Art History

    May 5, 2023

    Summer 2023 undergraduate internships!

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Seohyun (Sera) Park will be part of the 2023 Andrew W. Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation at UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program in the conservation of cultural heritage Zoe Cudney will be interning at InLiquid here in Philly Read More

    May 4, 2023

    Rachel Vorsanger presents talk at "Look at a Book" series

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Rachel presented at the "Look at a Book" series, organized by Dr. Joe Kopta, with the Charles Library. She presented on “Alicia Bailey’s Cosmeceutical Collection” and told us: "In this unique artist book, the Cosmeceutical Collection, Alicia Bailey has created three miniature books that are each contained in a cosmetic case that recalls different forms of makeup: an eyeshadow palette entitled Belladonna; a press-powder compact entitled Compact Beauty; and a tube of mascara entitled Lashlure.  The text inside each recounts the history of beauty standards that women have been held to, and explains in a witty, wry, and solemn narrative the dangerous extremes women went to in hopes of achieving those standards." Read More

    May 4, 2023

    2023 inductees into Phi Beta Kappa!

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    We're proud of our majors, Hannah J. Mackey (BA 2023) and Seohyun (Sera) Park (BA 2023) for their induction into Phi Beta Kappa, due to their excellent academic records and leadership in the liberal arts. Read More

    April 21, 2023

    Nicole Emser Marcel (PhD Candidate) receives fellowships from the Huntington, Yale, and Clements Libraries

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Nicole has been awarded the Mayers Fellowship from the Huntington Library, the George B. Cooper Fellowship from Yale's Lewis Walpole Library, and the Brian Leigh Dunnigan Cartography Fellowship from the Clements Library at the University of Michigan. The fellowships will support research for her dissertation, “Ordering, Reordering, and Disordering the Land: Visual and Material Strategies of Resistance and Repossession in Contemporary Caribbean Art." Read More

    April 6, 2023

    Marie Latham (MA Arts Admin program) and May Rubenstein (MA Arts Admin program) accepted as Fox Board Fellows

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Both Marie and May, who are finishing their work for their MA degrees, have been invited to be part of the Fox Board Fellows program. According to the Fox website, "Fox Board Fellows is building the next generation of business leaders dedicated to community-based engagement that strengthens their community. The program, powered by experiential learning, places graduate students on the boards of directors at local nonprofit organizations as non-voting members for an academic year." Read More

    April 3, 2023

    Marian Berthoud (PhD Candidate, Art History) has been awarded a research residency

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    The research residency s offered by the Advisory Group at the Centro per la Storia dell’Arte e dell’Architettura delle Città Portuali a partnership between the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas, the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, the Amici di Capodimonte, and Franklin University Switzerland. The research residency will support nine months of dissertation research in Naples, Italy, during the 2023-2024 academic year. Her dissertation investigates the construction of Baroque cities after natural disasters, with particular attention to Spanish Italy, Sicily, Portugal, and the Philippines. The project focuses on elements of Baroque architecture, colonialism, and natural disasters as they apply to Naples, as well as sites destroyed in the early modern period in other parts of southern Italy, such as Nardò in Puglia and parts of southeastern Sicily. Read More

    March 22, 2023

    Joseph Kopta Delivers Paper at the Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Art History faculty member Joseph Kopta participated in a panel, “Globalizing Medieval Art Education: A Roundtable,” on February 25, 2023 at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America in Washington, D.C. His participation, titled “The Global Middle Ages: Syllabi in Three Case Studies,” was part of two sessions in Honor of Lawrence Nees, Professor Emeritus of Medieval Art at the University of Delaware, and an early proponent of the geographic expansion of the discipline beyond Western Europe. Kopta's presentation discussed Tyler's curricular development of its pre-modern art history course offerings from an intersectional perspective. Read More


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