Zoom meeting link: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/92590266996
Traditional art historical studies that focus exclusively on fully intact or “museum quality” artworks distort our understanding of fraught periods of history, and particularly rebellions and uprisings, due to severe censorship campaigns in their aftermath that sought to restore colonial order through targeted iconoclasm. This presentation offers new insights for writing about art’s entanglement with political violence, underscoring the gains that can be made through interdisciplinary methodologies for recovering Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous artists and subjects that have been erased from the official archive.
This talk is part of the year-long "Representation and Resistance: Scholarship Centering Race in Western Art" lecture series organised by the Newcomb Art Department and co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program. Dr. Cohen-Aponte's lecture is also co-sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and is the 2020 Terry K. Simmons Lecture in Art History for this year.
Zoom meeting info: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/98937431062
ReVisión: A New Look at Art in the Americas.
“ReVisión” collects essays from scholars of Latin American art history to help others understand the region’s nuanced history of creation, destruction, and renewal. In addition to essays, ReVisión showcases work from artists such as Alexander Apóstol, Juan Enrique Bedoya, Johanna Calle, and Ronny Quevedo in order to help visualize the questions of identity, exploitation of natural resources, and displacement from both before and after the conquest.” - University of Chicago Press
The book is also accompanied by an upcoming exhibition at the Denver Art Museum (dates TBA).
Lily Filson (BA Tulane, MA Syracuse, PhD, Ca'Foscari) published an article titled "Reformation England and the Performance of Wonder: Automata Technology and the Transfer of Power from Church to State" in Society and Politics vol. 13, no. 2.
Lucia Momoh (MA Tulane) published an article titled “The Art of Erasure” in The Iron Lattice, an art and culture print magazine based in New Orleans.
Two of our Art History and Latin American Studies PhD candidates have just recently published Smarthistory essays, "The History of Mexico: Diego Rivera’s Murals at the National Palace" by Megan Flattley and "Painting Aztec History" by Hayley Woodward. This was part of a special COVID-era program to support emerging art history scholars, sponsored by the Kress Foundation.
On Thursday, October 22nd, join us for Recycled Journal Making. Stop by and make a small hard-cover journal out of recycled cardboard and hardware.
On Thursday, November 12th we will make Solar Prints. Gather materials to create a photogram using light, water, and photo-s ensitive paper. Inspired by Man Ray’s Rayographs.
All pop-up events are open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Carroll Gallery.
Free and open to the Tulane community.
Social distancing: Limited to 10 people at a time in gallery.
Michelle Foa's article "In Transit: Edgar Degas and the Matter of Cotton, between New World and Old," was just published in the September 2020 issue of The Art Bulletin. Edgar Degas’ four-month stay in New Orleans in 1872-73, which marked his first experience crossing the Atlantic, resulted in two remarkable paintings of a cotton office. Foa’s article analyzes the important connections between Southern cotton, the textiles that fill the artist’s pictures of dancers, laundresses and bathers, and the paper he used for many of his drawings.
This year she has given lectures at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (virtually) and Wofford College. In July she joined the Board of Directors of the National Committee for the History of Art.
A new virtual lecture series has been organized by Mia L. Bagneris and Michelle Foa of the Newcomb Art Department and is being co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program.
Featuring a diverse array of scholars, such as Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Jennifer Van Horn, and Caitlin Beach, Representation and Resistance: Scholarship Centering Race in Western Art will showcase research that centers BIPOC people as artists, as subjects of representation, and as viewers.Talks in the series will illuminate the intersections of race and representation, including strategies of resistance employed by artists and spectators of color, in the visual and material cultures of the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean from the early modern period through the nineteenth century.All talks will be presented via Zoom and will be free and open to the public.
Please join us for the inaugural lecture by Jennifer Van Horn, Associate Professor of Art History and History, University of Delaware.
‘No one could prevent us making good use of our eyes’: Enslaved Spectators and Iconoclasts on Southern Plantations
Thursday, September 10, 6pm CDT
Zoom Meeting ID: 928 2640 9178 Passcode: 165843
This lecture uses the portrait to tell an alternative history of American art: how enslaved people mobilized portraiture in acts of artistic defiance.It traces the ways that bondpeople denied planters’ authority and reversed dehumanization by gazing on white elites’ portraits, an act of rebellion that remains understudied. This lecture is also supported by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South.
[Image Caption: Daphne Williams, Age about 100, 1936-38]