Dr. Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, just published her article "Manet's Oceanic Feeling" in the e-journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture (Spring 2005). Please visit: http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/spring_05/articles/lock.html
Associate Professor of Art History, presented a paper, "Hierakonpolis Women of Stature and the Legacy from the Near East in Egypt," at an international interdisciplinary conference on Foreign Relations and Diplomacy in the Ancient World: Egypt, Greece, Near East, organized by the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, and to be held at the Island of Rhodes, Greece, December 3-5, 2004.
The late George Mauner (distinguished professor emeritus of art history) is honored by the French government. View the complete article on the Penn State Live Web Site. View the story in the Arts and Architecture Spring 2005 Newsletter
Patrick McGrady Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History and Charles V. Hallman Curator, Palmer Museum of Art presented a paper, "Iconographid Junk: Reading Betye Saar's Vision of El Cremo," at SECAC in Raleigh, North Carolina at the end of October.
Research Professor of Art History, has been awarded an Evan Pugh Professorship. President Graham Spanier writes: "The designation of Evan Pugh Professor is the highest honor that the University can bestow on a faculty member. These professorships date back to discussions that began at the University in 1948. In February 1959, the University Senate endorsed a recommendation calling for a the establishment of a limited number of Evan Pugh Research Professorships. Between 1960 and 2004, a total of 55 outstanding faculty members were honored with this designation, of which 24 are currently active." See the Fall 2004 Arts & Architecture Newsletter for more information.
One of the foremost experts on 19th century French and Swiss painting, George L. Mauner, distinguished professor emeritus of art history at Penn State, died June 7 2004 at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, PA., from complications of chemotherapy, which had successfully eliminated his Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Associate Professor of Art History, presented a paper entitled "Manet's Oceanic Feeling" at the symposium Manet: Eternal Modern held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 18-19, 2004. The symposium is in conjunction with the exhibition Manet and the Sea, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from February 15 through May 31.
Brian Curran, Associate Professor of Art History, is the 2004 recipient of the President's Award for Engagement with Students. Additionally, Dr. Curran has been awarded a Research Grant from the Renaissance Society of America. This grant will assist Dr. Curran in preparing for publication of his book, The Egyptian Renaissance: The Afterlife of Ancient Egypt in Early Modern Italy, to be published by the University of Chicago Press.
Associate Professor of Art History presented a paper on "Prince, Patron, Pharaoh: Egyptology as Argument in Renaissance Rome," at the Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in New York City, April 1-3, 2004.
Assistant Professor of Art History, delivered a paper, "Eroticism and Erasure in Michelangelo's London Entombment," at the 30th Annual Conference of the Association of Art Historians, which was held April 1-3, 2004, at the University of Nottingham in England.