Art History

July 10, 2018

Opening of "Infinite Spaces" show at PAFA, co-curated by Natalia Vierya (PhD candidate, Art History)

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Opening reception for Infinite Spaces: Rediscovering PAFA's Permanent Collection, Thursday June 28th, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Left to right, at the podium: Brooke Davis Anderson (Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum), Mechella Yezernitskaya (co-curator, PhD candidate at Bryn Mawr College), Natalia Angeles Vieyra (co-curator, PhD candidate at Temple University, Tyler School of Art), and Laurel McLaughlin (co-curator, PhD candidate at Bryn Mawr College). Picture used by permission of photographer and participants. Read More

July 10, 2018

Natalia Angeles Vieyra (Art HIst PhD candidate) receives Terra Foundation Grant

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Natalia will be conducting her research on her dissertation, "Beyond the City of Light: Impressionists in the Americas and the Caribbean". Terra Foundation International Research Travel Grants offer US-based scholars working on American art and visual culture prior to 1980 the opportunity to conduct research abroad.  Grant funding is available for projects that require study of materials outside the United States and that will enable scholars to: Discover new primary source material; Experience works of art first-hand in museums and private collections; Make contact with artists, critics, art dealers, archivists, curators, and university scholars; Consult archives and library collections outside the US; Establish professional networks for future research. Read More

June 28, 2018

Emma Roberts interns at the Guggenheim (summer 18)

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Emma Roberts (BA Art History anticipated 2019) is interning at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this summer. She is working in the curatorial department, working with Associate Curator Susan Thompson. Her projects include the Hugo Boss Prize 2018, both phases of the 2019 Mapplethorpe exhibition, and research for potential acquisitions. Read More

June 14, 2018

Elizabeth Duntemann to take residency at the Center for the Art and Architecture of Port Cities, Naples, Italy

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Elizabeth (PhD candidate, Art History) writes, "I am pleased to share that I have accepted a 9-month Research Residency at the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities/Centro per la Storia dell’Arte e dell’Architettura delle Città Portuali, in Naples, Italy. I will be part of an inaugural group of Ph.D. candidates invited to live and work on the grounds of the Museo e Real Bosco Capodimonte, at La Capraia. This residency will facilitate unprecedented access to resources in the city, foster professional connections with other graduates and scholars, and create a platform to share research across academic, museum, and public spheres. The residency project I have proposed to complete will contribute a vital strand to my dissertation research, which re-centers port cities, including Naples, as hubs of cultural production, to examine how art and architecture negotiated constructs of chronic infection and healing during the sixteenth century.   Read More

June 14, 2018

Jordan Garlic (BA 2018) to be interning at the PMA

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Jordan Garlic, who earned her BA in Art History in Dec 2017, will be interning at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the summer of 2018.  She is as well the recipient of the Diversity Fellowship.  She writes, "I have been placed in the Contemporary Art department and will be working on a few different projects with the Exhibitions Assistant and the Collections Assistant including preparations for the Jasper Johns Retrospective that will be taking place simultaneously at the PMA and the Whitney in 2020. " Read More

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 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

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