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April 6, 2018

Dr. Erin Pauwels awarded NEH grant for summer institute

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Art History Assistant Professor Erin Pauwels has been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities and named a 2018 NEH Summer Scholar. This July she will participate in the NEH-sponsored Summer Institute on the “Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath,” which is being hosted by the American Social History Project at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The program is designed to enhance university teaching as well as research and Pauwels will use the experience to develop a new Tyler Art History course on the visual culture of the American Civil War and its continuing significance to contemporary art and politics in the United States. Read More

April 5, 2018

Dr. Alice Rudy Price publishes review of Pissaro show.

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Adjunct Professor Dr. Price's review of the Ordrupgaard's exhibition, "Pissaro: Meeting on St. Thomas" (March-June 2017, in Copenhagen) was published by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA). Read More

April 5, 2018

Dr. Jerry Silk moderates TURF-CreWS panel

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Silk moderated the panel, "Art, Iconography, and Controversy" at the Temple 2018 TURF-CreWS symposium, April 12.  Three of the papers on the panel originated in his Fall 2017 Honors undergraduate class. 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

March 28, 2018

Therese Dolan to speak on fashion and impressionism at Barnes

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Therese Dolan (emerita) will give a lecture, "A la Mode: Fashion and Impressionism" at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Ben Franklin Parkway, Saturday April 7, 11.30-12.30.  Her lecture is about the impact of Parisian fashion on Impressionism: in their attempts to to capture the look and feel of modern Parisian life, Impressionist painters often depicted stylish women sitting in cafes, strolling the newly renovated boulevards, and dancing at chic soirees as representatives of the fashion capital, where haute couture became synonymous.  Dr. Dolan will survey the theoretical, literary, and historical aspects of Parisian fashion and its impact on the arts. Read More

March 28, 2018

Gerald Silk will present at 2018 Association for Art History at the Courtauld

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Gerald Silk will be presenting a paper entitled, "Christo and Jeanne-Claude's "Wall of Oil Barrels - The Iron Curtain": Boundaries, Borders, Barriers, and Binaries at the 2018 Conference of the Association for Art HIstory at the Courtauld Institute of Art & King's College, London.  The talk is in the panel "Borders  of Culture and Identity", part of the broader art history session, "Beyond Boundaries: Artistic Inquiries into Borders and their Meaning(s)". The overall conference theme is "Looking OUtwards". Dr Silk will present on April 7, the last day of the conference.  Read More

January 25, 2018

Pepón Osorio wins College Art Association's 2018 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement

Author: Hillel Hoffmann

January keeps getting better for Pepón Osorio, Laura Carnell Professor of Community Art at the Tyler School of Art. The College Art Association (CAA) announced today that Pepón had been named the 2018 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement—only nine days after learning he had won a United States Artists fellowship. Pepón is the first artist of Puerto Rican descent to win the award. In a press release, CAA cited his "meticulous installations incorporating the memories, experiences and cultural and religious iconography of Latino communities and family dynamics." He joins a select 31-member club. Previous winners of the award include Hans Haacke, David Hammons, Jacob Lawrence, Yvonne Rainer and Nancy Spero. The award will be presented on Feb. 21, the first day of the CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles. For more details, read our full-length story. Read More

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