Art

Ingrid Furniss, assistant professor of art

June 19, 2012

Prof. Ingrid Furniss Appointed to Study Music Archaeology at Institute for Advanced Study

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Some of the world’s intellectual giants have served as faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., including Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Erwin Panofsky. This coming year, Ingrid Furniss will add her name to that impressive list. The assistant professor of art was accepted into its School for Historical Studies for [...]

Diane Cole Ahl, Rothkopf Professor of Art History, teaches a class in Skillman Library.

June 14, 2012

Professor Diane Cole Ahl Receives Two Prestigious Fellowships to Study in Italy

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When Diane Cole Ahl goes on sabbatical next academic year, don’t think she’s taking a break. Ahl, the Arthur J. ’55 and Barbara S. Rothkopf Professor of Art History, will be busier than ever. This fall, she will be the James S. Ackerman Scholar in Residence at the American Academy in Rome. Established in 1894 [...]

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June 12, 2012

Students Combine Art and Engineering to Design Sculpture for Arts Trail

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When Easton residents walk down the Karl Stirner Arts Trail—a mile-and-a-half stretch along the Bushkill Creek connecting the Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street to the proposed Silk Mill arts community on 13th Street—they’ll see a unique sculpture designed by a diverse team of Lafayette students. As Ed Kerns, Klapp Professor of Art, says, [...]

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May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

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April 29, 2012

Amanda Smith ’10 Applies Deep Economic Analytical Skills to the Casino Business

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As an operations analyst for Station Casinos, headquartered in the Las Vegas suburb of Summerlin, Nev., Amanda Smith ’10 mines a host of performance metrics to guide the company in its decision-making. “An operations analyst provides intelligence about how properties are doing financially and makes comparisons among them,” she says. “We’re a company that prides itself [...]

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March 30, 2012

Marissa Halderman ’09 Achieves Early Success in the World of Art

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By Margie Peterson The ink was barely dry on her Lafayette diploma when Marissa Halderman ’09 sold her first painting to a private collector for $1,500. The piece was part of an exhibition at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in fall 2010. The show featured her work and that of her late great-grandfather, Maxo Vanka, [...]

Lara Maggin ’13 and Kyle MacLelland ’11

February 21, 2012

Lara Maggin ’13 Gets Taste of Frenetic Pace of TV Production on Set of Anderson

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Growing up, lots of kids dream of working in the movies or television, but few are prepared for the long hours and frenetic pace of production. After her alumni-hosted externship on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show Anderson in New York City, Lara Maggin ’13 (Greenwich, Conn.) can’t get enough. Over winter break, Kyle MacLelland ’11, [...]

Professor Curlee Raven Holton works with students at the Experimental Printmaking Institute.

February 6, 2012

Art by Curlee Holton Featured in Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit and Morris Art Museum

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Two pieces of art by Curlee Raven Holton have been included in a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, African American art 1950-Present, and Celebrating our Legacy at the Morris Art Museum in Morris, N.J. Holton’s large-format 1993 etching “Bred for Pleasure” will be part of the Smithsonian exhibit, as well as the permanent collections of the [...]

Professor Nestor Gil speaks with Jon Cohn '12 during the elephant sculpture installation in Farinon College Center.

January 30, 2012

Art Professor Nestor Gil Asks Students to Test the Limits of Their Creative Process

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In his studio at the Williams Visual Arts Building, Nestor Gil is seated in front of a window typing furiously on a laptop as the Bushkill Creek drifts past his view on a bright December day. “I’m writing semester evaluations for my students,” explains Gil, assistant professor of art. “It’s something my professors did for me [...]

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January 5, 2012

Floating Elephants: Students Install Temporary Sculpture in Farinon

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Students in the Dynamics of Sculpture course installed giant, floating elephants in Farinon College Center as their final class project. Taught by Nestor Gil, assistant professor of art, the course teaches the foundation of basic sculptural techniques, materials, and creativity in the studio and is open to students of all majors. This photo gallery chronicles [...]