Arcadia University News


February 8, 2019

Arcadia Faculty “Takeover” Academic Podcast Feb. 11 to 15

Arcadia faculty are taking over the podcast The Academic Minute from Feb. 11 to 15. Each day of the week, a different faculty member will discuss their current research projects. Featured faculty include Dr. Bruce Campbell , associate professor of Education, Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor...

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April 27, 2018

Art History Students Present ‘Camera Work’ Exhibition

“Camera Work: Making a Medium,” an exhibition curated by students in the Art History program’s Make an Exhibition seminar, features Arcadia’s collection of Camera Work , a photographic journal edited by Alfred Stieglitz and published in the United States between 1903 and 1917. A panel discussion on...

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April 25, 2018

Global 1968 Panel Explores Iconic Year’s Influence on Pop Culture

By Caitlin Joyce '20 On March 29, a panel, “1968: Transformations in Art, Media, and Culture,” discussed how political and social climate changes during that year influenced pop culture. The panel, part of the Global 1968: Explosions and Legacies series, featured Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. , associate...

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April 10, 2018

Environmental Network Hosts Annual Scarlet, Grey, and Green Day April 19

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, join Arcadia University’s Environmental Network in celebrating Scarlet, Grey, and Green Day with a series of events throughout the day on April 19. Succulent Fundraiser From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 4:30 p.m., bring a pot or mug to the Fireplace Lounge to...

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March 15, 2018

Dr. Ferrell Presents at College Art Association Conference

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , assistant professor of Art History, presented “The Ring Around the Rose: Jay DeFeo’s Circle and Artistic Collectivity in Cold War San Francisco” at the annual College Art Association (CAA) conference in Los Angeles on Feb. 21. Dr. Ferrell explored women artists in post-war...

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September 21, 2017

Interim President Brown Leads Students Through Art and History at U.S. Capitol

While many students visit the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., few receive a guided tour of the Capitol’s art and history by a former U.S. Senator. On Sept. 15, Arcadia University’s Interim President Hank Brown led Art and Design students through a tour of the Capitol’s art, which include diverse...

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April 10, 2017

Judith Taylor Gallery Hosts Paper Trail Exhibition

Art History major Katie Bye ’17 curated her first exhibition, Paper Trail , on display at the Judith Taylor Gallery in Landman Library through April 30. Paper Trail , which was a year in the making, features prints, artist proofs, and plates by nine students from Arcadia University, Temple...

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January 31, 2017

University Statement on White House Executive Order

The recent White House Executive Order leaves much uncertainty with colleges and universities and their students, scholars, international programs, and global alliances. This 90-day order not only impacts refugees and people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen, but also citizens...

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December 21, 2016

Dr. Ferrell Presents on DeFeo’s ‘The Rose’ at American Art Seminar

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell , one of two scholars selected to participate in the Newberry Library’s American Art and Visual Culture seminar on Dec. 2, presented “Between Action and Object: DeFeo’s Myths about The Rose ,” a chapter which will appear in her upcoming publication, The Ring Around The Rose :...

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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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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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April 24, 2015

Pederson Receives Grants for Leonardo da Vinci Research

Dr. Jill Pederson , assistant professor of art history, was recently awarded two prestigious grants in support of her research on Leonardo da Vinci. Pederson received the Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society, which she used to support research on her forthcoming book...

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February 25, 2015

Pederson Publishes Essay in ‘Renaissance Love’

Dr. Jill Pederson , assistant professor of art history, published “Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio’s Portrait of Girolamo Casio and the Poetics of Male Beauty in Renaissance Milan” in the volume Renaissance Love: Eros, Passion, and Friendship in Italian Art around 1500 . This capped two years of essay-...

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October 29, 2014

Megan D’Avella ’16: ‘A Glimpse into Our Professors’ Artistic Worlds’

Arcadia University’s Faculty Exhibition offers students, such as art history major Megan D’Avella ’ 16 , the opportunity to check out what their instructors are up to outside of the classroom. D’Avella, whose interest in art exhibitions led her to the Contemporary Curatorial Practices course, has...

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March 18, 2014

Nadia Koltsoon ’14 Points to Hope for Ukraine in Art Exhibit

The Arcadia community is invited to attend a reception on Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m. for the opening of Писанки: Ще не вмерла Українa (Pysanky: Ukraine Has Not Yet Died) , an art exhibition that runs through March 27 in the Judith Taylor Art Gallery in the basement of Landman Library. The...

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February 10, 2014

Curator Judith Tannenbaum Reflects on Radical Shifts in Life, Career, and Art

One of the most accomplished curators in the country didn’t even know what a curator was when she was in college. Years later, she found herself working at the most prominent art school in the U.S. in an endowed curator position created just for her. Judith Tannenbaum, now an adjunct curator at...

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November 20, 2012

Art History Major Brings Arcadia Treasures to Light

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 The Rilling Collection of African and Asian artifacts had been cooped up in storage since it was given as a gift to the University in 2008. The pieces were kept in the University Archives on the lower level of Landman Library, out of reach of the...

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September 12, 2012

Art Gallery Presents U.S. Debut of ‘Martha Wilson: Staging of the Self,’ through Nov. 4

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present the U.S. debut of Martha Wilson: Staging the Self , a touring exhibition organized by Independent Curators International (ICI) on view from Aug. 24 through Nov. 4. ( Visit exhibition website .) Surveying 40 years of performances, videos, and...

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June 27, 2012

Students in Paris Program Visit Monet's House and Garden

Claude Monet once said, "It may be because of flowers that I've become a painter." Students enrolled in the Arcadia University's summer study abroad program at the American Graduate School in Paris took a day-trip to Giverny in Normandy recently to visit the legendary artist's house, now a museum,...

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May 3, 2012

Pederson Researches Leonardo da Vinci’s Mysterious Academy

Dr. Jill Pederson , Assistant Professor of Art History, is writing a book that explores the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci during the more then 20 years (1482-1499 and 1506-1513) the Renaissance artist spent in Milan, Italy. Pederson discovered a unique manuscript, known as the Isolabeata (c...

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January 24, 2012

Gilman Scholarship Recipient Explores Art History Amidst Estruscan Walls

Dao La ’13 , an Art History major in the Honors program, is currently studying at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, through Arcadia University’s College of Global Studies (CGS). Her semester in the heart of Italy, living and studying amidst Etruscan walls is made possible, in part, by a...

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