Spring 2014 Art History Writing Tutors!

4 Feb

Although the Arts and Science College Learning Center has offered subject-specific assistance in the past and continues to do so in biology, chemistry, math, languages and the like, in recent years our own Department has taken the lead in providing art history-specific tutoring to its undergraduates. The program kicked off in October 2008 and, according to our students’ feedback, has proven to be a great success.

Without exception, our tutors are all graduate candidates at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU’s graduate art history program. A tutor is available in the Department of Art History on Mondays through  Thursdays, from 12.30 to 2pm. Students may see them on a walk-in basis.

This semester brings us two outstanding tutors:

John Byck photoJohn Byck graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in American history and classical studies, and a minor in the history of art.  John earned his M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts in 2010, focusing his studies in fifteenth and sixteenth century northern European art.  Now a fourth year Ph.D. candidate, John is currently writing his dissertation, which examines the fifteenth century Flemish engraver Master W with the Key and his contribution to early engraving in the north.  He recently returned from an extended trip to Europe, where he conducted dissertation research in print rooms across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UK.  Areas of academic interest include Medieval and Renaissance art, ornament prints and model books, the exchange of prints between the north and Italy in the fifteenth century, and  goldsmith work.  Since 2009, John has also worked as a research assistant in the Drawings and Prints Department of the Metropolitan Museum.  John is available this semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Madeline Murphy Turner is a First Year M.A. Candidate with an interest in modern and contemporary interpretations of Catholic imagery in Latin American and Spanish art. After receiving her B.A. from Bard College in 2012, Madeline worked with the Cisneros Collection on the exhibition “La invención concreta” at the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid and curated a New York City exhibition of paintings and sculptures by three Spanish Abstract Expressionists. She is currently exploring different ideas for her thesis and looking forward to an internship this summer at The Hispanic Society of America. Madeline is available on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Please be sure to visit the art history writing tutors website, as well!


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