2011

Dr. Anthony Cutler
Dec 2011
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, has been appointed for a three-year term to the Board of Directors of the International Center of Medieval Art.
Dr. Amara Solari
Dec 2011
Amara Solari and Matthew Restall published the following in The Washington Post, December 30, 2011: "Is 2012 the end of the world as we know it?" http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-2012-the-end-of-the-world-as-w...  
Dr. Madhuri Desai
Dec 2011
Madhuri Desai, assistant professor of art history, has published: Book Review of  Indian Art History: Changing Perspectives, edited by Parul Pandya Dhar.  Journal of Art Historiography, no. 5 (December 2011). http://arthistoriography.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/desai1.pdf
Dr. Zabel with his recent Ph.D. graduates, Dr. Laura Sivert, Dr. Kelema Moses, Dr. Tina Swisher, and Dr. Gretta Tritch Roman
Nov 2011
Craig Zabel, Head of the Department of Art History, presented a paper, “The Cinematic Emerald City of Oz and the Skyscraper Age,” at the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, Philadelphia, November 3-5, 2011.
Dr. Heather McCune Bruhn
Nov 2011
Heather McCune Bruhn, Instructor of Art History, presented a paper, “Active Learning Online:  Learning Activities for a Large Art History Survey,” at the 4th International Conference of Education Research and Innovation, Madrid, Spain, November 14-16, 2011.
Dr. Sarah K. Rich
Nov 2011
Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, was a panelist on “Seeing RED, Rothko the Painter and the Purist,” moderated by Matthew Palcznski of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The panel will follow a performance of Red, at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, November 2, 2011.
Robin Thomas
Nov 2011
Robin L. Thomas, assistant professor of art history, presented a paper, "Space and Spectacle at the Court of Charles Bourbon,"  at the conference Delirious Naples:  For a Cultural, Intellectual, and Urban History of the City of the Sun, at the Hofstra Cultural Center, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, and the Casa Italiana Serilli-Marimò, New York University, New York, NY, November 16-19, 2011.
Nancy  Locke
Oct 2011
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, delivered the lecture "Manet, Cézanne, and the Possibility of Realist Religious Painting in the 1860s" as part of the Visiting Artists and Scholars lecture series at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, October 3, 2011.
Sep 2011
Randy Ploog (Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History;  Coordinator of International Programs, College of A&A) is a co-author of the recently published Manierre Dawson (1887-1969):  A Catalogue Raisonné. Published by The Three Graces in association with Hollis Taggart Galleries. http://manierredawson.com/
Nancy  Locke
Sep 2011
Nancy Locke (Associate Professor of Art History) just published "Le monde social de Manet" in Manet, inventeur du moderne, exh. cat. Musée d"Orsay (Paris: Gallimard, 2011), 70-83.  [also available in English version]
Sep 2011
Randy J. Ploog (affiliate assistant professor of art history and coordinator of international programs, College of A&A) presented a lecture, "Pablo Picasso and Manierre Dawson:  Separate Paths to Similar Destinations," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, 6 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2011.
Nancy  Locke
Sep 2011
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, has just published a review of Katherine M. Kuenzli, "The Nabis and Intimate Modernism," in the online journal sehepunkte.de 11 (2011), no. 9 [15. 09. 2011]:http://www.sehepunkte.de/2011/09/19241.html.
Nancy  Locke
May 2011
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History has published a  review of James H. Rubin, "Manet: Initial M, Hand and Eye," appeared in The Burlington Magazine CLIII, no. 1298 (May 2011), p. 336.
Dr. Madhuri Desai
Apr 2011
Dr. Madhuri Desai, Assistant Professor of Art History, presented a paper, “In Search of the Sacred and Antique in Colonial India,” in the session Colonial and Postcolonial Passages at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 13-17, 2011.
Dr. Amara Solari
Apr 2011
Amara Solari, assistant professor of art history & anthropology, has just co-authered the following Book: Matthew Restall and Amara Solari, "2012 and the End of the World".  Lanham, Maryland:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2011.http://www.amazon.com/2012-End-World-Matthew-Restall/dp/1442206098/ref=s...
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Apr 2011
Preview of an article, "Carving, Recarving, and Forgery:  Working Ivory in the Tenth and Twentieth Centuries," by Dr. Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, in West 86th:  A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design, History, and Material Culture:http://www.west86th.bgc.bard.edu/articles/cutler-carving-ivory.html
Dr. Amara Solari
Apr 2011
Amara Solari, Assistant Professor of Art History, presented a paper, “The Transfiguration of Space: The Colonial Remaking pre-Columbian Itzmal,” the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Annual Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 6-9, 2011.
Apr 2011
Brian Curran, Associate Professor of Art History, presented a paper, “The Most Ancient Princes of All Italy: Place, Power, and Patrimony in the Colonna Palaces of Rome and Palestrina,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 13-17, 2011.
Photo: Dr. Dewey attending the installation of a new chief in Swaziland
Apr 2011
The Board of Directors of the Fowler Museum at UCLA invited Associate Professor William J. Dewey of Penn State's Department of Art History to curate an exhibition entitled Striking Iron! The Art of African Blacksmiths. The exhibition will feature approximately 250 pieces of the very finest artistry of African blacksmiths, representing the entire continent from earliest times to the present, and will be drawn from public and private collections in America, Europe and Africa. The Fowler Museum at UCLAhttp://www.fowler.ucla.edu is one of the top university museums in the United States, and regularly initiates research projects, fieldwork, publications, exhibitions, and public programming to enhance the understanding and appreciation of global arts cultures. Dewey’s co-curators for the exhibition and exhibition catalogue are: Allen Roberts, Professor of World Arts and Cultures, UCLA; Henry Drewal, Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Tom Joyce, internationally renowned blacksmith-artist (McArthur Fellow) from Santa Fe. The estimated opening for the exhibition is 2014 or 2015 and other venues planned include the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art and The Museum for African Art in New York City.
Photo: Dr. Dewey attending the installation of a new chief in Swaziland
Mar 2011
Dr. William Dewey, Associate Professor of Art History, Co-Chaired a session on “STRIKING IRON:  The Art of African Blacksmiths,” at the Fifteenth Triennial Symposium on African Art, to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles, March 23-26, 2011.

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