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.
Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history, has published a book review of Susan Sidlauskas' Cézanne's Other: The Portraits of Hortense, in H-France Review vol. 14 (July 2014), no. 119.http://www.h-france.net/vol14reviews/vol14no119locke.pdf
William J. Dewey, associate professor of art history, is the American representative for the MetalAfrica Association: A Scientific Network on African Metallurgy. Affiliated with the Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA), the association's home institution is the Université de Toulouse in France. The inaugural meeting of MetalAfrica will be held July 2014 at the PanAfrican Archaeological Congress in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a second meeting planned for the 2016 biennial meeting of SAfA in Toulouse.
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, has been appointed the Forsyth Lecturer on Medieval Art, by the International Center of Medieval Art. This Lectureship sponsors "a lecture by a distinguished scholar of medieval art to be presented at multiple venues." During September-October 2014, Professor Cutler will be presenting lectures at Hellenic College (Brookline, Mass.), the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), the Ohio State University (Columbus), and Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio).
Craig Zabel, Head of the Department of Art History, recently published several essays on architecture in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History, editors-in-chief Joan Shelley Rubin and Scott E. Casper (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).
Perkins Foss, Visiting Associate Professor of Art History, has just published: Perkins Foss, An Old Urhobo, Edition Henricus Simonis (Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2011). Text in both German and English ISBN: 978-3-86560-987-8
Robin Thomas, assistant professor of art history, presented a paper, “Staging Gothic: Luigi Vanvitelli's Designs for Milan Cathedral,” at the Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Austin, Texas, April 9-13, 2014.
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of art history, presented the keynote address, “Those who Wait and Watch: Some Unidentified Figures at the Chora and their Curious Persistence in Byzantine Art,” at the symposium From Constantinople to Cappadocia at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, April 13, 2014.