. As a scholar, Professor Davis was widely respected and admired in Europe and the United States. For many years she stood at the summit of her profession and academic specialty. Richard Krautheimer, the distinguished authority in the field of Early Christian art, considered her work, "the indispensable basis for study in the field." Charles L. Striker, a major Byzantinist, characterized her work as "brilliant and daunting" for its command of information and powers of handling "the image-text relationship of the early middle ages."
A memorial service was held on Monday, December 1 at the Rogers Memorial Chapel, followed by a reception at the Newcomb Faculty Lounge.

Newcomb Art Faculty and Alumni exhibit in Prospect.3 and Prospect.3+ Sophie T Lvoff (MFA 2013) is an official Prospect.3 artist exhibiting at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, 900 Camp Street. Tulane Contemporary.3 at the Carroll Gallery features the work of Teresa A. Cole, Aaron Collier, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Ronna S. Harris, Jeremy Jernegan, Kevin H. Jones, and Gene Koss. Crevasse 22 "Surge" (8114 Saro Lane, Poydras, LA) is a temporary outdoor sculpture exhibition staged at the sight of a devastating crevasse, a massive breach in the levee on the Mississippi River which flooded much of St. Bernard Parish, just below the city of New Orleans. The exhibit includes works by Dan Alley, Lynda Benglis (BFA 1964), Mitchell Gaudet (MFA 1990), Gene Koss, Srdjan Loncar, and Michel Varisco (MFA 1994). Aaron Collier and Dave Greber (MFA 2013), recent fellows of the NOLA Studio Program, are exhibiting at Joan Mitchell Center Studios, 1000 North Rampart Street. Tulane faculty in the group show Check Out at Staple Goods (1340 St. Roch Avenue) include Aaron Collier, William DePauw, Laura Richens, Anne Nelson, and Thomasine Bartlett. Adam Mysock is participating in the group exhibition Guns in the Hands of Artists at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 Julia Street. Srdjan Loncar and Dan Alley are also exhibiting at Barrister's Gallery, 2331 St. Claude Avenue.

Holly Flora collaborates on groundbreaking exhibition at the Frist Associate Professor of Art History Holly Flora recently traveled to Nashville for the opening of the exhibition Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The exhibition presents sixty works of art, including panel paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and liturgical objects. Among these works are three unprecedented loans from the Vatican Library and Museums. Professor Flora collaborated on the exhibition with Frist curator Trinita Kennedy and has an essay and sixteen entries in the catalog. The Frist Center invited Professor Flora to give remarks at the exhibition opening, conduct two docent training sessions, lead the first public exhibition tour, and give tours and interviews to the media at the press preview.

Elizabeth Boone honored with conference at Harvard Elizabeth Boone, Professor and holder of the Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art will be attending a conference in her honor on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Harvard University, titled "Telling Stories: Discourse, Meaning, and Performance in Mesoamerican Things," and receiving the 2014 "H.B. Nicholson Award for Excellence in Mesoamerican Studies" by the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard. Next month Dr. Boone will give a paper titled "Spatial Grammars: Meaning in the Two-dimensional Field at the Juncture of Art and Writing," at an international conference at the University of Chicago, "Signs of Writing: The Cultural, Social, and Linguistic Contexts of the World's First Writing Systems" on Nov. 8-9.

Teresa Cole exhibits woodcuts in Detroit This month Professor Teresa Cole was one of six artists featured in the exhibit Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut at the Detroit Artists Market. Cole's installation of woodcuts, Curling In On Itself [detail at left] was created in India while in residence at Khoj Kolkata International Artist Residency. The work was described as "dazzling" and "a real show-stopper" by the Detroit News. Cole also delivered a lecture "Woodcut Ornament and Abstraction" as part of the Mid American Print Conference at Wayne State University in Detroit. Cole holds the Ellsworth Woodward Professorship of Art and is a School of Liberal Arts Glick Fellow.

Mia Bagneris lectures at NOMA Assistant Professor Mia Bagneris will lecture on “Reimagining Race, Class, and Identity in the New World,” on Friday, September 12 at 6pm at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The lecture will be held in conjunction with the exhibit, Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898.

Kevin Jones exhibits in Seoul, South Korea Kevin H. Jones, Associate Professor of Digital Arts and Associate Chair of the Newcomb Art Department, is participating in The 14th Seoul International NewMedia Festival (aka NeMaf) from August 7-15. NeMaf, established by iGong Alternative Visual Culture Factory in 2000, is the first genre-over media art festival in Asia and the largest alternative film/media festival in Korea. The festival will feature Jones' video installation "Concerning Things That Can Be Doubted."

Alumnus Kendall Shaw in 9 Abstract Painters exhibit at Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York New Orleans native Kendall Shaw (BS, 1949, MFA 1959) studied at Tulane University's Newcomb School of Art under Ida Kohlmeyer, George Rickey, Kurt Kranz, and visiting artist Mark Rothko. In 1961 Shaw moved to New York City and began exhibiting at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 1964. The gallery's current exhibition, Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958-1971, showcases nine large paintings by then-emerging artists Edward Avedisian, Darby Bannard, Friedel Dzubas, Paul Feeley, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Ralph Humphrey, Kenneth Noland, and Kendall Shaw. The exhibition runs from June 5 - August 1, 2014.

PhD candidate serves as institutional curator for Behind Closed Doors exhibit at New Orleans Museum of Art This week the New Orleans Advocate interviewed Lucia Abramovich, NOMA Curatorial Fellow for Spanish Colonial Art and Ph.D. candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies, about the upcoming exhibit ‘Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898.’

Mia Bagneris awarded Duren Professorship 2014-2015 The William L. Duren '26 Professorship Program provides up to four faculty members per year with additional resources that permit them to adopt distinctive pedagogies (team-teaching, use of auxiliary materials or electronic information technologies, and others) and to arrange for and facilitate distinctive kinds of meaningful interactions with students enrolled in the courses they teach as Duren Professors. Mia Bagneris, Assistant Professor of Art History, will use Duren funds to offer an expanded and enriched version of her seminar, “Contested Visions of the Civil War: Race, Rebellion, Reconstruction, Reunion, Romanticization, Revision and Other Narratives Surrounding the Civil War in American Art and Visual Culture" which will include number of guest speakers, a film series, and a weekend excursion to Atlanta. Exploring a wide range of art and visual culture including painting, sculpture, photography, film, museum exhibitions, and memorial performances, the course will explore the contested narratives of the Civil War from before the firing of the first shot at Fort Sumter to the present and culminate in a student-designed online exhibition featuring objects from local collections.

Teresa Cole named Glick Fellow by School of Liberal Arts For the fourth year in a row, based on the generosity of Cathy and Craig Glick, the School of Liberal Arts has been able to name four Glick fellows. Teresa Cole, chair of the Newcomb Art Department, plans a new project using handmade paper. Currently entitled, Seamless Belonging, the project will look not only at the process of papermaking but also issues of cultural identity. She will explore the use of pattern to create identity as well as a means to distort, confuse and manipulate information. To expand her knowledge of papermaking, she will use the Glick fellowship to attend the Annual Handmade Papermaking Workshop at the Awagami Factory in Japan. She will also travel to Manhattan where she will work at Dieu Donne, a papermaking studio equipped to deal with her large-scale works.

Stone Center awards Sonya Wohletz 'Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities' On Thursday, May 1, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies celebrated its 13th annual Awards Ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding staff, faculty, and students. The award ceremony celebrates the interdisciplinary work produced by Stone Center affiliates over the course of the past year. At the ceremony, Dr. Elizabeth Boone presented Sonya Wohletz with the Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities for her paper “Through a Glass, Darkly: A Study of Mirrors in Aztec Art.”

Memorial service for John Clemmer (1921-2014) held on May 9 John Clemmer, former Chair of the Newcomb Art Department, died April 11 in Milwaukee of complications from a stroke. Clemmer taught drawing and painting to generations of Tulane students at both the School of Architecture and the Newcomb Art Department between 1951 and his retirement in 1986.

The Newcomb Art Department honors outstanding student artists and historians On Thursday, April 24, the Newcomb Art Department presented the following awards to students in the History of Art and Studio Art programs: Henry Stern Prize Paper in Art History, Gabrielle Stewart; Outstanding Art History Major, Kira Sullivan; Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award for a Sophomore or Junior in Art History, James Steele; Senior Honors Scholar in Art History, Zachary Chizmar; Alberta “Rusty” Collier Award for Outstanding Studio Art Majors in 2-Dimensional Work, Marjorie McWilliams; Alberta “Rusty” Collier Award for Outstanding Studio Art Majors in 3-Dimensional Work, Noah Conlay; Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award for a Sophomore or Junior in Studio Art, Emily Johnson; Sandy Chism Memorial Award in Painting, Elizabeth Feroze; Edmond Lester Lacoste III Memorial Award in Painting, Caroline Muneoka; Promising Rising Senior Award in Painting, Jessie Gomez; Senior Honors Scholar in Studio Art, Benjamin Kim.

Alumnus Jeff Rosenheim curates exhibition of Civil War photographs at NOMA Tulane New Wave, April 24

‘Early Modern’ portraits at Newcomb tell a fascinating story Exhibition review by John d'Addario in the New Orleans Advocate.

Bonnie Maygarden exhibits at Staple Goods and Gallery 2 Bonnie Maygarden, 2014 MFA candidate, had a solo exhibition at Staple Goods in New Orleans opening Saturday, April 12 with a reception from 6-9pm. Maygarden uses deceptive techniques to leaven the self-referential flatness of late modernist painting with the emotional coolness of a screen-based experience. Maygarden was also featured in a four-person abstract painting show, "Staring at the Sun,” curated by Craig Drennen at Gallery 2, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Glass students exhibit at OCH Gallery "Clear Aspects: Conversations in Glass," an exhibit of works by Tulane University undergraduate and graduate students was on view at OCH Gallery from April 12 - May 2, 2014. The works featured represent a variety of studio techniques, including glass blowing and casting by graduate students Daniel Alley and Jeffrey Stenbom, as well as undergraduates Claire Beauchamp, Noah Conlay, Addi Ginsberg, Eric Hess, Ben Kim, Tom Lobell, and Petr Verner.

Ronna Harris exhibits at New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts Ronna Harris, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Newcomb Art Department exhibited a new body of work titled "Closer Examination" at the Academy Gallery in New Orleans. Harris' paintings communicate a state of controlled chaos as she combines two divergent forces and approaches: realism and abstract expression.

Anne Dunlop curates major exhibition of Old Masters The Newcomb Art Gallery staged its largest exhibition ever of Old Master art with the opening of “Early Modern Faces: European Portraits 1480-1780” on March 27 at Tulane University. The exhibition brought together nearly 90 Old Master paintings and prints by some of the most famous artists of Renaissance and Baroque Europe, including Van Dyck, Veronese, Zurbaran, Rembrandt and Goya. “It’s an enormous show,” said curator Anne Dunlop, an art history professor at Tulane. “It’s a real achievement to have this show here. And it’s a big chance for the people of New Orleans to see works that they wouldn’t necessarily get to see.” The rise of the portrait was one of the fundamental artistic developments of early-modern art, with the artist trying to record the subject’s appearance while documenting a social, historical or ideal persona. “Any historic house you go into, you’ll see portraits,” Dunlop said. “But we don’t necessarily think about the fact that they have a particular development and a particular style. This is a chance for people to see how portraits came into being and to think about what they are looking at. There is a kind of staged or performance aspect to these works.” Dunlop said the exhibition is one of the biggest displays of Old Master art to ever take place in New Orleans. Most of the works are on loan from the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Collection of Houston, with several from the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibition catalog includes entries written by Tulane students.

Adam Mysock exhibits at VOLTA NY Adam Mysock, Professor of Practice in Painting and Drawing, had a solo show in New York (SoHo) earlier this month as part of this year’s VOLTA NY art fair. Along with eighteen older paintings, he exhibited a new body of work titled “The Jetsam” which explored technology as a marker of time. Mysock's debut exhibit in New York generated significant media coverage and interest by collectors. More than half the paintings were sold in one day to the 21c Museum in Louisville, Kentucky and private collectors in New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Alumna Helen C. Evans delivered the first annual Wladis Seminar on Curatorial Careers Alumna Helen C. Evans, Ph.D., the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, lectured on "Curating Byzantium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Installations and Exhibitions."
A specialist in Early Christian, Byzantine and Armenian art, Dr. Evans received B.A. from Newcomb College and her masters and Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. After joining the curatorial staff of the Museum in 1991, she installed the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Byzantine Art, the first galleries dedicated to Byzantine art in an encyclopedic museum, in 2000 and expanded them in 2008. She has curated three landmark exhibitions on Byzantine Art - Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th – 9th Century) in 2012, Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557) in 2004, and The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era (843-1261).

Lucia Abramovich appointed Spanish Colonial Fellow at NOMA Lucia Abramovich, Ph.D. candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies at Tulane, joined the staff at the New Orleans Museum of Art as the new curatorial fellow of Spanish Colonial Art. Abramovich served as institutional curator for Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish Colonial Home, 1492-1898, an exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art that opened at NOMA on June 20, 2014.

Assistant Professor AnnieLaurie Erickson and Professor of Practice Weston Lambert exhibit in New York AnnieLaurie Erickson participated in Distant Images, Local Positions, a group photography show at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York. Weston Lambert was selected for UrbanGlass's Annual MFA Exhibition which highlights emerging artists who use glass in their work.

Carroll Gallery hosts Tribute Exhibition for Sandy Chism “A Tribute to Sandy Chism: an exhibition of work by friends, colleagues, students and mentors” was on display at the Carroll Gallery January 13 – 30, 2014. Sandy Chism was an associate professor of painting and drawing at Tulane who passed away in January of 2013. Participating artists: Zarouhie Abdalian, Raine Bedsole, Eleanor Bernadas, Simonette Berry, Taylor Bonds, Lisa Bulawsky, Ellen Bull, Angela Burks, Joseph Burwell, Kyle Chaput, Teresa Cole, Aaron Collier, Liese Dart, Bonita Day, Alyssa Dennis, Laura Doughtie, Becky Durham, Jennifer Drinkwater, Eden Gass, David Gillies, Brian Glaser, Margot Goodan, Rachel Granberry, Adam Hall, Ronna Harris, Brian Hitselberger, Emily Huffman, Jennifer Ickes, Maureen Iverson, Jeremy Jernegan, Josh Knott, Yasamin Keshtakar, Karyn Kirke, Molly Knobloch, Casey Lard, Victoria Le, Nicole Lehrer, Barbie L’Hoste, Kathleen Loe, Allison McAshan, Judith Burns McCrea, Amy McKinnon, Kayleigh Maier, Madeline Marak, Ali Mills, Lance Morris, Lara Mossler, Adam Mysock, Matteo Neivert, Jamie Oliver, Gina Phillips, Marc-Anthony Polizzi, Laurel Porcari, Laura Richens, David Robinson, Blake Sanders, Hannah March Sanders, Karoline Schleh, Gordon Sherman, Billy Solitario, Alexis Stahl, Ben Trinh, Annie Walker, Josh Windham, Bronwen Wyatt, and others.


Newcomb Artists at PhotoNOLA Assistant Professor AnnieLaurie Erickson was featured in an exhibition at the Ogden Museum and co-curated a show at the Front in conjunction with PhotoNOLA. Currents2013 opened December 13 at the Ogden Museum and features work by members of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. PhotoBOMB, curated by Lee Deigaard & AnnieLaurie Erickson, opened December 14 at The Front, 4100 St. Claude Avenue.

Teresa Cole at Art Miami 2013 The first week of December the art world converges on Art Miami, the leading international contemporary and modern art fair. Newcomb Art professor Teresa Cole is represented by two galleries which will showcase her work during this art extravaganza. Atlanta's WhiteSpace gallery will be presenting her work atAqua and Callan Contemporary of New Orleans will show hew work at SCOPE Miami Beach.

Anne Dunlop and Students visit the Blaffer Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Associate Professor of Art History, Anne Dunlop, took her seminar on 'Early Modern Portraits' to the Sarah Campbell Blaffer collection at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston on November 1-2. The class is organized in conjunction with an exhibition Dunlop is curating, 'Early Modern Faces,' which will be held at the Newcomb Art Gallery from March 27 to June 29, 2014

Adam Mysock exhibits in "Crescent City Connection" at the Dishman Art Museum Adam Mysock, Senior Professor of Practice, Newcomb Art Department, is currently featured in an exhibition called "Crescent City Connection" at the Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University (Beaumont, Texas).

Aaron Collier and Dave Greber selected for the Joan Mitchell Center NOLA Studio Program Aaron Collier, Senior Professor of Practice in Art Studio, and Dave Greber, Adjunct Instructor in Digital Arts, were selected by The Joan Mitchell Center as two of ten artists for the 2013-2014 New Orleans Local Artists (“NOLA”) Studio Program.

Holly Flora lectures at the Metropolitan's Cloisters Museum, New York Holly Flora, Associate Professor of Art History, gave a gallery talk on October 19 at the Cloisters, the branch museum of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The lecture was titled "Monks, Mendicants, and the Art of Reform."

Stephanie Porras: The Young Dürer opens at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London Stephanie Porras, Assistant Professor of Art History, both contributed an essay and co-edited the catalog for a landmark exhibition opening at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery in London, The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure.

Jane Cassidy's Square Ball at Art for Arts Sake 2013 Jane Cassidy, second-year MFA candidate in Digital Arts, presented "Square Ball" on Saturday, October 5 from 6-9pm on the 400 block of Julia Street. This one-night-only site-specific art installation is part of the Contemporary Art Center's annual Art for Art's Sake block party.

Patch Somerville exhibition opens at the Academy Gallery on Art for Arts Sake 2013 | The Academy Gallery presents new work by Patch Somerville a first-year MFA Candidate in Painting and Drawing. The opening reception is Saturday, October 5th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The exhibition will run through October 26th. The Academy Gallery is located at 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA.

Bonnie Maygarden Virtuous Reality and Dave Greber Gr8 @wakening! at the Front | Works by Bonnie Maygarden, second-year MFA candidate in Painting, and Dave Greber, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Digital Arts are on exhibit at The Front Gallery, 4100 St. Claude Avenue. In Virtuous Reality, Bonnie Maygarden aims to understand the place of painting in a seductive world of synthetic and manufactured imagery. Through the creation of works by hand that feel as though they have been created with the use of technology, Bonnie invites the viewer to question their perception and expectations of the painted image. Front member, Dave Greber presents two new video installations: Free Love, a monitor-based loop and S.N.E.E.Z. (are you sure you want clear history?), a new 3-channel Stasseo mural. Could this be the one "weird' trick that finally prepares you to be shocked? Strange new secret finding baffles art critics!

Adam Mysock: solo exhibition at VOLTA9 in Basel | Adam Mysock, Senior Professor of Practice in the Department of Art, had a solo exhibition of his paintings as part of the Volta9 art fair in Basel, Switzerland. The show, titled Backward, Inward, Outward, Forward, consisted of 21 paintings dealing with exploration and ambition. It was reviewed in an article in the Swiss economic and finance publication L'Agefi. Additionally, Mysock’s work was featured in the New American Paintings, South Issue, #106.

Gene Koss: Sunrise opens at Arthur Roger Gallery on White Linen Night | Sunrise, a solo exhibition of recent glass and steel sculpture by Professor Gene Koss, will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from August 3 – September 14, 2013. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance, Saturday, August 3 from 6-9 pm in conjunction with “White Linen Night.” The featured sculpture, Sunrise, is inspired by a view in west-central Wisconsin where Gene Koss grew up and regularly returns. The artist describes the view as, “that of the people who work the land and look up a valley at the Wisconsin ridges and hills as they toil.”

Louisiana Contemporary features works by Newcomb Art Faculty at the Ogden Museum | Louisiana Contemporary, a statewide juried exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art includes works by four Newcomb Art Department faculty: Silas Breaux [Printmaking], Teresa Cole [Printmaking], Kevin Jones [Digital Arts], and Weston Lambert [Glass]. The juror for Louisiana Contemporary is Franklin Sirmans, the Curator of Contemporary Art for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and artistic director of Prospect.3 New Orleans.

Slow Light: new work by AnnieLaurie Erickson opens at Antenna Gallery | In this series of photographs, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Assistant Professor of Photography, addresses the phenomenon of afterimages– the latent imagery that remains on our retinas after we look at the sun or bright objects in the dark. Using handmade artificial retinas that absorb and release the remains of light, Erickson simulates an essentially unphotographable visual experience.

Tulane and Smithsonian partner for the national tour of Newcomb Pottery | Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University is partnering with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to present the largest, most comprehensive collection of Newcomb arts and crafts to tour the country in nearly three decades. The show, “Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise,” will run from Oct. 3 to March 9, 2014, at Newcomb Art Gallery before launching a national tour.

Back to the Basics: Daniel Alley and Jane Cassidy featured in Pelican Bomb | The work of two Newcomb Art graduate students, Daniel Alley and Jane Cassidy, is featured this month in an article in Pelican Bomb. In addition, Jane Cassidy's “Swells for the Night Season” is on view until June 14 at Parse Gallery (134 Carondelet Street) in New Orleans.

Anne Dunlop awarded Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts | This past year Anne Dunlop, Associate Professor of Art History, was a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow at CASVA, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. In addition to her fellowship at CASVA, she gave her first keynote address in Melbourne, Australia, in February, and was appointed to the international committee to evaluate university art history departments for the Israeli Council for Higher Education.

The portfolios of the 2013 Studio Art BA/BFA graduates can be viewed online: | Sam Crosby, BFA, Painting, Printmaking | Renee Blair, BA, Painting Digital Art | Judith Gronna, BA, Ceramics | Hannah Jegart, BA, Printmaking | Charles Keyes, BA, Digital Art | Madeline Marak, BFA, Painting | Molly Knobloch, BA, Painting | Makenzie Kozojet, BA, Painting | Christina Mason, BA, Ceramics | Larsen McDowell, BA, Painting | Margaret Spacapan, BFA, Glass, Printmaking | Sam Moore, BA, Photography | Alexandra Rahn, BA, Sculpture | Caitlin Wallace Rowland, BA Painting | Yuhui Yun, BA Painting

Srdjan Loncar curates exhibit at Barrister's Gallery in New Orleans | Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture Srdjan Loncar curated a show at Barrister’s Gallery, Čardak Ní Na Nebu Ní Na Zemljí (A Castle Neither in the Sky nor on Earth). This group exhibition features work by Daniel Alley, Angela Berry, Z Behl, Jane Cassidy, Hannah Chalew, Patrick Coll, Sam Crosby, Dawn Dedeaux, Srdjan Loncar, Malcolm McClay, and Christopher Saucedo. The show was reviewed by D. Eric Bookhahrdt in the Gambit Weekly.

Kevin Jones: Placebo Effect opens at Art Lab AKIBA in Tokyo | Kevin Jones, Associate Professor of Digital Arts, combines the curiosity of artist and scientist in his exploration of the natural world. In the exhibition Placebo Effect, he uses the symbolic language of established scientific disciplines like Chemistry and Physics in order to create his own conceptual taxonomy of signs and systems. The exhibition will be on view at Art Lab AKIBA in Tokyo during the month of April.

Gene Koss featured in Glass Legacies exhibit at University of Wisconsin River Falls | Professor Gene Koss returned to his alma mater for the February 14 opening of Glass Legacies. The University of Wisconsin River Falls Glass art studio was started in 1967 by Doug Johnson. This exhibit featured the early alumni and faculty of UWRF including Gene Koss, Michael Mieblen, Jon Clark and Stephen Cox. The exhibit was accompanied by a panel discussion and hot glass demonstrations.

Holly Flora elected to the Board of Directors of the International Center of Medieval Art | Holly Flora, Associate Professor of Art History, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Center of Medieval Art, whose mission is to sponsor and otherwise support study, teaching, conferences, exhibitions, displays, and publications devoted to medieval art and culture. Directors are elected by ICMA members and serve three-year terms as the governing body for the organization. Dr. Flora also co-chaired a session, "Medieval Art and Response" at the College Art Association conference in New York on February 14, 2013 and gave a Gallery Talk at the Cloisters Museum on "Marriage and the Family in Medieval Art" on February 16, 2013.

Pat Trivigno 1922-2013 | Pat Trivigno, Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing (TU 1946-1989), died on January 30, 2013 at age ninety. He taught several generations of young artists at Tulane and is remembered by many as a particularly sensitive and caring teacher. We have reprinted on this website A Tribute to Pat written by Jessie Poesch for the New Orleans Museum of Art's 1994 exhibition catalog, Pat Trivigno: the Search for Inner Form.

Volumes: Recent Work by William DePauw opening at Staple Goods in New Orleans | In this exhibition Professor of Practice William DePauw considers form and volume as contained space. His drawings and sculpture then depart from that simple observation. Opening reception from 6-9 pm on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The exhibition is open on Saturdays and Sundays from February 9 until March 3, 12-5 pm. Staple Goods is located at 1340 St. Roch Avenue in the St. Claude Arts District.

Sandy Chism 1957-2013 | Sandy Chism, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Tulane University Newcomb Department, died January 2, 2013 at the home of her sister in Great Bend, Kansas. A memorial service will be held this spring at the Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel on the campus of Tulane University. She will be deeply missed by the students, staff, and faculty of the Tulane University Newcomb Art Department, both present and past.

black white and things on view at the Carroll Gallery January 14 - February 6, 2013 | This group exhibition takes its title from Robert Frank's photographic book of 1952. Artists include Leslie Addison, Robin Denny, Rachael DePauw, William DePauw, Laura Gipson, Daniel Kelly IV, Joel Kelly, Mary Jane Parker, Yuka Petz, Megan Roniger, Blake Sanders, Hannah March Sanders, Karoline Schleh, and George Yerger. Opening reception Thursday, January 17 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Mantras of Form and Pattern: Teresa Cole opens at Callan Contemporary in New Orleans | In this solo exhibition Printmaking Professor and Chair Teresa Cole creates an immersive installation of abstract compositions printed on handmade paper. The artist will lead a walk through the exhibition at Callan Contemporary on Saturday, December 8 at 3pm. The gallery is located at 518 Julia Street in the Warehouse Arts District.


2012 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition at Carroll Gallery | Juror Luis Cruz Azaceta attended the opening reception. Recipients of the Juror's Awards include: Addi Ginsburg [Glass], Keeley Peckham [Painting and Drawing], Maureen Phelan [Photography], Jean-Pierre Simmons [Sculpture], Margaret Spacapan [Printmaking]

Broken Star: Aaron Collier exhibition at Cole Pratt Gallery | Professor of Practice Aaron Collier's brightly colored abstract paintings interpret quilts his grandmother made. Collier creates contrast between sharp ordered shapes we normally see in heirloom quilts and the more haphazard brushstrokes of abstract expressionism.

Health, Wealth and Progeny at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art | Digital Arts MFA candidate Dave Greber's multimedia installation portrays an epic and universal internal battle in which three television doctors, embodying the first three chakras, are greedily fishing for human consciousness on the sea of materialism. The fourth chakra, activated by the awakened Kundalini, destroys them in a fit of unconditional love.

In the Trying: Sandy Chism opens at Johnathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans | Studio Art Professor Sandy Chism's solo exhibition features her new work, many images from the photographs of Bernd and Hilla Becher featuring 19th century coal tipples.

Printmaking Professor and Chair Teresa Cole's work featured in two exhibitions | Cole's exhibitions showcase her prints and installation work. Her solo exhibition Between Origin and Present at whitespace in Atlanta includes her installation Curling In On Itself created during a stay at the Khoj International Artists' Residency in Kolkata, India. Her work is also featured in the group exhibition Pattern at Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC.

MFA graduates receive Joan Mitchell Foundation grants | 2012 MFA graduates Weston Lambert and Grace Mikell were selected as recipients of the 2012 MFA Grant Program. The program aims to further artistic careers and to aid, upon graduation, in the transition from academic to professional studio work.

Elizabeth Boone elected to Two Prestigious Academies | Elizabeth Boone, the Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining some of the world's most accomplished leaders in academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts. Founded in 1780, the Academy is one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies in a wide array of fields. Boone was also recently elected to the Academia Mexicana de la Historia, an affiliate of the Real Academia in Madrid. Its purpose is to bring together distinguished scholars of all periods of Mexican history to promote and propagate Mexican historical studies and culture. Its membership consists of 30 chairs occupied by eminent Mexican historians and 35 corresponding members from around the world.

Current MFA graduate students and alumnus featured in Art Forum | The May issue of Art Forum features a review by Nick Stillman of the "Spaces: Antenna, the Front, Good Children Gallery" show at the Contemporary Arts Center. The review mentions work by current students Sophie T. Lvoff and Dave Greber as well as recent MFA graduate Ryan Watkins-Hughes.

Anne Dunlop receives Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowship for 2012-13 academic year | Art History Professor Anne Dunlop was awarded a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts located at the National Gallery. The fellowship supports research on European Art before the early nineteenth century.

Laura Richens selected to teach at noted Penland School of Crafts | Laura Richens, adjunct professor and curator of Carroll Gallery, was selected to teach "Letterpress & Relief Prints" at the noted Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Her course will use nature as inspiration, creating works that integrate letterpress-printed text and imagery created through linocuts and woodcuts.

Sarah House selected as a Visiting Artist in Ceramics at Tainan National University of the Arts | 2012 MFA graduate Sarah House will spend June-September conducting creative research and working with graduate students in Tainan City, Taiwan. For more information about Sarah House, please visit the Sarah House website.

2012 Student Art Awards to be presented on April 27, 2012 | The Newcomb Art Department will present awards to outstanding studio art and art history students at a celebration on April, 27 at 3 pm in Stone Auditorium. For more information, go to our awards page.

View photos from visiting ceramic sculptor Brian Kakas' demonstration


MA candidate Lindsay O'Connor will present at Art & Exchange: The Tufts University Art History Graduate Student Research Conference | O'Connor will give a talk "The Picture of Civility: The Interplay between the Construction of Whiteness and Visual Culture in Kara Walker's A Warm Summer Evening in 1863".

Kevin Jones' solo exhibition CHEMTRAIL will be held at Rudolph Blume Fine Art | ArtScan Gallery | Digital Arts associate professor Kevin Jones' work is exhibited in CHEMTRAIL: Broadcasting to Unknown Points. Jones uses a variety of media to explore the natural world.

STEPHEN HILGER: Hotel California opens at MUSE Center of Photography and the Moving Image | Photography professor Stephen Hilger's large-scale color photographs made in and around the famed Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles are exhibited in STEPHEN HILGER: Hotel California held at MUSE Center of Photography and the Moving Image. Exhibited alongside his work are photographs and ephemera drawn from the files of the Ambassador Archive.

Newcomb Art Department faculty members celebrated in Faculty Showcase Reception | Studio Art faculty member Sandy Chism and Art History faculty member Elizabeth Boone were honored at Tulane University's School of Liberal Arts reception celebrating major accomplishments for 2011. Professor Chism was honored for her solo exhibition Sliver at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery and Professor Boone was honored as co-editor of Their Way of Writing: Scripts, Signs, and Pictograhies in Pre-Columbian America.

Studio Art faculty and student work featured in NOLA NOW, Part I: Swagger for a Lost Magnificence | CAC's exhibition NOLA NOW, Part I is a "snapshot reflecting a community producing work in a culturally specific geographical locale." It includes work by faculty members and current or former students: Michelle Basta, James Taylor Bonds, Teresa Cole, Aaron Collier, Dave Greber, Stephen Hilger, Gene Koss, Srdjan Loncar, Sophie T. Lvoff, Grace Mikell, and Monica Zeringue.

Visiting Assistant Professor Srdjan Loncar receives Art Takes London award | Sculpture professor Srdjan Loncar's work was awarded the Art Takes London 2011 Sculpture & Installation prize by judges Alexis Hubshman, Founder of SCOPE Art Show; Jason Goodman, Founder of 3rd Ward; and Daria Brit Shapiro, Head Curator at Artists Wanted.

Associate Professor Anne Dunlop receives the 2010 Margaret Wade Labarge Prize | Dr. Dunlop's book Painted Palaces: The Rise of Secular Art in Early Renaissance Italy was awarded the 2010 Margaret Wade Labarge Prize for Best Book in Medieval Studies. The prize is awarded by the Canadian Society of Medievalists.

Professor Teresa Cole is the organizer for the International Printmaker's Conference in New Orleans | On March 14-17, 2012, "Navigating Currents," the SGC International annual conference will be held in New Orleans.