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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 13:45
Elliot Doughtie (BA, Studio Art, Art History, '07) was named a 2018 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants. The Foundation currently awards $25,000 to twenty-five artists through a nomination process. Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists, at any stage in their career, who are currently under-recognized for their creative achievements, and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant.

Elliot Doughtie is a Baltimore-based artist originally from Dallas, TX. Doughtie’s current practice utilizes drawing, collage, sculpture, and installation in the service of generating new experiences that transcend existing boundaries or assumed functions. Cosmic landscapes and bathroom plumbing are used as metaphors for the body in transition in his own explorations of the fluidity of gender and sexuality.  Doughtie describes his practice, “My sculptures and installations are metaphors for how I envision my own body and the bodies of those who are, like myself, transgender. Often the sculptures, or their attached component parts, are tools that would be used specifically by a trans person to push the body to something other than its current limits.”

Elliot Doughite, Alchemy Set For A Future Body (Part 2), 2016, mixed media installation: plaster, paper clay, plastic tubing, ink, ink jet transfer, copper couplings, and found table, 48" x 60" x 30"

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:21
The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) announced this week that it has hired Lucia Abramovich as its new Associate Curator of Latin American Art. Over her career, Ms. Abramovich has spent time working in various institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection of Harvard University, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, where she served as a curatorial fellow from 2013 to 2016. During this period, Ms. Abramovich worked with the institution’s collection of Spanish Colonial art and objects. She is expected to graduate in April of 2019 with a PhD from Tulane University, and will start her position at SAMA in June.

read more ... Glasstire {Texas visual art}  SAMA Hires Curator of Latin American Art
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:03
"Datum Drawing" gallery talk with Prof. Aaron Collier
Datum Drawing (February 4-March 8) is an exhibition that explores the use of datum in drawing as an architectural or spatial point of reference. A Datum Line is a line to which dimensions are referred on engineering drawings, and from which measurements are calculated. The term datum refers to a piece of information or fixed point of scale that serves as a reference in defining the geometry of a composition and in measuring aspects of that geometry to assess its relation to another value in space. Artists, architects, designers, engineers, cartographers and many others use datums to construct and define visual representation of space and place.  This show brings together two artists and   two architects who employ the use of datum lines in their work.

Aaron Collier, Assistant Professor of Art, Tulane University 
Perry Kulper, Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan 
Derek Lerner, NYC based artist
Tiffany Lin, Associate Professor of Architecture, Tulane University      

Curated  by Sandy Litchfield, Assistant Professor Department of Architecture

University of Massachusetts 
John W Olver Design Building #180
551 North Pleasant Street
Amherst MA

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 11:14
The College Art Association is honoring Elizabeth Hill Boone, Professor of History of Art and Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art at Tulane University, as the 2019 CAA Distinguished Scholar.

The Distinguished Scholar Session honoring Elizabeth Boone will take place Thursday, Febrary 14, 2019, from 4-5:30pm.

An expert in the Precolumbian and early colonial art of Latin America with an emphasis on Mexico, Professor Boone is the former Director of Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks and recipient of numerous honors and fellowships, including the Order of the Aztec Eagle, awarded by the Mexican government in 1990.

CAA media and content manager Joelle Te Paske corresponded with her recently to learn her thoughts on art history, scholarship, and challenges in the field. Read their interview here
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 13:06
Please join us for the 2019 Sandra Garrard Memorial Lecture

Casey Reas: Earthly Delights
Thursday, February 7, 7:00 pm
Freeman Auditorium
Woldenberg Art Center

Reas’ software, prints, and installations have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His work ranges from small works on paper to urban-scale installations, and he balances solo work in the studio with collaborations with architects and musicians. Reas’ work is in a range of private and public collections, including the Centre Georges Pompidou and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Reas is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Media Arts and Sciences and a bachelor’s degree from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. With Ben Fry, Reas initiated Processing in 2001; Processing is an open-source programming language and environment for the visual arts.

image: Casey Reas, KNBC (December 2015), 2015, custom software, digital video, computer, projector,  dimensions variable, Sound by Philip Rugo
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:40

if at all
Adam Crosson
Carroll Gallery
opening reception: Thursday, Jan. 17, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, with a walkthrough by the artist at 6:00 pm

exhibition dates: Jan. 15 - Feb. 7, 2019

artist's statement:

The exhibition, if at all, is an installation including sculpture, photography, and video projection looking at aspects of place and memory. Much of the work references built structures that are in varying states of both dormancy and latency. These states frame the present by looking forward and backward in time. I search urban and rural conditions for these structures and in doing so collapse properties of both in the space of the gallery. My approach to installation is influenced by the cinematic experience as one that focuses visual and auditory stimuli within a mediated environment. I employ some of these cinematic conventions from a desire to obfuscate a sense of time and locale, opening upon the fictive and the potential unfolding of a narrative structure.

Adam Crosson received his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Extended Media from The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture. In 2016/17, he was a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and has been awarded fellowships to study at the Royal College of Art, London, and to attend the Vermont Studio Center. In 2018 he received a Monroe Fellowship from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, a Committee on Research Grant from Tulane University, and a Scholarly Retreat at A Studio in The Woods through Tulane's Bywater Institute. Forthcoming solo exhibitions will be held at Antenna Gallery, New Orleans and the Carroll Gallery at Tulane University. In the fall of 2018 Crosson installed work at The Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum Science Branch Library in Berlin as part of Berlin Science Week’s Art Science Exhibits. He is currently Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Tulane University.

Gallery hours: M - F, 9 am - 4 pm
Gallery closed on official Tulane holidays.
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:49
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 Newcomb Art Department at Tulane University in New Orleans is accepting applications in Art History. The application deadline is February 1, 2019. Further information and application guidelines can be found here. The application process can be completed online here

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.
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
Tulane University
Newcomb Art Department 
202 Woldenberg Art Center 
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
United States 

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:45
Application deadline: 
February 1, 2019

Tulane University
Newcomb Art Department
202 Woldenberg Art Center
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
United States

T +1 504 865 5327

The Newcomb Art Department at Tulane University is devoted to the study and production of visual art within the context of Tulane University's strong tradition in the liberal arts. The Art Department fosters a collaborative and rigorous environment that promotes creative and critical inquiry, exploration, and innovation in studio arts practice. The Department emphasizes a multi-disciplinary approach to contemporary art-making and supports myriad forms of expression with concentrations in Sculpture, Glass, Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Arts and Painting & Drawing.

The Newcomb Art Department offers an MFA degree in a small, intensive, interdisciplinary, two-year residency program that emphasizes close interaction with dedicated faculty and peers, and engagement with New Orleans’ unique cultural landscape. The graduate curriculum is focused on individual studio practice while also engaging students in cross-disciplinary seminars on art theory, pedagogy, and practice-based research as well as courses in the history of art. All admitted graduate students receive a full tuition waiver and a generous assistantship stipend. Teaching and teaching-assistantship opportunities are available to all admitted students each semester.

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 Prospect New Orleans, an international art Biennial, the newly established Joan Mitchell Center, The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, The New Orleans Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and Pelican Bomb, a leading arts criticism organization.

Facilities: Graduate students are provided with a private studio and 24-hour access to world-class facilities in the Woldenberg Art Center. Sculpture houses a fully equipped wood shop, a metals area/foundry, mixed media space, digital fabrication capabilities, and space for performance. Ceramics includes large general studio workrooms as well as specialized clay, glaze and plaster mixing rooms, critique/computer and kiln rooms. Glass houses both a hot and cold shop, as well as a steel fabrication area. Printmaking has facilities for intaglio, lithography and silkscreen as well as its own darkroom. The Digital Arts studio includes 14 workstations with the latest software, five scanners, along with medium and large format printers. Photography includes graduate and main darkrooms, film processing, a lighting studio, lecture and demo rooms and an advanced digital imaging room. Painting and Drawing maintains four large classrooms with entire walls of natural north light and color-balanced lighting overhead. The Carroll Gallery serves as the Newcomb Art Department’s exhibition space, and is dedicated to presenting professional exhibitions by students and faculty, including the annual MFA candidacy reviews and MFA thesis exhibitions. The Newcomb Art Museum features national and international exhibitions and programs that utilize the critical frameworks of diverse disciplines in conceptualizing and interpreting innovative art and design.

Studio Art Faculty: Teresa Cole, Aaron Collier, Adam Crosson, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Ronna Harris, Jeremy Jernegan, Kevin H. Jones, Gene Koss, Anthony Baab, William DePauw, Sean Fader, Christian Stock.

Past visiting artists and critics: Trevor Paglen, Mickalene Thomas, Jenni Sorkin, Tania Bruguera, Arlene Shechet, Helen Molesworth, Zarouhie Abdalian, Hank Willis Thomas, Jessica Stockholder, Jason Lazarus, Curtis Mann, Hannah Whitaker, Cameron Shaw, Tanyth Berkeley, Dan Cameron, Miranda Lash, Paul Chan, Mel Chin, John F. Clark, Holland Cotter, Luke DuBois, Eve Fowler, Pat Steir, Robert Storr, Katy Grannan, Craig Drennen, Dana Hoey, Susan Kismaric, Nicola Lopez, Lothar Osterburg, Eric Parker, Alexis Rockman, Jeff L. Rosenheim, Thomas Roma, Jennifer Steinkamp, Swoon, Marcia Vetrocq, Pawel Wojtasik, and Lisa Yuskavage.

Application information
The Newcomb Art Department is accepting applications in Sculpture, Glass, Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Arts and Painting & Drawing. The application deadline is February 1, 2019. Please note that the GRE is not required of MFA applicants in Studio Art. Further information and application guidelines can be found here. The application process can be completed online here.

[photo credit: Juliana Kasumu (MFA candidate), Kadian, Irun Kiko Series, 2015]