February 13, 2018
Author: Jane DeRose Evans
"Phenominal Collecting: The Center for the History of COllecting at the Frick Collection" by Clayton Press Forbes Magazine Jan 10, 2018
The Center’s Fellows’ Forums are open to the public and are yet another source of education about art collections. Most recently, in November 2017, Julie McGinnis Flanagan, a Temple University PhD candidate, gave a talk about New York’s Grand Central Art Galleries. Unbeknownst to most people, these galleries were a 14,000-square-foot exhibition space for the nonprofit Painters and Sculptors Gallery Association, which occupied the sixth floor of Grand Central Station from 1923 to 1952. Even more curiously, The Galleries transported art around America by train and placed it on steamships, predating the moveable feast offered by today's art fairs.
February 5, 2018
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
January 25, 2018
Author: Hillel Hoffmann
January keeps getting better for Pepón Osorio, Laura Carnell Professor of Community Art at the Tyler School of Art. The College Art Association (CAA) announced today that Pepón had been named the 2018 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement—only nine days after learning he had won a United States Artists fellowship.
Pepón is the first artist of Puerto Rican descent to win the award. In a press release, CAA cited his "meticulous installations incorporating the memories, experiences and cultural and religious iconography of Latino communities and family dynamics."
He joins a select 31-member club. Previous winners of the award include Hans Haacke, David Hammons, Jacob Lawrence, Yvonne Rainer and Nancy Spero.
The award will be presented on Feb. 21, the first day of the CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles.
For more details, read our full-length story.