Faculty/Staff News

Dr. Anthony Cutler
Mar 2015
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History and Expert in Byzantium Honored by School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London. Read more here from the Arts and Architecture news link. http://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/evan-pugh-professor-and-expert-b...
Dr. Amara Solari
Feb 2015
Amara Solari, associate professor of art history, presented a paper, “Displacing Disease: The 1648 Yellow Fever Epidemic and the Reorientation of Racialized Urbanism in Yucatán, New Spain,” at the Annual Conference of the College Art Association, New York City, February 11-14, 2015.
Photo: Dr. Smith at Cistercian Monastery of Chorin in Germany.
Jan 2015
Elizabeth B. Smith, associate professor of art history, will present a paper, “The Vaults of Santa Maria Novella and the Creation of Florentine Gothic,” at the symposium Against Gravity:  Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, March 20-22, 2015.
Photo: Dr. Smith at Cistercian Monastery of Chorin in Germany.
Jan 2015
Elizabeth Bradford Smith, associate professor of art history, has published "'All my stained glass which I brought from Europe': William Poyntell and the Sainte-Chapelle medallions," in the Journal of the History of Collections (December 27, 2014).http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/12/26/jhc.fhu049.full?k...
Nancy  Locke
Jan 2015
Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history has published “The Museumgoer,” Humanities 36, no. 1 (January/February 2015)http://www.neh.gov/humanities/2015/januaryfebruary/feature/the-museumgoer
Photo: Dr. Dewey attending the installation of a new chief in Swaziland
Dec 2014
Penn State Reads presents 'Americanah-Nigerianah: The Arts of Nigeria' William Dewey, associate professor of African art history in the department of art history at Penn State, will present “Americanah-Nigerianah: The Arts of Nigeria” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, in 112 Borland. Along with presenting and explaining a few examples of the arts of Nigeria, Dewey will detail how his experiences as an exchange student to Nigeria in 1973 (going in the opposite direction of 2014 Penn State Reads author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) led him to becoming a professor of African art history.  
Nancy  Locke
Dec 2014
Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history, had her article “Visible Specters, Images from the Atmosphere,” published online in Nonsite.org, Issue #14 (December 15, 2014): http://nonsite.org/article/visible-specters
Catherine Adams
Dec 2014
Catherine Adams (Assistant Curator of Visual Resources, Department of Art History) has been elected the Chapter Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Visual Resources Association (VRA). The VRA is a multi-disciplinary, international professional organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image and media management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. She will begin her two year term in January 2015.
Dr. Sarah K. Rich
Dec 2014
Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, authored a review of “Morris Louis: Veils,” Mnuchin Gallery, New York, as part of the “Best of 2014” series of Artforum (December 2014):  266-269.  Rich's review ran beside, and operated as a counterpoint to, Michael Fried’s review of the same exhibition in that issue.
Nov 2014
Randy Ploog, affiliate assistant professor of art history and A&A international program coordinator, presented an invited lecture “Manierre Dawson:  The American Cézanne?”, at the Institute of American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France, November 5, 2014. For more information on this article visit http://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/ploog-serves-visiting-scholar-to...

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