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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

October 22, 2021

Lisa Kay Shares Trauma-Informed Art Education Approaches for Teachers

Author: Carin Whitney

How can art teachers help children and adolescents cope with stress and anxiety from traumatic experiences, and what techniques can provide resilience to both students and teachers? Lisa Kay, Associate Professor of Art Education and Art Therapy, notes that while art teachers are not therapists, they are in a position to help children cope with adversity and trauma. Kay works at the intersection of art education and art therapy, specifically with resilience and artmaking with adolescents who have experienced trauma. Kay and co-author Donalyn Heise recently shared their research in the National Art Education Association’s publication, Translations. Read More

October 14, 2021

Sally Harrison, AIA, Honored with 2021 Leverage Award

Author: Emily Herbein

Throughout her career, Professor of Architecture Sally Harrison, AIA has always focused her teaching and practice on the connection between social justice and how it inherently interacts with creativity and the built environment.  In her view, public spaces can project inequality and architecture often informs the way people think and work when faced with community issues. Her ethos reflects the human aspects of community and design and how they interact to support each other.  Harrison’s thinking has greatly influenced the Philadelphia architecture community and made her an obvious choice for the Community Design Collaborative’s 2021 Leverage Award, given during its 30th Anniversary celebration in June.  Read More


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