Tyler Blog

December 1, 2020

Michael Ernst (PhD student) presents virtual talk at Yale

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Michael Ernst is presenting "The Pixelated Mosque: Depictions of Islamic Architecture in AzDimension Video Games" for Single-Slide Ṣoḥbat (January 22-23) facilitated by students in the Yale History of Art Department. "This event is intended to bring together graduate students, at any level of their study, working on the art and architecture of the broadly-defined Islamic world... we challenge speakers to use a single slide showcasing an object/ site important to their research, and to keep presentations to ten minutes. In addition to being more suitable for the Zoom format, this will allow for a greater diversity of presentations, and foster new and interesting juxtapositions across spatial and temporal boundaries within this broadly-defined field."  Read More

November 30, 2020

Alison Printz (PhD candidate) presents talk at 2020 SECAC

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Ali Printz is presenting her talk, “Disdain for Extraction: John Kane’s Naive Ecocriticism”, at the panel From Farm to Canvas: Ecocritical Approaches to Art of Commodity Extraction and Exchange, at the virtual SECAC 2020 conference. Read More

November 23, 2020

Tyler Student's Hand Sanitizer Machine Wins People's Choice Award at Temple

Author: Zachary Vickers

Tyler Visual Studies student and Temple biology student Allyson Yu (CST and Tyler ‘23) and her project partner, Chloe Gehret (CST ‘23), have won the People's Choice Award in Temple's 2020 Innovative Idea Competition. The competition, open to all Temple University students, alumni, faculty and staff, encourages the generation of innovative new products, services and technologies from all 17 schools and colleges within Temple University which can become the foundation for new businesses. Read More

November 19, 2020

Dr. Rachel Grace Newman to speak at St. Andrew's University

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr Rachel Grace Newman will present her research in a talk,  "At the Edges of the Light: Buried Beings, Black Sacred Geographies, and the Camera Lucida in Colonial Jamaica" on Wednesday November 25, 2020 virtually at the University of St. Andrews' series Art History Research Lectures.  Read More

November 18, 2020

Kedra Kearis receives grant and presents paper

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Kedra Kearis, PhD Candidate Art History, received a Henry Luce Foundation research grant from AHAA, The Association of Historians of American Art, for her site research on art and architecture of Gilded Age Newport. She is also slated to present a talk, "Experiments in Color: Georges Seurat in the Barnes Collection", at the French American Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia on November 19th. Read More

November 16, 2020

ICYMI: A Monumental Moment: Considering the Future of Philly's Public Art featuring Tyler's Karyn Olivier

Author: Zachary Vickers

Over the summer, our country engaged in renewed conversations and reckonings around the racist history of some of our public monuments. Here in Philadelphia, debates around monuments of Frank Rizzo and Christopher Columbus led to those monuments being removed. And conversations continue around a lack of diverse representations in Philly monuments. Read More