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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.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 10:49
Newcomb Art Department Professor Aaron Collier opened a two-person exhibition entitled "Revival" on October 24 at Octavia Art Gallery in Houston, TX. The exhibition runs through November 30.

“The “Everything You Need to Know” website that intends to prepare visitors to Palatine Hill in Rome offers the following caution: “Without a guide or guidebook, it can be difficult to make sense of the ruins of the Palatine… you don’t want to be one of those tourists who wanders aimlessly around the hill, with no idea of what they’re looking at.”

In September of 2017, Collier found himself to be just exactly that, a tourist without the benefit of a guide. It was the challenge of making sense of Palatine’s excavations and ruins, with their innumerable fragments, pieces, and remains, the profound inability to explain away or see through every layer, the overwhelming sense of bewilderment and mystery, that inspired the series Of Rocks and Ruins.

With these works, Collier implements several modes of image making towards squaring with the central questions that drive his research: “What to do with a small and incomplete knowledge of a vast, complex, and multivalent world? How are images, which are inherently shards or snippets of information, able to convey this inability to know in full?”.
Artwork: Fact and Spirit, 2018, Flashe on canvas, 38 x 38.”
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:39
In honor of Veterans Day, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art highlighted the work of World War II veteran and Tulane alumnus, Kendall Shaw.

Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1924. He served in the U. S. Navy as a radioman on an SPB Dauntless dive-bomber searching for German submarines off the mid-Atlantic coast during the second world war. The experience he gained during his service to country at a time of war informed his work for the rest of his life.
Shaw studied painting in New Orleans with George Rickey, Ida Kohlmeyer and Mark Rothko. In New York he studied with Ralston Crawford, Stuart Davis and O. Louis Guglielmi. He held faculty teaching positions at Columbia University Architecture School, Hunter College, Lehman College, The Brooklyn Museum School and Parsons School of Design. Shaw was one of the founding members of a group of artists that came to be called the Pattern and Decoration Movement in the 1970s for their use of repeating geometric patterns inspired by craft traditions from both Western and non-Western cultures.
Born in the final years of the Greatest Generation, Shaw devoted his life to art after his formative experience of military service during WWII. Kendall Shaw died peacefully in his home in Brooklyn, New York on October 18, 2019. He leaves a legacy of innovation and excellence in American Art, and remains one of the most important artists to the mission, history and trajectory of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
WWII Veteran Kendall Shaw, Sunship, for John Coltrane, 1982, Acrylic and mirrors on canvas, Gift of the artist, Ogden Musuem of Southern Art

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 10:16
This 3 credit studio art course examines the nature of the clay New Orleans is built on, from the perspective of geologic sedimentation, an urban living environment and as a material for ceramic art. We will dig clay from four sites in the city, process it in the studio and use it as the material for original ceramic artworks. Working individually and in small groups students will develop new pieces that explore issues of identity, change and risk in the New Orleans region.

Guest speakers from the Earth Science dept. will present current research on the processes of sedimentation and land building, as well as the challenges of sea level rise, subsidence and climate change on this unique delta. As a studio arts course it will cover the chemical makeup and application of clays and emphasize creative thinking and the development of skills and original works. No prerequisite is required.

Professor Jeremy Jernegan: