Assistant Professor Susan Kart, curated the new exhibition of African Art at Smith College Museum of Art.
In September, Kart held a Graduate Student Lecture "Teaching the Arts of Africa" with the Tyler School of Art, at Temple University Art History Department.
And in a forthcoming publication in 2019 (Pearson) wrote the "Arts of Africa" Chapter on African Art for M. Stokstad and M. Cothren ART: A Brief History, 7th Edition, textbook.
Dr. William Crow, LUAG Director and Professor of Practice was an invited speaker and panelist at the UNESCO Cultural Form in Lima, Peru this past May and recently a panelist at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Panelist.
Dr. Crow has a publication in the Journal of Museum Education, 2018 titled Empathy and Analogy in Museum Education. Co-authored with David Bowles, The Getty Center, Los Angeles.
The Dale S. Strohl '58 Award supports research in the Humanities and Social Sciences for students working with any Lehigh faculty member. A Strohl grant is intended to expand the experiences, perspective and skills of our students through involvement in research. The following students were awarded grants for the work as titled:
Named for emeritus faculty, Richard Redd this award bestowed annually by faculty to a student with senior standing majoring in art, architecture, design or art history for their outstanding performance in the classroom and studio while making significant contributions to the culture of the department and fostering a healthy espirit de corps. The 2016 award was split between the following well deserving students:
The establishment of two permanent endowment funds from his estate: the Theodore U. Horger '61 Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship Fund and the Theodore U. Horger '61 Artist-In-Residence Fund in the Performing & Visual Arts is a most fitting and perpetual memorial of Ted's love for Lehigh and the visual and performing arts. The 2016 award was given to rising senior:
Established in 1908 by Edward H. Williams, professor of geology and mechanical engineering, the Williams Prizes, which range from $200 to $100, recognize outstanding work in writing and performance. The 2016 prize recipients in AAD are:
Exceptional students in Art, Architecture and Design may apply for departmental honors at the end of their junior year or at the beginning of their senior year. To be eligible a student must attain a 3.5 GPA in his or her major program and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. The following were 2018-2019 Department Honors students:
AAD alumnus Kimber-Lee Alston, Design'13, TE '14 is the founder of Jolie Coquette. Kimber-Lee is based in San Francisco, CA and recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund her "Ready-to-Play-Wear" Playsuit.
Image borrowed from Jolie Coquette website.
AAD design alumnus Christina Kazakia '08 designed smart safe jewelry "Athena" for Philly start up Roar for Good. Check out their Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund her design.
Congratulations to Randi Tutelman, Design '12, TE '13G and Amy Mazius, Design '13, co-founders of Eleanor Kalle, a lifestyle jewelry brand with products selling at four Urban Outfitters stores in New York City and Los Angeles.
Image borrowed from Eleanor Kalle website.
Congratulation to AAD architecture alum, Kristopher Takács, Arch '95 who will assume the lead in the Washington, D.C. practice of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).
Lisa Glover '13, graduated from Lehigh with a major in architecture and art minor. While continuing her education in Lehigh's Technical Entrepreneur graduate program, she ran a successful Kickstarter campaign enabling her to fund her start up company KitRex - a puzzle-craft company.http://www.kit-rex.com/