Art & Visual Culture News

Faculty Book Released
Dr. Grant Taylor, Associate Professor of Art History, had his book When the Machine Made Art published by Bloomsbury Academic Press, April 2014.


Students Present at Art History Symposium
Two art and art history students presented at the 2014 Central PA Intercollegiate Art History Symposium at Juniata College. Kara Gunderman presented El Dia de los Muertos: Curating the Celebration of Death, and Rebecca Worhach presented Force and Clarity: Marviyane-Davies' Semiotics in Activist Poster Art. Pictured below with Dr. Grant Taylor.


Faculty Curating
Grant Taylor's curated exhibition, The American Algorists: Linear Sublime, opened at the Flatiron Gallery at the SVA in New York City in November, 2013.


Faculty Artworks
In April 2013 Grant Taylor completed a public artwork to celebrate the inauguration of President Lewis Thayne. Entitled Shadow of Odysseus--Call of Ishmael, the installation used a complex combination of sound, light, and architecture.  



Faculty Publications
Grant Taylor published a journal article in May 2013.

"Up for Grabs: Agency, Praxis, and the Politics of Early Digital Art." In Lateral (The Journal for the Cultural Studies Association) Edited by Katherine Behar and Silvia Ruzanka (May 2013).

Art History Students Present Papers
Grant Taylor accompanied two Art and Art History students to the Central PA Art History Symposium at Susquehanna University on April 5. Rachel Heenan presented on Artemisia Gentileschi in her presentation “The Murderess: Baroque Women as Deadly Aggressors.” And Emily Coughlan presented on Edgar Degas’ career in “Chromatic Metamorphosis: The Transitional State of Degas’ Color Palette.” Other Colleges represented at the symposium include Bucknell, Dickinson, Gettysburg, Bloomsburg, Lycoming, and Penn State.


Grant Taylor's Recent Publications:

"The Soulless Usurper: Reception and Criticism of Early Computer Art," in Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of the Digital Arts, eds. Hannah Higgins and Douglas Kahn, The University of California Press, 2012.

"Routing Mondrian: The A. Michael Noll Experiment," in Media-N (Journal of the New Media Caucus), ed. Joshua Rosenstock, Fall Edition, 2012.


Art History Students Present at Symposium
Grant Taylor’s students presented at the 2012 Intercollegiate Art History Symposium held at Lycoming College. The undergraduate research came from the capstone art history course, Art History: Theory and Method. Katlyn Landes’ paper was entitled “Inclusivity and the Parthenon Frieze: The Athenian Mirror as Embodiment of Polis,” while Jessica Hinckley's paper was titled “Lee Price: Art and the Out-of-Body Experience.” Katlyn and Jessica are pictured to the far left of presenters. 

New Spring 2012 Courses

Following on the recent expansion of Art & Art History curriculum, the department is pleased to offer several new courses for the Spring 2012 semester.



AAH Faculty and Students Visit Fallingwater
On Tuesday, October 4, 2011, Professor Grant Taylor lead a group of ten art & art history majors to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater, in Western Pennsylvania.