Barnes 24th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Co-organized by Temple University with Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania Free tickets required for keynote lecture and symposium. Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

All events held in Comcast Auditorium at the Barnes Foundation.

Keynote Lecture

Thursday, March 28, 6:30–8 pm

The Palace of Sans-Souci in Milot, Haiti (c. 1806–1813): The Untold Story of the Potsdam of the Rainforest

Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen’s University

One of the least-studied neoclassical buildings in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti’s opulent Sans-Souci palace towers over the agricultural town of Milot. Construction began around 1806, a few years after Haitian independence, under Henry I, the Americas’ first black king. The massive structure, built to demonstrate Haiti’s importance on the world stage, has been the subject of much mythmaking and speculation. Using unpublished archival sources and a 2017 photographic survey, this lecture will examine the circumstances, influences, and builders of this extraordinary monument, showing its central position at the dawn of Caribbean and Latin American independence.


Friday, March 29, 10 am–4:30 pm

This symposium brings together graduate students from nine mid-Atlantic colleges and universities to present current research in the field of art history. Each session includes presentations followed by a moderated discussion.

Session One, 10–11:45 am
Moderated by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Queen’s University

  • Extending Cultural Capital: Gregory XIII’s Project for the Apostolic Stairs
    Tiffany Lynn Hunt, Temple University
  • Rig Herenn and Christus Rex: The High Cross as Expression of Christian and Irish Kingship
    Caitlin Hutchison, University of Delaware
  • “My eye glances at nothing unless it gives my heart delight”: Physiological Poetics in a Late Medieval Coffret
    Lauren Maceross, Johns Hopkins University
  • Form Is Function in Roman Retrospective Statuary
    Daniel Healey, Princeton University

Lunch break

Session Two, 1:15–2:20 pm
Moderated by Martha Lucy, Deputy Director for Research, Interpretation and Education, Barnes Foundation

  • On Duels and Designs: French and German Modernism at the Deutscher Werkbund Exhibition, Paris 1930
    Alisa Chiles, University of Pennsylvania
  • Reflections for Sale: Making Sense of Eugène Atget’s Bon Marché Photographs, 1926–27
    Keri Mongelluzzo, Penn State University

Coffee break

Session Three, 3–4:30 pm
Moderated by William Perthes, Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education, Barnes Foundation

  • The Stranded Spectator of Douglas Gordon’s 5 Year Drive-By
    Taylor Hobson, Bryn Mawr College
  • Alfredo Jaar’s The Geometry of Conscience (2010) in the Context of the Chilean “Memory Boom”
    Florencia San Martín, Rutgers University
  • Earth/Body: Corporeal Connection to the Natural World in Ana Mendieta’s Tree of Life (1976)
    Melanie Nguyen, University of Maryland

Spring Study Abroad Fair!

Join Education Abroad and Overseas campuses for the Spring Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
11:30am to 2:30pm
Tuttleman Lobby

This fair provides the opportunity to learn about Temple’s academic year, semester and summer study abroad programs around the world. You’ll have the chance to talk with returned students, staff, and program faculty. You can also find out about a variety of internships abroad and scholarships available to Temple students.

So, get ready to come with your questions about Temple programs, from our campus programs in RomeJapan, and Spain, to faculty-led summer programs in France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Northern Ireland, Serbia, and Spain, and External Programs around the world. See you there!

Inclusive Leadership Conference

How Can YOU Be More Inclusive?

Inclusive Leadership Conference
Saturday, February 9  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Howard Gittis Student Activities Center

Join more than 400 college students from all over the region at the annual Inclusive Leadership Conference. This year’s theme is “Random Acts of Inclusion.” There’s always an opportunity to help and include others at school, work, and in your everyday actions. 

The Inclusive Leadership Conference strives to build a better Philadelphia by giving college students from around the region the chance to enhance their leadership knowledge and skills through presentations, workshops, dialogues, and panels on topics related to inclusive leadership and social change. This year’s conference will focus on how one can find, advocate, and teach others to find their voice.

What can you do now with what you have? 

• $10 for Temple University students, faculty, and staff



  • 9:00am – Check-in opens in the Student Center Room 200 Lobby
  • 10:00am – Introduction and Keynote Speaker
  • 11:15am – Workshop Session #1
  • 12:15pm – Lunch
  • 1:00pm – Workshop Session #2
  • 2:00pm – Workshop Session #3
  • 3:00pm – Closing Activity and Award Winners

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? An MLK Day Event!

In response to the traumatic events of the massacre on October 27, 2018 in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, we will be hosting a community engagement event to facilitate conversation and a path to healing, particularly regarding neighborhood violence.

We will be screening the documentary of “Won’t you be my Neighbor”, about the legacy of Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood), who lived and worked in the same neighborhood as the Tree of Life Synagogue. In response to the documentary we will make puppets (which will be donated to local children’s organizations) and neighborhood dioramas, and have conversations about the topics raised in the documentary (which include a wide spectrum of important topics like violence, trauma, racism, and more).

It will be open to any Temple students, as well as North Philadelphia neighbors, in the spirit of bringing everyone together.

This event is a collaboration between the Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department, the Temple University Therapeutic Art Club, and the U School (one of our neighboring high schools from the School District of Philadelphia).

Let us know you’re coming on Eventbrite.

A (PAID!) Space to Show Your Work!

Workspace Property Trust, a commercial real estate company based out of Horsham, PA, is looking for student artwork to display in 10 of their multi-story office buildings in Horsham and Malvern, PA. Artwork will be displayed with artist’s name, year, title and piece description (optional). All forms of artwork will be considered. Work will be displayed from March-July, and they will pay you $150 per art piece for any work accepted into the program.

If this sounds like an awesome deal for you, and would like your work to be considered, send portfolio links or attachments to WSPT Marketing Director, Diana Bonner at no later than January 31.

Artwork will be returned after 5 month display period.


Getting Paid: Meet-The-Funders Panel + Feedback

Vision Driven Artists and CultureWorks are partnering on a quarterly fundraising workshop series for artists and arts organizations! This month we will:

  • Review aspects of a strong grant proposal
  • Practice writing an actual grant
  • Receive feedback on your draft proposal*
  • + more!

*bring 1-2 pages of any draft or completed grant proposal if you want personal feedback.

A panel of local arts funders will be present to offer advice and feedback on ideas + proposals. Representatives from the following funders will be present:

Bartol Foundation // Beth Brandt
Center for Emerging Visual Artists // Julia Fox
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance //  Kelli Paul
Leeway Foundation // Denise Beek
Philadelphia Cultural Fund // Barbara Silzle

The cost for these workshops will be on a sliding scale basis. We recognize that this kind of learning experience is often cost prohibitive for individuals, particularly people of color, low-income/low-asset individuals, and those from grassroots and small organizations.

Please find a cost that works for you. If you can afford to pay at the high end of the scale, please do! If you want to attend but can’t pay, please contact us via the email link below – and we’ll figure out accommodations.


More workshops

from CultureWorks and their partners:

Understanding Taxes for Artists

  • Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 27, noon-2 pm

How to Ask for Money (Without Shame)

  • Thursday, February 21, 6-8 pm

Our First Spring Bus Trip Goes to Washington, DC Saturday, January 26!

For the first field trip of the semester, we’ll be going to Washington, DC on Saturday, January 26! The bus will go to the National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum at 8th and F Streets NW in Washington, DC. Both museums are free. The National Building Museum is 3 blocks away and is $7 with student ID. You may go to any place in Washington you want as long as you’re back at the NPG by 4:30 pm to board the bus home.

(See what’s at all the Smithsonian museums here. See what’s at the National Gallery–about 4 blocks away–here. All of these museums are free.)

Ticket signup is online starting at 9 am on Monday, January 14. You must be logged into your TUMail account to sign up. Note that you can only register once. If you have a (TU) friend who wants to go, they need to register themselves. If you register them you will overwrite your own registration. Registration is limited and first come/first served. If you need a wheel-chair accessible bus, please email no later than 4 pm on Friday, January 18 so an accessible bus can be ordered.

Note: in the event of a continuing US Government shut-down (with most museums closed), this bus trip will go to the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore (free!) for a Baltimore day trip. Other free things to do in Baltimore will be provided to people who sign up.

Are you freaking out about graduating this year?

Are you unsure of what to do after graduating this year? Are you starting to freak out because you don’t know even how to start looking for a job? Do you want to set up a studio but don’t know what you don’t know about doing that? Well, we have the solution. This will be a mini-workshop, resource session and Q&A for students who are getting ready to graduate and need help to figure out how to get ready. No powerpoints–just answers, help, resources, and love, along with coffee, tea & donuts.

Friday, January 25, 10 am, Temple Contemporary.

Looking for a visual Math GenEd?

Might we suggest Digital Mapping: From Mercator to Mashups (GUS 0821)

Fulfills GenEd Quantitative Literacy (GQ)

From web-based applications like Google Maps, to automobile navigation systems, to satellite pictures of hurricanes, digital maps are widely used to display information about the Earth. This course unmasks the underlying technologies used for computer-based mapping, including Global Positioning Systems (GPS), satellite remote sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). We will investigate how computers store and analyze digital maps, and see how mapping technologies can be used to address a variety of societal problems, such as analyzing the environmental impacts of urban growth, tracking the spread of a deadly disease, and planning for earthquakes and other natural disasters.  

Robert Frederick Smith Internship And Fellowship Program

The Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History was established to advance the digital curation, community outreach, and internship initiatives at the Museum. As part of the Smith Fund Internship and Fellowship Program, the Museum will select and provide funding for interns who will be located onsite with the Museum and offsite at select African American museums, art galleries and museums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), cultural institutions and historic sites, or other related institutions dedicated to the study and preservation of African American history and culture. All internship opportunities with this program will focus on work related to digital imaging, media preservation, digital preservation of personal and community objects, digital content management, collections information management, recording and preserving oral histories, or digital filmmaking.

This program seeks to build pathways for historically underrepresented individuals to grow successful careers in the cultural sector.

Learn more in a Webinar

Sign up to attend an informational webinar, which will provide an overview of the internship program and step-by-step application instructions for Summer 2019. Space is limited.

Now accepting applications for Summer 2019 internships. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. February 15, 2019.