Tyler School of Art and Architecture Blog

November 17, 2021

Temple Contemporary Opens New Exhibition, "In Dialogue."

Author: Emily Herbein

The newest installation in Temple Contemporary, In Dialogue, features the works of several of Tyler’s visiting lecturers from the Critical Dialogue series as well as alumni lecturer Virgil Marti, whose work is pictured above with pieces from artists Eileen Neff and Patrick Macguire. The exhibition is curator Adam Blumberg’s attempt at laying out a cohesive and complimentary display from makers across all areas of the art world.   Read More

November 16, 2021

Remembering Professor Emeritus George Whiting, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture

Author: Emily Herbein

Professor Emeritus George C. Whiting was a constant presence in Tyler’s Landscape Architecture and Horticulture program even after his early retirement in 2006. He often made stops by the department on the Ambler campus in the years that followed to catch up with faculty and check in on the various programs, as his colleagues and students fondly remember.  Dr. Whiting passed away on September 4, 2021, but his legacy lives on in the memories of those he taught and worked with during his more than two decades of teaching at Tyler. Read More

November 15, 2021

MFA Graduates Reunite in Exhibition at Atelier Art Gallery

Author: Carin Whitney

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture presents Everything Must Go (Nov. 20 – Dec. 12), an exhibition featuring selected works from 2020 and 2021 MFA graduates at Atelier Art Gallery. The featured artists work across disciplines ranging from painting and sculpture to video and printmaking; exploring diverse aesthetics and conceptual perspectives. Though many of the artists have since moved away from Philadelphia upon graduating, this final gathering reveals how artists create and maintain communities across distance. Everything Must Go speaks to collective urgency—of closures and potential beginnings during uncertain times. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 20, 3 – 6 pm. Additional hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12 – 5 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Masks are required. Read More

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November 12, 2021

Scout Cartagena (BFA '22) Displays New Exhibit at DaVinci Art Alliance

Author: Emily Herbein

Scout Cartagena, (BFA ‘22), a 2021 DaVinci Fellowship recipient, is currently showing a collection of new works titled “You Have Their Eyes” at the DaVinci Art Alliance until November 24th, and themes of identity, memory, and connection play important roles in each piece. Recently profiled in the Philadelphia Tribune, Cartagena discusses their primary influences and how working as a Black non-abled person has defined their practice.   Read More

November 9, 2021

Dr. Emily Neumeier Discusses "Using Wikipedia in the Art History Classroom" on the CAA Conversations Podcast

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Professors Emily Neumeier (Temple University) and Alex Dika Seggerman (Rutgers University-Newark) discuss their experience incorporating Wikipedia in the classroom, suggesting different types of assignments, the feminist origins of the “edit-a-thon” and how teaching students about the reliability and structure of online knowledge is perhaps one of the most pressing issues of our day. Emily Neumeier is assistant professor of Art History at Temple University. She specializes in the visual and spatial cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean, with a focus on the Ottoman Empire. Read More

November 9, 2021

Dr Tracy Cooper to speak at the Newberry Library

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr Cooper's lecture is "The Subversive Arts of Arachne: Tele e Meletto* [Canvas and Lace]" : Two women artists of late seventeenth- early eighteenth-century Venice achieved unusual success in their profession, Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757) and Giulia Lama (1681-1747), albeit in very different ways. The extent of that difference, and whether there were underlying connections in their practice that were not immediately evident is worthy of further investigation. This essay will identify a common factor in the art and technology of Lace—Merletto/i—an early modern invention that was one of the luxury products of Venice from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. This seminar will take advantage of the Newberry Library’s Special Collection to examine their examples of the popular sixteenth-century “How-To” Pattern Books for Lace Making. Read More

November 9, 2021

Louise Fishman (BFA & BS ‘63) Memorial Exhibit On View at Thomas Erben Gallery

Author: Emily Herbein

Prominent Tyler alumnus Louise Fishman (BFA & BS '63) was a figurehead in the world of American Abstract Expressionist painting, but she did not arrive at such stature without struggle. Gestures of Affection: In Memory of Louise Fishman, on display at the Thomas Erben Gallery in New York from November 9 until December 18, celebrates her rise and influence amid a male-dominated abstract art scene in New York. The all-women exhibition will feature works by her close peers and friends, including Tyler Professor of Painting Dona Nelson.   Read More

November 8, 2021

Tyler Celebrates Three Award-Winning Professors

Author: Carin Whitney

Dona Nelson, professor of Painting, has received the College Art Association's prestigious 2021 Distinguished Teaching of Art Award. She joins a list of major figures who have firmly demonstrated the inseparability of teaching and artistic practice. "It takes a visionary artist with social imagination to create a high-level learning and working environment where artistic and pedagogical practices run hand in hand," says Susan Cahan, Dean of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, "We are thrilled to have this generous, rigorous, and profoundly impactful artist/educator on our faculty." Read More

November 3, 2021

Tyler Community Sustains Vibrant Presence on the International Art and Design Stage Throughout 2021

Author: Emily Herbein

In a recent issue of NAEA's  Translations,  Associate Professor Lisa Kay shares field research and techniques to better equip art teachers working with trauma in the classroom. Kay examines the ways teachers can help adolescents cope with stress and anxiety while encouraging creativity and resilience. Kay and co-author Donalyn Heise shared their research in their article titled Trauma-Informed Art Education: Caring for Learners and Each Other, which includes art-based strategies to support social-emotional learning.   Read More

November 2, 2021

The Whitney Museum Presents a Major Survey of Works by Alumna Jennifer Packer (BFA '07)

Author: Emily Herbein

This fall, the Whitney Museum presents Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing, the first major solo museum exhibition in New York for Tyler alumna Jennifer Packer (BFA '07). Coming to the Whitney from London's Serpentine Gallery, the exhibit is the largest survey of Packer's work to date, featuring over 30 drawings and paintings from the last decade that examine practices of observation, memory, and improvisation. The show's title is in reference to the biblical verse Ecclesiastes 1:8. Read More

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