Students in Arcadia’s Make an Exhibition course, led by Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell, curated the University’s collection of outdoor sculptures and hosted a scavenger hunt on Nov. 25.
For the first portion of the semester, students researched the history of the...
Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell, assistant professor of Art History, presented “The Ring Around the Rose” at Jay DeFeo and Beyond: Abstraction, Gender and its Effects in Paris, France on June 14. Her presentation included an overview of her current book project, The Ring around The Rose: Jay DeFeo and Her...
“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...
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.,...
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...
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...
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: Jay...
Elizabeth Ferrell has been an Assistant Professor of Art History at Arcadia University since 2015. She was trained in modern and contemporary art, with a special focus on postwar America, at Grinnell College and the University of California Berkeley, where she received her PhD in 2012. She teaches courses on art since the eighteenth century.
"Artist's Model / Model Artist: Wallace Berman's Photographs of Jay DeFeo"
Article, Art History
"William Blake's West Coast Circle"
Contribution to book, William Blake and the Age of Aquarius, Princeton University Press
“‘17 Contemporary American Painters’: The Crossmedial Exhibition as Propaganda"
“The Lack of Interest in Maria Eichhorn’s Work”
Contribution to book, Art After Conceptual Art, MIT Press
Contribution to book, The Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s, University of California Press
Elizabeth Ferrell's research focuses on art in the United States since World War II. Her current book project, The Ring around The Rose: Jay DeFeo's Circle and Artistic Collectivity in Cold War America, examines creative exchanges that developed around The Rose, a monumental painting created by the San Francisco artist Jay DeFeo between 1958 and 1964. The project speaks to Elizabeth's general research interest in the interaction between artistic collaboration and interpersonal relationship.