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November 8, 2018

Position Search: Open Rank, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Arts and Visual Culture of Africa and the African Diaspora

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The Department of Art History at Tyler School of Art of Temple University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank in the specialization of the arts and visual culture of Africa and the African Diaspora, to commence Fall 2019. Though the chronological parameters of research are flexible, the ideal candidate should be engaged in methods of teaching and scholarship that study cross-cultural encounters and exchanges, examining the ways in which art is produced and circulates through networks of trade and immigration, and how its discourse is formed by the dynamics of race, colonialism, post-colonialism, and globalization. As an open rank position, the successful candidate will hold the PhD and demonstrate an appropriate level of teaching experience, scholarly research and publication. 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

April 17, 2018

Art Therapy Comes to Tyler

Author: Kylie Doyle

There’s a new major coming to Tyler that many have been excited for over the past few years! In Fall 2017, Art Therapy came to campus as a new Bachelor of Arts degree. With a new major comes a lot of questions, so I took the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Lisa Kay, one of the advocates for Art Therapy as a major at Temple. Dr. Kay, along with many others, has been working on the creation of this major for some time now and was happy to answer some of the questions that I had about the major. “The major came about over a long period of time,” Dr. Kay stated. “We started to have conversations in 2013. Getting a new degree through bureaucratic channels took quite some time. Tyler Admissions fielded emails from students interested in the degree for a long time, with the Foundations Department and Visual Studies program also keeping tabs on interest from students. We moved forward after establishing that there was interest amongst the student body.” 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

February 5, 2018

Tyler MFA wins Platinum in Graphis New Talent - Designers win 15 awards

Author: Kelly Holohan

Graphis New Talent 2018 recognized Tyler students with 15 awards in the 2018 annual competition. Krissy Beck (MFA 2017) took a platinum award for her graduate thesis preject, Sustain: Reflections from a tired grad student. Congratulations to Krissy and all the GAID winners! You can see the winning selections on their site here and also in the new book annual.  Platinum Award / Krissy Beck / Short Film / Professor: Kelly Holohan Gold Award / Krissy Beck / Educational Animation / Professor: Abby Guido Gold Award / Brandon Wherley / Packaging / Professor: Abby Guido Silver Award / Krissy Beck / Games / Professor: Joe Scorsone Silver Award / Jacqueline Jenson / Illustration / Professor: Melissa McFeeters Silver Award / Julie Lam / Catalogs / Professor: Abby Guido Read More

January 10, 2018

Monica Anke Hahn (PhD program, Art History) awarded NEH-Global Book Histories Initiative Scholarship

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Monica Anke Hahn (PhD candidate, Art History), has been awarded an NEH-Global Book Histories Initiative Scholarship to take a future Rare Book School course. The RBS is an  "institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects.  Students study the history of written, printed, and digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field.  At various times during the year, RBS offers about 30 five-day courses on topics concerning old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections. The majority of courses take place in Charlottesville, but courses are also offered in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Bloomington, New Haven, and Washington, DC." http://rarebookschool.org/ Read More

January 10, 2018

Christian Nyampeta, Penser l'Afrique

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Slought is pleased to announce Penser l'Afrique, an exhibition and transdisciplinary program of study about African intellectual histories, on display January 18-February 14, 2018nuary 18 – February 14, 2018. Curated by James Merle Thomas (Dept. of Art History, Temple University), the exhibition and related programming will support the English translation of Penser l'Afrique [Thinking Africa], a book by philosopher Bourahima Ouattara, and is the inaugural North American solo exhibition of Christian Nyampeta, a visual artist and researcher who works across art, design, and theory. OPENING THURSDAY January 18, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Slought Gallery, 4017 Walnut St., Philadelphia 215 701 4627 Read More

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