Dr. Mazow, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History and Curator of American art, presented the paper "Deflowering Flora; Banjos and Modernity in Late Nineteenth-Century American Women's Culture" at the interdisciplinary symposium Redressing American Modernism held at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, March 3-4, 2005.
Associate Professor of Art History, has been awarded the Committee to Rescue Italian Art Fellowship at the Villa I Tatti (Florence, Italy), The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, for the Academic Year 2005-2006. Dr. Curran will be conducting research for his second book, Past, Present, and Place in Italian Renaissance Art.
Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, has been elected an Honorary Member of the Christian Archaeological Society in Athens. This is an honor limited to ten scholars outside of Greece. Dr. Culter has been elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. Dr. Cutler 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."
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, delivered a paper entitled "Cézanne in the Shadow of Poussin" as part of a lecture series at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia on March 24, 2005.
Joyce Henri Robinson, Affiliate Associate Professor of Art History and Curator, Palmer Museum of Art, presented a paper, "'Plantation Forumula': Some Thoughts on Southern Black Outsider Art," in the session Self-Taught Art in the Old and New South, at the College Art Association Annual Conference, February 16-19, 2005, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Okeke-Agulu, Assistant Professor of Art History, chaired the session Art Historical Perspectives on African Modernists, at the College Art Association Annual Conference, February 16-19, 2005, in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.