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September 28, 2016

SPARC Artists Visit Tyler!

Author: issarevell

On Thursday, September 22nd, artists from SPARC visited Tyler for a reception celebrating their current exhibition in Tyler's Underground Gallery. The exhibition, Gigantic Extravaganza, features large scale art by SPARC artists that haven't been displayed before, and was coordinated by Linda Price, Director of SPARC's Cultural Arts Center and Tyler alum. The artists were able to meet with Professor Renee Jackson's Science and Art of Teaching class and discuss their work during the reception, which is pictured above. The exhibition will remain open to the public until September 28th. Read More

September 28, 2016

The UN General Assembly Promotes Cultural Heritage Preservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Elizabeth Bolman, Professor and Chair of the Department of Art History, joined three other specialists on September 20, 2016 at an event co-hosted by the United States Department of State and the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the United Nations General Assembly. It was held in the Grace Rainey Auditorium and the Temple of Dendur wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The panel discussion was on "Today's Struggles to Protect and Preserve the Cultural Heritage of Religious Minorities." The Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, the President of the Republic of France Francois Hollande, and the Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova, among others, spoke as well.   Read More

September 12, 2016

New Website Exhibits Design Work of Late Architect and Beloved Professor Franco Possemato

Author: Andrea Smith

Franco Possemato has lived a successful career as an architect during his time in the U.S. as well as in Italy. Besides serving as Project Architect on numerous projects throughout his life, Franco was a professor of Architectural Design at Temple’s Rome campus for fifteen years as well as a visiting Professor at Temple’s Tyler School of Art at Main Campus. Having since passed away in 2012, his life’s work has been documented and recently published on a new website, commemorating Possemato’s work and his time with Temple University. Possemato spent the first seven years of his life in his small southern Italian village until his family moved to the U.S. He received his B. Arch from Temple University in 1981 and went on to receive a Masters in Architecture and Building Design from Columbia University in 1983. Soon after graduating, Franco moved back to Italy with his family and opened his own practice. Read More