Art History Department Alumni News Archive
Cheryl Harper (MA '12) will curate an international exhibition, Catagenesis, opening September 9-October 24, 2012 at Globe Dye Works in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jean Beadoin (MA ‘97) finished her Ph.D. at Drexel at the end of 2009 and she started teaching in the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University at the beginning of 2010.
Nicola Sinclair (MA ’12) has been accepted into the York/National Gallery of Art (London) PhD program. She's been offered an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award on “Shifting Perspectives on German Renaissance Art” beginning this fall -- this is a prestigious joint-institution project under Dr. Jeanne Nuechterlein (of York) and Dr. Susan Foister (of the NGA)." Nicola's MA thesis is also up for the Rogier van der Weyden Prize of 2012.
Tamara Smithers (Ph.D. '12) has accepted a tenure-track positionas Assistant Professor at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, beginning Fall 2012.
Barbara McNulty (Ph.D. ’10) will serve as a co-chair for the session Venetian Cyprus, Europe and the Mediterranean World at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Washington, D. C., Mar. 22-24, 2012. Her paper for the session is entitled “The Politics of Rosary Beads in Venetian Cyprus.” Barbara McNulty has been selected through a competitive process to participate in a seminar sponsored by the Kress Foundation and the Council of Independent Colleges on Making and Meaning in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Europe (c.1300-1625), at Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum, June 17-22, 2012 .This seminar will cover topics related to workshop practices, patronage, liturgical art and how curators present these works in museums today, outside their original functions.
Susan Nalezyty (Ph.D. '11) has been teaching at American University and GW in Washington, DC, and received an award from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. She has been awarded the Renaissance Society of Art (RSA) Bodleian Library Research Grant to continue work on her current book project, Poetic Ensemble: Pietro Bembo as Art Collector. She has published a book review of Leone Leoni and the Status of the Artist at the End of the Renaissance, by Kelly Helmstutler di Dio, Biography 34.3 (Summer 2011). She will be giving a number of talks this spring: “A Gift for the Man Who has Everything: Tokens of Affection for Pietro Bembo” at the RSA annual meeting on March 23, 2012; “A Poet Collects: Pietro Bembo’s Renaissance Art Museum” on June, 22, 2012 and “Pietro Bembo’s Letters and His Art” on June 19, 2012, both at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK; and “Considered Judgment and Prestigious Provenance: Bartolomeo della Nave’s Acquisitions from the Collection of Pietro Bembo” on June 16, 2012 at the conference Early Modern Merchants as Collectors, at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK.
Rose May (Ph.D. '11) delivered a paper entitled “Jockeying for Position, Competition between National Churches in Sixteenth Century Rome” at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on October 28th.
Dr. Matthew Palcynski (Ph.D. '11)
Dr. Antonia Stamos (Ph.D. '06), an adjunct professor in Art History since 2007 and an Archaeology Lab Post-Doctoral Fellow since 2008, has been offered a full-time, three-year (renewable) position as an Assistant Professor in Art History at the American University of Kuwait. Established in 2003, the American University of Kuwait is a liberal arts institution that works closely with Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, offering a unique and dynamic cross-cultural collaboration. She recently presented a paper at the international PhD and PostDoc conference "Minoan Archaeology: Challenges and Perspectives for the 21st Century" in Heidelberg, Germany. The paper is titled, "Making the Invisible Visible: Ground Penetrating Radar at Papadiokampos, Crete" and focuses on her Ground Penetrating Radar surveys at the Bronze Age harbor town of Papadiokampos. The conference was held from March 24-27, 2011 and the proceedings are to be published in a forthcoming publication.
Dr. Peter Lukehart published an edited book, The Accademia Seminars: The Accademia di San Luca in Rome, c. 1590-1635 (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art / Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in association with Yale University Press, 2010). Assisting on the project was current Ph.D. candidate Susan Nalezyty.
TEMPLE ART HISTORY WELL-REPRESENTED AT ANNUAL MEETING OF THE RENAISSANCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, held in Venice, April 2010. The following art historians currently or formerly affiliated with Temple either gave papers or chaired sessions: Marcia Hall, Tracy Cooper, Elizabeth Cropper, Ian Verstegen, Alejandra Gimenez, Peter Lukehart, Tina Bizzarro, Arthur Di Furia, Maureen Pelta, Susan Nalezyty, Jasmine Cloud, Christa Carroll Irwin, Margaret Morse.
Rebecca Bradley (B.A., Art History), recently completed her M.A. in Art History and has been awarded a fellowship by the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL.
Joanna Grim (B.A., Art History), has been accepted into the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at the New School in New York and will begin studies (concentrating in fiction) in the fall of 2010.
Heather Francis (B.A., Art History, '09) has been accepted with funding into the graduate program in Art History at McGill University, where she will begin studies (concentrating in Medieval art) in the fall of 2010.
Lynn Alpert (B.A., Art History), has been accepted into the University of Pennsylvania's Historic Preservation graduate program and will begin studies in the fall of 2010.
Martha Gyllenhaal (Ph.D., Art History, ’08) will be giving a paper at the Interdisciplinary Conference of Netherlandic Studies, organized by the American Association for Netherlandic Studies, to take place Thursday through Saturday, June 17 to19, 2010, in Los Angeles.
Three recent undergraduate majors have enrolled in graduate programs in Art History at other institutions: Megan Donnelly—Utrecht University, the Netherlands; Sara Van Anden—Williams College; Shannon Steiner—U Texas, Austin; Kristen Streahle—Cornell.
Joli Reichel, an ’09 alumna, won first place in an art contest sponsored by the World Youth Alliance for their North American "Decade of Dignity and Development" Conference, to be held at Yale University September 25-27. As the grand prize winner, Joli will be displaying an installation called "Building Blocks" at the conference, which is a series of 40 mixed media paintings of Philadelphia row homes, along with other work including a mixed media pop-up book of Venice and digital photography.
Joli Reichel, an ’09 alumna’s pop-up books of Venice, Italy, entitled "Zora" (etching & silk) was selected for the Pennsylvania "Art of the State" juried exhibition at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.
Alejandra Gimenez-Berger, (Ph.D., 2007) has put her experience from a Temple Art History Fellowship in Rome to good use, as cited in a newsletter featuring her summer course in Rome: “Art of the Eternal City,” by Wittenberg University, where she is an Assistant Professor.
Cheryl Krause Knight, (Ph.D., 2001) was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor at Emerson College.