Faculty/Staff News

Dr. Amara Solari
Aug 2019
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.
Jul 2019
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.
Dr. Madhuri Desai
Jun 2019
Dr. Madhuri Desai's Award Winning book 'Banaras Reconstructed' has been reviewed in the latest edition of Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
Dr. Madhuri Desai
Apr 2019
Madhuri Desai, Associate Professor of Art History and Asian studies won the Hitchcock Book Award for "Banaras Reconstructed: Architecture and Sacred Space in a Hindu City." The Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award, established in 1949, by the Society of Architectural Historians, annually recognizes "the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture published by a North American scholar." https://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/desai-wins-prestigious-art-history-book-award  
Daniel Zolli
Apr 2019
Drs. Sarah Rich and Daniel Zolli will lead a workshop, and present their research—on cobalt and cosmetics respectively—at Princeton University's Center for European Cultural Studies on Friday, May 3.
Elizabeth Mansfield
Apr 2019
Elizabeth Mansfield, Head, Department of Art History Friday, April 26 - 12:10 p.m. Join us on Friday afternoons at 12:10 p.m. for interesting, enlightening gallery talks on current exhibitions and selected works from the permanent collection. Gallery talks for Pop Up Exhibitions are held in the Print Study Room.