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October 12, 2020

Tyler News Round Up September/October 2020

Author: Zachary Vickers

Stay up to date on all that is happening with faculty, students and alumni of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture: Trenton Doyle Hancock (MFA '00) gives the origin story of his alter ego, Torpedo Boy, talks about what Philip Guston’s infamous Klansmen have to offer as well as discusses his latest exhibition, “Something American,” on view at James Cohan’s two New York City locations through October 17, 2020. (October 7, 2020) Tyler Painting alumna GaHee Park (BFA '12) has been named one of "5 Artists on Our Radar This October" by Artsy. (October 6, 2020) Tyler Printmaking alumna Madison Ketcham's (BFA '18) illustration of Fleet Foxes's lead singer Robin Pecknold is featured in The New Yorker. (October 6, 2020) Read More

October 9, 2020

Alumna Jennifer Packer (BFA ‘07) Wins Rome Prize

Author: Zachary Vickers

Jennifer Packer (BFA ‘07), alumna of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Painting Program, is the recipient of the 2020 Nancy B. Negley Rome Prize. Packer, who is currently an assistant professor of painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, creates portraits, interior scenes and still lifes that are, as art historian Jessica Bell Brown describes, “emphatically mundane and radically tender.” Through a limited palette and simple brushstrokes, Packer’s paintings render fragments in detail while obscuring other elements, presenting a casual yet powerful intimacy. Read More

October 9, 2020

Ken Lum and Karyn Olivier talk Art, Monuments and Social Responsibility

Author: Zachary Vickers

  Artblog Radio shared a recent conversation, "Art and Social Responsibility Today," featuring Ken Lum, co-founder and chief curatorial advisor for the public art and research studio, Monument Lab, and Karyn Olivier, associate professor of sculpture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and a dynamic leader in public art. The talk originally streamed on September 23rd, 2020. The conversation was also moderated by Tyler alumna and Tyler's Executive Assistant & Project Manager Olivia Menta. For the full transcript, visit Artblog's website here. Read More

August 20, 2020

Lisa Kay Reappointed as Chair of AECAP

Author: Zachary Vickers

Lisa Kay, Associate Professor and Program Head of Art Therapy has been reappointed as Department Chair of Art Education & Community Arts Practices (AECAP) for a second three-year term through the academic year 2022–23. As chair, Kay has helped reshape the MEd program by emphasizing the identities of the artist-, educator- and arts-based researcher; developed the Art Therapy Program—one of the few undergraduate programs in the United States situated in an art and architecture school within an urban public university—and continued to expand the Community Arts Practices certificate to offer socially-engaged art that emphasizes both the creative object and its social implications. Read More

August 15, 2020

Art History grad students win spots in the Fox Board Fellows

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Two MA candidates in the Arts Administration track are the first non-Fox students to win a spot in the Fox Board Fellows program. In order to complete the requirements for their degrees, Lucy Mason will serve on the board of Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Sara Potts is working on a board project for the Brandywine Workshop and Archive. Both are from the first class of MAs who will be receiving an MA in the newly revised Arts Administration track. Read More

July 27, 2020

Painting Alumnus Warith Taha (MFA '20) Wins Tournesol Award

Author: Zachary Vickers

Painting Alumnus Warith Taha (MFA '20) is the recipient of The Tournesol Award, which recognizes and supports one Bay-area painter each year as they take the first major steps toward establishing a career in the critical early years of their artistic development. You can experience some of Taha's work in Tyler's 2020 Grad Catalog. Read More

July 24, 2020

Faculty Renee Jackson Publishes Article in Canadian Art Teacher Journal

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler's Assistant Professor and Program Head of Art Education, Renee Jackson has recently published the article, "Chance Encounters as a Generative Mechanism in Art, Teaching and Research," in Volume 17, No. 1 of Canadian Art Teacher, published by the Canadian Society for Education through Art. The article, co-authored by Jackson and nine Tyler graduate students, is a celebration of the chance encounter as a valuable source of inspiration and knowledge making. It tells the story, from conception to aftermath, of the Palimpsest Portrait Project—an arts-based research project that both emerged from such an encounter and begat further such encounters during Tyler's Contemporary Issues in Art Education class in 2017. Read More

July 20, 2020

Jane DeRose Evans Reappointed as Chair of Art History

Author: Zachary Vickers

Jane DeRose Evans, Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology has been reappointed as Chair of the Art History Department for a second three-year term through the academic year 2022–23. Under Professor Evans’s leadership, the department has expanded the breadth of its curriculum, transformed the MA Track in Arts Management to reflect current trends, and spearheaded capital improvements to the art history facilities.  In her nearly thirty years at Temple University, Professor Evans has excelled as a teacher, scholar and field archaeologist, steadily advancing in the fields of archaeology and numismatics with her work. Her skills as a leader have been crucial over the past few months as Tyler has faced the many challenges in higher education caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Read More

July 10, 2020

Bethany Farrell (PhD candidate) awarded NEH-CARES grant

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Bethany Farrell, Department of Art History PhD Candidate, will continue her fellowship at American Philosophical Society Library & Museum through a NEH CARES Grant. The grant supports the expansion of a digital humanities project on Benjamin Franklin's account books, which Bethany has developed in the past ten months. The American Philosophical Society was one of 317 institutions that received the NEH CARES Grant out of 2,300 applicants. The official announcment is here: https://www.amphilsoc.org/blog/aps-receives-neh-cares-grant-support-staf... Read More

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