Temple News

August 24, 2017

Jane DeRose Evans named Chair of Art History

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

I am pleased to announce that Professor Jane Evans will serve as the next Chair of the Art History Department beginning this semester and continuing for a three-year term. Jane is an internationally respected archeologist and scholar who brings a wealth of administrative experience to this role, having served as president of Temple’s Faculty Senate and on many university-wide committees. Susan E. Cahan Dean, Tyler School of Art Read More

April 21, 2017

EVERYTHING MUST GO - Group Show At Paley Library

Author: Kara Springer

Everything Must Go is an interndisciplinary exhibition taking place at Samuel Paley library April 22nd to 29th.  The exhibition began as part of a graduate course in the Sculpture department taught be C.T. Jasper, and will include work by Zoe Berg, Jonas Denzel, Zero Desoco, Robin Donnelly, Christina Eltvedt, Enrica Ferrero, Sarah Heyward, CT Jasper, Maria Leguizamo, Matt Speedy, Kara Springer, Taylor Sweeney. An opening reception will be held this Tuesday, April 25th, at 6:30pm in the library lobby.   Free admission.  All are welcome. The show statement reads: Read More

February 11, 2017

Art History at 2017 CAA

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Presenting papers at the College Art Association in 2017 Natalia Angeles Vieyra (MA candidate, FAA), "Beyond Nineteenth-Century Illustration: Illustration or Inspiration?" Jasmine Cloud (PhD, 2014), "Biographies of Early Modern Works of Art." Maite Barragan (PhD candidate), “De cara al público: Art as Propaganda in Republican Spain (1931–39).” Alysha Friesen Meloche (MA, 2012), "Spirito Disegno: Using Examples from Art History as Applied Paradigms of Process." Peter Han-Chih Wang (PhD candidate) is co-chairing a panel, "On the Road Revisited: Art and Travel since 1900"   Read More

October 26, 2016

Prof. Jane DeRose Evans testifies in favor of the MoU for Cyprus before the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Prof Evans testified yesterday in Washington, DC on behalf of the extention of the Memorandum of Understanding to impose import restrictions on Cypriote antiquities into the United States.  The bilateral agreement between Cyprus and the United States lasts for five years, and Evans noted the dangers of looting to the national security of the US, as smugglers do not specialize in antiquities, but use the smuggling networks to move arms, drugs and humans as well as antiquties.  She wanted to especially bring to the attention of the advisory committee the special vulnerability of coins, which are found using metal detectors (the use of metal detectors is highly regulated on Cyprus, as in most antiquities-rich countries).   Looters searching for coins destroy important information about entire sites, leading to the loss of the knowledge of not only the history of Cyprus, but all human history. Read More

July 21, 2016

Tyler Professor Pepón Osorio Nominated to NCA Post

Author: Kari Scott

President Obama announces his intent to nominate Professor Pepón Osorio to the National Council for the Arts!  Congratulations to Professor Pepón Osorio, Community Arts Practices! Just a few days ago the White House released the news that President Barack Obama intends to nominate him for a position at the National Council for the Arts (NCA). His nomination is pending confirmation by the Senate. Regarding the nominees, President Obama said, “I am confident that these experienced and hardworking individuals will help us tackle the important challenges facing America, and I am grateful for their service. I look forward to working with them.” Professor Osorio will continue his teaching and creative work at Tyler while serving on the NCA. Read More

May 4, 2016

Tyler Carnival Is a Major Success

Author: Kylie Doyle

Once per year, Tyler throws a celebration to reward the students and faculty for their hard work throughout the semester by bringing in rides, free food, and games open to anyone who walks through the doors! Every year brings something different to the students, and this year was no exception to the rule of excellence. Despite the event taking place inside for the first time since its inception due to an overwhelming expectation of heavy rain, the turnout was bigger, and the food was even more plentiful! Mini funnel cakes, a DJ, cotton candy, free junk food, inflatable rides, (and the highlight of the evening: A mechanical bull!) were all available for the carnival-goers to enjoy from 1PM to 4PM. Students filled the halls of Tyler to enjoy what the carnival had to offer. The day was bright and sunny and the atmosphere was energetic despite the beginning of finals. Read More

April 11, 2016

whatIF Comes to Temple April 19th

Author: Kylie Doyle

Looking for something to do on the 19th? Tired of being uninspired and looking for a creative pick-me-up? Do you like free food? Then look no further! The whatIF festival is coming to temple on April 19th, full of creative ideas, endeavors, and inventions perfect for the innovative mind. Creators will get together to showcase their innovations to a diverse audience, displaying their ideas to people who might not normally have been exposed to them. The festival is an opportunity for students of all majors to get together in an expression of creative freedom and to create new experiences. The lead organizer, Tim Mounsey, had a lot to say about the festival he created. Read More

March 5, 2016

Prof. Elizabeth S. Bolman earns Great Teacher Award

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Elizabeth S. Bolman has earned the Great Teacher Award; it will be presented to her in May. Dr. Bolman is the second recipient of the award in our department; we also have one awardee for the Lindback Teaching Award. Read More

February 16, 2016

Tyler Graduate Releases New Book

Author: Kylie Doyle

Life after graduation is always a big question for students finishing their undergrad program. Tyler alumni are continuing to make a mark in their respective fields. Nabeeh Bilal, a graduate of Tyler school of Arts (GAID class of 2009), has just released a trailer for his upcoming book “Callaloo: The Legend of the Golden Coqui.” Nabeeh Bilal is an artist and entrepreneur who has created his own children's media brand called "Callaloo" which teaches children cultural literacy and social education through books, videos, music, educational workshops, and digital media. He recently published the second book in his Callaloo children's book series titled "Callaloo: The Legend of The Golden Coqui" which centers on the culture and folklore in Puerto Rico. Read More

June 1, 2015

Met fellowship exposes Tyler student to new possibilities

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

In the spring of 2013, Agnes Szymanska was in Philadelphia studying at Tyler School of Art. Today, the art history doctoral student is engaging in research and museum curation at Manhattan’s world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art—the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere—through a 12-month-long fellowship. http://news.temple.edu/news/2015-05-26/met-fellowship-exposes-tyler-stud... Read More


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