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R. Eric McMaster

Ad vivum? a lecture by Professor Joanna Woodall

[Conrad Gesner, handcoloured woodblock print of the Fox in Historia Animalium, Zurich 1551, p.1081]

Thursday, October 23, 5pm, Stone Auditorium, 210 Woldenbeg Art Center


Newcomb Art Gallery

Booker-Taylor echibit at Newcomb Art Gallery

CHAKAIA BOOKER

Eradication: A Form of Obsession

KATHERINE TAYLOR

One and Together

August 12-October 2, 2014


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Newcomb Art News


Gene Koss, Ridge Road Climb, Series II

Gene Koss donates sculpture to support Newcomb Scholars Program

Embracing the motto of Tulane University, “Non sibi, sed suis,” translated as “not for one’s self, but for one’s own,” the Newcomb Alumnae Association has launched a fundraising raffle in support of students, thanks to a helping hand from noted art glass professor Gene Koss

Purchasers of a raffle ticket have the chance to win a unique piece of art glass and to support the Newcomb Scholars Program. Newcomb College Institute selects 20 students each year from a variety of majors as Newcomb Scholars, a cohort dedicated to cultivating leadership skills and developing their intellectual capacities. 

The winner of the raffle will receive a one-of-a-kind sculpture — Ridge Road Climb, Series II— now on display in the Bea Field Alumni House on the uptown campus. Through Koss’s generous donation, all of the funds raised will be used to support a Newcomb Scholar.        [read more... Tulane New Wave, 09.18.2014]


Agostino Brunias. Free Women of Color with Their Children and Servants in a Landscape, circa 1770–96. Brooklyn Museum of Art

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


Professor Bagneris teaches African American/Diaspora art history and studies of race in Western Art.  Her own work concentrates on the construction of race in British and American art and visual culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


Kevin Jones, Concerning Things That Can Be Doubted

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."


Kendall Shaw MFA 1961

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.

[Kendall Shaw, Escatawpa Sunrise, 1968, acrylic on canvas (6 panels), 96 x 168 inches]


Agostino Brunias (Italian, circa 1730–1796). Free Women of Color with Their Children and Servants in a Landscape, circa 1770–96. Oil on canvas, Brooklyn Museum.

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 PhD candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies, about the upcoming exhibit ‘Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898.’ 

The exhibition opens June 20 and will showcase approximately 160 paintings, sculptures, prints, textiles, and decorative art objects, compiled by curator Richard Aste of the Brooklyn Museum. Eleven objects from NOMA’s Spanish Colonial collection will be included in the exhibition’s installation in New Orleans. read more....


Mia Bagneris

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. 


Bee Dance, screenprint by Teresa-Cole, 2014

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. These individuals, who have been approved for fourth year leave or a sabbatical, will receive support to allow them to complete their research.  In the past, these grants have been invaluable as now twelve Glick Fellows have traveled, written, and researched in ways that would have previously been impossible.

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 paper making studio equipped to deal with her large-scale works.   read more...

[shown: Bee Dance, screen print, 25' x 18", 2014]


Dr. Elizabeth Boone and Sonya Wohletz

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.”

read more....


John Clemmer

Memorial service for John Clemmer (1921-2014) to be 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. 

A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Friday May 9 at Touro Synagogue, 4328 St. Charles Avenue. A reception will follow.

[read more: New Orleans Advocate]


Elizabeth Feroze, BFA 2014, recipient of the Sandy Chism Memorial Award in Painting

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

 

[shown: Elizabeth Feroze, Projected Nylon, 2014, silkscreen, acrylic, india ink, paper on canvas]

The Pattillo Brothers, Company K, “Henry Volunteers,” Twenty-second Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, 1861–63

Alumnus Jeff Rosenheim curates exhibition of Civil War photographs at NOMA

Photography, invented just 20 years before the American Civil War, is the subject of an exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art, curated by Jeff Rosenheim, who received a master of fine arts from Tulane University in 1986. Rosenheim has been a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for 26 years. Rosenheim’s show, “Photography and the American Civil War,” is on display at NOMA through May 4. “Photography has come of age,” says Rosenehim. “It has gone from a medium that was begrudgingly accepted as an art form. … It’s been a great trajectory and for me it began at Tulane.” He currently is curator in charge of the photography department at the Met and is the author of the exhibit’s catalogue.   [read more... Tulane New Wave]


St Sebastian by Simon Vouet, Sarah Cambell Blaffer Foundation

‘Early Modern’ portraits at Newcomb tell a fascinating story

The Newcomb Art Gallery might be underselling its new exhibition.

Described as the gallery’s “largest exhibition ever of Old Master art,” “Early Modern Faces: European Portraits 1480-1780” isn’t just the biggest collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings ever shown on the Tulane campus. It’s one of the largest exhibitions of its kind ever shown in New Orleans, period.

It also happens to be one of the best.

Featuring more than 90 paintings, prints, and etchings by a constellation of art historical superstars including Rembrandt, Goya and Van Dyck, this immensely satisfying show proves that an exhibition of this kind of art can be made broadly accessible to a general audience without sacrificing scholarly heft.

The exhibition, curated by Newcomb Associate Professor of Art History Anne Dunlop, is mostly comprised of works from Houston’s Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. Blaffer, a daughter of one of the founders of Texaco, established a fund in the 1970s that was used to acquire an encyclopedic collection of artworks, which have been loaned to many other institutions over the years. Several pieces from the New Orleans Museum of Art round out the selection.

- John D. Addario in The New Orleans Advocate,  read more...


Stylus by Bonnie Maygarden

Bonnie Maygarden exhibits at Staple Goods and Gallery 2


Bonnie Maygarden, 2014 MFA candidate, has 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 will also be featured in a four person abstract painting show, "Staring at the Sun,” curated by Craig Drennen at Gallery 2, in Atlanta, Georgia which will be on view from April 26 ­-June 14.

 


Bonnie Maygarden, Stylus, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches



Glass exhibit

Glass students exhibit at OCH Gallery

"Clear Aspects: Conversations in Glass," an exhibit of works by Tulane University undergraduate and graduate students will be 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. 

An opening reception will be held at the OCH Gallery, 1638 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, on Saturday April 12, 10am-3pm.


condensation on my mind

Ronna Harris exhibits at New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

Ronna Harris, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Newcomb Art Department, will exhibit 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.  By a proficient handling of light, a mastery of images, and a skillful mark making method, the paintings confer an illusion of reality to something that's not real. The end result is a spatial between magic and illusion rooted in the American Realist tradition. Her philosophy is art is magic, and the magic is illusion. 

An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, April 5, 6-8pm. The exhibition will be open through May 2, 2014. The Academy Gallery is located at 5256 Magazine Street.


"Condensation on My Mind," by Ronna Harris

Early Modern Faces

Anne Dunlop curates major exhibition of Old Masters

The Newcomb Art Gallery will stage its largest exhibition ever of Old Master art when it opens “Early Modern Faces: European Portraits 1480-1780” on March 27 at Tulane University. The exhibition, which will be on display through June 29, brings 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. An exhibition catalog, which includes entries written by Tulane students, will be available for purchase at a cost of $13.  
[Barri Bronston, Tulane New Wave, March 19, 2014]
  
Adam Mysock at VOLTA NY

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. The work was reviewed/featured in Installation Magazine (Technological Parameters: Adam Mysock at Volta NY), in Posture Magazine (Artists to Watch Out For/Highlights of Volta NY), on Hamptons Art Hub (Critic’s View: Viewer Engagement a Priority at VOLTA NY), on ArtLyst (High Volta Armory Week’s Best Satellite), on ArtNet (The Imagination Runs Wild at VOLTA NY 2014), on ArtDaily (Quality Reigns in Volta NY’s Stellar Seventh Edition), and on ArtNews (29 Artists With Their Work at New York Art Fairs) among others.


Helen C. Evans

Alumna Helen C. Evans to deliver the first annual Wladis Seminar on Curatorial Careers

The Newcomb Art Department presents the first annual Wladis Seminar on Curatorial Careers, "Curating Byzantium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Installations and Exhibitions," a lecture by Helen C. Evans, Ph.D., the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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).


The Wladis Seminar will be held on Thursday, March 13 at 6:00pm in Freeman Auditorium, followed by a reception in Woodward Way.


Lucia Abramovich

Lucia Abramovich appointed Spanish Colonial Fellow at NOMA

Lucia Abramovich, PhD candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies at Tulane, has joined the staff at the New Orleans Museum of Art as the new curatorial fellow of Spanish Colonial Art.

Abramovich is currently reviewing NOMA's extensive collection of Spanish Colonial art which will ultimately result in a new installation at the museum. She will also serve 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 will open at NOMA on June 20, 2014.

 

[Arts Quarterly, New Orleans Museum of Art, Winter 2014, photo by Judy Cooper]

Weston Lambert

Assistant Professor AnnieLaurie Erickson and Professor of Practice Weston Lambert exhibit in New York

AnnieLaurie Erickson is participating in Distant Images, Local Positions, a group photography show at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York. The exhibit was curated by Wafaa Bilaal and opens January 24 and runs until March 8. The exhibition also shows work by Haseeb Ahmed and Daniel Baird, Hasan Elahi,  Regina Mamou, Mary Mattingly, Trevor Paglen, Travis LeRoy Southworth, and Scott Patrick Wiener.

Weston Lambert was selected for UrbanGlass's Annual MFA Exhibition which highlights emerging artists who use glass in their work. This year's show presents large-scale sculpture by artists whose work explores the natural world through the combination of glass, found objects, wood, and technology. The MFA Exhibition also features work by Melissa Athey, Sarah Briland, and Wil Sideman. The exhibition will be on view at the Agnes Varis Art Center, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY from January 22 - March 15, 2014.


Jennifer Drinkwater

Carroll Gallery to host Tribute Exhibition for Sandy Chism

The Carroll Gallery will host the exhibition “A Tribute to Sandy Chism:  an exhibition of work by friends, colleagues, students and mentors” from January 13 – 30th.  Sandy Chism was an associate professor of painting and drawing at Tulane who passed away in January of 2013. 

“This exhibition will bring together work by so many people who were influenced by Sandy in one way or another, and we hope it will serve as a fitting tribute.  She was an inspiring professor to so many, a wonderful colleague, and an artist of such evocative works,” said Laura Richens, Curator of the Carroll Gallery in the Newcomb Art Department.

Participating artists include:  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.
 
The exhibition’s Artists’ Reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 16.  The reception is free and open to the public.


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