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June 6, 2014
Professor Michele Matteini joins the faculty of the Institute of Fine Arts and NYU's Department of Art History
Michele Matteini, Assistant Professor of East Asian Art, Architecture and Visual Culture, has been hired as a joint appointment at the Institute of Fine Arts and NYU's Department of Art History. He will take up his new position on the first of September 2014. Read moreOpen link in new window

June 5, 2014
Lauren Berkley Saunders has joined the Board of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Ms. Saunders is an alumna of the Institute and a noted educator and consultant.  Upon completing her graduate work at the IFA, she moved to Washington, DC and began working at Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Day School developing curriculum-related museum programs as well as teaching art history and studio art. Read moreOpen link in new window

April 25, 2014
Professor Robert A. Maxwell joins the faculty of the Institute of Fine Arts.
Professor Robert A. Maxwell will be joining the faculty of the Institute of Fine Arts on the first of September 2014. Professor Maxwell is a distinguished scholar of the art of the Middle Ages, with special interest in problems of interpretation, visual poetics, and critical theory, as well as medieval art's historiography. Read moreOpen link in new window

March 19, 2014
Philippe de Montebello becomes a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts
Philippe de Montebello, Fiske Kimball Professor in the History and Culture of Museums, is the latest member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in France. Read moreOpen link in new window

February 25, 2014
Roberta P. Huber Joins the Institute of Fine Arts’ Board of Trustees
Judy Steinhardt, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce that Roberta P. Huber has joined the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. Ms. Steinhardt notes, “It is a pleasure to welcome Roberta to our Board. She has a substantial history with the Institute of Fine Arts as a member of the Executive Committee of the Connoisseurs Circle, our lead patron group, and as a passionate supporter of the Colloquium on the Art in Spain and Latin America at the IFA.” Read moreOpen link in new window

November 12, 2013
The Institute's excavation at Abydos, Egypt is featured in the current issue of the New Yorker
In January of 2013, a team from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University arrived to undertake an archaeology of the revolution.  Read moreOpen link in new window

October 31, 2013
Introducing the Momentum Campaign
In conjunction with New York University’s $1 billion Momentum Campaign, the Institute of Fine Arts is pleased to announce a $50 million fundraising goal for student support. Read moreOpen link in new window

October 15, 2013
Larry Gagosian and Marica Vilcek Join the Institute of Fine Arts’ Board of Trustees
Judy Steinhardt, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce that Larry Gagosian and Marica Vilcek have joined the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. Read moreOpen link in new window

September 12, 2013
The Museum of Modern Art Announces New Partnership: The Museum Research Consortium, Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Museum of Modern Art announces the creation of the Museum Research Consortium, a new partnership with the graduate art history programs at Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Read moreOpen link in new window

September 3, 2013
The Institute of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the September 2013 debut of The Great Hall Exhibitions
This exciting new initiative will present two exhibitions per year showcasing prominent contemporary artists. Taking place in the fall and spring semesters, the expansive great hall of the Duke House, an historic landmark building, provides an impressive setting for displaying seminal contemporary art in the center of the IFA’s academic home and community. Read more

July, 2013
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Supports the Conservation Center’s Summer Institute of Technical Art History
The Institute of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has generously awarded the Conservation Center $400,000 in support of the Summer Institute of Technical Art History (SITAH) program through 2016. Read more Open PDF in new window

June, 2013
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University seeks to appoint a professor with expertise in Western European Medieval Art. Read more Open PDF in new window

June, 2013
The Conservation Center Names Alan Phenix and Julie Wolfe as the 2013 - 2014 Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professors in Conservation and Technical Studies
The Institute of Fine Arts is pleased to welcome Alan Phenix and Julie Wolfe in a dual appointment as the 2013 – 2014 Judith Praska Visiting Professors in Conservation and Technical Studies. They will be in residence in spring 2014. Alan will offer both a seminar and a laboratory course on paint, coatings and solvents, and Julie will teach a seminar in the conservation of public art that will be open to both conservation and art history students. Read more Open PDF in new window

February 4th, 2013
The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts Welcomes Carol Mancusi-Ungaro as the Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation and Technical Studies
The Institute of Fine Arts is delighted to welcome conservator Carol Mancusi-Ungaro this spring as the second Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation.  Carol currently serves as Associate Director for Conservation and Research at the Whitney Museum of American Art and is the Founding Director of the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art at the Harvard Art Museum. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College in 1968 and a Master of Arts degree from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 1970.  For nineteen years she served as Chief Conservator of The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. Read more Open PDF in new window

December 5, 2012
Terra Foundation Supports American Art at the Institute of Fine Arts
The Institute of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that the Terra Foundation for American Art has generously awarded a grant in support of the upcoming symposium, “Mapping: Geography, Power, and the Imagination in the Art of the Americas” (March 7-8, 2013). This innovative symposium will explore the North and South American landscape in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from a hemispheric perspective through the concept of mapping. Read more Open PDF in new window

November 7, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Response
The faculty and students of the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts are committed to helping in the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Artists' studios, archives, art storage facilities, galleries and conservation firms in low-lying areas of Chelsea, Brooklyn and Long Island City have been adversely affected by the surge of contaminated brackish water from the storm, and we have been mobilizing to assist in the stabilization and recovery of works of art and archives.

November 7, 2012
The IFA Mourns the Loss of Professor Emerita Evelyn B. Harrison
Evelyn Byrd Harrison, born in 1920, was descended from two First Families of Virginia, lineages recognized as belonging among the first wave of English settlers to colonize Jamestown in the 17th century. The Byrds became a lasting and prominent political dynasty in Virginia, as did the Harrisons who produced Virginia governors and two American presidents. Read more Open PDF in new window

October 11, 2012
Deanie Stein Joins Institute of Fine Arts’ Board of Trustees
Judy Steinhardt, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce that Deanie Stein has joined the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Fine Arts. Read more Open PDF in new window

September 18, 2012
IFA archaeological team at Aphrodisias discovers two life-size marble statues in this year’s excavation
Recent excavations in Aphrodisias (Aug 2012), one of the most important archaeological sites in modern Turkey, directed by R.R.R. Smith with A. Sokolicek and K. Welch, have revealed two life-size marble statues, both of high quality. They were found built into the foundations of a post-antique or early medieval building and are in a very good state of preservation. The find has also been announced in the Turkish media (click here for the article). One of the figures wears Greek civilian dress (tunic and cloak) and is of mid-imperial date, c. AD 200. He is displayed in a dynamic posture, holding a book scroll in his left hand. The other figure wears a late antique Roman toga and is of the fifth century AD. It has a stolid four-square posture, a thick chest, and an unusually fat belly. The second statue probably represented a governor or other high-ranking office-holder in the imperial administration. The discoveries are described in more detail in this interview of R.R.R. Smith in Live Science and the Huffington Post.

September 12, 2012
The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts Announces Annual Student Award for Excellence in Conservation Treatment
The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the establishment of the RDM prize, an annual award to a current student or recent graduate in recognition of an advanced treatment of a work of art that demonstrates a high level of skill and art historical sensitivity.  Thanks to the generosity of a long-standing friend of our program, this award will include $500 for the purchase of conservation tools and materials, and a named plaque.  Read More Open PDF in new window

July 30, 2012
IFA Archaeological Team at Selinunte Discover a Seventh-Century BCE Sanctuary to Demeter
We are pleased to announce that the 2012 IFA archaeological team, directed by Professor Clemente Marconi, unearthed the most archaic temple in the region of Selinunte to date. The discovery is announced here in English, while more in-depth articles are available at BlogSicilia and Corriere del Mezzogiorno. Images of the excavated votive material are featured in Il Giornale dell'Arte and La Republica, including a bone flute, Protocorinthian lekythos, Attic white ground lekythos by the Douris painter, and statuette of Demeter.

June 29, 2012
Announcing a new course: Curatorial Studies The Making of the New Galleries of the Arts of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia at Metropolitan Museum of Art
On November 1, 2011, the new galleries of the Arts of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia (ALTICALSA) opened to the public. This was a momentous occasion for the museum curatorial staff and administration, Islamic art scholars and our various audiences. To date, the new galleries have been visited by close to 600,000 visitors to date and  continue to attract large numbers of visitors daily. Read more Open PDF in new window

June 5, 2012
ISLAA Makes Generous Gift to the IFA
The Institute of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that the Institute for the Studies On Latin American Art (ISLAA) has given the IFA a $75,000 grant, payable over the next three years, to enhance the study of and research on Latin American art.  Since 1991, the IFA has led the way in the United States in building an innovative, dedicated program for the study of Latin American art at the graduate level. Read more Open PDF in new window

May 2, 2012
Dr. Ann Temkin Receives the Second IFA Honorary Fellowship
We are pleased to announce the second annual IFA Honorary Fellow. This year’s recipient is Ann Temkin, the Marie- Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Read more Open PDF in new window

April 30, 2012
The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts welcomes Christine Frohnert as the inaugural Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation and Technical Studies
The Institute of Fine Arts is delighted to announce the new Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Conservation beginning in fall 2012 and to welcome conservator Christine Frohnert as the first Praska Professor. Ms. Frohnert completed her training as a paintings and sculpture conservator in various institutions in Germany in 1993.  She consequently joined the conservation department of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, and held the position of the Chief Conservator from 2000-2005.
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February 17, 2012
Professor Alexander Nagel Awarded 2012 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award
We are pleased to announce that Professor Alexander Nagel’s new book, The Controversy of Renaissance Art (Chicago UP, 2011), has been awarded the 2012 College Art Association’s Charles Rufus Morey Book Award. Read more Open PDF in new window

February 17, 2012
2012 American Institute of Archaeology Conservation and Heritage Management Award granted to Professor James McCredie
We are pleased to announce that Sherman Fairchild Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts and Director James McCredie has just been given the 2012 American Institute of Archaeology Conservation and Hertiage Management Award in recognition of his work on the excavations at Samothrace, Greece. Read more Open PDF in new window

February 17, 2012
Excellence in the Arts Award from Appraisers Association of America goes to Professor Linda Nochlin
Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art Linda Nochlin, we are happy to announce, has received the Appraisers Association of America’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Read more Open PDF in new window

February 1, 2012
Click here to see an interview done last year at Harvard with Edith Kitzmiller Professor of Art History, Marvin Trachtenberg, about his important book, Building-in-Time.  Professor Trachtenberg’s book addresses the role that temporality plays in pre-modern Italian architecture.  His deft treatment of medieval and Renaissance architecture helps us to see the way that temporality is also an important element in the production and reception of modern architecture.

January 23rd, 2012
Professor Roland R.R. (Bert) Smith receives the National Arts Club Certificate of Merit
The IFA is pleased to announce that Professor Roland R.R. (Bert) Smith, Director of the NYU IFA Aphrodisias Excavations, and Lincoln Professor Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford, recently received the National Arts Club Certificate of Merit for distinguished achievement in and contribution to Archaeology, on behalf of the Aphrodiasias Excavations. Read more Open PDF in new window

January 10, 2012
The Conservation Center at the Institute of Fine Arts is Awarded a Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support a Summer Institute in Technical Art history for PhD Students
The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University was recently awarded $240,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund two years of an innovative summer program in technical art history for PhD candidates in art history from North American graduate departments. Read more Open PDF in new window

January 5, 2012
Field Season - photographs from the IFA's excavations in Abydos, Egypt.
The opening reception will be held Thursday, Jan 5th on the 8th floor of the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. Photographers Greg Maka, Amanda Kirkpatrick and Gus Gusciora will be showing a selection of work from the past three years. Curated by Ileana Selejan. View press release Open PDF in new window


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