Archive | May, 2012

Patricia Mainardi, Authority on Nineteenth-Century Art, Visiting Professor in the Department of Art History

15 May

Professor Patricia Mainardi, a leading authority on nineteenth-century European art and European and American modernism, and a pioneering professor of women’s studies, will be a Visiting Professor in the Department of Art History during the 2012-13 academic year.

Professor Mainardi earned her Ph.D. from the City University of New York, completing a dissertation on “Universal Expositions of the Second Empire:  A Study in Art and Politics” under the supervision of Professors Linda Nochlin and John Rewald.  Her first book, Art and Politics of the Second Empire:  The Universal Expositions of 1855 and 1867 (Yale University Press, 1987), was awarded the College Art Association’s Charles Rufus Morey Award.  Her other publications include The End of the Salon:  Art and the State in the Early Third Republic (Cambridge University Press, 1993); Husbands, Wives, and Lovers:  Marriage and Its Discontents in Nineteenth-Century France (Yale University Press, 2003), and numerous exhibition catalogs, articles, essays, and reviews on nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and American art.

Professor Mainardi is the recipient of fellowships, grants, and awards from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC); the National Endowment for the Humanities; the American Council of Learned Societies; the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies (Princeton University); and the Yale Center for British Art.  From 1986 and until this year, she was Professor on the Doctoral Faculty in Art History and Women’s Studies at The Graduate School of City University of New York.  She has been a visiting professor at Princeton, The College of William and Mary, Williams College, and the University of Amsterdam, among other institutions.  Among her areas of interest are art and politics, landscape, caricature, American folk art, exhibitions history, and popular prints.

This fall, Professor Mainardi is offering a “special topics” advanced modern lecture on “Neoclassicism to Romanticism” and a seminar, “Word and Image:  Nineteenth-century Illustrated Print Culture.”  Her seminar topic grows out of her current book project, Another World:  Illustrated Print Culture in 19th-century France.

The Department of Art History looks forward to welcoming Professor Mainardi in September.

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‘Ink and Image’ publishes its Fourth Issue

7 May

Ink and Image, New York University’s journal of undergraduate research in the history of art, architecture, and urban design, published its fourth issue earlier this month.

The journal’s student editors for the 2011-12 academic year were Art History majors Alexander Ciesielski ’12, James Newhouse ’12, and Hillary Pearson ’12.  The cover was designed by Suzy Shaheen, Art History ’10.  Once again, Professor Carol Krinsky provided invaluable assistance as faculty advisor.  Seven articles, all by undergraduates studying at NYU, appear in the fourth issue.  The authors and their essays are as follows:

–Kaylee Alexander (Art History ’13), “Revelations and Sublimity: A Deeper Look into Géricault’s Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct.

–Renny Grinshpan (Art History ‘12), “The Cultural Hybridity of Swadeshi Art.”

–Alicia Caticha (Art History ’12), “The Politics of Photography: The International Movement Against the Vietnam War in the American Press.”

–Julia Gage (Art History ’12), “The Arab Image Foundation: Picturing Narratives.”

–Dina Münzfeld (International Exchange Student from the Humboldt University of Berlin), “The Organic Modernism of Hans Scharoun (1893-1972).”

–Nick Kazmierski (Urban Design and Architecture Studies ’14), “Rethinking the Flaktürme: Cases of Adaptive Reuse in Germany and Austria.”

–Eun Jin Kang (Comparative Literature/Cinema Studies ‘12), “The Eyes that Wander: The Modern Vision of Architecture as Cinematic Expression of Space.”

Ink and Image was founded in 2009 by department alumni Malcolm St. Clair ’09 and Alexis Wang ’09 with the goal of expanding the community of scholars at NYU by publishing original undergraduate research in the history and theory of art and architecture.  St. Clair and Wang served as executive editors of the inaugural issue, while Adrian Marshall ’10 served as associate editor and Professor Kenneth Silver as faculty advisor.  The first issue featured articles by Art History majors Chase Booker, Alexander Kauffman, Natalie Dûpecher, and Michael DeNiro.   Marshall and Kauffman edited Issue 2, which included articles by Alex Govenar, Anne Feng, and Hannah Green, all Art History majors or minors.  Issue 3, edited by Art History majors Sofia Chirico ’11 and Mia Laufer ’11, and John Kwiatkowski, Gallatin ’11, featured articles by Lindsey Berfond, Whitney Theis, Christopher Purpura, and Sam Siegel and Peter Spalding, all Art History or Urban Design majors (see our May 27th, 2011 post).  Professor Krinsky served as faculty advisor for the second and third issues, and Professor Mosette Broderick, Director of the Urban Design and Architecture Studies program, provided additional valuable advice.

The articles published in each issue of Ink and Image develop out of term papers and other research conducted by students in advanced Art History and Urban Design courses, independent studies, and senior honors theses.

College of Arts & Science Dean Matthew Santirocco and Dean Sally Sanderlin provided crucial support toward the launch of Ink and Image, which continues to benefit from the support of both the CAS administration and the CAS Student Council.   Ink and Image is distributed to the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Getty Research Institute, as well as Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and Technical University in Dresden, Germany.  This year’s student editors are working to distribute the journal to an even wider range of libraries and institutions; we are grateful to Lucy Oakley, Head of Education and Programs at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, for valuable advice in this regard.

On May 7th, the editors, student authors, and Art History and Urban Design celebrated the publication of Ink and Image 4 with a reception in the Department of Art History.  All present were particularly delighted to welcome back to the Department Malcolm St. Clair and Alexis Wang, the journal’s founding editors.  St. Clair is presently Database Manager and Development Associate at St. Bernard’s School, an independent boys’ school on the Upper East Side; Wang is an associate in the Private Sales department at Christie’s.

Kathryn A. Smith

Student News, 2011-12

7 May

Congratulations to all of our Art History and Urban Design and Architecture Studies majors on their hard work and many achievements this academic year.  Best wishes for a productive and restorative summer!  To supplement or correct the information presented here, please contact Professor Kathryn Smith (Kathryn.smith@nyu.edu) with a copy to Peggy Coon (peggy@nyu.edu).

 

Kaylee Alexander (ARHS) held internships in the Departments of European Paintings and Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Her article, “Revelations and Sublimity: A Deeper Look into Géricault’s Evening: Landscape with an Aqueduct,” was published in Ink & Image 4.

 Thomas Baldwin (ARHS) was awarded a DURF Grant this year.  He will be a Curatorial Intern in the American Decorative Arts Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art this summer.

Andrew Bowen (URDS) was awarded the NYU/Poly Thornton-Tomasetti Scholarship.

Caroline Calloway (ARHS) in an intern in the Department of Publicity and Merchandizing Activities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  She was accepted to the Yale Writers Conference for this June.

Tali Cantor (URDS) was accepted to the Masters in Urban Planning program at the University of Pennsylvania for this coming fall.

Alicia Caticha (ARHS) was awarded a DURF Grant and was a presenter at this year’s DURF Conference. Her article, “The Politics of Photography: The International Movement Against the Vietnam War in the American Press,” was published in Ink & Image 4.  She wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Kathryn Smith.  She was accepted to the M. A. program in History of Art at University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill, for this coming fall.

Alexander Ciesielski (ARHS) is an editor of Ink & Image 4.  He has written an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Elizabeth Mansfield.  He is the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History.

Arielle Cruz (URDS) is the recipient of the Evelyn Jablow Lilienthal, ’64 Scholarship, Urban Design and Architecture Studies, from the Program for Urban Design and Architecture Studies of the Department of Art History.

Allison Foutch (ARHS/Econ) was awarded a DURF Grant and was a presenter at this year’s DURF Conference.

Julia Gage’s (ARHS) article, “The Arab Image Foundation: Picturing Narratives,” was published in Ink & Image 4.  She is the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History.

Kristof Goeser (URDS) was accepted to the M. A. Program in Interactive Media & Communications at NYU/Poly for this coming fall.

Tanya Griffiths (URDS) was accepted to the Masters of Architecture Program of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation for this coming fall.

 Renny Grinshpan (ARHS) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Pepe Karmel.  Her article, “The Cultural Hybridity of Swadeshi Art,” was published in Ink & Image 4.

Leah Hartman (ARHS) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Edward Sullivan.  She is an intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  She is the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History.

Rachel High (ARHS) held internships at the Guggenheim Museum in their Publications Department and at Andrea Rosen Gallery.  She will write an honors thesis next year under the supervision of Professor Julia Robinson.

Timea Hopp (URDS) was accepted to the Masters Program in Architecture at the University of Miami.

Nick Kazmierski’s (URDS) article, “Rethinking the Flaktürme: Cases of Adaptive Reuse in Germany and Austria,” was published in Ink & Image 4.

Carolyn Keogh (ARHS) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Pepe Karmel.  She is an intern at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.  After graduation, she’ll begin working at the Guggenheim Museum as their Education Coordinator.

Riad Kherdeen (ARHS) held an internship in the Museum of Modern Art’s Conservation Department.

Kelley Kim (URDS) was awarded a Rudin Fellowship.  She was accepted to the Master’s of Science Program in City Design and Social Science, London School of Economics and Political Science, for this coming fall.

Alexandra Kleiman (ARHS) is the recipient of the Jane Costello Memorial Award from the Department of Art History.  She wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Julia Robinson.  She is the Library Coordinator at Independent Curators International.  She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Alena Klompus (URDS) was an intern at Delancey Underground (the LowLine).  She was accepted to NYU’s Masters Program Historical and Sustainable Architecture for this coming Fall.  She is the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History and Program for Urban Design and Architecture Studies.

Ramsay Kolber (ARHS) was the co-president of the Fine Arts Society, the Department of Art History’s CAS student club.  She was awarded a DURF Grant and was a presenter at this year’s DURF Conference.

Irene Koo (ARHS/English & American Lit.) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Shelley Rice.  She is the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History.

Tara Kuruvilla (ARHS) will join the Floater Program at Sotheby’s International after graduation.

Andrew Kuzmick (URDS) is the recipient of the Ada Louise Huxtable Award, Urban Design and Architecture Studies, from the Program for Urban Design and Architecture Studies, Department of Art History.

Rooni Lee (ARHS) is an intern at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.

Daniel Lipsky-Karasz (URDS) was accepted to the Masters Program in Public Administration of NYU’s Wagner School for this coming fall.

 Audrey Marshall (ARHS) held an internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Geoffrey Montes (URDS) was a Press Aide at the New York Transit Museum, a position he attained through the MTA’s New York City Transit Internship Program.

Jacob Morrison (ARHS) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Barry Flood.  He is the recipient of the Eileen Guggenheim Award from the Department of Art History.

James Newhouse held internships in the Conservation Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Conservation Science Lab at the Museum of Modern Art.  He was an editor of Ink & Image 4.  He is the recipient of the Douglas Maxwell Travel Award from the Department of Art History, a Founders Day Award, and Departmental Scholar Award from the Department of Chemistry, and was inducted into Phi Lambda Upsilon.

Rebecca Parelman (URDS) was accepted to Cornell University’s Masters of Architecture program for this coming fall.

Hillary Pearson (ARHS) was awarded a DURF Grant and was a presenter at this year’s DURF Conference.  She was an editor of Ink & Image 4 and the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History.

Nicole Pesce (ARHS/History) was awarded a DURF grant and was a presenter at this year’s DURF Conference.

Robert Rock (ARHS) is the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History.

Samantha Rothberg (ARHS) was awarded a DURF grant and was a presenter at this year’s DURF Conference.  She wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Jon Ritter.

Zoe Schweitzer (URDS) was accepted to the Masters program at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy for Fall 2012.

Sarah Serpas (URDS) was accepted to the Masters of Architecture program in City and Regional Planning at Pratt Institute.

Thor Shannon (ARHS) was awarded the Department of Art History’s H. W. Janson Scholarship.  He will write an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Julia Robinson next year.

Peter Spalding (URDS) was accepted to the Certificate Programme in Classical Architecture of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.

Joey Steigelman (ARHS) was a co-president of the Fine Arts Society, the Department of Art History’s CAS student club.  She will be a Researcher at the Menil Collection (NY) for the catalogue raisonné of the drawings of Jasper Johns.

Ashley Tan (ARHS) was accepted to Boston University’s School of Law for this coming fall.

Lindsey Thompson (ARHS/English) was awarded a DURF Grant and was a presenter at this year’s DURF Conference.

Audrey Torricelli (ARHS) held an internship at the Metropolitan Musem of Art’s Education Department.  She will be a Visiting student at New College, Oxford, in 2012-13.

Mei Tuggle (URDS) is the recipient of a Faculty Choice Award from the Department of Art History and Program for Urban Design and Architecture Studies.  She was awarded a DURF Grant and was a presenter at this year’s DURF Conference.  She wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professors Mosette Broderick, Jon Ritter, and a member of the History Department faculty.

Justin Tuma (ARHS) held an internship in the Costume & Textiles Department of the Museum of the City of New York.

Emily Van Geldern (URDS) was accepted to the Masters of Landscape Architecture program of the University of Pennsylvania for this coming fall.

Ritz Wu (ARHS) was accepted to the M. A. program in Curating Contemporary Art of the Royal College of Art, London.

Karen Zabarsky (URDS) published an article titled “Una Giornata Italiana” about her experience at the opening of a national photography exhibition in Florence in the online journal, Passione Italia; see https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/?shva=1#search/zabarsky/1363b4b5398e7295.  

Marc Zinaman (URDS) wrote an honors thesis under the supervision of Professor Mosette Broderick.

Professor Shelley Rice At The Neue Gallery

1 May