September 17, 2015
Dr. Lisa Kay, an assistant professor in the Department of Art Education and Community Arts Practices, has been awarded the 2015 PAEA Outstanding Special Needs Art Educator Award by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association. This award recognizes Dr. Kay's exemplary contributions, achievments, and service to art education as the innovative leader of Temple University's Special Education program, as well as honors her work as a dedicated, compassionate art therapist.
September 25, 2014
Faculty member Jennie Shanker is featured in a great article about her work in this month's Ceramics Monthly!
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May 23, 2014
Dr. Lisa Kay, an assistant professor in the Department of Art Education and Community Arts Practices, has been honored with the Mary J. Rouse Award.
"Seeing my name added to the list of the previous award recipients, who have shaped the field of Art Education, is an incredible tribute," Dr. Kay said. "I am humbled."
The award is given by the National Art Education Association Women's Caucus. Its purpose is to recognize the work of a professional who has shown potential to make significant contributions in the art education profession.
"Receiving this award supports my previous research efforts with art education and students at-risk, challenges me to continue my work with adolescent girls with adverse childhood experiences and involves the development of a transformational trauma-informed art curriculum for art teachers who work with troubled students," Dr. Kay said.
May 16, 2014
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.
May 15, 2014
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
May 14, 2014
Author: Rashida Ng
“Is this building good enough?”
At this spring’s National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Assistant Professor Clifton Fordham started his presentation, Design Knowledge and Architectural Detail in Studio Education, with this question juxtaposed with a slide of a late nineteenth century school building. The image of the richly ornamented building was presented to suggest architecture can be unheroic and satisfying at the same time.
What about contemporary design and more specifically design education? Buildings have become more technically complex and technological integration is more important than at the time the school was constructed, yet architectural education retains much of the character of its nineteenth century roots.
April 25, 2014
Author: Rashida Ng
Image left: Welcoming party in Jance, Makedonia; right: Helpful sketch critics in Strpče, Kosovo.
In March Professor Emeritus Brooke Harrington and his collaborator and wife, Judith Bing (Professor Emeritus at Drexel University), signed an agreement to donate the archives of their research of vernacular architecture in the Balkans to the MIT Libraries through the Aga Khan Documentation Center. The research occurred over a 25-year period and involves extensive fieldwork in the former Yugoslavia as well as in Bulgaria, Romania, and parts of Turkey, Greece, Hungary, and Austria.
February 17, 2014
Art History Professor Jane Evans has been awarded the PROSE 2013: The American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence as well as an Honorable Mention for Single-Volume Reference for Humanities and Social Sciences for her recent book, Blackwell Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic.
February 14, 2014
Art History Professor Elizabeth Bolman has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to complete work on the book, The Red Monastery Church: Beauty and Asceticism in Upper Egypt, for which she is the editor and principal contributor. The book will be published by Yale University Press and the American Research Center in Egypt. Only 7% of applicants received awards -- congratulations, Dr. Bolman!
Image: Sanctuary, Red Monastery Church, During Conservation: North Semidome (left) Conserved, East (right) Unconserved. Building: late 5th c. Paintings: 5th - 6th c. Photograph: E. Bolman. Copyright: ARCE.
January 30, 2014
Art History Professor Gerald Silk recently gave a talk at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy held at the University of London. The conference theme was “Iconic Images in Modern Italy: Politics, Culture and Society.” The talk, entitled “The Dictator’s Hats: Mussolini as ‘Il Primo Pilota,’” was part of the “Benito Mussolini” session.