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 Fridays from 12.30 to 2pm. Students may see them on a walk-in basis.
This semester brings us two outstanding tutors:
Lourdes Figueroa is a second-year M.A. student at the Institute of Fine Arts focusing on Baroque art. She completed her B.A. in Art History and Russian Studies at the University of Richmond in Virginia in 2013. Although she initially focused on 19th and early 20th century painting, she converted to the early modern period and is writing her thesis on the interior decoration of the loggia coperta in the casino of the Villa Borghese. Her academic interests include the evolution of the Baroque style, artistic exchanges between Western Europe and Russia, and the role of women in the art world. She is also passionate about creative writing, cheese, and dachshunds. Lourdes will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Connor Hamm is a first-year M.A. student at the Institute of Fine Arts specializing in modern and contemporary art and media studies. Since completing his B.A. in Art History and minoring in Art X-Expanded Forms at the University of Georgia, Connor researches the power of images and their infrastructures across a variety of media and modalities. He is particularly interested in the histories and theories of photography, film, video, and new media, and has recently completed research projects on the circulation of scandalous photographs involving the drug use of Kate Moss and the torture at Abu Ghraib, as well as a project concerning the reticent virtuality between ancient and contemporary modes of communication. Connor is happy to be available Tuesdays and Fridays.