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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 Osterwiel, 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 Taylor, Madeline Willis, Maria Chambers, and Anna Capriotti. Read More

May 18, 2018

Dr. Erin Pauwels to speak at PMA Center for American Art Scholars' Day

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Assistant Professor of Art History Erin Pauwels has been invited by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to present a gallery talk on the current exhibition "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950" as part of the PMA Center for American Art's Scholars' Day on May 21. Her talk entitled, "The Objects of Modern Still Life" explores how everyday things were imbued with fresh meaning through the modernist experiments of Marsden Hartley, Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, and other artists working in the early twentieth-century United States. Pauwels and her students at Tyler have been engaged with the PMA exhibition and its curators throughout the spring semester in connection with her recent Art History graduate seminar, "American Modernism(s)." 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

April 24, 2018

Newly elected to Phi Beta Kappa!

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Two of our 2018 graduates and two class of 2019 members have just been elected into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor society: congratulations! Emily Dugan (2018) Madison Kochel (2018) Emma Roberts (2019) Tyler Valera (2019) 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

April 11, 2018

Bradley Cavallo (PhD Art History 2017) presents at 2018 Midwestern Art History Society

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Bradley Cavallo (PhD 2017) recently presented research at the 2018 Midwestern Art History Society in Indianapolis.  In the presentation, "Skeuomorphism as Hermeneutic: From Obsidian Mirrors to Copper Escudos de Monjas", Cavallo argued that  "Nuns' Shields" in early-modern Mexico could be understtod as a colonial skeumorphs derived from the Mesoamerican ritual wearing of oval obsidian discs to signal the presence of Aztec divinities. Escudos mimicked the stone artifacts in metal form and religious function in order to make the presence of the Christian divine - painted on escudos as the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception - comprehensibely analogous to the way in which some pre-Columbian divinities had been traditionally experienced. Read More

April 11, 2018

Natalia Angeles Vieyra (PhD candidate Art History) giving a talk at PAFA

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Natalia Angeles Vieyra (MA Art History, PhD candidate Art History) will be giving an "Art at Lunch" lecture at PAFA on April 25, 2018, noon to 1.  The title of the lecture is "Reproducing the Rotunda: Currency, Performance, and Protest in 19th-Century Print Culture"/  The event is free and open to the public. Read More

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