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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: August 31, 2012


For a complete schedule of College of Arts and Architecture events, including performances and exhibitions presented by our museum and performing arts units, visit the college's Web Events calendar at

Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
~ “Earth Forms as Landscape Architecture: The Practices of A.E. Bye and Contemporaries," lecture by Thaïsa Way, ASLA, inaugural A.E. Bye/Landscape Architecture Archives Research Fellow for Penn State’s Department of Landscape Architecture, Thursday, September 6, 6:00 p.m., Stuckeman Jury Space, Stuckeman Family Building. Way is a landscape historian currently teaching history, theory, and design at the University of Washington, To read the full story, click here.

Palmer Museum of Art

~ Protecting Paper at the Palmer, continues through September 9, 2012
~ Floating Between Worlds: New Research on Japanese Prints in the Permanent Collection, continues through December 9, 2012
~ Photography at the Palmer: A Selection of Gifts, September 18-December 16, 2012
Nearly two-thirds of the photographs in the Palme Museum of Art’s permanent collection came to the museum as gifts. This intimate exhibition highlights a small selection of those donated works.

Paper Views:
Held the first Friday of each month in the Print Study Room, Paper Views is a series of one-day exhibitions that highlight works on paper from the permanent collection. As part of the fortieth anniversary, museum donors have been invited to be guest curators for a day.
~ John Sloan’s New York, selected by Alvin and Jean Snowiss, Friday, September 7, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Gallery Talks (Unless otherwise noted, talks begin in the galleries, Palmer Museum of Art. A greeter will be available in the lobby to direct visitors to the appropriate gallery.)
~ Helen Frankenthaler’s Boulevard, by Sarah Rich, associate professor of art history, Friday, September 7, 12:10 p.m.
~ Floating Between Worlds: A Conversation about Japanese Woodblock Prints, by Charlotte Eubanks, associate professor of comparative literature, Japanese, and Asian studies, and Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education at the Palmer Museum of Art, Friday, September 14, 12:10 p.m.

For more information on exhibitions and other events at the Palmer Museum, visit

School of Music

2012 Penn State Trombone Days, Friday-Monday, August 31-September 3. The events will feature Mark Lusk, professor of trombone, with special guest alumni. All events in Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I except the final concert in Hollidaysburg. To see the full schedule, click here.

~ Graduate Recital: Mursel Yavuz, conducting, Friday, September 7, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Graduate Recognition Recital, Saturday, September 8, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Piano Studio Recital, Monday, September 10, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Undergraduate Recognition Recital, Friday, September 14, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
~ From Up Here, September 25-October 5, 7:30 p.m., Downtown Theatre Center
The Barretts wish their family could make it through one day unnoticed, but that’s going to be hard now that their son has to publicly apologize to his entire high school for publishing his enemy list. A contemporary new comedy about the highs and lows of family life! 

For more information about From Up Here, click here.

School of Visual Arts
Anderson Endowment Lectures
~ Lecture by Christina Roberts, Fabric Workshop master printer, Wednesday, September 5, 11:30 a.m., the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.
~ Lecture by Brent Green, self-taught animated filmmaker, writer and artist, Wednesday, September 12, 5:30 p.m., Zoller Gallery.

Zoller Gallery
~ Exhibition by visiting artist Brent Green, mixed media artist, filmmaker and storyteller, September 4-14. Sponsored by the Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowment.


2012-13 Competition for Faculty Research Grants
The College Committee on Creative Accomplishment and Research announces the competition for the 2012-13 academic year with a deadline for receipt of proposals in 124 Borland Building by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012.  The committee operates within a mandate to distribute the limited resources at its disposal to projects that promise a high degree of national and international visibility and recognition for the applicant and that hold the greatest possible significance to the applicant, the discipline, the college and the University. 

For more information on the competition and application, click here.


Penn State Gender and STEAM Research Group
Gender representation and underrepresentation research in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) cuts across the humanities, arts, and sciences. The purpose of STEAM is to provide support and feedback to new and emerging researchers working in the broad area of intersectionality (e.g., of gender and race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, socio-economic class, etc.). Participants will discuss research ideas, solicit advice on sources of funding, submit manuscripts in process for preliminary review, and share tips on publication outlets. The 2012-2013 Gender & STEAM Research Group fall semester monthly meetings are 5:30-7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 12, October 17, November 14, and December 5, 207 Arts Cottage. The meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and graduate students across the university.

The first session on September 12 will be led by Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women's studies; Eileen Trauth, professor of information sciences and technology and women's studies; and Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, acting head of women’s studies and associate professor of English and women’s studies. For more information, please contact Karen at


Brian Curran, professor of art history, was interviewed by The Penn Stater (Penn State's alumni magazine) about the Joe Paterno statue, "A Statue's Fate." The interview is in the September/October 2012 issue (pp. 32-33). To read the full story, visit

Rudy Shepherd, assistant professor of art, is participating in a group exhibition, Noir Clair, at Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France, September 8-November 10, 2012.

Amara Solari, assistant professor of art history and anthropology, has organized and will chair the session, “The Maya Apocalypse: 1562 or 2012?” at the American Society of Ethnohistory meeting, Springfield, Missouri, November 7-10, 2012.

Pierette Kulpa, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will present a paper, “From Michelangelo to Mussolini: Attribution and Appropriation in the Palestrina Pietà,” at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 25-28, 2012.

Kristin Barry, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will present a paper, “Politics and Archaeology: The Impact of Egyptian Cultural Heritage ‘Spaces’ on Archaeological Remains and Urban Populations,” at the UNESCO World Heritage Convention on its 40th Anniversary, Cuzco, Peru, November 27-30, 2012.


No announcements for this week.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, September 14, 2012.

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