SCLAS Executive Director. Professor - Art History
Thomas Reese has been with the Stone Center since 1999 as Executive Director. His scholarship and publications include studies of eighteenth-century Spanish art and politics, culture contact in sixteenth-century Mexico, devotional space in Colonial Andean society, and contemporary architectural practice in Europe and America. His most recent research focuses on images and identity in turn of the century Argentina and Mexico. Previous to coming to Tulane, he served as Deputy Director of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and taught at the University of Texas at Austin. As Executive Director, he is responsible for overseeing all academic and administrative functions of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. In addition, he also teaches courses in art history in the Art Department.
- B.A., Tulane University, Spanish and Art History, 1965
- M.A., Yale University, History of Art, 1969
- Ph.D., Yale University, History of Art, 1973
- Professor, Tulane University, 1999-
- Professor, University of Texas, 1983-1986
- Associate Professor, University of Texas, 1976-1983
- Assistant Professor, University of Texas, 1970-1976
Research & Teaching Specializations: Argentina; Mexico; Art/Art History; Area Studies; Latin American and Iberian Art; Architecture and Urbanism
- Executive Director, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 1999-
- Co-Vice Chair, Council of Directors of Title VI National Resource Centers for Foreign Language and Area Studies, 2008-
- President of the Board, Arts Council of New Orleans, 2010-2013
- Board Member, Contemporary Arts Center, 2008-2013
- Board Member, New Orleans Museum of Art, 2008-2011
- Editorial Board, RES, 1997-
- Deputy Director, The Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1994-1998
- Acting Director, The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1991, 1992-1993
- Associate Director, The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1986-1992
- Dianne Lynn Levy Memorial Lecture, Cum Laude School, 2004
- Andrew Mellon Faculty Summer Research Grant, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, 1981, 1982, 1985
- Institute of Latin American Studies Travel Grant, University of Texas, 1984
- Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1983
- Faculty Research Assignment, University Research Institute, 1982-1983
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Scholarship, 1976-1977
Languages: Spanish; French
- 2014. "George Kubler: The Craft of Art History." In Im Maschenwerk der Kunstgeschichte: Eine Revision von George Kublers >The Shape of Time<. Edited by Sarah Maupeu, Kerstin Schankweiler, Stefanie Stallschus. Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos.
- 2013. El Canal de Panamá y su legado arquitectónico (1905-1920), The Panama Canal and its Architectural Legacy (1905-1920). With Carol McMichael Reese. República de Panamá: Fundación Ciudad del Saber, Autoridad del Canal de Panamá, and Fundación Arte y Cultura.
- 2010. "Taking Sail: Kurt Foster's Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities." Pp. 257-279 in Art History on the Move: Hommage an Kurt W. Forster. Edited by Nanni Baltzer, Jacqueline Burckhardt, Marie Theres Stauffer, and Philip Ursprung unter Mitarbeit von Mirjam Brunner. Zürich: Diaphanes.
- 1999. Buenos Aires 1910: el imaginario para una gran capital; Coloquio internacional de 1995. Editor, with Margarita Gutman. Buenos Aires: Centro de Estudios Avanzados de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.
- 1999. “The Institutionalization of Art History as a Disciplinary and Pedagogical Practice in American Universities in the Twentieth Century.” In disciplinas: estetica e historia del arte en el cruce de los discursos. Lucero Enriquez, editor. Mexico: INAM.
- 1999. “Richard Meier, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California 1984-1997.” With Carol McMichael Reese. In Museums for a New Millenium: Concept, Projects, Buildings. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani and Angeli Sachs, eds. Munich: Prestel.
- 1995. “Mapping Interdisciplinarity.” Art Bulletin. 77: 544-49.
- 1976. The Architecture of Ventura Rodriguez. 2 vols. New York: Garland Publishing Inc.
Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Latin American Studies Core Seminar (Graduate); Cities and Urban Imagery in Latin America
Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 2
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LATEST SITE UPDATES
- "Norm Diffusion from the Global South" a talk by Kathryn Sikkink
- Shooting from the Hip: Mexico
- Connecting Day of the Dead Traditions Across the Americas: Haiti
- New Orleans as Subject
- MARI Brown Bag: Francisco Estrada-Belli "New Revelations on the Holmul Frieze and the Rise of the 'Kingdom of the North'"
- Screening of The Path of Stone Soup
- Tres Vidas: The Core Ensemble
- Alexey Martí & Urban Minds Latin Jazz Concert
- MARI Brown Bag: Robert Hill "Spanish Influences on Highland Maya Men's Traje"
- Day of the Dead and the Arts: A Workshop for K-12 Art Educators
- Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books
- Day of the Dead with the LPO: Pan American Life Fiesta Sinfonica: La Triste Historia
- Noon-Time Talk on Behind Closed Doors, Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898 with Lucia Abramovic
- Guantánamo Post-9/11: Human Rights & Constitutional Law in Modern America
- Guantánamo Public Memory Project
- Performance by Afro-Cuban band Sintesis
- Day of the Dead at the Ogden!
- Celebración Latina
- Global Research for Glick Fellows Highlights Latin America
- Guantánamo Exhibit Opens at Tulane
- Lustig presents at UNU-WIDER Conference in Helsinki
- 2014 Américas Award Workshop and Ceremony
- LAGO Graduate Student Conference Call for Abstracts
"Norm Diffusion from the Global South" a talk by Kathryn Sikkink
Kathryn Sikkink of Harvard’s Kennedy School
Thursday, September 25, 5:30 pm
Caroline Richardson Building, Anna Many Lounge
Refreshments will be served.? Everyone is welcome.
About the Speaker:
Kathryn Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at HKS and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, the impact of human rights law and policies, and transitional justice. Her publications include The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics (awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Center Book Award, and the WOLA/Duke University Award); Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America; Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics (co-authored with Margaret Keck and awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas for Improving World Order, and the ISA Chadwick Alger Award for Best Book in the area of International Organizations); and The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Compliance, (co-edited with Thomas Risse and Stephen Ropp). She holds an MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Sikkink has been a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and a Guggenheim fellow. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the editorial boards of International Studies Quarterly,International Organization, and the American Political Science Review.
Footprints in Time. 5 Generations of Mexican Artists at the Parota
The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to invite you to the Art Exhibition of Mexican Masters entitled “Footprints in Time. 5 Generations of Mexican Artists at the Parota.” The exhibit will feature works by Mexican artists Jose Luis Cuevas, Leonora Carrington, Alberto Castro Leñero, Manuel Felguerez, Gilberto Aceves Navarro, Francisco Toledo, and Roger Von Gunten among other.
The exhibit will run from August 29th to September 26th at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans. An opening reception will be held on August 29th at 6 pm.
Information on La Parota:
The Fine Art Center “La Parota” was created in 1996, by the combined efforts of the Government of the State of Colima's Ministry of Culture and the National Council for Culture and the Arts. “The Parota” celebrates a long continuing artistic history, full of achievements and great national and international recognition. The participation of the most important Mexican Masters teaching production of printmaking workshops and Fine Arts have been carried out at this Centre with great success since its beginning.
“The Parota” has been an Institution for established masters and young talented artists. The exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences given in the workshops have driven new etching techniques, while developing a new generation of Fine Art Printmakers.
With the passing of the years, the Fine Art Center of Colima “La Parota” has generated a wealth of artistic production with the most important artists of Mexico, while simultaneously producing some of the nation's most outstanding young artists.
Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books
Américas Award K-12 Workshop
This hands-on workshop will explore issues of immigration and identity using children's literature. The workshop will feature the work of this year's Honorable Mention book, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh and Commended Title Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass by Meg Medina. Both authors will be in attendance to work with teachers on activities and strategies to best engage young readers with the complexity of immigration as it relates to family, education, and identity. Teaching for Change will highlight additional resources to incorporate teaching Social Justice and Human Rights.
All participants will receive breakfast, teaching resources, and a book (a choice of one of the two featured titles, please indicate whether you’d prefer the picture book Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote or the Young Adult title, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass). Participants are also invited to attend the Américas Award Ceremony to be held at the Library of Congress from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Also, a month-long exhibit of the original artwork from Parrots Over Puerto Rico will be on display at the Young Readers Center in The Library of Congress.
The Américas Award is sponsored by CLASP and coordinated by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Additional funding is provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, The Ohio State University, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Vanderbilt University.
For more information contact Denise Woltering (email@example.com) (504.865.5164)
Download the printable Flyer.
Day of the Dead and the Arts: A Workshop for K-12 Art Educators
The workshop will focus on how to provide students with information about Day of the Dead, Day of the Dead traditions, and celebrating Day of the Dead in the classroom. The workshop will involve hands-on activities, including activities which will translate into the classroom!
All participants will receive light refreshments and teaching materials. One teacher will have the opportunity to use a Day of the Dead altar kit, provided by the Latin American Resource Center. The kit has everything you need to celebrate Day of the Dead in your classroom!
5:30 – 5:45 PM
Introductory Remarks (Denise Woltering-Vargas, Tulane University; Ellen Balkin, Ogden Museum)
5:45 – 6: 30 PM
Altar Viewing and Discussion (Cynthia Ramirez, Southern University of New Orleans)
6:30 – 7:15 PM
Day of the Dead in the Artist’s Classroom (Denise Tullier-Holly, Southeastern University Lab School)
7:15 – 7:30 PM
Day of the Dead at the Ogden – Activities (Ellen Balkin, Ogden Museum)
Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 10 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo's Capital One Stage and Field will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand made crafts, and local social service, health and education organizations will offer wellness, education and social service information.
Celebración Latina is presented by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Contributing sponsors include Pan-American Life Insurance Group and Jefferson Financial Credit Union.
Celebración Latina is free with Zoo admission. No outside food or beverages please!
For more information please visit the Audubon website.
Connecting Day of the Dead Traditions Across the Americas: Haiti
Learn about Day of the Dead traditions in Haiti in this teacher workshop. The teacher workshop will be followed by an optional class on Traditional Haitian Folkloric Dance. Monique Moss, adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at Tulane University, will lead a teacher workshop about Day of the Dead traditions in Haiti. Day of the Dead traditions in Haiti have their roots in Haitian Vodoo and hence show both similarities and differences to Day of the Dead traditions in other areas of Latin America. The workshop will focus on the performance of Day of the Dead as well as connect the tradition through to New Orleans.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Traditional Haitian Folkloric Dance Master Class
Taught by Menahem Laurent
Registration will Open Monday, September 22, 2014.