Faculty/Staff News

Dr. Madhuri Desai
Nov 2015
Madhuri Desai, associate professor of art history, published “From the Imperial Atelier to the Global Display: The Past, Present, and Futures of Mughal Collections,” in Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Special issue on “Collecting Asias”), Fall 2015, pp. 58-74.
Carolyn Lucarelli
Sep 2015
The Department of Art History Visual Resources Centre, with the assistance of the Publishing and Curation Services in the University Libraries, is pleased to announce that the Palmer Museum of Art’s collection is now available online. Representing more than 7,000 works as well as images for many of them, the collection is publicly accessible through the University Libraries Digital Collections at the following URL: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/digital/palmer.html For any questions please contact the Visual Resources Centre.
Nancy  Locke
Sep 2015
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, is an invited participant in the “Caillebotte Study Day” at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Held in conjunction with the exhibition “Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye,” the conference will include a session called “Urban Photography,” led by Dr. Locke in the Print Study Room on September 29, 2015.
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Sep 2015
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh University Professor of Art History, will present a paper, "The Madrid Pantokrator and Some Larger Problems in Middle Byzantine Art,” at the Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, New York City, October 23, 2015.
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Sep 2015
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh University Professor of Art History, will present a lecture on "Inhabited Architecture:  A Pervasive Motif in Medieval Art and Modern Theory" at Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, October 21, 2015.
Dr. Anthony Cutler
Sep 2015
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh University Professor of Art History, will present a lecture on "Looking for the Exotic in Byzantium and Early Islam” at Bryn Mawr College, Byrn Mawr, Pennsylvania, October 1, 2015.
Photo: Dr. Walters at her archeological project in Hierakonpolis, Egypt.
Sep 2015
Elizabeth J. Walters, associate professor of art history, presented a paper (that she is the first author, with eight other scholars), “Faience and its Context from the Temple-Town Hierakonpolis, Egypt, 1978-2013,” at the International Congress of Egyptologists XI, Museo Egizio Firenze, Florence, Italy, August 23-30, 2015.
Dr. Amara Solari
Sep 2015
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.
Dr. Madhuri Desai
Sep 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/
Photo: Dr. Dewey attending the installation of a new chief in Swaziland
Sep 2015
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.

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