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.
Carolyn Lucarelli (Curator of Visual Resources, Department of Art History) and Patrick McGrady (Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History and Charles V. Hallman Curator, Palmer Museum of Art) made a presentation on “Omeka: A Practical Solution for Small Museum Needs” at the Omeka Special Interest Group, at the annual meeting of the Visual Resources Association, Denver, Colorado, March 11, 2015. They discussed their creation of the Omeka site for the Palmer Museum's past exhibitions: gallery.arts.psu.edu
Sarah K. Rich’s (associate professor of art history) essay on Barnett Newman’s unfinished paintings was published in Bradford A. Epley and Michael White; with a contribution by Sarah K. Rich, Barnett Newman: The Late Work, 1965-1970 (Yale University Press, distributed for the Menil Collection, 2015).