Tyler School of Art and Architecture Blog

March 23, 2021

Kira Carleton (BA anticipated 2021) to speak at 2021 SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Kira will be presenting "Embroidered Samplers: Self-Portraits of America's Forgotten Artists" on Friday April 9 at 2:15. We are pleased to invite you to explore the website for the 2021 SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium at https://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/arthistorystudentsymposium/    The website contains the event’s full schedule along with the 98 speakers’ abstracts and photographs. Talks will be given during twelve sessions held over three days, from April 9th to 11th.     Read More

March 23, 2021

Pepón Osorio’s “Badge of Honor” Acquired by MoMA

Author: Zachary Vickers

The installation piece Badge of Honor by Pepón Osorio, The Laura H. Carnell Professor of Community Art, in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Community Arts Practices Certificate, will join the renowned collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Read More

March 23, 2021

Liam Machado to speak at Rutgers University Art History Graduate Symposium

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Liam will be giving a paper, "The Elegy in the Expanse: Water as a Medium of Memory in Afterlives of the Transatlantic Slave Trade" on Thursday April 22 in the 1:00-2:45 panel, "Material Memory". The conference, Mnemonic Aesthetics: Memory and Trauma in Art, April 22 and 23, hosted by the Rutgers University Graduate Students. Read More

March 22, 2021

Dr. Tracy Cooper publishes article

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Cooper's article, "Intermediality, Image & Text in the Construction & Circulation of Cassinese Identity," is in The Network of Cassinese Arts in Renaissance Italy, edited by Alessandro Nova and Giancarla Periti (Officina Libraria, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut). Read More

March 19, 2021

Linda Earle appointed PEW Center for Arts & Heritage 2021 Visiting Scholar

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Linda Earle (Professor of Practice, Art Management) has been appointed the PEW Center for Arts and Heritage Visiting Scholar for 2021. In this role, she will organize a series of conversations with Center constituents, staff, and thinking partners considering how Black archives can serve as a framework for a multivalent exploration of Black cultural production. "I was asked to think about issues around Black cultural productivity with the Center, and I wanted to find a way into the subject that would facilitate a sort of rhizomatic exploration across the expanse and diversity of that landscape," said Earle. "Looking at what is recognized, documented, preserved and 'metabolizedm' by institutions provides an opportunity to discuss fundamental elements like the formation of cultural narratives, individual and collective legacies, and the dynamics of racism and resistance."  Read More

March 18, 2021

Dona Nelson's new exhibition brings to mind the sensory overload of living in a city

Author: Zachary Vickers

Dona Nelson, professor of painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has a new exhibition, Dona Nelson: Stretchers Strung Out On Space, at Thomas Erben Gallery (February 20–April 3, 2021), and features Nelson’s two-sided paintings that, according to a March 13 article in Hyperallergic, "brings to mind the sensory overload of living in a city." “Most of the paintings start as two-sided paintings, and sometimes, early in the process, one side looks particularly good to me," said Nelson. "I decide that the painting is a wall work and usually cover the back with muslin.” A variety of her double-sided paintings, and some one-sided works, are included in the exhibition. Read More

March 12, 2021

Karyn Olivier Wins Commission at Bethel Burying Ground Historic Site Memorial

Author: Zachary Vickers

Karyn Olivier, associate professor of Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture has won a commission by The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) and the Bethel Burying Ground Historic Site Memorial Committee for her memorial design entitled Her Luxuriant Soil. “Karyn’s proposal is not only a memorialization of our past, but it also communicates what we value as a city,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “When they view Her Luxuriant Soil...visitors...will understand that the City of Philadelphia truly values the diversity of our history and the contributions of African Americans.” Read More

March 11, 2021

RECAP: Art History's Presence at CAA

Author: Zachary Vickers

A large number of graduate students and faculty of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's Art History Department presented papers, chaired sessions and were panelists at the annual College Art Association of America (CAA) conference (February 10–13, 2021). As the principal organization in the United States for professionals in the arts, CAA is the most important professional conference to for advocacy in the arts and intellectual engagement with cutting-edge theory with its broad and diverse membership. Meeting together only once a year, this is where makers and interpreters of art exchange ideas and foster understanding of the arts. Read More

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