Blog Archive

March 27, 2024

Art History Representation at the Renaissance Society of American Meetings!

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The Art History Department was very well represented at the Renaissance Society of America 2024 Annual Meeting, this year held in Chicago from March 21–23, 2024! We’re very proud of the great Early Modern scholarship of our department members and alumni.Emma P. Holter (PhD Student), “Bellini in Black and White: Reconsidering the Uffizi Lamentation;"Jesse Rhian-Yu Sullivan (PhD Candidate), “Ripples on the Surface: Active Dimensionality as a Lens for Understanding Early Renaissance Painting;"Dr. Tracy E. Cooper (Professor), “The Renaissance Book: Lilian Armstrong and Art History;" Dr. Cooper was also the respondent to the Society for the History of Collecting double-panel “Collecting and Knowledge Production through Travel;” Read More

March 26, 2024

Temple Rome Expands Rich History with Campus Move

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Temple's Rome Campus is relocating to Piazza di Spagna, a historic area in the Eternal City that offers students a more immersive cultural experience surrounded by landmarks, museums, cafés and shops. For almost 30 years, thousands of Tyler and Temple students have enjoyed the temporary homeliness and comfort of the campus, located in a 15th-century palazzo, the Villa Caproni, situated in the historic heart of the city near the Piazza del Popolo. The location, across the Tiber River from Rome’s Prati neighborhood, has provided students with a beautiful and culturally immersive setting for their studies. Read more Read More

March 21, 2024

Four Tyler Alums Selected for 2024 Wind Challenge Exhibitions

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Amid Philadelphia’s vibrant art scene, the Wind Challenge at Fleisher Art Memorial has long stood as a harbinger of creative ingenuity and excellence. This prestigious annual juried competition, established in the late 1970s, has consistently celebrated emerging artist who push the boundaries of art making.This year’s Wind Challenge winners include four Tyler alums – Brynn Hurlstone (MFA ’23, Glass), Sean Starowitz (MFA ’23, Sculpture), Idalia Vásquez-Achury (MFA ’22, Photography), and Kim Altomare (BFA '13, Painting) – whose creative practices continue this tradition of innovation through distinctive ways of combining materials and methods to tell unique stories. Read More

March 19, 2024

Tyler GAID Professor Honored Among Women Leading the 175th Initiative

Author: Jordan Cameron

Every year for Women’s History Month, Pennsylvania State Rep. Mary Isaacson, in coordination with community leaders and advocates, honors exceptional women living or working in her legislative  district who have led efforts to improve the daily lives of Pennsylvanians. The 2024 cohort includes Abby Guido, Associate Professor of Graphic and Interactive Design. Isaacson, who represents Philadelphia’s 175th State Legislative District, selected Guido for the recognition, “due to the actions [she has] taken in shaping the everyday lives of Pennsylvanians, future of our neighborhoods and our great City” through her community-focused volunteer work. The district includes Fishtown, Northern Liberties, part of Center City, Society Hill and Queen Village. Read More

March 18, 2024

Prof. Kopta Shares Research at the Medieval Academy of America

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Assistant Professor of Instruction Dr. Joseph Kopta spoke at the Medieval Academy of America's 99th Annual Meeting at the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, on March 15, 2024. His paper, "Bookmaking as Knowledge Construction in Byzantine Codices" explored the ways that late Byzantine colophons and recipes for inks and dyes help us understand that the act of bookmaking was itself considered a form of knowledge construction in Byzantium. The session, "Conceptualizing the Knowledge of Artists and Builders in the Global Middle Ages," is the first of two panels on this theme; the second will take place at the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan in May 2024. This material comes from Kopta's in-progress book project, tentatively titled The Materiality of the Byzantine Codex. Read More

March 7, 2024

Printmaking Major Researched Ways To Create Her Own Canon

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

This is the last of four articles in a series about Tyler's Spring 2023 CARAS grant awardees.In Printmaking major Deejay Bosca’s lithograph Diez Años del Movimiento Colibrí (Pink), the head and shoulders of an ethereal figure loom large in the center of the composition as a small, delicate figure floats prostrate on hair-like tendrils below. A shadowy face with an arched eyebrow stares from the upper right corner, while vertical striations, diagonal shafts of light, and bulbous forms appear suspended in air.  Read More

March 6, 2024

Tyler Foundations Courses Collaborate on Cloud Quilt

Author: Jordan Cameron

A unique type of quilt blanketed the central portion of the yellow hallway on the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s second floor recently, a visual patchwork of designs that reflect hugely varied concepts of weather.This student art installation, called Cloud Quilt, is a collaboration among the Foundations Department’s three first-year studio courses: Drawing, 2D Design, and 3D Design. Guided by the theme of “weather,” students were asked to consider how speed and direction of motion can be visually communicated to mimic the movement and noise of a weather event. Read More