Arcadia University News


March 1, 2017

Arcadia Art Gallery Hosts “Subway Therapy” Project Through April 2

Subway Therapy , 14th Street Station at Seventh Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas, New York City, November 13, 2016. Photo credit: Aaron Cohen. Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present Subway Therapy , a project by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew “Levee” Chavez (b. 1988). Featuring...

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January 10, 2017

Inquirer Heralds Atkins’s ‘Skewed’ as Timely for Current News Climate

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed Adjunct Professor of English Larry Atkins ’s book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias on Jan. 6, detailing it as “timely, given the recent fierce debate over "fake news" vs. reputable journalism.” Skewed provides tools for today’s news reader to...

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November 5, 2016

Times Chronicle and Glenside News Highlight “Exploring Public Art” Series

The Times Chronicle and Glenside News published a feature story about Arcadia University’s “Exploring Public Art: Legacy, Community, & Innovation” series on Nov. 4. Arcadia’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Laura Baldwin and Art Gallery Director Richard Torchia were quoted throughout...

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October 24, 2016

Tauss ’17 Constructs Pati Hill Exhibition for Honors Project

English major Dara Tauss ’17 constructed a Pati Hill-inspired exhibition at the Judith Taylor Art Gallery in Landman Library over the summer. The exhibition ran from Aug. 26 to Sept. 9. Tauss said her exhibition came from a need to explore thoughts and emotions attached to a course offered on the...

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October 19, 2016

Arcadia University Welcomes Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson, Nov. 14

Arcadia University will welcome Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room. In a free, public presentation, “The Infrastructure That Is People: Public Art and Its Social Dimensions,” Thompson will address the function of...

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October 18, 2016

Family of Shirley Orlowitz Gross Dedicates Bench at Easton Pond

The family of Shirley Orlowitz Gross ’46 dedicated a bench and tree at Arcadia University’s Easton Pond on March 9. Her husband, Bernie Gross, said the serene water feature was the perfect location to memorialize Shirley, who passed away April 5, 2011. While attending Arcadia University...

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October 7, 2016

Exhibitions at Arcadia Presents: “David Guinn: Before the Wall, Mural Sketches and Designs”

The Arcadia University Exhibitions Program is pleased to present “David Guinn: Before the Wall, Mural Sketches and Designs” on view in the Great Room Lobby of the University Commons from Oct. 10, 2016 to Jan. 8, 2017. This exhibition focuses on paintings and drawings on paper created by David Guinn...

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September 30, 2016

“What Makes a Successful Mural?” Discusses Challenges of Effective Murals

Arcadia University is pleased to announce “What Makes a Successful Mural?,” a panel discussion featuring prominent Philadelphia-based public artists David Guinn, Keir Johnston of Amber Art and Design, Jon Laidacker, and Meg Saligman. Scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the University...

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September 28, 2016

Arcadia University Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: “Jesse Vincent: Other Than a Memory”

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present a new installation by Jesse Vincent ’11 for the fifth annual Alumni Spotlight Exhibition. On view in the University Commons Art Gallery through Jan. 16, 2017, “Other Than a Memory” combines video, sound,...

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September 6, 2016

"Public Art in Philadelphia," free lecture by Penny Balkin Bach on Sept. 15

Arcadia University is pleased to present a free public lecture by Penny Balkin Bach , the executive director and chief curator of the Association for Public Art (aPA). Scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the University Commons, Bach’s talk, entitled “Public Art in...

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August 31, 2016

Torchia Participates in “Unlisted” Exhibition at Crane Arts

Richard Torchia , Arcadia University Art Gallery director, was selected as one of 13 curators to participate in “Unlisted,” an exhibition hosted by Icebox Project Space and Marginal Utility. The show runs until Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia. Each curator was invited...

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August 23, 2016

Torchia and Curator Catherine Morris Discuss the Legacy of Pati Hill

The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage recently invited Catherine Morris, curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, to talk about Pati Hill with Richard Torchia , Arcadia University Art Gallery director. Their conversation explores how Hill's use of the copier in the 1970s relates...

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July 27, 2016

Arcadia University Accepted into Conservation Center for Arts and Historic Artifacts’ Philadelphia Stewardship Program

The Conservation Center for Arts and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), one of the largest nonprofit institutions for art preservation in the country, has selected Arcadia University to participate in its 2016 Stewardship Program. Sponsored by the William Penn Foundation, CCAHA’s Philadelphia Stewardship...

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June 7, 2016

Katherine Cambareri '16 Debunks Sexual Abuse Stereotypes in Gallery Exhibition

The Department of Art and Design and the Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is hosting “Katherine Cambareri: Well, What Were You Wearing?” on display through July 15 at Arcadia University’s Judith Taylor Gallery. Katherine Cambareri ’16 used her senior capstone presentation to...

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May 25, 2016

Commons Art Gallery Hosts Exhibition by Jane Geayer '56 through Aug. 21

Arcadia University’s Office of University Advancement in partnership with the Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce the opening of “Jane Geayer: Harmonious Geometries,” on display in the University Commons Art Gallery and Great Room Lobby through Aug. 21. This exhibition focuses on the...

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April 26, 2016

Abbey Ryan Awarded Inaugural Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship

Abbey Ryan ’03 , assistant professor of Art and Design, is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, beginning June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2018. Ryan was selected for her project “the light, the shade," which examines light/dark...

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February 18, 2016

Feb. 25 to April 24: Arcadia University Art Gallery Presents 'Pati Hill: Photocopier'

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present Pati Hill: Photocopier, A Survey of Prints and Books (1974–83) . Featuring more than 100 works on paper depicting subjects as common as a gum wrapper and as expansive as the Palace of Versailles, this exhibition reconsiders the hybrid practice of...

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February 15, 2016

Men's, Women's Swimming Set School Records

Arcadia's swimming teams have new personal bests with record-breaking performances at the Feb. 11-14 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championships. Both the women's and men's swimming teams earned the highest conference finish in school history, with each placing 4th out of 12 teams. Each team won...

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January 27, 2016

Arcadia’s Annual "Artist in the Community" Combines Art and Community Service

In December, students from the University seminar “Artist in the Community” showcased their social service-oriented artwork in Spruance Fine Arts Center’s Thrall Gallery. The exhibit drew approximately 150 attendees. During the fall semester, 46 students volunteered with those experiencing...

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January 27, 2016

The Galleries at Arcadia Present the Student Biennial 2016

The Galleries at Arcadia University are pleased to announce the opening of Student Biennial 2016, on display in the University Commons Art Gallery through Feb. 7. This exhibition is the sixth in a series of student exhibitions at Arcadia juried by an outside curator. This year’s exhibition was...

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January 25, 2016

Miller ’16 Reflects on Radical Art

In December , students in the Radical Arts exhibit aimed to increase awareness of social issues combated by organizations throughout Philadelphia, such as hunger, homelessness, and prisoner reentry. Here, Lindsay Miller '16 , a corporate communications major, reflects on the exhibit as well as the...

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