Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, authored a review of “Morris Louis: Veils,” Mnuchin Gallery, New York, as part of the “Best of 2014” series of Artforum (December 2014): 266-269. Rich's review ran beside, and operated as a counterpoint to, Michael Fried’s review of the same exhibition in that issue.
Randy Ploog, affiliate assistant professor of art history and A&A international program coordinator, presented an invited lecture “Manierre Dawson: The American Cézanne?”, at the Institute of American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France, November 5, 2014. For more information on this article visit http://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/ploog-serves-visiting-scholar-to...
Dr. Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, published an obituary for “Marjorie Strider (1931-2014)” in artforum.com, November 12, 2014:http://artforum.com/passages/id=49052
Dr. Amara Solari, associate professor of art history & anthropology, presented a lecture, “The Victorious Virgin: Diseased Divinity in 17th-Century Yucatán,” to the Department of the History of Art, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, October 2014.
Dr. Robin L. Thomas, associate professor of art history, will present a paper, “Planning Portici: Architecture and Diplomacy between Naples and Spain 1734–49,” at the conference Naples and Spain: Cultural and Intellectual Networks (1500–1800), organized by the Neapolitan Network, Barcelona, Spain, October 24, 2014.
Dr. Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, will present a lecture “Inhabited Inhabited Architecture: A Pervasive Motif in Medieval Art and Modern Theory” at the Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 29, 2014. Dr. Cutler will explore the meaning of peripheral figures in Late Antique, Byzantine, and Western Medieval art. The lecture is part of the International Center of Medieval Art’s Forsyth Lectureship on Medieval Art. It is co-sponsored by the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture, ICMA, and Harvard University Standing Committee on Medieval Studies.
Dr. Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, will chair a session on “Byzantine Art” and will be a respondent for a “Session in Honor of Erica Cruikshank Dodd: The Visual Culture of Byzantium in a Mediterranean Context” at the Byzantine Studies Conference, Vancouver, Canada, November 6-9, 2014.
A Donation, an Attribution, and a Glimpse into the Past: Perkins Foss Donates Rare Book to Special Collections Library at Penn State Read more here from the College of Arts and Architecture story:
Art History Professor, Nancy Locke, answers a probing question about Impressionism on Penn State News: http://bit.ly/ProbingQuestion
The Department of Art History Visual Resources Centre (VRC) will be hosting a meeting of the Mid-Atlantic and Upstate New York Chapters of the Visual Resources Association (VRA) on August 8, 2014. The VRA is an international multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. The VRC supports the teaching and research needs of faculty and students of the Department of Art History by providing access to digital images and slides, instruction on scanning and imaging software, and assistance utilizing our local and subscription image databases. For more information about the upcoming chapter meeting at Penn State, click here.