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.
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)
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, 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.
VRC staff, Catherine Adams and Carolyn Lucarelli, attended a VRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia on September 13, 2019, where they had the rare privilege of getting up close to Cezanne's Large Bathers in the conservation studio."
X-Ray Diffraction Solves Maya Mystery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPuiS6-pTqc&feature=youtu.be Amara Solari, Professor of Art History and Anthropology at Penn State talks about using a materials characterization technique called X-Ray Diffraction to unlock a new discovery during her research in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Amara Solari, Associate Professor of Art History at Penn State, received a major 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.” A Collaborative Research grant of $214,742 will enable Solari to pursue this multi-year project with co-PI Linda Williams of the University of Puget Sound. Their research focuses on fragile religious murals painted by Christianized Maya artists in Yucatán, Mexico, between 1550 and 1750. In addition to writing a scholarly book on these murals, Solari and Williams are creating an interactive website that will provide open access to images of the murals.
Carolyn Lucarelli, Visual Resources Curator, will present a paper as part of a panel titled "Visual Resources to the Rescue: Supporting the Humanities with Digital Tools," at the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) 2019 conference (ACH’s first US-based digital humanities conference) in Pittsburgh, on July 24, 2019. Her talk will provide an overview of her efforts to transition the VRC into a Digital Art History space.