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April 16, 2024

Natalia Ángeles Vieyra (PhD '21) Appointed First Associate Curator of Latinx Art at National Gallery of Art

Author: Jordan Cameron

Art History alum Natalia Ángeles Vieyra (PhD '21) has joined the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in the newly created role of Associate Curator of Latinx Art. This position originated as part of the Advancing Latinx Art in Museums initiative, with the support of the Mellon, Fort, Getty, and Terra Foundations. “This transformative program has provided the support for the creation of several new curatorial positions specializing in Latinx art across the United States and Puerto Rico, including my new role at the National Gallery of Art,” Vieyra, who is Mexican American, said. Vieyra says her top priorities as associate curator include building on the National Gallery’s collection of Latinx art, exhibition programming, and community outreach.  Read More

April 10, 2024

Tyler Faculty Take a Lead in Climate Action

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

For the last two years, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Rob Kuper has been diligently working with fellow faculty members to organize around the topic of climate change, particularly how institutions such as Temple University can reduce their use of fossil fuels.On April 18, Kuper will combine his efforts with other proponents of decarbonization at Temple for a community conversation, “Your Role in Decarbonizing Temple,” about innovative solutions to promote the use of renewable energy and make the university’s energy infrastructure less reliant upon fossil fuels. Read More

April 5, 2024

Maria de Lourdes Marino (PhD candidate) wins two summer awards

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Maria has been accepted  for the Goizueta Fellowship with the University of Miami for June and July 2024. This fellowship supports research at the Cuban Heritage Collection, one of her dissertation's primary sources. She has also been appointed Smithsonian American Art Museum's inaugural Audrey Flack Short-Term Fellow for August 1-30, 2024. This fellowship allows her to be in DC for a month to research the Smithsonian collections related to her research. Read More

March 27, 2024

Art History Representation at the Renaissance Society of American Meetings!

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The Art History Department was very well represented at the Renaissance Society of America 2024 Annual Meeting, this year held in Chicago from March 21–23, 2024! We’re very proud of the great Early Modern scholarship of our department members and alumni.Emma P. Holter (PhD Student), “Bellini in Black and White: Reconsidering the Uffizi Lamentation;"Jesse Rhian-Yu Sullivan (PhD Candidate), “Ripples on the Surface: Active Dimensionality as a Lens for Understanding Early Renaissance Painting;"Dr. Tracy E. Cooper (Professor), “The Renaissance Book: Lilian Armstrong and Art History;" Dr. Cooper was also the respondent to the Society for the History of Collecting double-panel “Collecting and Knowledge Production through Travel;” Read More

March 26, 2024

Temple Rome Expands Rich History with Campus Move

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Temple's Rome Campus is relocating to Piazza di Spagna, a historic area in the Eternal City that offers students a more immersive cultural experience surrounded by landmarks, museums, cafés and shops. For almost 30 years, thousands of Tyler and Temple students have enjoyed the temporary homeliness and comfort of the campus, located in a 15th-century palazzo, the Villa Caproni, situated in the historic heart of the city near the Piazza del Popolo. The location, across the Tiber River from Rome’s Prati neighborhood, has provided students with a beautiful and culturally immersive setting for their studies. Read more Read More

March 18, 2024

Prof. Kopta Shares Research at the Medieval Academy of America

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Assistant Professor of Instruction Dr. Joseph Kopta spoke at the Medieval Academy of America's 99th Annual Meeting at the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, on March 15, 2024. His paper, "Bookmaking as Knowledge Construction in Byzantine Codices" explored the ways that late Byzantine colophons and recipes for inks and dyes help us understand that the act of bookmaking was itself considered a form of knowledge construction in Byzantium. The session, "Conceptualizing the Knowledge of Artists and Builders in the Global Middle Ages," is the first of two panels on this theme; the second will take place at the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan in May 2024. This material comes from Kopta's in-progress book project, tentatively titled The Materiality of the Byzantine Codex. Read More

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