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September 22, 2020

In Memoriam: Zina Davis, first director of Beaver College Art Gallery

Zina Davis, the first official director of the Beaver College Art Gallery (which became the Arcadia University Art Gallery, now Arcadia Exhibitions) died on Aug. 18, 2020 at her home in New York City after a long illness. She was born on Oct. 6, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island. Davis earned a BFA...

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July 7, 2020

"Vogue Germany" Features Pati Hill Exhibition

The exhibition “Pati Hill: Something other than either”, currently on view at the Kunstverien München , was recently featured by Vogue Germany . Titled “Model, Artist, and Way Ahead of Her Time: Who Was Pati Hill?", the article surveys the life of a writer and pioneer of xerography who started her...

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May 29, 2020

Frieze Reviews “Pati Hill: Something other than either”

The exhibition “Pati Hill: Something other than either” was reviewed in an April 1 Frieze article, “How Pati Hill Photocopied the Impossible.” In the review, Assistant Editor Carina Bukuts praised “Something other than either” for its usage of photocopied images, which evoked themes of women’s...

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April 17, 2020

Pati Hill's "Letters to Jill" Reprinted for First Solo European Exhibition

Pati Hill’s Letters to Jill: a catalogue and some notes on copying (1979) has been reprinted in an addition of 1,000 on the occasion of “ Something other than either ” at Kunstverein München, the first solo European exhibition of her work since her death in 2014 at the age of 93. This 128-page book...

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March 6, 2020

Arcadia Hosts 33rd Annual “Touch the Future” Art Show

The 33rd annual Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) juried exhibition, “Touch the Future,” will be held in Arcadia’s Harrison and Rosedale galleries from Sunday, March 1 through Friday, March 27. The exhibition will feature submissions from 26 high schools in Bucks and Montgomery...

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February 6, 2020

Kunstverein München Presents Pati Hill Solo Exhibition

This spring, Germany’s Kunstverein München will present Pati Hill's first posthumous institutional solo exhibition in Europe, conceived in cooperation with the Pati Hill Collection, housed at Arcadia University and overseen by Richard Torchia , director of Arcadia Exhibitions. Hill (b. 1921; d...

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January 23, 2020

CCEC Hosts “Give and Shred” Event in Honor of MLK Day

By Caroline Jordan '20 Despite freezing temperatures, Arcadia University student and staff volunteers joined the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC) for its annual Give and Shred event on Martin Luther King Day of Service on Jan. 20. Residents from surrounding communities visited campus to...

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October 31, 2019

Spencer Finch Exhibition Featured in The Broad Street Review

“Spencer Finch: As Lightning on Landscape” was reviewed by The Broad Street Review Art Critic Pamela J. Forsythe on Oct. 7. On display at the Spruance Gallery until Dec. 15, the exhibition showcases works of the New York-based artist that, as Forsythe writes, “transports the viewer to specific...

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October 31, 2019

Arcadia Exhibitions Receives Grant from Pew Center

Arcadia Exhibitions received a grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage that will support a multifaceted project by award-winning visual artist Polly Apfelbaum, who has accepted a residency with the University’s Ceramics program. “This is Not a Rug/A Sun Bonnet Woman” will examine the...

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September 26, 2019

Design Students’ Work Draws Crowds to the Ambler Theater

Movie posters are an iconic part of cinema. Whether you’re imagining Marvel’s Avengers movies or getting a fright from a horror film, movie posters can draw an audience as much as the names in lights. And now, Arcadia University students in Graphic Design Visiting Instructor Christian Patchell ’s...

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September 25, 2019

Dr. Ford Receives NCC Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Award

GenCyberCoin is not just a widely used educational tool—it’s also an award winner. Dr. Vitaly Ford , assistant professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Arcadia University, was one of five winners in the National CyberWatch Center’s (NCC) Innovations in Cybersecurity Education award program...

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September 8, 2019

‘City Blocks’ Exhibition Featured in ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’

“City Blocks,” an exhibition by Adjunct Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Jennifer Manzella , was featured in art critic Edith Newhall’s “Philadelphia galleries” roundup in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug 28. On display in the Rosedale Gallery until Dec. 8, the exhibition includes 15...

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August 28, 2019

‘Broad Street Review’ Praises ‘Jennifer Manzella: City Blocks’

Broad Street Review art critic Pamela J. Forsythe lauded Jennifer Manzella, adjunct professor of Art and Design, for her ability to find beauty in unlikely places in an Aug. 12 review. Manzella’s exhibition, “City Blocks,” includes copper etchings that reflect the cityscape of Philadelphia and...

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July 31, 2019

“Pati Hill” Catalogue Designer Wins AIGA

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Philadelphia announced that Designlore Laurie Churchman, designer of the “Pati Hill: Photocopier—A Survey of Prints and Books (1974-83)” catalogue, was one of 27 designers to receive the Philadelphia Design Awards on June 3. “Pati Hill: Photocopier—A Survey...

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July 24, 2019

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Reviews Spencer Finch Exhibition

“Spencer Finch: As Lightning on Landscape” is a can’t miss show, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer Art Critic Edith Newhall in her July 3 review. The exhibition, on display at the University’s Spruance Gallery until Dec. 15, showcases work of New-York based artist Finch from 1995 to 2018 that...

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June 5, 2019

Arcadia Exhibitions Presents “Spencer Finch: As Lightning on a Landscape” Through Dec. 15

On June 3, Arcadia Exhibitions celebrated the opening of the exhibition, “Spencer Finch: As Lightning on a Landscape,” with a discussion between panelists Richard Torchia , director of Arcadia Exhibitions; Judith Tannenbaum, artistic director of the Whitman at 200; and Finch, who also showcased at...

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April 11, 2019

‘Writers Making Books’ Gallery Featured in Artblog Podcast

Arcadia’s “ Writers Making Books ”—an exhibition inspired by Walt Whitman’s hands-on approach to publishing Leaves of Grass —was featured in an Artblog podcast on March 29. On display in Spruance Gallery until April 21, “Writers Making Books” features an international selection of books, whose...

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March 11, 2019

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Reviews Whitman Exhibition

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed the exhibition " Writers Making Books " in its Feb. 24 Sunday edition. Art critic Edith Newhall writes: "Among the many events this year for Whitman at 200, the regional Walt Whitman bicentennial celebration, is a not-to-be-missed exhibition at Arcadia University’...

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February 1, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Walt Whitman Through Exhibit “Writers Making Books”

The exhibition “Writers Making Books,” featuring samples of Philadelphia-based and international writers who print their own works, is on view at Spruance Gallery through April 21. The collection showcases the variety within typesetting, printing medium, binding, and overall design of the...

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December 12, 2018

School of Education, Computer Science and Mathematics Host Philadelphia High School Students

Faculty from the School of Education and Computer Science and Mathematics Department welcomed to campus high school students from the School District of Philadelphia’s Academy at Palumbo on Dec. 6. Dr. Augusto Macalalag , assistant professor of Education, Dr. Yanxia Jia , associate professor of...

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December 12, 2018

Dr. Shandell Featured on African American Studies Podcast for Book

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate professor and co-director of Theater Arts, was featured in an episode of the "New Books on African American Studies" podcast. Dr. Shandell discussed his new novel, T he American Negro Theatre and the Long Civil Rights Era , which unpacks the legacy of the American...

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