2006

Oct 2006
Alissa Walls Mazow, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper, "Datura, Psilocybin and Opium Poppies: Psychotropics in the Art of Fred Tomaselli and Roxy Paine," at the meeting of the Southeastern College Art Association and the Mid-America College Art Association, held at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, October 25-23, 2006.
Oct 2006
Carmen L. McCann, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper, "Eugène Delacroix's Heroic Figures and the 'Status Viatoris," at the conference Constructions of Death, Memory, and Mourning, held at Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, October 26-29, 2006.
Jun 2006
Sarah Selzer received a Spring 2006 Creative Achievement Award from the College of Arts and Architecture. Sarah is a member of the Schreyer Honors College, has frequently been spotted on the Dean's List, and is a top Senior student in the Art History major. Excellent in her undergraduate work, Sarah has been preparing for graduate level study by attending graduate seminars in Art History-she is the only undergraduate to do so in the department. In recognition of her hard work, Sarah has been selected to present her research at the first annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium at Bucknell University this year. Sarah has also assumed a leadership position in the Art History department, as she has been one of the most active participants in the Art History Association-a club made up of majors through which students arrange field trips and seminars in career development. In summer months she has worked at the internationally acclaimed Albright-Knox museum in Buffalo, New York. She is currently working as an Assistant Information Technology Manager for Computing and Support Services (she is good at math and computing as well).
Jun 2006
Amy Raffel received a Spring 2006 Creative Achievement Award from the College of Arts and Architecture. Amy is a double major in Art History and Advertising. Currently in her junior year, Amy's outstanding academic work has been recognized with several awards, including the President's Freshman Award, the President's Sparks Award, the Evan Pugh Scholar Award, and the Christopher Frassinelli Memorial Award (which provided a scholarship allowing Amy to study abroad in Todi, Italy). To enrich her experience in art history, Amy has volunteered many hours as an intern at the HUB galleries of the Robeson Center, interviewing artists, helping to install exhibitions, and providing information about shows to the media. She has been an enthusiastic participant in the Art History Association-a club made up of majors through which students arrange field trips and seminars in career development. Amy is also active in the leadership of THON, helping to raise money for research on childhood cancer.
Jun 2006
Art History Graduate Students Select Works for Palmer Museum Exhibition. For full story please visit:http://www.artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/newsletter/sp06/Sp06_p12.html
Apr 2006
Alissa Walls Mazow, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper "Walton Ford's India." Postcolonialism and After, Annual School of Art and Art History Graduate Student Symposium, University of South Florida, Tampa, April 13-15, 2006.
Apr 2006
Sarah J. Lippert, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a $7000 Travel Fellowship from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for 2006-07. This will enable her to complete her dissertation on "Theory, Practice, and Competition in the Visual Arts: The Fortunes of Paragone in French and British 19th-Century Art." Her advisor is Dr. Brian A. Curran.
Apr 2006
Rachel Gratiy, M.A. candidate in art history, presented a paper "The Starvation of Mary: Chekhonin's 'Famine' and its Reinterpretation of the Bogomater," at Art About Art , the Annual Cleveland Symposium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, April 14-16, 2006.
Apr 2006
Janalee Emmer, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Getty Graduate Internship in the Department of Exhibitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, for 2006-07. Jana is writing her dissertation on "Reflections of the Self: Women Artists in Nineteenth-Century France." Her advisor is Dr. Nancy Locke.
Apr 2006
Daniel Haxall, Ph.D. candidate in art history, received a Spring 2006 Creative Achievement Award from the College of Arts and Architecture. He has presented his research on contemporary art at several highly competitive symposia in the United States and Canada, including the prestigious Philadelphia Symposium on the History of Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is the recipient of many fellowships and awards, including the Waddell Biggart Award for dissertation research, the Susan and Thomas Schwartz Endowed Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Art History, and the Summer Residency offered by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Dan is also an accomplished pedagogue. Having taught general surveys, as well as advanced courses in the history of American and Contemporary Art, Daniel has won the Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award presented by the Graduate School.
Mar 2006
Daniel Haxall, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Graduate Student Summer Residency at the Institute for the Arts & Humanities, Penn State. Mr. Haxall is completing work on his dissertation, "Politics, Form, and Identity in Abstract Expressionist Collage." His advisor is Professor Sarah K. Rich.
Mar 2006
Carmen McCann, Ph.D. candidate in art history, received Third Place in Arts & Humanities at Penn State's 2006 Graduate Exhibition for "Status Viatoris: A New Spectacularization of Death in French Paintings and Prints from the Bourbon Restoration."
Feb 2006
Denise Costanzo, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper, "Rome as Architectural Mirror of American Postwar Modernism," at the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., April 1, 2006.
Feb 2006
Daniel Haxall, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper, "The Politics of Thrifting: Anne Ryan, Consumerism, and the Gendering of Collage," at the Philadelphia Symposium on the History of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 24-26, 2006.
Feb 2006
Daniel Haxall, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper, "Esteban Vicente, National Identity, and the Borders of Collage," at Shifting Borders, Fifth Annual Visual Culture Conference, Montreal, Canada, March 16-19, 2006.
Feb 2006
Emily Newman, M.A. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Waddell Biggart Graduate Fellowship from the Graduate School to help support a research trip to England for her thesis, "The Search for Sarah Lucas in her Self-Portraits 1990-1998." Her advisor is Professor Sarah K. Rich.
Feb 2006
Carmen McCann, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Waddell Biggart Graduate Fellowship from the Graduate School to help support a research trip to France for her dissertation, "Status Viatoris: A New Spectacularization of Death in French Paintings and Prints from the Bourbon Restoration" Her advisor is Professor Nancy Locke.
Jan 2006
Heather McCune Bruhn, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presened a paper, "The Parish Monstrance of St. Kolumba: Community Pride and Eucharistic Devotion in Cologne around 1400," at the Florida State University Art History Graduate Student Symposium, Tallahassee, Florida, February 9-12, 2006.
Jan 2006
Ilenia Colón Mendoza, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded an American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies photographic grant for 2006 to assist with the illustrations for her dissertation "El Cristo Yacente: Polychrome Sculptures of the Supine Christ in Baroque Spain." Her advisor is Professor Jeanne Chenault Porter.
Jan 2006
Daniel Haxall, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Waddell Biggart Graduate Fellowship from the Graduate School to help support a research trip to Spain for his dissertation, "Politics, Form, and Identity in Abstract Expressionist Collage." His advisor is Professor Sarah K. Rich.