Vanderbilt University History of Art Blog

May, 2012

Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit Unites Prints and Poetry

Material Glance: A Portfolio of Lithographs by Antoni Tàpies and Poems by Shūzō Takiguchi opens Tuesday, May 29, in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Hall. Published in 1975, Material Glance (Llambrec Material) brings together two important creative figures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012), one of the most universally recognized…

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART


Guggenheim Foundation and ARTstor: A Collaborative Effort

The ARTstor Digital Library is collaborating with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to share approximately 7,000 images of major artworks, exhibition installation views, and architecture. There will be 1,000 images of objects from the Guggenheim Museum’s permanent collection, noted for its significant holdings in modern and contemporary art by such artists as Louise Bourgeois, Paul…

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in VRC


Christopher Johns Lectures at Royal Academy of Arts

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, gave an invited lecture at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, London, on May 15. The lecture, titled Art and Culture in Rome in the 1750s, was sponsored by the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art as part of a symposium…

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in HART


Robin Jensen Examines Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity

What does early Christian imagery reveal about the theological meaning of baptism? Robin Jensen, Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship, addresses this theme in her latest book, Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual and Theological Dimensions (Baker Academic, 2012). Jensen illumines the theological meaning of baptism by examining the…

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in HART


History of Art Student Research Symposium 2012

[gigya src=”http://its.vanderbilt.edu/streaming_player/its_player.swf?file=rtmp://flash.its.vanderbilt.edu/deanofstudents/art_student_symposium_120418.mp4&autostart=false&image=&fullscreen=true&stretching=fill” quality=”high” width=”550″ height=”400″] The Student Research Symposium on April 18, sponsored by the Department of History of Art and the Vanderbilt History of Art Society, featured graduating history of art majors Elizabeth Furman, Angela Romano, Margot Danis, and Christi Weinhuff. The department documented their talks for a wider audience to view and enjoy:…

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Events, HART


Art Gallery Exhibits on View through May 11

Two Vanderbilt art gallery exhibits will be open for viewing through Commencement Day, closing at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 11.   Reflections of the Dutch Golden Age: Etchings by Adriaen van Ostade from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is housed on the main floor of Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus.  After…

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART


Champagne Toast to HART Graduates on May 10

History of Art majors and minors and their families are invited to attend the department’s champagne toast to our graduates on Thursday, May 10, from 3 to 4 p.m. The event will be held in the first-floor lobby of Cohen Hall on the Peabody campus, and awards will be announced at 3:30 p.m. ~Fay

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Events, HART


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