Faculty/Staff News

Carolyn Lucarelli
Oct 2016
Carolyn Lucarelli (Curator of Visual Resources, Department of Art History) has been appointed by the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Board of Directors to serve as a Curriculum Specialist for the 2017 Summer Educational Institute (SEI) for Visual Resources and Image Management (https://seiworkshop.org/). In this role, she will collaborate with the ARLIS/NA Curriculum Specialist to weigh emerging trends in the image management field in order to make curricular recommendations for the upcoming SEI, and to help envision and shape the direction for future SEI programming and curriculum. Her one-year term began on September 1, 2016.
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Oct 2016
Dr. Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh University Professor of Art History, presents a paper, “Raising Lazarus in Seventh-Century Alexandria,” at the Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, October 6-9, 2016.    
Dr. Zabel with his recent Ph.D. graduates, Dr. Laura Sivert, Dr. Kelema Moses, Dr. Tina Swisher, and Dr. Gretta Tritch Roman
Oct 2016
Dr. Craig Zabel, Head of the Department of Art History, presents “The American Skyscraper, from the Emerald City of Oz to Glass Towers of the 1950s,” in the Huddle with the Faculty lecture series, sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, Pa., 9:00 a.m., October 1, 2016.
Dr. Brian Curran in Rome, with obelisk at the Spanish Steps. June 2013.
Sep 2016
A Festschrift Symposium is being held in Honor of Prof. Brian Curran organized by his students and those he has mentored, at the Pennsylvania State University Department of Art History on September 24, 2016 in Room 112 of the Borland Building. Read More: https://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/art-history-professor-brian-curran-be-honored-symposium  
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Sep 2016
Dr. Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh University Professor of Art History, presents a paper, “Authenticity and Elusion,” at the 34th World Congress of Art History, organized by the Comité International d’Historie de l’Art (CIHA), to be held in Beijing, China, September 15-22, 2016.
Dr. Robin Thomas
Jul 2016
Robin Thomas, associate professor of art history, spent his sabbatical conducting research in the archives at the Royal Palace of Caserta in Naples, Italy for his upcoming book about Bourbon palaces. “The book will explore the broad cultural, political, and economic currents that link the stories of the three palace built by King Charles of Bourbon ­at Caserta, Capodimonte, and Portici,” he explained. Read More
Dr. Sarah K. Rich
May 2016
Dr. Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, has been chosen as just one of fifteen North American faculty members to participate in the Summer Teachers Institute for Technical Art History, Fracture & Function [with support from the Kress Foundation], Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., July 25-29, 2016.
Dr. Madhuri Desai
May 2016
Dr. Madhuri Desai, Associate Professor of Art History & Asian Studies, presents paper, “Archaic Knowledge and the ‘Benares temple,’” at the Annual Conference of the European Associate of South Asian Archaeology and Art, Cardiff University, Wales, UK, July 4-8, 2016.
Dr. Zabel with his recent Ph.D. graduates, Dr. Laura Sivert, Dr. Kelema Moses, Dr. Tina Swisher, and Dr. Gretta Tritch Roman
Apr 2016
Dr. Craig Zabel, Head of the Department of Art History, has been named a 2016 Penn State Teaching Fellow:  The Alumni Association and Student Award for Teaching Excellence:  http://news.psu.edu/story/406196/2016/04/25/academics/eicher-catt-moody-...
Dr. Zabel with his recent Ph.D. graduates, Dr. Laura Sivert, Dr. Kelema Moses, Dr. Tina Swisher, and Dr. Gretta Tritch Roman
Apr 2016
Dr. Craig Zabel, associate professor and Head, Dept. of Art History, will be presenting a lecture on “American Arts & Crafts Interiors:  From Stickley to Wright,” at the Old House Fair, The Match Factory, Bellefonte, Pa., April 30, 2016.http://www.centrehistory.org/ohf/Schedule/

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