Tyler School of Art and Architecture Blog

November 18, 2020

Kedra Kearis receives grant and presents paper

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Kedra Kearis, PhD Candidate Art History, received a Henry Luce Foundation research grant from AHAA, The Association of Historians of American Art, for her site research on art and architecture of Gilded Age Newport. She is also slated to present a talk, "Experiments in Color: Georges Seurat in the Barnes Collection", at the French American Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia on November 19th. Read More

November 16, 2020

ICYMI: A Monumental Moment: Considering the Future of Philly's Public Art featuring Tyler's Karyn Olivier

Author: Zachary Vickers

Over the summer, our country engaged in renewed conversations and reckonings around the racist history of some of our public monuments. Here in Philadelphia, debates around monuments of Frank Rizzo and Christopher Columbus led to those monuments being removed. And conversations continue around a lack of diverse representations in Philly monuments. In this recorded event from September 22, 2020, Paul M. Farber, Jane Golden, Homay King, Ken Lum, Stephanie Mach and Tyler's Associate Professor of Sculpture and dynamic leader in public art Karyn Olivier considered the past, present, and future of Philly’s monuments with the editors and contributors of Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia from Temple University Press. 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

November 11, 2020

Faculty Renee Jackson honored by PAEA as Outstanding Art Educator

Author: Zachary Vickers

Renee Jackson, assistant professor and program head of Art Education, is the recipient of the 2020 Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award at the PAEA Conference (October 16–17, 2020) for her research and teaching related to social justice art education and the integration of game-design and game-play as collaborative art forms and learning tools. “I am very proud and honored to be recognized by PAEA, the largest state art education association in the United States, fueled by dedicated, passionate art educators,” said Jackson. Read More

November 2, 2020

PMA Virtual Craft Show (November 6–8) features work by Tyler faculty

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler School of Art and Architecture faculty Seher Erdogan Ford, assistant professor of Architecture, and Barb Baur, MFA ‘17 and adjunct faculty in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM), are featured in this year’s Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show—the premier online presentation and sale of contemporary American craft. Read More

October 20, 2020

Alison Printz (PhD candidate) completes a commission and has an exhibition

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Ali Printz has completed a 21' by 17' mural in Thomas, West Virginia, called Carrie Williams: Saint of Coketon, in honor of a little-known early civil rights Supreme Court case in West Virginia in the late 19th century.  Carrie Williams was a black school teacher at the Coketon Colored School (part of a coal camp) in the 1890s in Tucker County, WV and after local politicians cut the school year for black students in half and cut pay for black teachers, she hired JR Clifford to represent her in the case. Clifford was the first black attorney in WV and also a founder of the Niagara movement and friend of WEB Dubois, and he won the landmark case which led to equal pay and representation for black students and teachers in WV. Unfortunately because this happened in WV, it is little known to the rest of the country. Read More

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