Blog Archive

April 25, 2014

Three Tyler Art History Undergraduates Awarded Summer Internships at the PMA

Author: Cate Wallace

Three Tyler Art History undergraduates have received internships at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lea Stephenson has been awarded an internship in the Department of American Art, Carmen Cunningham has been awarded an internship in the Photo Rights and Reproductions Department, and Emily Addis has been awarded an internship in the Museum Education Department. Read More

April 25, 2014

Photography BFA exhibitions tonight!

Author: Byron Wolfe

The first of two straight weeks of BFA photography thesis exhibitions is going on now (April 23 -27) with the opening reception happening tonight!  This week's show features work from Hannah Close, Morgan Jones, Greg Klein, Jino Lee, and Amelia Martin. The work includes a wealth of ideas, expressions, and creative approaches.  Please join us for the opening reception Friday, April 25, from 6:00 - 9:00 in the Lower Atrium Gallery in the Tyler School of Art. For all of the show card announcements, please follow this Facebook link: Read More

April 25, 2014

Architecture Professor Emeritus Brooke Harrington's Research Joins Aga Khan Collection at MIT

Author: Rashida Ng

Image left: Welcoming party in Jance, Makedonia; right: Helpful sketch critics in Strpče, Kosovo. In March Professor Emeritus Brooke Harrington and his collaborator and wife, Judith Bing (Professor Emeritus at Drexel University), signed an agreement to donate the archives of their research of vernacular architecture in the Balkans to the MIT Libraries through the Aga Khan Documentation Center. The research occurred over a 25-year period and involves extensive fieldwork in the former Yugoslavia as well as in Bulgaria, Romania, and parts of Turkey, Greece, Hungary, and Austria. Read More

April 24, 2014

Art History PhD Candidate, Agnes Szymanska, Awarded Distinguished Fellowships

Author: Cate Wallace

Agnieszka Szymanska, Art History PhD candidate, was awarded the Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowship by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to complete her dissertation on the wall paintings of the Red Monastery church in Egypt (“Vehicles of Memory: Paintings of the Red Monastery Church in Upper Egypt”). The term of this fellowship is twelve months. Research will be hosted by C. Griffith Mann, Michel-David Weill Curator in Charge, Department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters Agnes was also awarded the Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; to examine late antique church decoration in Croatia, Italy, and Greece during 270 days of travel. Read More

April 23, 2014

Art History undergrad, Nicole Beck, receives Library Prize Honorable Mention

Author: Susanna Gold

Tyler Art History undergraduate Nicole Beck receives a Library Prize Honorable Mention for her submission entitled "An Invisible Art: Heavenly Machines and Spacious Halls of Memory."  A Diamond Research Scholar grant to work under the mentorship of Art History Prof. Elizabeth Bolman, awarded by the Provost's Office in 2013, made possible the initial research. Consisting of both a paper and a digital environment, the project expresses an ongoing and compelling fascination with the art of human memory, as explored through the learned systems of the medieval period. Image: St. Luke, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge,  MS 286, fol. 129v, from Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination by Kurt Weitzmann. Plate 42, pg 114. Read More

April 21, 2014

Garden of Time by Zoe Cohen Book Release

Author: AlleyDee

Visual Studies is happy to share the announcement that Zoe Cohen, VS Adjunct Assistant Professor, has just released her book Garden of Time. To learn more about Zoe and her work, please visit From her newsletter: The Garden of Time Book Release Party! Please join me in celebrating the release of this illustrated book for all ages that I have created in collaboration with Rabbi Jill Hammer! Philadelphia Book Release Party Sunday May 4th, 11 am - 1 pm The Cedarworks: 4919 Pentridge St West Philadelphia This event is free and open to the public, and will include a book reading and signing and sales of the book. It's a potluck brunch too, bring something to share if you can! Read More

April 17, 2014

Michelle DiMarzo (Tyler Art History PhD Candidate) Awarded Prestigious Rome Prize

Author: Cate Wallace

Tyler Art History PhD Candidate Michelle DiMarzo has been awarded the Phyllis G. Gordan/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in the 118th Annual Rome Prize Competition from the American Academy in Rome. One of approximately 30 recipients, Michelle will receive a fellowship, stipend and invitation to live in Rome for 2 years while she researches and writes her dissertation on Titian in Rome. Michelle was also awarded a grant specifically for research in Venice by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.  Read More

April 16, 2014

Tyler Architecture Alum Build

Author: Michael Carwile

Tyler Architecture alumni build.  An alum, himself a member of a design-build firm, recently let me know how satisfying it is to find fellow Tyler architecture grads in fabrication shops, construction companies, and other design-build firms across the city, building all kinds of crazy things.  Here’s one of their stories. Michael Sebright, B. Arch. 2002, (pictured center) has been in the design-build world for over a decade.  The economic swing of the past several years may have made his trajectory less straightforward than he intended, but it also has given him the chance to truly consider what he wanted from the construction industry.  Fortunately for Michael, he also has the entrepreneurial sense to begin to make that vision into a reality. Read More

April 16, 2014

Material Practice - A Visit to Temple Anthropology Laboratory

Author: EPB

Last week the Fiber’s Department Bodywear & Adornment class visited Temple’s Anthropology Laboratory. A hidden gem of a resource, the Lab houses hundreds of material artifacts from a cross section of international cultures. Muriel Kirkpatrick, the laboratory administrator was our trusted steward and guide bringing out exotic items such as monkey tooth necklaces, macaw feather head dresses and garments woven from orchid stems.  In addition to their historical significance, many of these items from the Kaxinawa tribe of Peru and Brazil appeared right in line with current textile trends. It reiterated the cyclical nature of aesthetic directions over time and space. Handling and studying these objects produced an immediate connection to a universal community of makers. Read More

April 14, 2014

Marisa Lombardo Repurposes Antiques for The Artemisian

Author: Kayla Cropper

With an interest in metals and sculpture, Marisa Lombardo decided to enroll in Tyler's jewelry program. "The demands and size of that kind of work were high," Lombardo said. "So I wanted to take that knowledge and put it towards jewelry." During her first year in the jewelry program, Lombardo took a printmaking class. "I had a really difficult time with jewelry, but loved the printmaking department," Lombardo said. (Preview of The Artemisian's Fall 2014 Collection) She decided that her aesthetic worked better in 2-D and made the immediate decision to switch her major. With a degree in printmaking, she used her background with metal to make a name for herself in the art world. Read More

April 11, 2014

MFA Workshop with Robynne Raye

Author: Kelly Holohan

MFA candidates in Graphic & Interactive Design participated in a 1.5-day intensive workshop with Modern Dog principal, Robynne Raye. Students designed PSA poster campaigns addressing current issues around the food landscape and health. from left to right: Stephanie Knopp, Joe Scorsone, Joshua Schott, Robynne Raye, Kelly Holohan, Nikki Eastman, Zan Barnett, Noopur Agarwal, Kathy Mueller, Stephanie Werning, and David Jones. Read More

April 10, 2014

Tyler Art History Professor Adele Nelson Awarded Fulbright

Author: Cate Wallace

Art History Professor Adele Nelson has been awarded a Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Award to Brazil for Spring 2015, one of only 5 scholars to receive the award. She will complete research for her current book project, which studies how abstract art developed in twentieth-century Brazil in close relation to new modern art institutions. She will be affiliated with the graduate art history program at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), one of the most respected institutions for art historical studies in Brazil. Image: Installation view of Alexander Calder’s exhibition at the second Bienal de São Paulo (São Paulo Biennial), 1953–54. Arquivo Histórico Wanda Svevo / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo Read More

April 9, 2014

Rebekah Flake FMA thesis exhibition: Till Death Do Us Part

Author: Byron Wolfe

Rebekah Flake, MFA candidate at Tyler, will have her thesis exhibition titled Till Death Do Us Part April 16 - 19, 11am - 6 pm. The opening is on Friday, April 18th from 6 - 8:30 pm at the Temple Gallery. Running concurrently is a companion exhibition titled Anniversary: Projections on 150 Years of North and South at the Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts Building, 1400 North American Street. Read More

April 9, 2014

Tyler Architecture Professor, Alana Dunoff, Discusses Utilization of Building Automation Systems Data

Author: Rashida Ng

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) held its annual conference in Orlando, April 6-8th.  The association's members include facility management professionals in the retail industry from companies like Lowes, Walgreens, Gap and Verizon.   Alana F. Dunoff, Associate Adjunct Professor of Facilities Management in the Tyler Architecture department, was invited to give two presentations. The first, Actionable Knowledge: Smart Data. Smarter Decisions, evaluated how building automation systems are at the foundation of how we plan and manage buildings. This session assessed how to effectively cull, collect, use and analyze this data so that the information translates into smart actionable knowledge; knowledge that ensures we are making smart facility related decisions on behalf of our organization.   Read More

April 6, 2014

Alumni Update: DOREEN GARNER BFA Glass 2009

Author: somara

Tyler Glass Alum Doreen Garner has been accepted at Skowhegan! Currently, she is in the final stretch of her MFA in Glass at RISD and will graduate in June. Then, she's off to Maine and the amazing community and experience of Skowhegan! Read More

April 4, 2014

The Ceramics Program is accepting applications for a Resident Artist

Author: chaddcurtis

The Ceramics Program at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University is pleased to announce an open call for a Resident Artist for the 2014-2015 academic year. The resident artist serves an important role as a mentor to both the undergraduate and graduate programs, and compliments two full time faculty, a full time ceramics technician, adjunct faculty, and 4-6 MFA students. The resident artist is provided with a 150 square foot studio space, materials, and kiln access and will be paid to teach 1-2 courses each semester as an adjunct instructor.   Please click here for more information. Application deadline April 22, 2014. Read More

April 3, 2014

TBT: Jess Amarnek 2010

Author: somara

TBT: "Ascension"  from Jess Amarnek's solo BFA Exhibition in 2010. Cast Glass. This piece was selected for New Glass Review in 2011. Read More