Art History

May 16, 2014

Art History participates in "The Artist and Social Responsibility"

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History grad student Maeve Coudrelle, PhD alumus Dr. Jonathan Wallis, and undergrad Angela Wang are involved in TheArtblog's community program, "The Artist and Social Responsibility" to work with collegues at other Philadelphia-are a colleges and with teens at the Village of Arts and Humanities in a hands-on, art-and-social-amelioration project.   Read More

May 16, 2014

Prof. Gerald Silk quoted in The Inquirer

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History Professor Gerald Silk was quoted in an article by Stephan Salisbury, "When Institutions Sell Artwork to Raise Funds," which appeared in the Sunday, May 11, 2014 issue of The Inquirer.  Click HERE to access the article online.  "Isabella and the Pot of Basil" by William Holman Hunt (pictured above) will be auctioned off next month by the Delaware Art Museum. Read More

May 15, 2014

Dr. Susanna Gold Awarded NYPL Research Fellowship

Author: Susanna Gold

Art History Professor Susanna Gold is awarded a 2014-15 short-term research fellowship by the New York Public Library to perform research on her project, "The Color of My Father: Trans-racial Identification in American Visual Culture," at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  Image: Charles Paxson, "Learning is Wealth. Wilson, Charley, Rebecca, and Rosa. Slaves from New Orleans," 1864 Read More

May 9, 2014

Tyler Art History Graduate Student Maeve Coudrelle to Attend the Summer Institute of Technical Art History

Author: Cate Wallace

Tyler Art History Graduate Student Maeve Coudrelle was accepted into the Mellon-funded Summer Institute of Technical Art History, run out of the IFA/NYU Conservation Center in (unofficial) partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The theme this year is the art of the book. The program runs for a week or 10 days in June. Read More

April 25, 2014

Three Tyler Art History Undergraduates Awarded Summer Internships at the PMA

Author: Cate Wallace

Three Tyler Art History undergraduates have received internships at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lea Stephenson has been awarded an internship in the Department of American Art, Carmen Cunningham has been awarded an internship in the Photo Rights and Reproductions Department, and Emily Addis has been awarded an internship in the Museum Education Department. Read More

April 24, 2014

Art History PhD Candidate, Agnes Szymanska, Awarded Distinguished Fellowships

Author: Cate Wallace

Agnieszka Szymanska, Art History PhD candidate, was awarded the Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowship by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to complete her dissertation on the wall paintings of the Red Monastery church in Egypt (“Vehicles of Memory: Paintings of the Red Monastery Church in Upper Egypt”). The term of this fellowship is twelve months. Research will be hosted by C. Griffith Mann, Michel-David Weill Curator in Charge, Department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters Agnes was also awarded the Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; to examine late antique church decoration in Croatia, Italy, and Greece during 270 days of travel. Read More

April 23, 2014

Art History undergrad, Nicole Beck, receives Library Prize Honorable Mention

Author: Susanna Gold

Tyler Art History undergraduate Nicole Beck receives a Library Prize Honorable Mention for her submission entitled "An Invisible Art: Heavenly Machines and Spacious Halls of Memory."  A Diamond Research Scholar grant to work under the mentorship of Art History Prof. Elizabeth Bolman, awarded by the Provost's Office in 2013, made possible the initial research. Consisting of both a paper and a digital environment, the project expresses an ongoing and compelling fascination with the art of human memory, as explored through the learned systems of the medieval period. Image: St. Luke, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge,  MS 286, fol. 129v, from Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination by Kurt Weitzmann. Plate 42, pg 114. Read More

April 17, 2014

Michelle DiMarzo (Tyler Art History PhD Candidate) Awarded Prestigious Rome Prize

Author: Cate Wallace

Tyler Art History PhD Candidate Michelle DiMarzo has been awarded the Phyllis G. Gordan/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize in the 118th Annual Rome Prize Competition from the American Academy in Rome. One of approximately 30 recipients, Michelle will receive a fellowship, stipend and invitation to live in Rome for 2 years while she researches and writes her dissertation on Titian in Rome. Michelle was also awarded a grant specifically for research in Venice by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.  Read More

April 10, 2014

Tyler Art History Professor Adele Nelson Awarded Fulbright

Author: Cate Wallace

Art History Professor Adele Nelson has been awarded a Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Award to Brazil for Spring 2015, one of only 5 scholars to receive the award. She will complete research for her current book project, which studies how abstract art developed in twentieth-century Brazil in close relation to new modern art institutions. She will be affiliated with the graduate art history program at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), one of the most respected institutions for art historical studies in Brazil. Image: Installation view of Alexander Calder’s exhibition at the second Bienal de São Paulo (São Paulo Biennial), 1953–54. Arquivo Histórico Wanda Svevo / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo Read More


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