Art History Department Student News Archive
Rachel McCay (MA student) presented her paper, "Anna Maria Maiolino: From Pop to Conceptual," at the 3rd student conference on Latin American and Latino Studies organized by the Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium, held at Temple in December 2012.
Erin Downey (Ph.D. Candidate) was awarded a research stay at the Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome for 8 weeks in the spring of 2013. This grant will provide her with lodging and open access to the resources and facilities of the Dutch Institute in Rome. Additionally, she will deliver a paper, "The Bentvueghels: Embracing the Foreign in Early Modern Rome," at the October 2013 Early Modern Rome 2 conference (EMR 2) at the University of California in Rome, Italy.
Agnes Szymanska (Ph.D. candidate) has been awarded the DVMA (Delaware Valley Medieval Assiciation) paper prize for "The Celestial Firmament and the Geometric Construction of the Muqarnas," which she will present at the next DVMA meeting. As part of its mission, the DVMA aims to involve young medievalists in the local scholarly community and support their work as they enter the field. Every year, the organization awards a Paper Prize to a deserving graduate student, judged on the basis of quality, originality, and clarity of scholarship.
Peter Han-Chih Wang (Ph.D. candidate) will be presenting a paper, "Lee Friedlander's Driving Vision: Revisiting America by Car," at the March 2013 Popular Culture Association Annual Conference in D.C.
Amy Yandek (Ph.D. candidate) has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant by the Graduate School at Temple University for 2013.
Kaelin Jewell (Ph.D. candidate) just returned from an intensive summer program on Byzantine art and architecture in Cappadocia, Turkey. She was funded in part by Koc University (Istanbul), which awarded her the single full tuition fellowship available, and in part by Dean Stroker, who covered her international airfare.
Brad Cavallo (Ph.D. candidate) will present his paper “On the Men’s Bathhouse of Albrecht Dürer,” this fall at Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Durham, NC (Oct. 17-20, 2012). He has had his paper accepted for College Art Association in New York, the most competitive juried venue in the field.
Devon Baker (Ph.D. candidate) had an internship this summer in the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Dept. of the PMA, where she helped conduct research on a couple of upcoming exhibitions.
Florence Sheng-Chieh Hsu (Ph.D. candidate) published the article "Ritual Significance in Mycenaean Hairstyles in the journal Chronika, vol. 2 (1912) pp. 92-102.
Agnes Szymanska (Ph.D. candidate) will be giving a talk at the Coptic Congress in Rome.
Agnes Szymanska, Amy Gilette (Malleck) and Kaelin Jewell (Ph.D. candidates) will be giving talks at the Byzantine Studies Conference.
Bethany Farrell (MA student) presented a paper this summer, “Cross Time, Cross Medium Rivalry: Lech Majewski’s The Mill and the Cross and Pieter Bruegel’s The Carrying of the Cross,” at Rivalry in the Arts: The Inaugural Conference in Paragone Studies, Flint Institute of the Arts, Michigan (July 20-21, 2012).
Grace Bonds (BA student) had been awarded a Diamond Peer Teacher position to work with Elizabeth Bolman in her fall 2012 "Late Antique and Byzantine Visual Culture" class.
Laura Turner Igoe (Ph.D. candidate) has been awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the 2012–2013 academic year for her project, “The Opulent City and the Sylvan State: Art and Environmental Embodiment in Early National Philadelphia.” The museum’s program grants awards for scholars and students to pursue research at the museum, including senior, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.
Peter Han-Chih Wang (Ph.D. candidate) has been awarded a "Studying Abroad Scholarship" for two years, funded by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan.
Erin Lehman (Ph.D. candidate) has been awarded a CHAT Graduate Associate Fellowship for the 2012-13 academic year. This was a particularly competitive year, with double the normal number of applicants, so her success is a testimony to the quality of her work. Erin has also been hired as a Curatorial and Exhibitions Research Associate at the The American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum
Kimberly Tamboer (MA student) has been awarded an internship at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Conservation department this summer.
Marisa Muller (MA student, Arts Admin track) has been awarded an Americans for the Arts Private Sector Initiative Summer Internship.
Shana Cooperstein (MA student) has been awarded a Summer 2012 Internship Program at The Museum of Modern Art to work in the Department of Photography.
Nicole Welk (BA student, Art History and Anthropology) has been awarded a Temple University Diamond Award, the highest recognition by Student Affairs given to an undergraduate student, for those who have demonstrated superior leadership, academic achievement, service to the University, and impact on a community.
Thirteen Art Historians, in both the Master and Doctoral degree programs, collaborated with MFA Candidates (Class of 2012) to produce a catalog highlighting the writing and artwork of Tyler School of Art graduate students. This process also included critical art dialogue and peer editing. The project marked the first large-scale, student-initiated collaboration between Tyler School of Art departments and it created a unique opportunity for professional development. The catalog was released on the occasion of the MFA Candidates' group exhibition, Bang.
Jasmine Cloud (Ph.D. candidate) is currently in residence at the Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History funded by a 2-year Samuel H. Kress Foundation Institutional Fellowship. She will publish "A Shifting Sense of the Past: Changing Interpretations of the Byzantine Spolia at the Basilica of San Marco," in Venice in the Renaissance: Essays in Honor of Patricia Fortini Brown, edited by Blake De Maria and Mary Frank, forthcoming August 2012; and "From cattle market to public promenade: Remaking the forum in the seventeenth century," in Perspectives on public space in Rome, from antiquity to the present day. Edited by Gregory Smith and Jan Gadeyne. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming 2012. Most recently, Jasmine received a bursary which provides travel and lodging funds to attend The Opler Conference: New Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Architecture, being held at Worcester College, Oxford University March 29-31, 2012.
Erin Downey (Ph.D. Candidate) has been awarded the Kress Institutional Fellowship at the Universiteit Leiden. She will begin the two-year fellowship in the fall of 2012. Downey has received the Temple Rome Fellowship for the spring 2012 semester to conduct research on her dissertation in Rome, Italy.
Scott Gratson (Ph.D. candidate) will deliver a paper titled “A Cultural Reappropriation of Trees: Albrecht Dürer’s Rendering of the Wild Forest Motif" at the New Growth: Dialogues on the Tree Symposium at the York University Art History Conference in Toronto, Canada. He will also be assisting with the development of an upcoming exhibit concerning the cultural narratives of WWII veterans through the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library in New York City this
summer. He has been invited to create a modern day album amicorum for implementation at Temple University through through the university’s Office of the Dean of Students. His paper "An Open Door to a Closed Society: The Incorporation of Dialogue into Museum Viewing Spaces," will be presented at the International Conference on the Inclusive Musuem, to be held in Cave Hill, Barbados in August, 2012.
Cheryl Harper (MA student) will curate an international exhibition, Catagenesis, opening September 9-October 24, 2012 at Globe Dye Works in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Among the 15 participating artists will be: NIvi Alroy (Israel), Reece Terris (Canada), Scott Pellnat (New Jersey), Galdalf Gavin (New York) and Caroline Healy and John Phillips (Philadelphia). Artists will install mixed and multi media installations related to the history of the industrial complex.
Travis Kniffin (BA Student) delivered a paper titled “Rembrandt and The Face of Convention” at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in Savannah,
Georgia on November 12, 2011.
Laura Turner Igoe (Ph.D. candidate) will deliver a paper titled “'Appropriate in a Sylvan State:' William Rush’s Self-Portrait and the Environmental Body in Early National Philadelphia" at New Growth: Dialogues on the Tree, an Art History Graduate Student Symposium at York University in Toronto on March 31st, 2012.
Sophie Sanders (Ph.D. candidate) curated an exhibition entitled Portraits of the Artist: Faces of Africa and its Diaspora of portraits created by Tyler School of Art and Temple University students of influential artists of African descent from the 20th to the 21st Centuries. The exhibition took place at the Stella Elkins Gallery at Tyler School of Art from Wednesday, January 18 through Saturday, January 21, 2012 and a catalog will soon be available. Sanders will also participate in FIBERPhiladelphia 2012 with an artwork in the exhibition Uncommon Threads Historic Textiles: Contemporary Conversation at the Temple Judea Museum, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel March 29 through July 23, 2012.
Agnieszka Szymanska (Ph.D. candidate) has been awarded the 2012 Spiro Kostof Fellowship by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). One fellowship of up to $1,000 annually supports the travel of an advanced graduate student member of SAH whose paper has been accepted for delivery at the Society’s annual meeting. Ms. Szyma?ska will deliver her paper entitled “The Alchemical Harmony of the Musical Firmament and the Muqarnas” at SAH's 65th Annual Meeting, to be held in Detroit, MI, April 18-22, 2012.
Erin Downey (Ph.D. candidate) will deliver a paper titled “The Bentvueghels: Networking and Agency in the Seicento Roman Art Market” at the Renaissance Society of Art 2012 Conference in Washington, D.C. She also delivered a paper titled, “Artists as Agents: Purveyors of Culture in Early Modern Europe” at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on October 28, 2011.
Maite Barragan (Ph.D. candidate) presented "Franco's Vision and Visuality at the Valley of the Fallen" at Florida State University's Graduate Symposium, November 4 & 5, 2011. This talk will also be published in Athanor, vol. 30 in 201.
Jessica Cooley (MA student) published "History of the Davidson College Permanent Art Collection and Gallery Program" in Davidson Collects: 100 Writers Respond to Art, January, 2012. (Click here to see an article featuring the publication.) She also presented "Unsightly Pieces: Alison Lapper Pregnant and the Ugly Law"s at the 26th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, Transformation / Adaptation, November 11, 2011, West Georgia University.
Tamara Smithers(Ph.D. candidate) is chairing the session "Proprtio and Imitatio" at the Renaissance Society of America's Annual Meeting in Washington DC, March 2012. She has also received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to participate in the 5 week summer seminar "Art, History, and Culture in Rome, 1527–1798, held at the American Academy in Rome, Summer 2011. Tamara will publish “‘SPQR/ CAPITOLIVM RESTITVIT’: The renovatio of the Campidoglio and Michelangelo’s Use of the Giant Order,” in Perspectives on public space in Rome, from antiquity to the present day. Edited by Gregory Smith and Jan Gadeyne. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming.
Ann Glasscock (MA student) will publish “The aesthetic of the ‘useful’ arts: The British Museum citole as a decorative work of art” in The British Museum Citole: New Perspectives (The British Museum Research Publications). London: British Museum Press, 2012 (forthcoming). She also received a Summer Research Grant from the Decorative Arts Trust and a full scholarship to attend the Dresden Summer International Academy of the Arts.
Bradley Cavallo (Ph.D. candidate) delivered a paper titled, “The Catholic Cosmos Made Small: Athanasius Kircher and His Museum in Rome” at the Florida State University Symposium for Graduate Students of the History of Art, held on 4-5 November, 2011. He will also deliver a paper titled, “The Hands of Proteus: Hendrick Goltzius and the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus Grows Cold (c. 1599-1602)” at the South Eastern College Art Conference, to be held on 9-12 November, 2011.
Nicole Welk (BA student, Art History and Anthropology) was featured in the
Nov. 7, 2011 Temple Today news item, "Faces of Temple." In the first of a continuing series profiling students and the opportunities available to them at Temple, Nicole discusses her work with the university's anthropology museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art. View the Video here!
Julie McGinnis (Ph.D. candidate) presented, by invitation, a paper titled, "Power and the Four Continent Allegories on Philadelphia City Hall" at "Monumental! Designing and Restoring Philadelphia City Hall" hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Design, held on 4-6 of November, 2011.
Marie Nicole Pareja (MA student) delivered a paper titled, "A Casting Call: Figural Types in Minoan and Mycenaean Frescoes," at the Let's Get Physical: Sex and the Body in Antiquity Conference, held in October, 2011.
Erin Downey (Ph.D. candidate) delivered a paper titled, “Artists as Agents: Purveyors of Culture in Early Modern Europe” at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on October 28th.
Agnieszka Szymanska (Ph.D. candidate) delivered a paper entitled “A Holy Rider from Bawit and the Ascetic Performance of Militant Piety” at the Byzantine Studies Conference to be held at DePaul University in Chicago on October 21-23.
Monica Hahn (Ph.D. candidate) delivered a paper titled, "'Images of Novelties: The Adorned Body in John Webber's 'A Man of the Sandwich Islands, Dancing'" at the R.W. Norton Conference in Art History, "Globe-Trotting Visions: Picturing the Voyages of the Mind and Body," in September 2011.
Amy Malleck (Ph.D. candidate) delivered a paper titled, "Intersections of Architecture and Religion in the Medieval Mediterranean: the Cappella Palatina and Nicosia Cathedral" at the Third Annual Graduate Fellows Research Symposium on September 10, 2011.
Laura Turner Igoe (Ph.D. candidate) was selected to give a paper titled "Marble Cheeks and Breast Work: Charles Willson Peale’s Embodied Fireplace Designs" at a graduate student symposium hosted by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in conjunction with the exhibition "Academy/Anatomy: Nexus of Science and Art" on March 26, 2011.
Sarah Iepson (Ph.D. candidate, Art History) will deliver a talk titled "Postmortem Relationships: Death and the Child in Ambrose Andrews' The Children of Nathan Starr (1835)" at the 37th Annual Cleveland Symposium, a graduate student symposium hosted by Case Western Reserve University, on February 25, 2011.
Monica Anke Hahn (Ph.D. candidate, Art History)will give a talk titled "'His Native Soil': Hybrid Identity and Southeastern Politics in Nathan Negus' Portrait of William McIntosh" at the Southern American Studies Association annual conference in Atlanta on February 18, 2011.
Five undergraduate Art History majors - Allison R. Kim, Katherine A. Gambaccini, Allyson R. Mitchell, Niko C. Rayer, and Eileen F. Subacus - were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa society. The induction ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in Feinstone Lounge, Sullivan Hall.
Kristina Murray (M.A. candidate, Art History), has been selected for a 2010 Summer Internship at the Barnes Foundation.
Nicole Cook and Lisa Berry Drago, both Art History majors, have been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Art History at the University of Delaware, both with funding, beginning in the fall semester of 2010. Ryan Wright, a former student,(B.A., Art History) has been accepted into the Ph.D. program at Cornell University, also beginning in the fall.
Ariana Kearney and Tamara Mason, both Art History majors, have been offered summer internships at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, beginning June 1, 2010.
Barbara McNulty (Ph.D., Art History) successfully defended her dissertation “Cypriot Donor Portraiture: Constructing the Ideal Family” on March 25, 2010.
Sarah Iepson (Ph.D. candidate, Art History) has been awarded a 2010 Research Fellowship by the Winterthur Museum in Delaware for work on her dissertation "Postmortem Relationships: Death and the Child in Antebellum American Visual Culture."
Laura Turner Igoe (Ph.D. student, Art History) presented a paper, “All Things Perish: Joseph Biays Ord and the Plight of Antebellum American Still-Life Painting," at the James A. Barnes Club Conference on March 27, 2010 at Temple's Center City Campus.
Sara Gummo (B.A. candidate, Art History major), has been selected to be a fall 2010 Diamond Peer Teacher to assist in Dr. Bolman’s “Gothic Art and Architecture,” ARTH 2217 course.
Erin Lehman (Ph.D. candidate, Art History) will be giving a paper “Flâneur of the Riverbank: Gustave Caillebotte and the Sporting Dandy,” at the 31st Annual Conference, Nineteenth Century Studies Association in March 2010.
Jasmine Cloud (Ph.D. candidate, Art History) has received a Kress Travel Grant for the Renaissance Society of America’s April 2010 conference in Venice, Italy. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation made $15,000 available to help defray travel costs for art historians from North America. Cloud will be presenting a paper at the conference entitled “A Shifting Sense of the Past: The Early Modern Interpretation of the Façade of San Marco.”
Heather Castro (Ph.D. candidate, Art History)
Rachel Kirchgasler (M.A. candidate, Art History)
Natalie Jackson (M.A. candidate, Art History)
Art History graduate students Heather Castro, Rachel Kirchgasler, and Natalie Jackson worked with Dr. Susanna Gold to curate the exhibition, “Who We Are: Selections from the African American Art Collection of Lewis Tanner Moore” in the Stella Elkins Tyler Galleries, Tyler School of Art, December 9 – 19, 2009. The curators examined notions of personal identity and universal experience in 38 figural and abstract works by modern and contemporary artists Samuel Brown, Calvin Burnett, Marita Dingus, Reginald Gammon, Martina Johnson-Allen, Paul F. Keene, Jr., and Andrew Turner. An accompanying exhibition catalog was printed, and can be viewed at www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/698570/96933b28a4ad377b849ac32fc51f33e1.
Cheryl Harper (M.A. candidate, Art History) curated a regional exhibition of ceramic sculpture at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania, ACDCPC: Mid Atlantic Ceramic Sculpture from the District of Columbia to Philadelphia County and Beyond. On view from January 21-February 19, 2010, the artists included Margaret Boozer, Laurel Lukaszewski, Novie Trump, and T. Rachelle Ellis from Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania artists Syd Carpenter, Lindsay Feuer, Carla Lombardi, Sumi Maeshima, and Don Nakamura from Philadelphia; Dale Shuffler, Carla Lombardi, and Etta Winigrad from Chester County; Laura Jean McLaughlin from Pittsburgh; and New Jersey artist Ruth Borgenicht.
Sophie Sanders (Ph.D. candidate, Art History, Tyler School of Art, Temple University) participated in the 7th International Fiber Biennial at Snyderman Gallery in Old, City, Philadelphia. The show was curated by Bruce Hoffman, a Tyler School of Art alumnus.
Ms Sanders, will also participate in this 7th International Fiber Biennial exhibition that includes exceptional Philadelphia-based, national, and international artists.
Antawan Byrd (double major: B.A., Art History, B.A., Art) had an internship at the Walker Art Museum in Baltimore this past Summer and is currently on a Fulbright in Nigeria.
William Perthes, an Art History Ph.D. candidate, has published “Baudelaire, Mallarmé and the Symbolist Aesthetics of Robert Motherwell” in Symbolist Objects: Materiality and Subjectivity at the Fin-de-Siècle (Rivendale Press, UK). This chapter explores the relationship between the poetry of Charles Baudelaire and Stéphane Mallarmé and the work of New York School painter Robert Motherwel
Heather Castro (Ph.D. candidate) is interning at the Crane Fine Arts building this Fall.
Laura Igoe (Ph.D. candidate) will do Spotlight Talks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Susan Nalezyty (Ph.D. Candidate) has been awarded a Delmas Foundation Venetian Research Grant.
Stacey Wujcik (M.A. Candidate) has been awarded a “Wolgin Internship,” to prepare an essay, didactic material, and conduct research and interviews on the Wolgin Prize at the Tyler/Temple Gallery.
Sophie Sanders (Ph.D. Candidate) is curating an exhibition with the Temple Judea Museum entitled Diasporic Dialogue, African American and Jewish Artists Explore the Civil Rights Movement. She has a solo show of her own work currently on display at Gallery 355 in New York.
Suzanne Willever (Ph.D. candidate) did the design for materials for Temple’s General Education Program.
Rose May, a Ph.D. candidate, was awarded the very competitive and prestigious Samuel H. Kress Foundation Travel Award in the History of Art.