Tyler School of Art and Architecture Blog

April 13, 2022

Dr. Alpesh Patel's new book

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Storytellers of Art histories: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, edited by Alpesh Patel and Yasmeen Siddiqi (University of Chicago, 2022) Read More

April 5, 2022

In Profile: Aaron Ricketts (BFA '17)

Author: Emily Herbein

Since graduating from Tyler with a BFA in Photography in 2017, Aaron Ricketts has risen as a high-profile Philadelphia creative with an arresting, surrealist-inspired style. His work explores every day themes, typically through portraiture, paired against a backdrop of stunning digital manipulation and striking detail. He has traveled a circuitous path that led from high school to a year in college to ordinary jobs to the Air Force and back to college again.  Along the way, he swapped his interest in photography for studying graphic design (his first college did not have a photography program) but eventually found his way back to his first love — learning the fundamentals of photography over two years at a community college and then transferring to Tyler to earn a bachelor’s degree.  Read More

April 5, 2022

Art Therapy's Hope Springs Installation Spreads Joy Across All Programs

Author: Emily Herbein

Art Therapy major Kianna Cooper (BA ’22) unwinds a length of black thread, snips it and knots an end around a colorful, twisted wire-and-glass bead object. Then she eases up a ladder and loops the other end around the exposed coil innards of a full-size mattress.  Cooper is adding final tendrils to a mobile-like installation title Hope Springs, conceived by Graduate Assistant and Peer Art Education Advisor Ali Ruffner (MEd ‘22) and executed with Art Therapy Program Head and AECAP Department Chair Dr. Lisa Kay as a project to uplift Tyler students, faculty and staff alike as they returned to in-person learning last fall from the imposed separation of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read More

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

April 1, 2022

Dr. Peter M. Lukehart to Speak about Women's Roles in the Accademia di San Luca in the 17th century

Author: Carin Whitney

On Tuesday, April 12, Art History welcomes Dr. Peter M. Lukehart, Associate Dean for the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, who will present an in-person talk: By Honor or by Merit: Women in the Accademia di San Luca, 1600-1700. Dr. Lukeheart will assess the roles women played within the Accademia di San Luca by addressing contested ideas about the levels of participation and membership existing for academicians of either gender throughout the seventeenth century. The talk will take place in Tyler B004. Click here for more information. Photo: Mattia de’Rossi, Funerary Monument of Giovanna Garzoni on the counterfaçade of the Church of Santi Luca e Martina, Rome,  c. 1698 (Photo: Peter M. Lukehart) Read More

March 30, 2022

In Profile: Theo Brooks, Glass Tech

Author: Emily Herbein

Studio technicians have a special role at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, keeping the maker spaces well equipped, well stocked with materials, and up to code on safety protocols. Learn about one of Tyler's newest techs, glass artist Theo Brooks.   What makes your artistic practice unique?  Read More


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