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April 3, 2018

Temple University stands out at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Renaissance rocks! Temple University stood out at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America recently held in New Orleans. At least ten current faculty, graduate students and alumni were in the juried program or attended the conference: Tracy Cooper, Bethany Farrell, Elizabeth Duntemann, and Jasmine Cloud are seen here at the Italian Art Society reception; also participating as session organizers and/or speakers were Erin Downey, Margaret Morse, Art DiFuria, Sophia McCabe, Aliza Benjamin, and Cate Wallace.   Read More

April 2, 2018

Art History alumnae star at Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Meeting

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Christa DiMarco (MA 2007; PhD 2015) and Dr. Sarah Iepsen (PhD 2013) cop-organized the conference and presented papers.  Also presenting at the conference were Art HIstory Alumna Dr. Suzanne Singletary (PhD 2006), Dr. Alice Price (PhD 2014), Dr. Whitney Kruckenberg (PhD 2014), and Dr. Erin Lehman (PhD 2014), Lily Scott (PhD program), Rebecca McEwen (MA anticipated 2018), and Constance Booth (PhD program). Read More

March 28, 2018

Therese Dolan to speak on fashion and impressionism at Barnes

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Therese Dolan (emerita) will give a lecture, "A la Mode: Fashion and Impressionism" at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Ben Franklin Parkway, Saturday April 7, 11.30-12.30.  Her lecture is about the impact of Parisian fashion on Impressionism: in their attempts to to capture the look and feel of modern Parisian life, Impressionist painters often depicted stylish women sitting in cafes, strolling the newly renovated boulevards, and dancing at chic soirees as representatives of the fashion capital, where haute couture became synonymous.  Dr. Dolan will survey the theoretical, literary, and historical aspects of Parisian fashion and its impact on the arts. Read More

March 28, 2018

Gerald Silk will present at 2018 Association for Art History at the Courtauld

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Gerald Silk will be presenting a paper entitled, "Christo and Jeanne-Claude's "Wall of Oil Barrels - The Iron Curtain": Boundaries, Borders, Barriers, and Binaries at the 2018 Conference of the Association for Art HIstory at the Courtauld Institute of Art & King's College, London.  The talk is in the panel "Borders  of Culture and Identity", part of the broader art history session, "Beyond Boundaries: Artistic Inquiries into Borders and their Meaning(s)". The overall conference theme is "Looking OUtwards". Dr Silk will present on April 7, the last day of the conference.  Read More

March 27, 2018

Ximena Valle helps launch "The Women Led City"

Author: miranda.westrick

Ximena Valle an architecture faculty member was in the news for her part in an initiative called "The Women Led City".  "A group of 24 women from urban fields came together to talk about best practices and actions to promote and achieve equity in our industries and cities," Ximena said.   Ximena was interviewed by WHYY's PlanPhilly about the initiative, check out the article here!   (Photo credit: Matt Stanley for Center City District) Read More

March 26, 2018

Remembering John Christopher Knowles (1938-2018)

Author: Hillel Hoffmann

Earlier this month, the Tyler School of Art and Temple University families lost a cherished friend and colleague, John Christopher Knowles. His wife, Brigitte Knowles, senior associate dean and professor emerita at Tyler, wrote this obituary.   John Christopher Knowles, the founding chairperson of Architecture at Temple University, died March 18, 2018, of heart failure due to flu complications. John was born in England on December 20, 1938. He came to Philadelphia from Nottingham to study at the University of Pennsylvania with the architect, Louis I. Kahn, who became both a friend and mentor. Read More

March 26, 2018

Big Is Beautiful Show Reception

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Here are some pictures of the Underground Gallery “Big is Beautiful” reception showcasing artwork created by Thomas Holme school! The work exhibited a variety of mediums, color, textures, and cultures. Thomas Holme’s art teacher, Ms. Roksana Potocki, completed the Art Education program from Tyler School of Art in 2009 and also holds a Masters Degree in Education and is bilingual in Polish and English. She is also certified in English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor and is an expert in arts integration. The goal of her classroom is to teach, and develop an understanding and appreciation for art. Ms. Potocki embraces the diversity and includes the study of cultures in her lesson planning. She also supports the homeroom teachers and integrates literacy themes in her classroom. Read More

March 21, 2018

Placemaking class facilitates community design workshop

Author: Lynn Mandarano

Students in the Placemaking course engaged in a service-learning opportunity this semester.  They obtained hands-on community engagement placemaking experience by facilitating a Community Design Workshop for an EPA funded Brownfield Wide Area Planning grant.  Dr. Mandarano is co-teaching the Placemaking course this semester with Terence Milstead, Adjunct. This course provided the perfect opportunity to embed an experiential learning experience directly tied to the EPA project.  After receiving training on how to facilitate community-led placemaking discussions, students worked in teams to facilitate and document dialogues with local residents and private property owners aim at developing win-win redevelopment concepts for five vacant parcels in Philadelphia's North of Lehigh neighborhood. Read More

March 19, 2018

Tyler Graduate Leads Painting Fundraiser

Author: Kylie Doyle

Art exists as both a product of passion and fuel for it. There are many worthwhile causes that require assistance to garner both interest and funds to support them, and even more artists who work hard to bring these goals to fruition. Recently, Joy Waldinger, a Tyler Alum and a professional artist, hosted a fundraising event to support students in need. Joy Waldinger graduated from Temple University with a BS in Art Education, and is working on her master's degree in restorative practices. Read More


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