Faculty News ( May 2011 - April 2012 )
Sarah K. Rich
Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, presented a paper, “Making Awful Music Together: The Jam Sessions of Asger Jorn and Jean Dubuffet,” at the Annual Conference of the College Art Association, Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012.
Madhuri Desai, assistant professor of art history, chaired the session “World Architecture and ‘Non-western’ Stories,” sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians, at the Annual Conference of the College Art Association, Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012.
William J. Dewey, associate professor of art history, presented the Boshell Lecture at the Dallas Museum of Art, February 23, 2012. The lecture's title was "Monuments of Stone: The Art and Architecture of Great Zimbabwe."
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, has just published "Manet and the Ethics of Realism," in Perspectives on Manet, edited by Therese Dolan (Ashgate, 2012), 9–28.
Sarah K. Rich
Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, recently published "Les échanges artistiques entre la France et les États-Unis, 1950-1968," in Perspective: La revue de l'INHA (2010/2011-3): 535-554.
Sarah K. Rich
Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, just published a Review on Cathy Wilkes in Artforum (February 2012).
Sarah K. Rich
Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, has published an essay, "Soto and You" in Soto: Paris and Beyond 1950-1970, edited by Estrellita B. Brodsky (NY: Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 2012), pp. 45-53.
Brian A. Curran, Professor of Art History, presented a paper, "The Colonna Crocodile and Other Tales of Egyptian Rome in the Renaissance," at the international symposium Beyond Egyptomania: Appropriations of Egypt in Rome, at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, February 17, 2012.
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).
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...
Amara Solari, assistant professor of art history, presented a paper, “The Virgin of Itzmal and the Making of a Peripatetic Marian Icon,” Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society, Washington, D.C., March 22-24, 2012.
William J. Dewey, associate professor of art history, was invited to give a lecture, "Monuments of Stone: The Art and Architecture of Great Zimbabwe," in the Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, February 23, 2012.
University of Oxford Slade Lectures 2012
Evan Pugh Professor of Art History
The Pennsylvania State University
The Empire of Things: Gifts and Gift Exchange in Byzantium, Early Islam, and Beyond
University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford. Wednesdays at 5 pm
18 January The Perfect Gift
25 January Gifts to (and from) God
1 February The Sovereign Gift
8 February The Objects of Gift (1)
15 February The Objects of Gift (2)
22 February Gifts, Treasures, Rarities
29 February The Afterlives of Gifts: Entropy and Rebranding
7 March Gifts in Theory, Gifts in Practice
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.
Robin L. Thomas, assistant professor of art history, presented a paper, “The Bourbon Theater of State: Decorating the Royal Palace at Portici (1744-1745)” at the Annual Conference of the College Art Association, Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012.
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, has been awarded a Faculty Research Grant from the College of Arts & Architecture to assist research on her book project Cézanne's Shadows.
Sarah K. Rich
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.
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.
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, 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.
Heather McCune Bruhn
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.
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.
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.
Perkins Foss, Visiting Associate Professor of Art History, has just published:
Perkins Foss, An Old Urhobo, Edition Henricus Simonis (Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2011).
Text in both German and English
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 UCLA http://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.
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.
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History at Penn State, has been selected by the University of Oxford to hold the Slade Professorship of Fine Art, 2011-12, in association with All Souls College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England. The Slade Professorship is one of the most distinguished honors in the field of art history. It is the oldest professorship in art at Oxford. John Ruskin was appointed the first Slade Professor in 1870. Former Slade Professors include Sir John Summerson, Sir Kenneth Clark, Sir Anthony Blunt, Meyer Schapiro, and Nikolaus Pevsner. As Oxford's Slade Professor of Fine Art, Dr. Cutler will be presenting eight lectures and four seminars during Hilary Term (January-March) 2012. http://www.artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/2010/nov/19_cutler_slade
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]
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/