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

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

March 21, 2018

Placemaking class facilitates community design workshop

Author: Lynn Mandarano

Students in the Placemaking course engaged in a service-learning opportunity this semester.  They obtained hands-on community engagement placemaking experience by facilitating a Community Design Workshop for an EPA funded Brownfield Wide Area Planning grant.  Dr. Mandarano is co-teaching the Placemaking course this semester with Terence Milstead, Adjunct. This course provided the perfect opportunity to embed an experiential learning experience directly tied to the EPA project.  After receiving training on how to facilitate community-led placemaking discussions, students worked in teams to facilitate and document dialogues with local residents and private property owners aim at developing win-win redevelopment concepts for five vacant parcels in Philadelphia's North of Lehigh neighborhood. Read More


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