Tyler Blog

November 8, 2021

Tyler Celebrates Three Award-Winning Professors

Author: Carin Whitney

Dona Nelson, professor of Painting, has received the College Art Association's prestigious 2021 Distinguished Teaching of Art Award. She joins a list of major figures who have firmly demonstrated the inseparability of teaching and artistic practice. "It takes a visionary artist with social imagination to create a high-level learning and working environment where artistic and pedagogical practices run hand in hand," says Susan Cahan, Dean of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, "We are thrilled to have this generous, rigorous, and profoundly impactful artist/educator on our faculty." Read More

November 3, 2021

Tyler Community Sustains Vibrant Presence on the International Art and Design Stage Throughout 2021

Author: Emily Herbein

In a recent issue of NAEA's  Translations,  Associate Professor Lisa Kay shares field research and techniques to better equip art teachers working with trauma in the classroom. Kay examines the ways teachers can help adolescents cope with stress and anxiety while encouraging creativity and resilience. Kay and co-author Donalyn Heise shared their research in their article titled Trauma-Informed Art Education: Caring for Learners and Each Other, which includes art-based strategies to support social-emotional learning.   Read More

November 2, 2021

The Whitney Museum Presents a Major Survey of Works by Alumna Jennifer Packer (BFA '07)

Author: Emily Herbein

This fall, the Whitney Museum presents Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing, the first major solo museum exhibition in New York for Tyler alumna Jennifer Packer (BFA '07). Coming to the Whitney from London's Serpentine Gallery, the exhibit is the largest survey of Packer's work to date, featuring over 30 drawings and paintings from the last decade that examine practices of observation, memory, and improvisation. The show's title is in reference to the biblical verse Ecclesiastes 1:8. Read More

November 1, 2021

Professor Emeritus Stanley Whitney Profiled in The New York Times

Author: Emily Herbein

Photo by Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times Stanley Whitney, Professor Emeritus of Painting, was profiled in The New York Times on October 30 to highlight his new show at Lisson Gallery in Chelsea. Titled "Stanley Whitney: TwentyTwenty," the show be on view until December 18. In April 2022, Whitney will also be featured in the Venice Biennale at the Palazzo Tiepolo Passi, to which he has contributed pieces he created while spending time in Rome in the 1990s. To top it all off, Whitney's first retrospective is set for 2023 at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum.  Read More

November 1, 2021

Alena Firestone (Community Development '23) Featured in Planning Magazine

Author: Emily Herbein

Photo courtesy of Alena Firestone Alena Firestone, Community Development ‘23, City Regional Planning ‘24, was recently featured in Planning Magazine’s Fall 2021 issue for a commentary in which she discusses the ties between public health and the need for adequate city planning techniques to combat inequity.   Growing up in Washington D.C., Firestone attended elementary school and middle school in two distinctly different school communities, one privileged and one low income. From an early age, she was always aware of inequality in resources and experiences, and those observations shaped her educational landscape.   Read More

October 27, 2021

AED Presents: Andrea Cochran

Author: Emily Herbein

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture is pleased to present Immersive Landscapes with esteemed landscape architect Andrea Cochran as a part of its virtual lecture series on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Cochran will discuss the process of creating landscapes that visualize the ephemeral and transitory elements of our natural world. She encourages audiences to approach the concept of space through a different lens and emphasizes the experiential qualities of the built environment in order to cultivate an evergreen connection to people and their surroundings. Read More

October 25, 2021

Assistant Professor of Ceramics Roberto Lugo Featured in The New York Times

Author: Emily Herbein

Assistant Professor of Ceramics Roberto Lugo’s work will be front and center in a highly anticipated new period room opening next month at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The exhibition, entitled “Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room,” is inspired by Seneca Village, a Black community that thrived in New York City until the 1850s when it was demolished to make way for Central Park. Lugo’s background and body of work were recently featured in The New York Times’ Fine Arts & Exhibits special report, written by Ted Loos with video footage by Mohamed Sadek.  Read More