Alumni News

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 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

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

March 19, 2018

Tyler Graduate Leads Painting Fundraiser

Author: Kylie Doyle

Art exists as both a product of passion and fuel for it. There are many worthwhile causes that require assistance to garner both interest and funds to support them, and even more artists who work hard to bring these goals to fruition. Recently, Joy Waldinger, a Tyler Alum and a professional artist, hosted a fundraising event to support students in need. Joy Waldinger graduated from Temple University with a BS in Art Education, and is working on her master's degree in restorative practices. Read More

March 7, 2018

Angela McQuillan, Painting B.F.A. '10, profiled in The New York Times

Author: econover

Angela McQuillan, a Philadelphia-based artist and curator, is profiled in the New York Times as part of the Business section's Vocations series. Currently the curator at the Esther Klein Gallery in Philadelphia, McQuillan studied painting at Tyler and graduated in 2010. Her work explores the intersection of science and the visual arts. Read more here.  Read More

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