Tyler News

    November 14, 2023

    Recent Faculty Achievements Roundup

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    This fall and summer have been an exciting and prolific time for Tyler’s faculty members. Across every discipline and program, our accomplished faculty have been curating and participating in exhibitions around the world, writing and editing books and other publications, receiving recognition for their work through grants and awards, and more. Below is a roundup of their recent achievements and activities.  Read More

    November 6, 2023

    Tyler Graduate Student’s Research Cited in Michelangelo Attribution Debate

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    Tyler Art History graduate student Hatice Köroglu Çam’s research is at the center of a recent Insider article about ongoing disagreement over the attribution of a 16th century marble statue of the Greek god Pan.  Çam, a first-year PhD student whose work focuses on Italian Renaissance art, argues that the statue was created by one of the most renowned artists of the Western canon: Michelangelo. The life-sized sculpture is located on the grounds of Casino dell’Aurora, a historic villa in Rome. Built in 1570, the villa is the last remnant of Villa Ludovisi, a massive estate filled with the Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi’s prized collection of art and antiquities – including the world's only known Caravaggio ceiling painting. Read More

    October 31, 2023

    Painting Major Reimagines Vanitas through Research

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    This is the third of four articles about Tyler's Spring 2023 CARAS grant winners. In senior Sofia Angelini’s haunting and intensely red deer painting Crucifixion, a wide-eyed fawn stares backward seemingly bewildered, its head turned away from a wainscoted wall where the preserved head of an eight-point stag hangs mounted as a trophy.  Read More

    October 27, 2023

    Tyler Students Awarded IFMA Scholarships

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    In the summer of 2023, four students in Tyler’s Facilities Management program were awarded academic scholarships to attend the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) annual World Workplace Conference & Expo – known as the largest facility management conference in the world. The prestigious awards were granted to Noah Colón (BS ’24), Oliwia Pine (BS ’24), Zara Abbasi (BS ’24), and recent alum Maina Sharmin (BS ’23). The scholarship included a cash award along with fully subsidized travel, registration, and participation in World Workplace 2023. This year’s conference was held September 27-29 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. As the students shared, attending IFMA was a chance to delve into the real-world applications of their Facilities Management coursework. A highlight of the conference was the Ignite FM Challenge, a fast-paced competition that entailed proposing a solution to an actual industry issue. Read More

    October 17, 2023

    Art History co-sponsors talk: Gardens of Commemoration, from Rome to Philadelphia

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Dr. Victoria Austen, the Robert Oden, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow in Innovation in the Humanities and Classics at Carleton College, will be lecturing on gardens, which have come to be understood as a powerful setting in which societies embed a series of beliefs, myths and fictions. This talk will highlight the use of garden space in acts of commemoration form two seemingly disparate cultural and temporal contexts - the Mausoleum of Augustus and the Founder's Garden at Temple University - and explore how an ancient Roman tomb, reimagined in the sixteenth-century as a sculpture garden, can help us consider the ways in which the Founder's Garden mediates between past and present, real and imaginary, naturla and monumental. The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held in person at 5 pm on Monday, October 30 in Charles Library 102 (Event Space) Read More

    October 16, 2023

    Tyler Professor Curates Exhibition "Form and Formless" for UrbanGlass

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    Glass is classified as neither a solid nor liquid— rather, it fluctuates between these states of matter. This scientific phenomenon was a point of inspiration for Form and Formless: Constellations of Knowledge, a new exhibition curated by Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Tyler’s Associate Professor of Global Contemporary Art, at the Robert Lehman Gallery at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, New York. As Patel explained, the exhibition “meditates on the slipperiness rather than the fixity of identity categories” such as gender, sexuality, nationality, and race. In curating Form and Formless, he sought to foreground works that complicate the notion of identity as something that is singular and static. “I want to highlight artworks that point to a much more complex way of thinking about identity as partial, embodied, and in between (or trans),” he said. Read More

    October 13, 2023

    Horticulture Major Tests Forest Recovery at Ambler Campus

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    This is the second of four articles about Tyler's Spring 2023 CARAS grant awardees. Horticulture major Trinity Flores (BS Hort ’24) developed a love for nature as a young student attending Waldorf schools, an academically rigorous education program where the focus on experiential learning often took her outdoors. “I learned to milk cows when I was in third grade,” Flores, a Pottstown native, said. At Tyler, her passion for environmental study has also piqued her interest in research, leading her to apply last spring for a CARAS grant to conduct a research project on the recovery of the tornado-damaged forest at Temple University’s Ambler campus. Flores was one of four Tyler undergraduate students to be awarded research grants in spring 2023 through Temple’s Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship program. Read More

    October 5, 2023

    Kalila Jones (BFA ’24) Featured in Fiber Art Now

    Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

    When Fibers & Material Studies student Kalila Jones (BFA ’24) describes what she loves best about her chosen medium, her response is both practical and poetic. “I’m interested in the sheer possibilities of fiber arts. We’re around fibers all the time, from the clothes that we wear to our bedspreads,” they said. “I find that very fulfilling about fibers— they’re all around my life. I can see fibers. I can touch them and feel how comfortable they are. I love that tactile feeling about it.” This attention to both the functional uses and imaginative possibilities of fiber arts is evident in Jones’ creations, which are vibrantly colored and playful in appearance, while also being soft and touchable. Recently, their unique approach has gained recognition: Jones was spotlighted in the Fall 2023 issue of Fiber Art Now, a quarterly magazine for fiber artists.  Read More

    September 24, 2023

    Tyler Professors Exhibit at 2023 Design Philadelphia Festival

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    At first blush, the art of jewelry making and the design of architecture might not seem to have much in common. But for two Tyler faculty — Doug Bucci, Assistant Professor and Program Head of Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM, and Andrew John Wit, Associate Professor of Architecture and Graduate Curricular Head — the synergies are readily apparent. Read More

    September 12, 2023

    CARAS Grant Recipient Explores Architecture's Purpose

    Author: Wanda Motley Odom

    This is the first of four articles in a series about Tyler's Spring 2023 CARAS grant awardees. Architecture student Russell Berg (BS Historic Preservation ’24) had become a bit disillusioned with the field of architecture when he decided to use a CARAS grant to counter one he believes to be one of the unfortunate economics of constructing new buildings -- that is “everything looks the same.”  “A chief motivator was trying to understand for myself the ways in which people have understood architecture to be the shaping function of cities,” said Berg, one of four Tyler undergraduate students to be awarded research grants in spring 2023 through Temple University’s Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship program.  Read More


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