Faculty/Staff News

Nancy  Locke
Dec 2014
Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history, had her article “Visible Specters, Images from the Atmosphere,” published online in Nonsite.org, Issue #14 (December 15, 2014): http://nonsite.org/article/visible-specters
Catherine Adams
Dec 2014
Catherine Adams (Assistant Curator of Visual Resources, Department of Art History) has been elected the Chapter Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Visual Resources Association (VRA). The VRA is a multi-disciplinary, international professional organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image and media management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. She will begin her two year term in January 2015.
Dr. Sarah K. Rich
Dec 2014
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.
Nov 2014
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
Nov 2014
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
Oct 2014
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.
Robin Thomas
Sep 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
Sep 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
Sep 2014
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.
Sep 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:

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