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January 22, 2016

New colleagues, new opportunities, new research, New York—MA Program in Art History

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Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, circa 1940. Photo: Edna Wells Luetz. Courtesy of the Hunter College Archives and Special Collections, Hunter College Library.

The Hunter College MA Program in Art History is the largest and most comprehensive graduate Art History program in the City University of New York system, with internationally recognized fulltime faculty teaching in fields from the Ancient Mediterranean and Medieval and Early Modern Europe, to East Asia and the Islamic World, to modern and contemporary art in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.  All of Hunter’s Art History faculty are actively engaged in research and publication, and committed to teaching, mentoring, and student success.

Many members of our faculty have significant curatorial experience, and the program is committed to curatorial practice as an important facet of scholarly art historical research. Hunter’s galleries—the Leubsdorf Gallery on our main campus at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, the 205 Hudson Street Gallery at Hunter’s MFA building in Tribeca, the Hunter East Harlem Gallery, and the Artist’s Institute—offer opportunities for MA students to work closely with faculty and our curatorial staff. Hunter MA Art History students work alongside students from the college’s nationally ranked MFA program in shared seminars and exhibition projects.

New colleagues
In 2016, the Department of Art and Art History welcomes three senior scholars to our fulltime faculty:

Thierry de Duve, Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor and Distinguished Lecturer in Modern Art and Theory, author of Pictorial Nominalism, Kant after Duchamp, Sewn in the Sweatshops of Marx: Beuys, Warhol, Klein, Duchamp, and numerous other titles.

Michael Lobel, Professor of Modern and American Art, author of Image Duplicator: Roy Lichtenstein and the Emergence of Pop Art, James Rosenquist: Pop Art, Politics, and History in the 1960s, and John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration.

Maria Loh, Professor of Renaissance Art and Theory, author of Titian Remade: Repetition and the Transformation of Early Modern Italian Art and Still Lives: Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master.

New opportunities
Beginning in 2016–17, the Department of Art and Art History will offer students enrolled in the MA program the opportunity to pursue an Advanced Certificate in Curatorial Studies. The certificate recognizes a history of student-researched professional quality exhibitions at Hunter that dates back nearly three decades, and acknowledges the high level of curatorial training already being provided to our graduate students. The certificate program consists of a sequence of four courses designed specifically to offer both a theoretical and historical grounding in curatorial practices and practical experience in exhibition research, organization, and installation.

Recent seminar-based exhibitions include BMPT: Buren, Mosset, Parmentier, Toroni N’exposent pas, which opens in Hunter’s 205 Hudson Street Gallery on February 11, and Boundless Reality: Traveler Artists’ Landscapes of Latin America from The Patricia Phelps De Cisneros Collection, which closes at the Leubdsorf Gallery on January 23.

New research
Hunter’s new faculty members join an Art History program with significant strengths in modern and contemporary European and Latin American art and a very strong research profile across the discipline’s geographic and chronological fields.

New publications by Hunter’s Art History faculty include:

Nebahat Avcioglu and Allison Sherman, eds., Artistic Practices and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Italy (Ashgate 2015)

Emily Braun, Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting (Guggenheim Museum 2015)

Hendrik Dey, The Afterlife of the Roman City: Architecture and Ceremony in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Cambridge 2014)

Cynthia Hahn and Holger A. Klein, eds., Saints and Sacred Matter: The Cult of Relics in Byzantium and Beyond (Harvard 2015)

Tara Zanardi, Framing Majismo: Art and Royal Identity in Eighteenth-Century Spain (Penn State 2016)

 

 

MA Program in Art History at Hunter College announces new colleagues, opportunities, and research

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