2007

Dec 2007
Dr. Randy J. Ploog, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History and Coordinator of International Programs in the College of Arts & Architecture, presented a paper, "A New Others: The Correspondence between William Carlos Williams and Mitchell Dawson," at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Chicago, December 27-30, 2007.
Nancy  Locke
Oct 2007
Dr. Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, was an Invited Scholar participating in Renoir Study Day, October 1, 2007, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (which is opening the exhibition Renoir LandscapesOctober 4) and the Barnes Foundation.
Oct 2007
Dr. Brian A. Curran, Associate Professor of Art History, presented a paper, "The Bull, the Column, the Scepter, and the Crown: Hierogyphs of Nobility in the Missal of Cardinal Pompeo Colonna," at the 34th Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies at the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, October 12-13, 2007.
Oct 2007
Dr. Brian A. Curran, Associate Professor of Art History, presented a paper, "The Lions in the Piazza: A Tale of Two Statues," at the Southeastern College Art Conference in Charleston, West Virginia, October 17-20, 2007.
Dr. Charlotte M. Houghton
Oct 2007
HoughtonCharlotte M. Houghton to Lecture about Masterpieces at "Huddle with the Faculty"Charlotte M. Houghton, associate professor of art history and a 2007 Alumni Teaching Fellow, presented a lecture, "Who Makes a Masterpiece? Brush Strokes and Spin Doctors Since the Renaissance," at the Nittany Lion Inn as part of the "Huddle with the Faculty" series. For more information, go tohttp://live.psu.edu/story/26325
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Oct 2007
Dr. Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, was elected the vice-president of the U.S. National Committee for Byzantine Studies (a 5-year appointment).
Sep 2007
Dr. Chika Okeke-Agulu, Assistant Professor of Art History at Penn State and Robert Sterling Clarking Visiting Professor at Williams College, presented the 2007 Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor Lecture, "Dissecting the Rainbow Nation: The Photomontage of Candice Breitz," on September 25, 2007, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts. For complete story visit:http://www.artdaily.org/section/news/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=21683
Aug 2007
Dr. Chika Okeke-Agulu, Assistant Professor of Art History, has been invited by the German President's office to co-organize the exhibition of Contemporary German and African art at the Nationalgalerie (Hamburger Bahnhof), Berlin in summer 2009. He will be curating the show --sponsored by the Bundespräsidialamt -- with Dr. Britta Schmitz, Senior Curator at the Hamburger Bahnhof.
Aug 2007
Dr. Chika Okeke-Agulu, Assistant Professor of Art History, has been selected to be the Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor at Willliam College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, for fall 2007. During Spring 2008, he has been awarded The Clark Fellowship at the Robert and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Nancy  Locke
Aug 2007
Dr. Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, on Penn State Live, answering a "Probing Question: Are artists born or taught?": http://live.psu.edu/story/25383
Jul 2007
News on Professor Brian Curran's new book! please visit: http://live.psu.edu/story/25081
Apr 2007
Chika Okeke-Agulu, Assistant Professor of Art History, presented a paper, "The Burden of Tradition: Modern Edo Artists and the Legacy of iBenini Art," in the session "The Art of Benin in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries" at the 14th Triennial Symposium of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association, University of Florida, Gainesville, March 28-April 1, 2007.
Apr 2007
Johnathan Farris, visiting assistant professor of art history presented the paper "Insular Living and its Exceptions: Foreigners and Architecture in Canton, China, 1860s to 1910s" at the Vernacular Architecture Forum Conference in Savannah, Georgia, March 29-April 1, 2007.
Photo: Dr. Walters at her archeological project in Hierakonpolis, Egypt.
Apr 2007
Elizabeth J. Walters, associate professor of art history, presented a paper entitled "Mammisi of Horus at Hierakonpolis" at a conference honoring Prof. Dr. Abd el-Halim Nur el-Din, which was held at Cairo University, April 10-11, 2007, and Alexandria University, April 12, in Egypt. This conference was sponsored by Cairo University, Alexandria University, Fayoum University, and the Netherlands Archaeological Institute in Cairo.
Apr 2007
Chika Okeke-Agulu, Assistant Professor of Art Hisitory, has been selected to be the Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor at Willliam College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, for fall 2007. During Spring 2008, he has been awarded The Clark Fellowship at the Robert and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Dr. Sarah K. Rich
Apr 2007
Sarah K. Rich, Associate Professor of Art Hisitory, was a speaker in the session "The Sleep of Reason: Spirituality Versus the Embarrassment of Religion in Contemporary Art" at Deus (e)X Historia: A Conference Exploring Divinity and Reason in the Production of Knowledge, School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, April 26-28, 2007.
Apr 2007
Chika Okeke-Agulu, Assistant Professor of Art Hisitory, was awarded the 2007 Roy C. Buck Award for his article "Nationalism and the Rhetoric of Modernism in Nigeria," published in the African Arts Journal (Spring 2006).
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Apr 2007
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, was awarded a 2007 Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Mar 2007
Brian Curran, Associate Professor of Art History, co-chaired a three-session panel on Renaissance and the Ancient World at the Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Soceity of America, held at Miami, Florida, March 22-24, 2007. In one of the sessions, he will be delivering a paper entitled "Pyramids and Obelisks as Signifiers of Time and Place in Italian Renaissance Art."
Dr. Charlotte M. Houghton
Mar 2007
Charlotte M. Houghton, Associate Professor of Art Hisitory, has been awarded The Penn State Teaching Fellow: The Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching .

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