2015

Dr. Chang Tan
Dec 2015
Chang Tan, assistant professor of art history, has published two articles: "Telling Global Stories, One at a Time: The Poetics and Politics of Exhibiting Asian Art" in World Art, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2015. 307-30. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/KVAsQJVXSAFCs6ia47cK/full "'Oriental Women' in Asian Art: Negotiating the National, the Aesthetic and the Erotic" in Journal of Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Issue 30 (special issue on "Developments and Tendencies in East Asian Early Modern Art"), Nov 2015. 132-61.  
Dr. Adam M. Thomas
Nov 2015
Dr. Adam Thomas, Curator of American Art at the Palmer Museum of Art, has been appointed an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History.   We welcome him to our department!
Dr. Hellmut Hager
Nov 2015
https://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/college-mourns-passing-former-a... Photo courtesy of Kathleen Collins
Nancy  Locke
Nov 2015
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, published a review of Willibald Sauerländer, "Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil," in H-France Review vol. 15 (November 2015), no. 162:http://www.h-france.net/vol15reviews/vol15no162locke.pdf
Dr. Madhuri Desai
Nov 2015
Madhuri Desai, associate professor of art history, published “From the Imperial Atelier to the Global Display: The Past, Present, and Futures of Mughal Collections,” in Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Special issue on “Collecting Asias”), Fall 2015, pp. 58-74.
Carolyn Lucarelli
Sep 2015
The Department of Art History Visual Resources Centre, with the assistance of the Publishing and Curation Services in the University Libraries, is pleased to announce that the Palmer Museum of Art’s collection is now available online. Representing more than 7,000 works as well as images for many of them, the collection is publicly accessible through the University Libraries Digital Collections at the following URL: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/digital/palmer.html For any questions please contact the Visual Resources Centre.
Nancy  Locke
Sep 2015
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, is an invited participant in the “Caillebotte Study Day” at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Held in conjunction with the exhibition “Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye,” the conference will include a session called “Urban Photography,” led by Dr. Locke in the Print Study Room on September 29, 2015.
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Sep 2015
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh University Professor of Art History, will present a paper, "The Madrid Pantokrator and Some Larger Problems in Middle Byzantine Art,” at the Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, New York City, October 23, 2015.
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Sep 2015
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh University Professor of Art History, will present a lecture on "Inhabited Architecture:  A Pervasive Motif in Medieval Art and Modern Theory" at Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, October 21, 2015.
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Sep 2015
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh University Professor of Art History, will present a lecture on "Looking for the Exotic in Byzantium and Early Islam” at Bryn Mawr College, Byrn Mawr, Pennsylvania, October 1, 2015.
Photo: Dr. Walters at her archeological project in Hierakonpolis, Egypt.
Sep 2015
Elizabeth J. Walters, associate professor of art history, presented a paper (that she is the first author, with eight other scholars), “Faience and its Context from the Temple-Town Hierakonpolis, Egypt, 1978-2013,” at the International Congress of Egyptologists XI, Museo Egizio Firenze, Florence, Italy, August 23-30, 2015.
Dr. Amara Solari
Sep 2015
Amara Solari, associate professor of art history & anthropology, will be chairing a panel, “Mapping Indigenous and European Landscapes in the Long Sixteenth Century,” and presenting a paper, “The ‘Coat of Arms of Yucatán:  Visualizing Colonial Maya Ethnic Identity,” at the American Society of Ethnohistory Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 5-8, 2015.
Dr. Madhuri Desai
Sep 2015
Madhuri Desai, Associate Professor of Art History & Asian Studies, will be presenting a lecture, “Temple Architecture and Archaic Knowledge in South Asia,” as a part of the India in Focus festival sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, September 25, 2015:  http://crawl.trustarts.org/event/trust-arts-education-center/
Photo: Dr. Dewey attending the installation of a new chief in Swaziland
Sep 2015
William J. Dewey, Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the African Studies Program, presented a paper, “Swazi Headrests: Remembered Past or New Political Strategy?”, at Power and Visual Culture, the Annual Conference of the South African Visual Art Historians, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, September 10-12, 2015.
Dr. Sarah K. Rich
Sep 2015
Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, just published “Brought to Light:  The New Whitney Museum of American Art,” Artforum, 54 (September 2015):  350-353.
Photo: Dr. Dewey attending the installation of a new chief in Swaziland
Aug 2015
The Curatorial Team that Dr. William Dewey (Associate Professor of Art History & Director of the African Studies Program, Penn State) has been Working with at UCLA’s Fowler Museum has Received a NEH Grant in Support of the Upcoming Major Exhibition, Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths. 
Jun 2015
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Dr. Anthony Cutler
Jun 2015
Art History Triple Threat to Present at Byzantine Conference: Evan Pugh Professor and Graduate Students to Represent Penn State in NYC  https://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/art-history-triple-threat-prese...
Photo: Dr. Dewey attending the installation of a new chief in Swaziland
Jun 2015
William Dewey, associate professor of art history, has been appointed interim Director of the African Studies Program in the College of the Liberal Arts for a two-year term, 2015-2017.  During this period he will be teaching one course per semester in the Department of Art History.
Carolyn Lucarelli
Apr 2015
Carolyn Lucarelli (Curator of Visual Resources, Department of Art History) and Patrick McGrady (Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History and Charles V. Hallman Curator, Palmer Museum of Art) made a presentation on “Omeka: A Practical Solution for Small Museum Needs” at the Omeka Special Interest Group, at the annual meeting of the Visual Resources Association, Denver, Colorado, March 11, 2015. They discussed their creation of the Omeka site for the Palmer Museum's past exhibitions:  gallery.arts.psu.edu

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