Blog Archive

May 29, 2018

Joseph Kopta (PhD candidate, Art History) chairs panel at ICMS

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Art History Ph.D. student Joseph Kopta co-chaired, with Dr. Brad Hostetler of Kenyon College, the double session, “Venice, Materiality, and the Byzantine World” at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12, 2018, at the Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The sessions were sponsored by the Italian Art Society. Kopta’s participation was sponsored, in part, by a Tyler Dean’s Travel Grant for Art History Graduate Students. The Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Symposium leading to the 2010 publication of San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice introduced new perspectives on Byzantine and Venetian visual and material culture that extended Otto Demus’s survey of Saint Mark’s basilica. The authors’ application of more recent approaches—such as the social function of spolia, the act of display, the construction of identity, and cultural hybridity—brought fresh analyses to a complex and richly decorated monument. Read More

May 23, 2018

Sophie Sanders (Art History PhD 2013) shows at the Woodmere Art Gallery

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Upcoming exhibition of Philadelphia artists at the Woodmere Art Museum: Sophie Sanders was honored by being selected by curator and artist Syd Carpenter as a participant in this show and featured in the related podcast called Diving Board.  You can see more work from the "Ophelia" series on the website: https://www.sophiesanders.art/ The Woodmere Annual: 77th Juried Exhibition June 2 - September 3, 2018 This year's juror, Syd Carpenter, invited artists and craftspeople to submit work in all media that references the land, the transience of the body, and the skill of the maker. Exhibition-related programming: Read More

May 20, 2018

The Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

Author: Kylie Doyle

Each year, the Art Education Department presents exhibitions of work done by student teachers and their pupils for display at the Stella Elkins Gallery. This year, four student teachers displayed the products of their time at a variety of schools as community members gathered in fellowship to appreciate the art made by friends and loved ones. Wendy Osterweil, the supervising professor of this group of students, was one of the Tyler officials present for this installation. “What’s unique about this show is that it’s a rather small group. Each student put a lot of time into this exhibition, and it shows.” The student teachers exhibiting were Brooke Mulroy, Madeline Willis, Maria Chambers, and Anna Capriotti. Read More

May 18, 2018

Dr. Erin Pauwels to speak at PMA Center for American Art Scholars' Day

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Assistant Professor of Art History Erin Pauwels has been invited by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to present a gallery talk on the current exhibition "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950" as part of the PMA Center for American Art's Scholars' Day on May 21. Her talk entitled, "The Objects of Modern Still Life" explores how everyday things were imbued with fresh meaning through the modernist experiments of Marsden Hartley, Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, and other artists working in the early twentieth-century United States. Pauwels and her students at Tyler have been engaged with the PMA exhibition and its curators throughout the spring semester in connection with her recent Art History graduate seminar, "American Modernism(s)." Read More

May 10, 2018

Tyler Carnival Succeeds Yet Again

Author: Kylie Doyle

With the school year coming to an end, students have been looking for ways to unwind and celebrate completed projects, finished finals and for some, graduation. The Tyler Carnival returned for another year of entertainment and refreshments the day after classes ended. Inflatable rides, free carnival food, and games were amongst some of the amenities provided for students to enjoy. The event was staged in the Tyler Courtyard to compliment the beautiful change in weather before summer heats up. As usual, turnout was high, making for another successful (and crowded) year for this popular student event. Whether you’re here to enjoy companionship, rest, or an inflatable game, there’s something for everyone at the Tyler Carnival. Students deserve time to relax during the stress of finals, and seeing the camaraderie and high spirits is a great pick-me-up regardless of how the end of the year unfolds. Read More

May 10, 2018

Danielle Abdon at the John Carter Brown Library

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Danielle (PhD candidate, Art History) will be researching the Latin American case studies for her dissertation, which focuses on two hospitals in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Salvador, Brazil.  She will be consulting 16th and 17th century maps, views, and accounts by Jesuits and travelers of these early colonial port cities, as well as publications that contextualize her case studies and record or reproduce archival documents. Read More

May 8, 2018

Rachel Brandoff Art Therapy Talk

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Recently, Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices department held a discussion and presentation given by Dr. Rachel Brandoff about art therapy with families in crisis and trauma. Rachel is the coordinator of Art Therapy Specialization and Community and Trauma Counseling at Jefferson University. We were surprised to hear that trauma is  “not the exception, it’s the norm.” After an informative talk about how art therapists work with people who have experienced  trauma, we did little art activity with Dr. Brandoff’s favorite art material – pipe cleaners. We were instructed to focus on one personal goal, could be big or small, and the second part, we have to focus on a larger community goal and how our personal goal could connect to that. Some people connected their personal goals, and others linked them to a bigger sculpture. Make sure you’re following us so you don’t miss out on other events like this!   Read More

May 3, 2018

Steven Charles, MFA '96, "You and I are living now," at Chris Worley in Dallas, TX

Author: econover

Steven Charles, Tyler Painting MFA '96, is showing recent works in a solo show at Chris Worley Fine Arts in Dallas, TX, May 19-June 23, 2018. Charles's work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums, as well as internationally in Canada and Spain. He has been the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and an Artist’s Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has been reviewed in publications including Art in America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Vice among others. For more information about the show, see the gallery website here. Read More