Student Achievements

October 2, 2018

Elizabeth Duntemann at the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities, Capodimonte

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Elizabeth writes,  We had the formal opening day of the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities at our work/home, La Capraia in the Reale Bosco di Capodimonte, this past weekend. The opening began with a press conference, a lunch in the Giardino Torre hosted by the Port of Naples and the Naples Propeller Club, followed by a colloquium during which I and the other residents presented our projects. Details of the event appeared in a number of local news outlets. La Reppublica featured a story with a wonderful photo gallery, including shots of La Capraia (our home in the Bosco), and the residents with the museum director, Sylvain Bellenger, our director at the center, Sarah Kozlowski, and other invited guests and scholars. Here is the link:            Read More

July 10, 2018

Students place in international Land Art Generator competition

Author: miranda.westrick

  Students in Eric Oskey's studio class submitted designs to the Land Art Generator Initiative's Melbourne design competition this past semester. "The goal of the Land Art Generator is to accelerate the transition to post-carbon economies by providing models of renewable energy infrastructure that add value to public space, inspire, and educate—while providing equitable power to thousands of homes around the world." Students were tasked to create a design that responds to the question "What does renewable energy infrastructure look like when it is woven into the fabric of the city?"   Kyle Taveira placed 4th out of hundreds of submissions for his project Dreamtime. (Pictured above and below)  As his elements sway in the wind they generate clean energy, read more about the technology and his project here. Read More

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

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 20, 2018

The Art of Student Teaching Exhibition

Author: Kylie Doyle

Each year, the Art Education Department presents exhibitions of work done by student teachers and their pupils for display at the Stella Elkins Gallery. This year, four student teachers displayed the products of their time at a variety of schools as community members gathered in fellowship to appreciate the art made by friends and loved ones. Wendy Osterweil, the supervising professor of this group of students, was one of the Tyler officials present for this installation. “What’s unique about this show is that it’s a rather small group. Each student put a lot of time into this exhibition, and it shows.” The student teachers exhibiting were Brooke Mulroy, Madeline Willis, Maria Chambers, and Anna Capriotti. Read More

May 10, 2018

Danielle Abdon at the John Carter Brown Library

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Danielle (PhD candidate, Art History) will be researching the Latin American case studies for her dissertation, which focuses on two hospitals in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Salvador, Brazil.  She will be consulting 16th and 17th century maps, views, and accounts by Jesuits and travelers of these early colonial port cities, as well as publications that contextualize her case studies and record or reproduce archival documents. Read More

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