Tyler School of Art and Architecture Blog

July 27, 2020

Painting Alumnus Warith Taha (MFA '20) Wins Tournesol Award

Author: Zachary Vickers

Painting Alumnus Warith Taha (MFA '20) is the recipient of The Tournesol Award, which recognizes and supports one Bay-area painter each year as they take the first major steps toward establishing a career in the critical early years of their artistic development. You can experience some of Taha's work in Tyler's 2020 Grad Catalog. Read More

July 24, 2020

Faculty Renee Jackson Publishes Article in Canadian Art Teacher Journal

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler's Assistant Professor and Program Head of Art Education, Renee Jackson has recently published the article, "Chance Encounters as a Generative Mechanism in Art, Teaching and Research," in Volume 17, No. 1 of Canadian Art Teacher, published by the Canadian Society for Education through Art. The article, co-authored by Jackson and nine Tyler graduate students, is a celebration of the chance encounter as a valuable source of inspiration and knowledge making. It tells the story, from conception to aftermath, of the Palimpsest Portrait Project—an arts-based research project that both emerged from such an encounter and begat further such encounters during Tyler's Contemporary Issues in Art Education class in 2017. Read More

July 20, 2020

Jane DeRose Evans Reappointed as Chair of Art History

Author: Zachary Vickers

Jane DeRose Evans, Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology has been reappointed as Chair of the Art History Department for a second three-year term through the academic year 2022–23. Under Professor Evans’s leadership, the department has expanded the breadth of its curriculum, transformed the MA Track in Arts Management to reflect current trends, and spearheaded capital improvements to the art history facilities.  In her nearly thirty years at Temple University, Professor Evans has excelled as a teacher, scholar and field archaeologist, steadily advancing in the fields of archaeology and numismatics with her work. Her skills as a leader have been crucial over the past few months as Tyler has faced the many challenges in higher education caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

July 10, 2020

Bethany Farrell (PhD candidate) awarded NEH-CARES grant

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Bethany Farrell, Department of Art History PhD Candidate, will continue her fellowship at American Philosophical Society Library & Museum through a NEH CARES Grant. The grant supports the expansion of a digital humanities project on Benjamin Franklin's account books, which Bethany has developed in the past ten months. The American Philosophical Society was one of 317 institutions that received the NEH CARES Grant out of 2,300 applicants. The official announcment is here: https://www.amphilsoc.org/blog/aps-receives-neh-cares-grant-support-staf... Read More

June 4, 2020

Awards for Summer/Fall 2020 Research Grants

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Congratulations to the awardees of the Dr. Marcia Hall Art History Research Awards Flavia Barbarini (PhD)  Italian Drawings from the 1450s and 1550s in American Graphic Collections: A Survey Read More

June 4, 2020

Tyler's Eve Streicker (MFA '13) Wins Two Jewelry Awards

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM alumna Eve Streicker (MFA '13) is the recipient of two awards in 2020: the 2020 Carelle Grant from The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), awarded annually through a jury process to an emerging design brand in their first five years of business; and a CASE Award by the Jewelers of America, which honors the jewelers who create jewelry pieces with the highest levels of creativity, artistry, skills and excellence in quality and style.  Read More

June 3, 2020

Tyler's Rob Kuper Talks About the Benefits of the Virtual Classroom

Author: Zachary Vickers

Rob Kuper, associate professor of landscape architecture, is featured in the June 2020 (Vol. 110, No. 6) issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine where he responds to the benefits of virtual classrooms, how it can reduce the carbon footprint of the entire class, provide more immediate critical feedback and more: Read More

May 29, 2020

Art Education and Community Arts Practices Good News!

Author: tul09319

OUR GOOD NEWS! As the Spring 2020 semester reaches an end, Tyler AECAP perseveres triumphantly. There have been many obstacles thrown our way, but through it all we still have taken time to proudly and joyfully reflect on our graduating seniors’ and MEds’ achievements. Receiving honors and awards, obtaining certifications, starting new jobs, submitting theses and getting accepted to graduate school are just some of these achievements.    Read More

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