Faculty/Staff News

Dr. Patrick McGrady
Nov 2016
  Dean Barbara O. Korner is pleased to announce that Patrick J. McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator, has agreed to serve as interim director of the Palmer Museum of Art effective January 3, 2017. McGrady has been a curator at the Palmer since 1992, and previously spent five years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As Charles V. Hallman Curator, his curatorial responsibilities include the museum's European paintings and ceramics collections. A specialist in works on paper, he oversees the Drs. Albert and Lorraine Kligman Print and Drawing Study Room and directs the museum's Print Study Club. McGrady holds a Ph.D. in art history from Binghamton University.  
Dr. Brian Curran in Rome, with obelisk at the Spanish Steps. June 2013.
Nov 2016
MassArt Distinguished Alumni Each year, at the annual MassArt Alumni Awards event, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design community proudly recognizes a selection of outstanding alumni who have each excelled in their field. Nominated and selected by fellow alumni, faculty, and staff, these distinguished alumni epitomize the creative spirit, fearless determination, and endless enthusiasm that radiates throughout the MassArt community. 2016     
Dr. Robin Thomas
Nov 2016
Fall 2016 Faculty Research Showcase Arts Research Revealed   http://borlandprojectspace.psu.edu/sites/all/themes/bps/img/BPS.svg   We move beyond traditional notions of exhibition, performance, and scholarly programming to reveal the processes and procedures of “arts research,” which are frequently hidden from view
Dr. Heather McCune Bruhn
Nov 2016
Dr. Heather McCune Bruhn, Instructor of Art History, presents a paper, “When Less is More:  PDF Tutorials in a Video-Based Course,” at the 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain, November 14-16, 2016.
Nancy  Locke
Oct 2016
Dr. Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, gave an invited lecture on Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe and nineteenth-century stereoscopic photography at Temple University, Philadelphia, on October 12, 2016.  Dr. Locke was also a panelist for grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities earlier this year.
Dr. Adam M. Thomas
Oct 2016
Dr. Adam M. Thomas, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History and Curator of American Art, Palmer Museum, co-curated the exhibition and authored a catalogue essay (University of Oklahoma Press) for Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art, opening at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, October 23, 2016.
Dr. Adam M. Thomas
Oct 2016
Dr. Adam M. Thomas, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History and Curator of American Art, Palmer Museum, presented the paper “Racial Hybridity and National Prophecy in Elihu Vedder’s The Cumaean Sibyl” at the conference Hybrid Republicanism: Italy and American Art, 1840–1918 at the American Academy in Rome, Italy, October 6–7, 2016.
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Oct 2016
Dr. Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, has been chosen as a consultant to the Empires of Faith exhibition opening at the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, University of Oxford, England, in October 2017.
Dr. Sarah K. Rich
Oct 2016
Dr. Sarah K. Rich, Associate Professor of Art History, made a presentation on “The 1950s” in the Dubuffet Drawings Study Day, at The Morgan Drawing Institute, The Morgan Library & Museum, NYC, on October 17, 2016.
Dr. Sarah K. Rich
Oct 2016
Dr. Sarah K. Rich, Associate Professor of Art History, published “Portfolio:  Carmen Herrera” in Artforum (October 2016)..

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