Lecture Series

Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Dr. Anne Muraoka: "Franciscanism, Carlo Borromeo, and Caravaggio: A Connection Bound by Humility,"

Dr. Anne Muraoka holds a PhD in Art History from Tyler School of Art (2009).  She is currently a Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Old Dominion University.

Dr. Muraoka is a former student of Dr. Marcia Hall, whose 50-year anniversary at Tyler will be celebrated at the lecture.

Reception at 4.30.  Lecture at 5.

This event is free and open to the public.  Support is given by the GAF of Temple University and the Art History Department, Tyler School of Art.

Annual Barnes Art History Graduate Symposium

The Annual Barnes Art History Graduate Symposium will kick off on Thursday evening with the keynote lecture by Prof. Megan Holmes, Art History, University of Michigan.  She will be speaking on, "Obdurate Objects and Methodlogical Challenges: Interpreting Scratches on Italian Panel Paintings as Indices of Period Reception", in the Comcast Auditorium.

The program the next day begins at 10 AM in the same venue.  Kaelin Jewell (PhD candidate) will be speaking at 1 PM on "Topographies of Aristocratic Power in the Late Antique Mediterranean".  Also in this session are Tyler alumnae Shannon Steiner and Rachael Vause.

This symposium brings together graduate students from nine mid-Atlantic colleges and universities to present current research in the field of art history. Each session includes presentations followed by a moderated discussion.

Attendees will need to register for a "free" ticket: www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/graduate-student-symposium-history-of-art


Granger Lecture in American Art History: Maggie M. Cao, "Ice/Sculpture"

Dr. Maggie M. Cao is the David G. Frey Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina. Her work focuses on the intersections of art with histories of technology, natural science, and economics. SHe has also written on media theory, material culture, and ecocriticism. Dr. Cao's lecture is drawn from her recent research on the materiality of ice, and will address visual responses to the environment, hemispheric views of the Americas, race and colonial discourses in the context of 19th-century art.

We are grateful to our sponsor for her generous support of this event.

The event is free and open to the public.

Jackson Lecture in Byzantine Studies: Dr. Ivan Drpić, "Byzantine Pectorals: Piety and Poetry"

Ivan Drpić is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of the History of Art.

The Jackson Byzantine Lecture is supported by Lynn Jackson.

There will be a reception right before the lecture, at 4:30 in front of room B004 (basement of Tyler).

This event is free and open to the public.

Consortium on Women, Marriage and the Household: A Conference on Women's Work

The inaugural conference of the interdisciplinary consortium on Women, Marriage, and the Household focuses on “Women’s Work” and features cutting-edge research from the disciplines of Art History, Classics, Media & Communications, English, History, and Religion. In keeping with the University’s mission to develop knowledge in the service of the community, we have designed our program around accessibility and relevance to community members from the Philadelphia area.

The categories of “marriage” and “household” are starting points for the investigation of women within and outside these spheres. With talks ranging from antiquity to the present day, our speakers approach the material from a variety of theoretical stances: marriage, domesticity, economics, and politics expand the conceptual boundaries of the household. Our keynote speaker is the renowned medievalist Theresa Earenfight, Professor in the Department of History at Seattle University and the world’s acknowledged expert in queenship and political power. 


9:00am Breakfast and Welcome (Jaclyn Neel and Karen Hersch)

9:15am Opening Remarks (Judy Hallett)

9:30-10:30am - PANEL ONE (Donnalyn Pompper and Carissa Harris)

10:30-10:45am - Coffee Break

10:45-11:45am - PANEL TWO (Kathleen Kennedy and Beth Womack)

12-1:30pm - Lunch and Student Presentations

1:30-3pm - PANEL THREE (Karen Hersch, Rita Krueger and Jane DeRose Evans)

3:15-4:15pm - PANEL FOUR (Jaclyn Neel and Vasiliki Limberis)

4:15-4:30pm - Coffee Break

4:30-5:30pm - Keynote Address: "Creating a Blended Culture: Spanish Noble Women in Catherine of Aragon's Household in Tudor London," Theresa Earenfight (The Leonard Mellman Distinguished Lecture)

Brian Seymour, "The Prehistory of Albert C. Barnes: Becoming a Collector"

Brian Seymour, Assoc. Prof. of Art History at the Community College of Philadelphia, looks at Barnes’s formative relationship with collector John J. Johnson. This program coincides with the run of Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Dr. Erin Pauwels to speak at CHAT Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

Dr. Pauwels' talk, "A Portrait of the Artist: Napoleon Sarony's Photographic Stage," is the result of her Fellwoship at CHAT.  She is currently writing a book, "The Art of Living Pictures: Napoleon Sarony and the Gilded Age Public Image", which examines the complex legacy of a late nineteenth-century celebrity photographer in order to illuminate how the circulation of mass-produced imagery and artistic reproduction shaped the foundations of the American art world.

22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art

The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art, will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 23–24, 2017, at the The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania

Free tickets required for keynote lecture and symposium. Reserve online or call 215-278-7200.

The Keynote lecture will be held on Thursday, March 23, 6:30–8 pm, at the Barnes Foundation, Comcast Auditorium: Jane Blocker, Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota: "Reality Mechanically Registered": Sound Recording and Racial Violence in Contemporary Art History" 

The Symposium will be on Friday, March 24, 10 am–4:30 pm, also at the Barnes Foundation, Comcast Auditorium. This symposium brings together graduate students from nine mid-Atlantic colleges and universities to present current research in the field of art history. Each session includes presentations followed by a moderated discussion. 

Temple will be represented by Michelle DiMarzo, who will be presenting her talk, "Titian and the Culture of Mid-Century Rome," in the first session, from 10–11:30am.