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Event Gabriele Evertz-Sensory Impact, American Abstract Artists (AAA) Morgan Stanley & Co., Purchase, NY, May 1 2014 - May 1 2015,
May 01, 2014
Event Robert Hickman-Fluid Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island NY,
May 03, 2014
Event Paul Ramirez Jonas-We Make the Treasure Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco, CA,
Jun 19, 2014
Event Shawn Powell: Cabin Fever STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE FINE ARTS GALLERY ACADEMIC ARTS BUILDING 3RD FLOOR 75 GRASSLANDS ROAD VALHALLA NEW YORK 10595,
Sep 02, 2014
Event Juan Sanchez-PLAYING WITH FIRE: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions El Museo del Barrio,
Sep 06, 2014
Event David J Wilson-Socrates Sculpture Park Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Boulevard Blvd @ Broadway,
Sep 07, 2014
Event Paul Ramirez Jonas-Temple Contemporary TEMPLE CONTEMPORARY: TYLER SCHOOL OF ART Temple University 2001 North 13th Street Philadelphia PA 19122,
Sep 12, 2014
Event Peter Dudek-Susan Hartung, Following the Line The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy NY,
Sep 18, 2014
Event Michael Berube-#occupycommonground Church of St. Paul The Apostle, corner of Columbus Ave. and W. 60th St.,
Sep 18, 2014
Event Mary A. Valverde- Group Exhibition MoCA North Miami,
Sep 25, 2014
Event Mary Valverde-Group Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami,
Sep 25, 2014
Event Gabriele Evertz-Doppler Shift 68 Elm Street Summit, NJ 07901,
Sep 28, 2014
Event Diana Cooper-Material Way 81 Barclay Street, New York, New York,
Sep 30, 2014
Event Paul Ramirez Jonas-Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond Brooklyn Museum,
Oct 03, 2014
Event Miguel Luciano-Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bedstuy and Beyond Brooklyn Museum,
Oct 04, 2014
Event Mary A. Valverde-EMERGE NEXT: Windows on Market Street Gallery Affero Newark, NJ,
Oct 10, 2014
Event Sarada Rauch-But in a loop it's just a bunch of middles NOVELLA 164 Orchard Street (between Rivington and Stanton Streets located in the basement directly below Rene’s Tailor Shop) New York, NY 10002,
Oct 10, 2014
Event Benjamin King-Various Depositis Galerie Laroche/Joncas 410-372 Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, Qc 514-570-9130,
Oct 10, 2014
Event Peter Dudek-PRIME MATTER Senaspace Gallery 229 Centre Street,
Oct 16, 2014
Event Marthe Keller-Freak Flag Oct 16, 2014
Event Gabriele Evertz-American Abstract Artists: 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio Oct 23, 2014
Event Aleksandar Duravcevic-Dvorac Petrovica Nov 06, 2014
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Overview of Art History Program

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The mission of Art History at Hunter is to train the next generation of scholars, curators, dealers and arts professionals with the concrete skills and intellectual creativity necessary to compete in any multicultural art capital in the world. Art History works in conjunction with studio and the exhibition galleries on both the undergraduate and graduate levels to foster integrated instruction that is unique to Hunter College and its educational model. We are committed to a public education that competes with the top private universities by offering access to leading scholars in the field, small class sizes, rigorous requirements for research and writing, a broad curriculum, and the incomparable cultural resources of New York City. We uphold longstanding methods of art history, while encouraging students to develop new theoretical approaches based on first-hand examination of objects and informed analysis of critical texts.

At Hunter we believe that art history is most effectively taught in a diverse environment where students encounter working artists in their classrooms and are exposed to different ways of seeing, writing, and speaking about visual culture. The art history curricula and gallery program provides specific training in research and writing, contemporary art criticism, curatorial skills, the cataloguing of objects, education, art management, and non-profit fund-raising.

 


 

THE HISTORY OF ART HISTORY AT HUNTER COLLEGE

 

Hunter College was founded in 1870 in order to provide a liberal education to young women who wished to become teachers.  It was first known as the Normal College of the City of New York, "normal" as in école normale, a school for the training of teachers.  The founding of the College was part of a master plan for free higher education for all the citizens of New York City.  This system eventually became the largest municipal system of higher education in the United States.  It led to the establishment, in 1961, of the City University of New York, of which Hunter College was a founding member. 

The Normal College was intended to provide specialized teacher training but it gradually developed and expanded its curriculum until it became a fully accredited liberal arts college for women.  In 1914, its name was changed to Hunter College of the City of New York to honor Thomas Hunter, its first president.  Male students were admitted to the previously exclusively female student body beginning in 1964, but its importance to the education of women accounted for its national reputation.  By 1970 more American women who had earned Ph.D.'s had received their undergraduate education at Hunter College than at any other institution in the United States.  It is no exaggeration to say that in its first century of existence no college in the United States contributed more to the education of women than Hunter College.

As the College grew the curriculum expanded to include new disciplines.  The Art Department had been a part of the curriculum since the early 1900s.  The early part of the century saw the development of  art history as a part of the Liberal Arts in American higher education and in the 1930s Hunter began to offer courses in art history taught by its studio faculty.  In 1958 a new chairman of the Art Department was elected, the art critic Eugene Goossen, and he elevated the level of professionalism in the discipline by bringing into the faculty an array of art historians and critics.  Among Goossen’s hires in art history were William Rubin, later Director of the Museum of Modern Art, Leo Steinberg and Janet Cox-Rearick.  

Within the decade of the 60s the department offerings expanded to a full range of subject areas in the History of Art: Ancient, Medieval, Islam, Renaissance, Baroque, Nineteenth Century, and the Modern Period.  The department’s continuing commitment to excellence is reflected in its professors throughout its history: Rosalind Krauss, Linda Nochlin, Wayne Dynes, and William Agee, among many others, have been members of the faculty at Hunter.   It continues to offer its undergraduate and graduate students a full range of courses in the Western tradition, and now is embarking on a campaign to expand these areas and to include non-Western faculty as well.

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Upcoming Events
Event GEGO AND GERD LEUFERT: A DIALOGUE The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery Hunter West Building 68th Street Campus,
Oct 02, 2014
Event Thomas Hunter Projects Presents Juana Valdes Thomas Hunter building on Lexington Ave. between 68th. and 69th Streets.,
Oct 06, 2014
Event 101714 205Hudson 2 digitalmediacollective ryanbrennansebastiancarrasco sarahcroftsizabelagola maxgreislesliekelman rebeccamajorgabrielavainsencher digitalmediacollective 2 205Hudson 101714 205 Hudson Street 2nd floor gallery (entrance on Canal between Hudson and Greenwich),
Oct 17, 2014
Event MFA Doctors' Hours 205 Hudson Art Office, New York, New York,
Oct 20, 2014
Event MASO Presents: Anna Ficek & Risa Puleo Zabar Art Library/ Hunter North 16th Floor,
Oct 22, 2014
Event ANN GOLDSTEIN TAKING PLACE: FROM MOCA TO THE STEDELIJK MUSEUM Lang Recital Hall Hunter College,
Oct 28, 2014
Event MFASO Presents Walker Waugh Flex Space Hunter MFA Building 205 Hudson Street New York NY,
Oct 29, 2014
Event MASO Presents: Professor Lynda Klich Zabar Art Library/ Hunter North 16th Floor,
Oct 29, 2014
Event Cisneros Visiting Critic Roberto Amigo Kossak Lecture Hall 15th Floor Hunter North, 68th Street Hunter College,
Nov 05, 2014
Event MASO Presents: Heather Reyes & Francesca Lo Galbo Nov 05, 2014
Event Art, Biography, and the Archive: the case of Wong Kai Kah Kossak Lecture Hall 1527 Hunter North Building,
Nov 06, 2014
Event BFA Applications Due 68th Street Hunter College,
Nov 10, 2014
Event Cisneros Visiting Artist Leandro Katz Hunter MFA Building 205 Hudson, New York, NY,
Nov 13, 2014
Event Hunter College Department of Art and Art History presents a lecture by Michael Leja Kossak Lecture Hall, 1527 Hunter North Building,
Nov 19, 2014
Event MFA Doctors' Hours 205 Hudson Art Office, New York, New York,
Dec 01, 2014
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