Faculty/Staff News

Nov 2019
Heather McCune Bruhn co-presents: "Creating a Sucessful Online Interdisiplinary Course: Four Perspectives" at the 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation held in Seville, Spain November 11-13, 2019. She co-authored the paper about the development of Art History/Geosciences 107, “Rocks, Minerals, and the History of Art,” with Maureen Feineman, Debbie Gulick and April Millet that will be published in the proceedings.      
Elizabeth Mansfield
Nov 2019
Elizabeth Mansfield reviews Thomas Crow’s Restoration: The Fall of Napoleon in the Course of European Art, 1812-1820. The review appears in the current issue of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/autumn19/mansfield-reviews-restoration...
Dr. Zabel with his recent Ph.D. graduates, Dr. Laura Sivert, Dr. Kelema Moses, Dr. Tina Swisher, and Dr. Gretta Tritch Roman
Nov 2019
Dr. Craig Zabel, associate professor of art history, will present “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and Modern Transportation” at the Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (Pittsburgh, Pa.), November 7-9, 2019.
Dr. Amara Solari
Nov 2019
Associate Professor of Art History and Anthropology, Amara Solari, presented an overview of her work in the new ADRI and the process by which she secured a significant grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of the research project “Maya Christian Murals of Yucatán: Indigenous Catholicism in Early Modern New Spain.”
Dr. Zabel with his recent Ph.D. graduates, Dr. Laura Sivert, Dr. Kelema Moses, Dr. Tina Swisher, and Dr. Gretta Tritch Roman
Oct 2019
  Professor Craig Zabel was honored with the Penn State Teaching Fellow Award: Alumni Association and Student Award Recognizing Teaching Excellence, which includes funding to be used "for the improvement of undergraduate teaching and learning." He chose to start a teaching collection of historically significant modern chairs for the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library. Professor Zabel will present an illustrated lecture about the history and design of these seven chairs and two stools. A reception will follow in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, where testing chairs is encouraged.   Please see Penn State News:  https://news.psu.edu/story/594115/2019/10/22/arts-and-entertainment/zabel-donates-chairs-libraries-serve-more-place-sit    
Dr. Amara Solari
Oct 2019
Professor Amara Solari presents "Coloring Catholicism: Maya Artists, Pigments, and Localized Theology in Early Modern Yucatan" at the 1519, The Arrival of Strangers: Indigenous Art and Voices following the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica"  symposium at the Getty, Oct 3-5, 2019.  
Oct 2019
  Heather McCune Bruhn’s book review of Jean-Marie Guillouët and Ambre Vilain, eds., Microarchitectures médiévales: L’échelle à l’épreuve de la matière. Paris: was just published in Speculum, Volume 94, Issue 4 (October 2019)  
Dr. Amara Solari
Sep 2019
Amara Solari Associate Professor of Art History and Anthropology co-organized the American Society for Ethnohistory 2019 annual meeting taking place in State College, PA, September 25-29th. https://sites.psu.edu/ethnohistory2019/
Nancy  Locke
Sep 2019
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, will present the paper, “Piquer, plaquer: Cézanne, Pissarro, et la peinture au couteau à palette,” at the conference “Aux limites de l’étude matérielle de la peinture: la reconstitution du geste artistique” at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, September 28, 2019.  

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