April 6, 2023

Marie Latham (MA Arts Admin program) and May Rubenstein (MA Arts Admin program) accepted as Fox Board Fellows

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Both Marie and May, who are finishing their work for their MA degrees, have been invited to be part of the Fox Board Fellows program. According to the Fox website, "Fox Board Fellows is building the next generation of business leaders dedicated to community-based engagement that strengthens their community. The program, powered by experiential learning, places graduate students on the boards of directors at local nonprofit organizations as non-voting members for an academic year." Read More

April 3, 2023

Marian Berthoud (PhD Candidate, Art History) has been awarded a research residency

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The research residency s offered by the Advisory Group at the Centro per la Storia dell’Arte e dell’Architettura delle Città Portuali a partnership between the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas, the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, the Amici di Capodimonte, and Franklin University Switzerland. The research residency will support nine months of dissertation research in Naples, Italy, during the 2023-2024 academic year. Her dissertation investigates the construction of Baroque cities after natural disasters, with particular attention to Spanish Italy, Sicily, Portugal, and the Philippines. The project focuses on elements of Baroque architecture, colonialism, and natural disasters as they apply to Naples, as well as sites destroyed in the early modern period in other parts of southern Italy, such as Nardò in Puglia and parts of southeastern Sicily. Read More

March 22, 2023

Joseph Kopta Delivers Paper at the Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Art History faculty member Joseph Kopta participated in a panel, “Globalizing Medieval Art Education: A Roundtable,” on February 25, 2023 at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America in Washington, D.C. His participation, titled “The Global Middle Ages: Syllabi in Three Case Studies,” was part of two sessions in Honor of Lawrence Nees, Professor Emeritus of Medieval Art at the University of Delaware, and an early proponent of the geographic expansion of the discipline beyond Western Europe. Kopta's presentation discussed Tyler's curricular development of its pre-modern art history course offerings from an intersectional perspective. Read More

February 22, 2023

Tyler Alumni Host Panel in Museum Life and Arts Administration

Author: Emily Herbein

Tyler alumni Princeton Cangé (BFA '19), Laura Igoe (PhD ‘14), Victoria Ravelo (MFA ‘21), and Jennifer Zwilling (MA ‘01) held a panel titled “Museum Life: Careers in Arts Management” moderated by Dean Susan Cahan to discuss their backgrounds in art education, curation, making, and administration. Read More

February 20, 2023

Mariola Alvarez publishes book on Neoconcretism

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Alvarez's book, The Affinity of Neoconcretism: Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Brazilian Modernism, 1954–1964, has been published by University of California Press. About the Book The 1950s and early 1960s in Brazil gave birth to a period of incredible optimism and economic development. In The Affinity of Neoconcretism, Mariola V. Alvarez argues that the Neoconcretists—a group of artists and poets working together in Rio de Janeiro from 1959 to 1961—formed an important part of this national transformation. She maps the interactions of the Neoconcretists and discusses how the artists and poets collaborated to challenge existing divides between high and low art and between fields such as fine art and dance. This book reveals how art and intellectual work in Brazil occurred within a local political and social context and also emerged from the transnational movement of artists, artworks, published materials, and ideas. Read More

February 15, 2023

Dr. Muge Durusu publishes in Nature and is interviewed by Washington Post on ancient climate change

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Durusu's article, "Signs of ancient climate crisis as the Hittite empire unravelled," Nature 08 Feb 2023 led to her being interviewed in the Washington Post for the article "Drought may have doomed this ancient empire — a warning for today’s climate crisis" 08 Feb 2023. Check out both here: and Read More