Meet our Fall, 2014 Art History Writing Tutors!

24 Sep

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:



Hannah Wong graduated from the University of Southern California with a double major in biology and art history. She is a second-year M.A. student at the Institute of Fine Arts specializing in Islamic Art. She recently returned from a trip to Israel and Jordan, where she conducted research in both Umayyad caravanserais and sculptures of the Crusader period. Hannah is also interested in the conservation of works of art and is currently an intern for a private paper conservation studio. Hannah is available this semester on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Writing Tutor Photograph


Andrew Farinholt Ward is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, specializing in Greek and Phoenician art and archaeology. Having graduated from Columbia University in 2010 with a double major in Art history and Classical studies, Andrew would complete a post baccalaureate year of study in classical languages before entering New York University’s graduate program. Andrew is currently writing his dissertation, which proposes a borderless approach to sanctuaries of the Western Mediterranean through a new theoretical lens. While focused largely on the study of the material record of the ancient Mediterranean, Andrew’s interests include reception of the Classical in Islamic and Christian Medieval art, colonial and postcolonial theories and their impact upon Art history, and the reconstruction of identity in ‘lost’ cultures. Previous conference presentation topics range from Hellenistic automata to Punic sacred dietary practices, and an upcoming paper at the AIA annual conference on the intersection of social identity and archery practices.   Andrew has assisted in the development of several art exhibitions, and has participated in excavations in Egypt, Italy, and Turkey. He now works as student supervisor at the Institute of Fine Arts’ excavations at Selinunte in Sicily. Andrew is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


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