Blog Archive

April 24, 2018

Natasha Bowdoin, Painting MFA '07 shows at Mass MoCA

Author: econover

Houston-based artist Natasha Bowdoin, Tyler painting MFA '07, is currently showing her work "Maneater" at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. Her largest-ever cut-paper collage installation "investigates the intersections of the visual, the experiential, and the literary, treating language and nature as kindred phenomena." Read more about Bowdoin's work and the exhibition here.    Read More

April 24, 2018

Teaching Artists Course Offered in Fall 2018

Author: Michael Smaczylo

The Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department is proud to offer a course designed for artists looking to expand their teaching experiences. Students from all fields are welcome to register!   ARTE 3202/5202   Artist Educators in Communities   Fall 2018 Tuesdays, Tyler room B86 9:00-11:20 am (3 credits)   contact: Wendy Osterweil; woster@temple.edu, office B90   Read More

April 24, 2018

Newly elected to Phi Beta Kappa!

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Two of our 2018 graduates and two class of 2019 members have just been elected into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor society: congratulations! Emily Dugan (2018) Madison Kochel (2018) Emma Roberts (2019) Tyler Valera (2019) Read More

April 17, 2018

Art Therapy Comes to Tyler

Author: Kylie Doyle

There’s a new major coming to Tyler that many have been excited for over the past few years! In Fall 2017, Art Therapy came to campus as a new Bachelor of Arts degree. With a new major comes a lot of questions, so I took the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Lisa Kay, one of the advocates for Art Therapy as a major at Temple. Dr. Kay, along with many others, has been working on the creation of this major for some time now and was happy to answer some of the questions that I had about the major. “The major came about over a long period of time,” Dr. Kay stated. “We started to have conversations in 2013. Getting a new degree through bureaucratic channels took quite some time. Tyler Admissions fielded emails from students interested in the degree for a long time, with the Foundations Department and Visual Studies program also keeping tabs on interest from students. We moved forward after establishing that there was interest amongst the student body.” Read More

April 12, 2018

One-Year Horticultural Therapy Certificate

Author: Gracie A. Laychock

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Thorough hands-training, this certificate introduces students to a variety of horticulture therapy skills. The program meets horticultural therapy requirements by the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) for becoming a Registered Horticultural Therapist. Students complete projects to develop skills in HT programming, activities, grant writing, budgeting, marketing, research, and interdisciplinary approaches to health care. A key component is learning to design therapeutic indoor and outdoor spaces that address universal design and support. Instruction and business planning for private HT contractual work is also examined. Horticultural therapy uses plants, horticultural activities, and the natural world to improve people's social, educational, psychological, and physical adjustment, thus improving their bodies, minds, and spirits. Read More

April 11, 2018

Bradley Cavallo (PhD Art History 2017) presents at 2018 Midwestern Art History Society

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Bradley Cavallo (PhD 2017) recently presented research at the 2018 Midwestern Art History Society in Indianapolis.  In the presentation, "Skeuomorphism as Hermeneutic: From Obsidian Mirrors to Copper Escudos de Monjas", Cavallo argued that  "Nuns' Shields" in early-modern Mexico could be understtod as a colonial skeumorphs derived from the Mesoamerican ritual wearing of oval obsidian discs to signal the presence of Aztec divinities. Escudos mimicked the stone artifacts in metal form and religious function in order to make the presence of the Christian divine - painted on escudos as the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception - comprehensibely analogous to the way in which some pre-Columbian divinities had been traditionally experienced. Read More

April 11, 2018

Natalia Angeles Vieyra (PhD candidate Art History) giving a talk at PAFA

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Natalia Angeles Vieyra (MA Art History, PhD candidate Art History) will be giving an "Art at Lunch" lecture at PAFA on April 25, 2018, noon to 1.  The title of the lecture is "Reproducing the Rotunda: Currency, Performance, and Protest in 19th-Century Print Culture"/  The event is free and open to the public. Read More

April 6, 2018

Student interview

Author: Sam Fritch

  Jarrah May- It seems like you've lived everywhere. Is that true? I was born in Arlington, VA, but the entire timeline of moves is like this: Read More

April 6, 2018

Dr. Erin Pauwels awarded NEH grant for summer institute

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Art History Assistant Professor Erin Pauwels has been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities and named a 2018 NEH Summer Scholar. This July she will participate in the NEH-sponsored Summer Institute on the “Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath,” which is being hosted by the American Social History Project at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The program is designed to enhance university teaching as well as research and Pauwels will use the experience to develop a new Tyler Art History course on the visual culture of the American Civil War and its continuing significance to contemporary art and politics in the United States. Read More

April 5, 2018

Dr. Alice Rudy Price publishes review of Pissaro show.

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Adjunct Professor Dr. Price's review of the Ordrupgaard's exhibition, "Pissaro: Meeting on St. Thomas" (March-June 2017, in Copenhagen) was published by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA). Read More

April 5, 2018

Dr. Jerry Silk moderates TURF-CreWS panel

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Silk moderated the panel, "Art, Iconography, and Controversy" at the Temple 2018 TURF-CreWS symposium, April 12.  Three of the papers on the panel originated in his Fall 2017 Honors undergraduate class. Read More

April 4, 2018

Tyler Art History students and alumni (re)connect at CAA meetings in Los Angeles

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Several Art History alumni met for a DIY happy hour to connect, reconnect, and socialize during the Feb 2018 College Art Association Meeting.  Pictured are Alysha Meloche (BA 2008, MA 2012), Nicole Restaino (MA 2016), Will Schwaller (PhD candidate), Brian Seymour (PhD 2018), Jessica Cooley MA 2011), Kaelin Jewell (PhD candidate), and Monica Hahn (PhD 2018). Read More

April 3, 2018

Annual Artist As Educators Alumni Show

Author: Michael Smaczylo

On Sunday February 25th the reception was held for the Second Annual Art Education and Community Arts Practices Alumni Show “The Artist as Educator” at Tyler School of Art’s Atrium. The Show featured works by Tyler Art Education alumni and their students. This show celebrated the difficult task of balancing studio practice and teaching practice.    View more photos on the Tyler Art Education and Community Arts Practices Instagram Page! Read More

April 3, 2018

Teaching Artists Course Visits Russell Craig Exhibition

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Students in the AECAP Department's "Artists Teaching in Communities" course recently visited the Philadelphia Magic Gardens' Russell Craig Exhibition. From the Magic Gardens' website: "Craig makes art on court documents, prison paperwork, and discarded items to convey how art helped him overcome a tumultuous time in his life. Read More

April 3, 2018

Temple University stands out at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Renaissance rocks! Temple University stood out at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America recently held in New Orleans. At least ten current faculty, graduate students and alumni were in the juried program or attended the conference: Tracy Cooper, Bethany Farrell, Elizabeth Duntemann, and Jasmine Cloud are seen here at the Italian Art Society reception; also participating as session organizers and/or speakers were Erin Downey, Margaret Morse, Art DiFuria, Sophia McCabe, Aliza Benjamin, and Cate Wallace.   Read More

April 2, 2018

Art History alumnae star at Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Meeting

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Christa DiMarco (MA 2007; PhD 2015) and Dr. Sarah Iepsen (PhD 2013) cop-organized the conference and presented papers.  Also presenting at the conference were Art HIstory Alumna Dr. Suzanne Singletary (PhD 2006), Dr. Alice Price (PhD 2014), Dr. Whitney Kruckenberg (PhD 2014), and Dr. Erin Lehman (PhD 2014), Lily Scott (PhD program), Rebecca McEwen (MA anticipated 2018), and Constance Booth (PhD program). Read More