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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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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.