Art History

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Mar 18, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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...

Feb 10, 2014 Purnell Cropper

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...

Nov 20, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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...

Sep 12, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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 photo-...

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Jun 27, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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...

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May 3, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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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Jan 24, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Jun 2, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

La Cultivates Arcadia's Garden and Community Participation

Art History major Dao La ’13 isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty when it comes to Arcadia’s green initiatives. She personally wrote and designed a guide to help the campus and greater community care for and benefit from Arcadia’s vegetable garden. (Get the garden  guide.) In spring 2010 the garden...

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Mar 22, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Knight Leads to Chance Encounter Atop Eiffel Tower

By Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M In one of those “small world” moments, students on Paris Preview met an Arcadia alum and senior atop the Eiffel Tower. The chance encounter wouldn’t have happened if it wasn't for a little help from Arcadia’s Knight. While Kara Wright ’14, Sara Lemley ’14, Jordyn...