Visual Studies

    April 4, 2022

    Jay Raymond (Tyl alum, BA Art), A Vision for Education: Why does the Barnes Foundation look that Way?

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Hear what it was like to visit the Barnes Foundation in its original home in Merion, PA. Author, educator, and scholar Jay Raymond, who studied with Dr. Barnes' intellectual partner Violet Di Mazia, will share the aesthetic theory, vision, and practice that formed the distinctive content and composition of the Barnes collection. Virtual lecture April 18 4-5:30  This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Art and Art History departments and the Visual Studies program, with support from Temple University's General Activities Fund. Photo: Barnes Foundation, courtesy of the Barnes Foundation Read More

    March 22, 2022

    Visual Studies Alumna Alison Evans (BFA '21) Recognized by Honoring the Future for Sustainability Project

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Visual Studies alumna Alison Evans (BA ‘21) was recognized with an Honorable Mention from Honoring the Future’s Fellowship and Award Program for Emerging Craft Artists Advancing Sustainability. Thanks to the organization, “craft students across the nation are rising to the challenge of climate change, using their powerful visual voices to offer hope and inspiration for achieving a sustainable future.” Evans’ project, Water Works, explored the relationship between  Philadelphia’s waterways and various levels of pollution.  Read More

    December 2, 2021

    Visual Studies Celebrates Program's 10th Anniversary with Special Exhibition

    Author: Emily Herbein

    Tyler’s Visual Studies BA program marked its 10th anniversary with a special exhibition last month in Tyler’s Green Hallway and towering, 13-foot banners celebrating the achievements of prominent alumni of the program. The exhibition, which displayed the breadth of artistic practice in the major, doubled as the program’s first thesis showcase, and featured pieces that explored students’ interest in social events, climate issues, and BIPOC representation in media. On Dec. 2, Program Head Dr. Read More

    November 16, 2020

    Position Available: Associate Professor or Professor – Modern and/or Contemporary Art History of Visual Culture

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    The Department of Art History of Tyler School of Art and Architecture invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the specialization of the arts and visual culture of the Modern and/or Contemporary period. While expertise in modern and/or contemporary art is essential, the committee welcomes applicants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and encourages research areas centered in geographies beyond Europe and the Americas. Read More

    November 16, 2020

    Leah Modigliani included in large group exhibition at PAFA

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Dr. Leah Modigliani's work has been included in a large group exhibition, Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale, which opens at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia on 11/19/2020. Her work is being shown next to other Tyler professors Dona Nelson and Winifred Lutz (emerita). Modigliani was interviewed by Laurel McLaughlin, to be published in a special issue, "Theatres of Labour", in Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts. Read More

    March 9, 2020

    Tyler Faculty Leah Modigliani’s New Exhibition

    Author: tuf83247

    Leah Modigliani, program head of Visual Studies at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has a solo exhibition, Rome 1947, on view at Grizzly Grizzly gallery in Philadelphia, now through March 29, 2020. Her work in the show “is made in response to our contemporary political climate to be exhibited in the midst of the democratic primaries in this important election year.” Modigliani uses photography, a political poster and a large-scale puppet to harken back to the Italian citizens’ protest of their right-wing government. Read More

    September 13, 2019

    Leah Modigliani's book reviewed by RACAR

    Author: Jane DeRose Evans

    Leah Modigliani, head of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's Visual Studies Program, had her recent book, Engendering an Avant-Garde: The Unsettled Landscapes of Vancouver Photo-Conceptualism, reviewed in RACAR 2019. The reviewer called her book "an admirable work that brings dispassionate clarity to persistent hegemonic structures in the art world." Read more here. Read More

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