Art History

November 19, 2020

Dr Erin Pauwels publishes in Panorama: the Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Pauwel's article, "José María Mora and the Migrant Surround in American Portrait Photography", can be found in the fall issue of Panorama: the Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art. It is part of a feature section that explores new methodologies for reading American photography in a hemispheric and transnational context: Read More

November 18, 2020

Kedra Kearis receives grant and presents paper

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Kedra Kearis, PhD Candidate Art History, received a Henry Luce Foundation research grant from AHAA, The Association of Historians of American Art, for her site research on art and architecture of Gilded Age Newport. She is also slated to present a talk, "Experiments in Color: Georges Seurat in the Barnes Collection", at the French American Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia on November 19th. Read More

November 16, 2020

Position Available: Associate Professor or Professor – Modern and/or Contemporary Art History of Visual Culture

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The Department of Art History of Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the specialization of the arts and visual culture of the Modern and/or Contemporary period. While expertise in modern and/or contemporary art is essential, the committee welcomes applicants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and encourages research areas centered in geographies beyond Europe and the Americas. Read More

November 16, 2020

Leah Modigliani included in large group exhibition at PAFA

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Leah Modigliani's work has been included in a large group exhibition, Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale, which opens at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia on 11/19/2020. Her work is being shown next to other Tyler professors Dona Nelson and Winifred Lutz (emerita). Modigliani was interviewed by Laurel McLaughlin, to be published in a special issue, "Theatres of Labour", in Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts. Read More

October 20, 2020

Alison Printz (PhD candidate) completes a commission and has an exhibition

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Ali Printz has completed a 21' by 17' mural in Thomas, West Virginia, called Carrie Williams: Saint of Coketon, in honor of a little-known early civil rights Supreme Court case in West Virginia in the late 19th century.  Carrie Williams was a black school teacher at the Coketon Colored School (part of a coal camp) in the 1890s in Tucker County, WV and after local politicians cut the school year for black students in half and cut pay for black teachers, she hired JR Clifford to represent her in the case. Clifford was the first black attorney in WV and also a founder of the Niagara movement and friend of WEB Dubois, and he won the landmark case which led to equal pay and representation for black students and teachers in WV. Unfortunately because this happened in WV, it is little known to the rest of the country. Read More

August 15, 2020

Art History grad students win spots in the Fox Board Fellows

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Two MA candidates in the Arts Administration track are the first non-Fox students to win a spot in the Fox Board Fellows program. In order to complete the requirements for their degrees, Lucy Mason will serve on the board of Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Sara Potts is working on a board project for the Brandywine Workshop and Archive. Both are from the first class of MAs who will be receiving an MA in the newly revised Arts Administration track. Read More

July 20, 2020

Jane DeRose Evans Reappointed as Chair of Art History

Author: Zachary Vickers

Jane DeRose Evans, Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology has been reappointed as Chair of the Art History Department for a second three-year term through the academic year 2022–23. Under Professor Evans’s leadership, the department has expanded the breadth of its curriculum, transformed the MA Track in Arts Management to reflect current trends, and spearheaded capital improvements to the art history facilities.  In her nearly thirty years at Temple University, Professor Evans has excelled as a teacher, scholar and field archaeologist, steadily advancing in the fields of archaeology and numismatics with her work. Her skills as a leader have been crucial over the past few months as Tyler has faced the many challenges in higher education caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Read More


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