Blog Archive

September 27, 2017

Arlene Holtz to participate in panel discussion at the Michener Museum

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Arlene Holtz, former Principal at Wilson Middle School, will join the panel discussion at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA on Wednesday Oct 4, 2017, from 7 to 8:30. She will contribute to the panel, "School Art Collections: Reflecting on the School Community and Their Relevance Today" as Principal of a school which had a collection of 67 paintings, including well known Pennsylvania Impressionists and African-American artists Dox Thrash and Henry O. Tanner. Nine of these paintings are in the exhibit "Dedicated, Displayed, Discovered: Celebrating the Region's Art Collections." The curator for the exhibit, Adrienne Neszmelyi-Romano, completed her Masters' Thesis at Tyler on the Wilson collection. All the paintings were removed from Wilson against the community's wishes a decade ago and placed in storage. Read More

September 27, 2017

Professor Dona Nelson in "Unpainting," Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia, September 30th, 2017 to July 2018

Author: econover

Dona Nelson's work is in "Unpainting," at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia, September 30th, 2017 to July 2018. This show is works from the museum collection and is accompanied by a catalog. The show includes works by Mark Bradford, Sigmar Polke, Jessica Stockholder, Dona Nelson, Daniel Buren and many others. Read More

September 27, 2017

Recent work from Professor Philip Glahn

Author: econover

Philip Glahn’s recent writings include “Interrogating Invention: Electronic Café and the Politics of Technology,” Panorama (Summer/Fall 2016) and the forthcoming “The Future is Present: Electronic Café and the Politics of Technological Fantasy,” both co-authored with Cary Levine as part of a book project concerning 1980s art-activist telecommunication initiatives in Los Angeles. Glahn is co-initiator and -organizer of the ongoing interdisciplinary research colloquium “Toward a Technics of Aesthetics: Technology, Politics, and Contemporary Culture” at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and was a visiting lecturer and critic at Towson University in Baltimore. Read More

September 27, 2017

William Villalongo, Tyler School of Art MFA 2001, "Outside My Name or Through Other Eyes" at UConn

Author: econover

  William Villalongo, Tyler School of Art MFA 2001 Outside My Name or Through Other Eyes "Outside My Name or Through Other Eyes, weaves the artist’s aesthetic and social interests together with aspects of Pablo Picasso and Aaron Douglas’s visual vocabulary. Villalongo’s paintings, collage works and prints draw upon the distinct illustrative style and political forcefulness employed by Douglas, a celebrated Harlem Renaissance artist. Also evident is the artist’s creative contextualization and reinterpretation of these Modernist Era Masters’ Formalist experiments, their love of African Art and use of black iconography. Villalongo’s art likewise references Picasso’s sexually charged Bather canvases and his once notorious painting, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, from 1907." Read More

September 27, 2017

Professor Odili Donald Odita, upcoming shows and honors

Author: econover

Professor Odili Donald Odita: Prospect.4, US Biennial curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, November 11, 2017 - February 25, 2018, Prospect New Orleans. Located in the greater New Orleans area. Installation at the Newark Museum - for the newly renovated Lobby space.  Opening November 2017. Induction as a Member of the National Academy, National Academy Museum and School, NY. November 2017. Read More

September 14, 2017

Students Receive Finalist Placement in Arch Out Loud Competition

Author: mary stiger

Ashely McCabe and Joseph Matthews recently participated in the Arch Out Loud Competition.  The theme of the competition was Human Trafficking: Tenancingo Square Mediascape.  The goal of the open ideas competiton was to "reimagine the town square of Tenancingo, Mexico in response to the prevalent issues of sex trafficking existing in the area."  Ashley and Joseph's proposal "Bright Future" includes a landscape-like interactive structure that creates a welcoming enviornment in the square while also educating users about the human trafficking epidemic in the region. Read More

September 8, 2017

Inquirer features I-95 Corridor PennDot Project including Tyler Professor Sasha Eisenman

Author: Kari Scott

Tyler Associate Professor of Horticulture Sasha Eisenman, PhD recently participated in a novel project between PennDot, Villanova University and Temple University to use gardens to mitigate rainwater runoff from Highway 95 as it runs through Philadelphia. The project uses plants identified by Dr. Eisenman to allow rainwater to soak into the ground instead of running into an overtaxed water treatment system in Philadelphia. Philadelphia's daily Inquirer wrote a feature about the project, which you can read here. Read More

September 8, 2017

Maryam Hallaj Recieves Honorable Mention in IES Student Competition

Author: mary stiger

Congratulations to Maryam Hallaj, who recieved an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Illuminating Engineer's Society (IES) of Philadelphia student competition!  The competition, called "Designing with Light," tasked students with designing a tabletop luminare to be used as a centerpiece at the annual IES Awards in Philadelphia.  Maryam attended the Philament Awards, where the local Illuminating Engineering Society recognized examples of professional architectural lighting design work alongside student work that was carried out through the Design With Light Competition.   Congratulations Maryam!     Read More