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Newcomb Art News
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 14:46
Thinking about your summer plans? Come to our Dessert Party and learn about the Art History Special Summer Sessions on Tulane’s Campus! 
201 Woldenberg Art Center 
Friday, March 13th,  2:00–3:00pm

Professors Flora and Geddes will be there to answer your questions.
Ask us about our courses and how you can intern this summer at a museum in New Orleans for credit!
Enjoy Gracious Bakery treats and iced chai and talk about art history!
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 09:51

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. When a diverse community isn't represented in the writing and editing on the 10th-most-visited site in the world, information gets skewed and misrepresented.

Let's change this.

Join staff from Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and Newcomb Institute for an editors' training session and Wikipedia edit-a-thon to improve coverage of cis and trans women, non-binary folks, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia.

Editors' Training Session March 6, 11 AM - 12 PM, H-TML 308
Register at

Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon March 11, 11 AM - 1 PM, H-TML 308 (with free pizza!)
Register at

Image by Joanna Neborsky
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:37
Open NOW in the Carroll Gallery, Vacancy, an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Jarrod Jackson. The exhibition is on view Feb. 20 – March 4, 2020  (*closed on 2/24 and 2/25). A reception will be held on  Friday, February 28, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, with a walkthrough by the artist at 6:00 pm. Carroll Gallery hours:  M – F, 9 am – 4 pm. Gallery closed on official Tulane holidays, including Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras (Feb. 24 and Feb. 25).

Please join the Newcomb Art Department for the 2020 Art History Graduate Student Association Lecture, "The Apocalypse of the Duc de Berry and the Apocalyptic Great Schism," by Richard K. Emmerson, Visiting Distinguished Professor, Florida State University, on Thursday, February 27th at 6 pm in Stone Auditorium. This lecture is supported by the Terry K. Simmons Fund.

On Friday, February 28th we will be screening "Unveiled Views: Muslim Women Artists Speak Out," a film by Alba Sotorra, at 5:30pm in Stone Auditorium. The Middle East Film Nights at Tulane series is sponsored by Newcomb Art Department, Newcomb Intitute, and CELT (Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching). This is a FREE screening and refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:45
Summer Session II: June 29–July 28

ARHS 1010 Art Survey I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages, Prof. Holly Flora MTWRF 11:00am – 12:40pm
An introduction to the history of painting, sculpture and architecture from the Old Stone Age through the ancient Mediterranean world to the end of the medieval period in Western Europe. Considers issues including technique, style, iconography, patronage, historical context, and art theory. Required for majors in the history of art.

ARHS 3380 Italian Renaissance Art, Prof. Leslie Geddes MTWRF 9:00am – 10:40am
This course introduces students to the study of the visual culture of Renaissance Italy (1350–1600). By examining how artists, architects, critics, and patrons used and discussed artworks including paintings, prints, sculpture, and architecture, students explore themes such as the revival of antiquity, the study of nature, the training of the artist, the role of competition, and the public and private display of art.

* Both courses satisfy Tier-1 Writing Requirements, Aesthetics and Creative Arts, Global Perspectives, and Western Traditions

Bonus content:
A coordinated visit to the New Orleans Museum of Art and professional enhancement events:
"Curatorial Careers, What to Know Now" with Prof. Holly Flora
"Are You Considering Graduate School? What to Know Now" with Prof. Leslie Geddes

Did you know you can do an internship this summer that fulfills the Tier-2 Service Learning Requirement through the Art History department? Ask us how!
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 12:52

The Newcomb Art Deparment at Tulane University is pleased to present our 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibitions at the Carroll Gallery in the Woldenberg Art Center.

The exhibitions include works in  sculpture, painting, photography, and glass by MFA candidates Blas Isasi, Jarrod Jackson, Juliana Kasumu, Sara Abbas, and Mark Morris. 
Please join us on Friday, February 14th for a gallery reception from 5:30 - 7:30 pm and a walkthrough with artist Blas Isasi at 6:00 pm in the Carroll Gallery.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 13:18
Professor Michelle Foa teaches two courses in Tulane's 4-week summer program in Paris (July 4- August 2).  Each class is a full 3-credit course, and almost all of the class meetings take place in the city, rather than in a classroom.

Paris is the best place in the world to learn about Impressionism!  Not only does it have the largest and best collections of Impressionist works, but we’ll be able to see first-hand the many sites that the Impressionists depicted in their images.  In this class, we will explore the work and careers of central Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists such as Degas, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, and others, by studying their works in person in museum collections and special exhibitions throughout the city.  Some of the museums that we will visit are the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée de l’Orangerie, and the Musée Marmottan Monet.  We will also take a trip to see Monet’s beautiful house, gardens, and water lily pond in Giverny.

This class will explore the various forms of pleasure and entertainment that were an essential part of Paris’s identity in the later 19th century and analyze different artists’ and writers’ representations of these Parisian pleasures.  We’ll pay particular attention to the world of Montmartre, a center of the city’s pleasure industry and its modern art scene.  We’ll study the work of some of the key artists of the period and visit some of the entertainment sites and activities that these artists featured in their work.  Class outings will include visits to a Montmartre cabaret, the Montmartre Museum, later 19th-century artists' studios, the Eiffel Tower, the Museum of Fashion, and the Garnier Opera House, among activities.

Program-wide excursions include a 3-day trip through northern France, a visit to a chateau outside of Paris, and a dinner cruise down Paris’s Seine River, among others.

Please contact with any questions or for more information.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:18
Summer Abroad in Italy   
May 31 – June 26, 2020

An Educational Experience Exploring Art, Cultural Development and the Reggio Emilia Approach to Education

Reserve your space. Apply by February 17, 2020!
Newcomb Art Department Professor Holly Flora offers ARHS 3910 Renaissance Italy, and ARHS 6000 Museum Education: An International Perspective in Tulane's unique program in Ferrara, Italy, a gorgeous city near Venice. These courses both fulfill the following requirements: Aesthetics & Creative Arts, Global Perspectives, Western Traditions, and Writing Tier-1.  You can take both, or choose an art history class and a class in psychology or education.

Ferrara, a beautiful city known for its Renaissance palaces and castles, is located in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, world famous for its cuisine. This summer abroad experience also offers a wealth of culture, community, and content.  Students will have the option to choose two (3-credit hour) courses in Education, Art History, and Psychology. These courses focus on the Reggio Emilia Approach to Education, the growth and development of children and adolescents, and art appreciation in Italy.

COURSES (all Tulane students and others are welcome to enroll)

ARHS 3910: The Art of Renaissance Italy

EDUC 6900: Special Topics (OR alternatively ARHS 6900 Special Topics in Museum Studies—Museum Education: An International Perspective)

EDLA 3160: Children’s & Adolescent Literature

EDCU 6860: Special Topics - A look at Reggio Emilia’s Approach to Education

PSYCH 3210: Child Psychology

PSYCH 3390: Adolescent Psychology    

*Intro to PSYCH required for both Psych classes 

Contact Dr. Shannon Blady for more information.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 13:03
Congratulations to Tulane Art History Prof. Holly Flora, who has just been awarded the prestigious Premio San Francesco, awarded by the Pontificia Università Antonianum, for her book: Cimabue and the Franciscans (Brepols, 2019.) 

Cimabue and the Franciscans sheds new light on the legendary artist Cimabue, revealing his sophisticated engagement with complicated intellectual and theological ideas about materials, memory, beauty, and experience. 

Prof. Flora will be awarded the prize at a ceremony in Rome on January 16, 2020.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:07
Gene Koss, Arc, installation view, Hibernian Memorial Park, New Orleans
The opening of Forging Strength: The Art of Labor, a new sculpture garden at Hibernian Memorial Park, will take place on Friday, January 17 at 10 am at the Celtic Cross Monument in New Orleans, located on the neutral ground between West End and Pontchartrain boulevards. (map) The guest of honor for the kick-off is Irish Consul General Claire McCarthy, making her first trip to New Orleans since her appointment to the Irish Consulate in Austin, Texas, last fall.
Artists featured in the exhibition include Earl Dismuke, Erica Larkin Gaudet, Hernan Caro, Gene H. Koss, Mia Kaplan and Tara Conley. The exhibit provides artistic representation of the immigration experience and supports the mission of the Irish heritage park to honor the contribution of the Irish in the Crescent City.
For more information contact Louisiana Hibernian Charity board president Jim Moriarty 504.616.3999.
Funding for the Hibernian Memorial Park sculpture project was provided by the Emigrant Support Programme of Ireland, with additional support from the Louisiana Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Hash House Harriers, the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club and Roubion Shoring and Construction.