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April 1, 2021

Landscape Architecture Students Win ASLA Merit Awards

Author: Zachary Vickers

Landscape Architecture students, Sidney Buckingham, Alyssa Hannigan and Abigail Long, of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture have received Pennsylvania-Delaware American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Student Merit Awards for their visionary projects that represent the bright future of the field. Buckingham and Hannigan’s project “ReTHINK The Refinery: 2100,” is based on thorough environmental and social site analysis of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the oldest oil refinery on the East Coast. The recommendations in the proposal embrace the potential for the site to become reintegrated into Philadelphia by harmonizing ecological restoration, community development and a growing economy. Read More

April 1, 2021

Three Alumni Receive Awards by The American Academy of Arts and Letters

Author: Zachary Vickers

Three Tyler School of Art and Architecture alumni, Will Villalongo (MFA ‘01), Jennifer Packer (BFA ‘07) and Erin M. Riley (MFA ‘09) are among the 18 artists to receive 2021 awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. The winners were chosen from a group of 125 established and emerging artists who had been invited to submit work. Read More

March 30, 2021

Two Tyler Faculty Receive Teaching Excellence Awards

Author: Zachary Vickers

  Two faculty members at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture have recently received awards for distinguished teaching. Kelly Holohan, professor and program head of Graphic & Interactive Design, has received The Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award from the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. More than 50 institutions, primarily across the Greater Delaware Valley area, participate in the Lindback Foundation’s program, making the prestigious award competitive. Read More

March 25, 2021

Community Arts Practices Addresses Inequities Created by Climate Change

Author: Zachary Vickers

The Trust for Public Land Heat Response PHL project was launched to create public art that addresses the question: “Why should we care about urban heat and what can we do about it?” The organization, along with its team of artists and community leads, will help elevate community voices and  creatively amplify their lived experiences to drive policy change and achieve equity across Philadelphia neighborhoods in response to rising temperatures.  Members of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Community Arts Practices (CAP) are supporting this project. Read More

March 23, 2021

Kira Carleton (BA anticipated 2021) to speak at 2021 SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Kira will be presenting "Embroidered Samplers: Self-Portraits of America's Forgotten Artists" on Friday April 9 at 2:15. We are pleased to invite you to explore the website for the 2021 SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium at https://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/arthistorystudentsymposium/    The website contains the event’s full schedule along with the 98 speakers’ abstracts and photographs. Talks will be given during twelve sessions held over three days, from April 9th to 11th.     Read More

March 23, 2021

Liam Machado to speak at Rutgers University Art History Graduate Symposium

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Liam will be giving a paper, "The Elegy in the Expanse: Water as a Medium of Memory in Afterlives of the Transatlantic Slave Trade" on Thursday April 22 in the 1:00-2:45 panel, "Material Memory". The conference, Mnemonic Aesthetics: Memory and Trauma in Art, April 22 and 23, hosted by the Rutgers University Graduate Students. Read More

March 22, 2021

Dr. Tracy Cooper publishes article

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Cooper's article, "Intermediality, Image & Text in the Construction & Circulation of Cassinese Identity," is in The Network of Cassinese Arts in Renaissance Italy, edited by Alessandro Nova and Giancarla Periti (Officina Libraria, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut). Read More

March 19, 2021

Linda Earle appointed PEW Center for Arts & Heritage 2021 Visiting Scholar

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Linda Earle (Professor of Practice, Art Management) has been appointed the PEW Center for Arts and Heritage Visiting Scholar for 2021. In this role, she will organize a series of conversations with Center constituents, staff, and thinking partners considering how Black archives can serve as a framework for a multivalent exploration of Black cultural production. "I was asked to think about issues around Black cultural productivity with the Center, and I wanted to find a way into the subject that would facilitate a sort of rhizomatic exploration across the expanse and diversity of that landscape," said Earle. "Looking at what is recognized, documented, preserved and 'metabolizedm' by institutions provides an opportunity to discuss fundamental elements like the formation of cultural narratives, individual and collective legacies, and the dynamics of racism and resistance."  Read More

March 18, 2021

Dona Nelson's new exhibition brings to mind the sensory overload of living in a city

Author: Zachary Vickers

Dona Nelson, professor of painting at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has a new exhibition, Dona Nelson: Stretchers Strung Out On Space, at Thomas Erben Gallery (February 20–April 3, 2021), and features Nelson’s two-sided paintings that, according to a March 13 article in Hyperallergic, "brings to mind the sensory overload of living in a city." “Most of the paintings start as two-sided paintings, and sometimes, early in the process, one side looks particularly good to me," said Nelson. "I decide that the painting is a wall work and usually cover the back with muslin.” A variety of her double-sided paintings, and some one-sided works, are included in the exhibition. Read More

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