Vanderbilt University History of Art Blog

August, 2012

National Gallery of Art Images Available to Download

NGA Images is a repository of digital images documenting the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. This online resource, featuring more than 20,000 open access digital images, up to 3,000 pixels each, is available free of charge for download and use. NGA Images is easily accessible at https://images.nga.gov/en/page/show_home_page.html or through the National…

Posted by on August 29, 2012 in Technology, VRC


Google Art Project Expanded

South African rock designs, Brazilian street graffiti, and Australian aboriginal art represent only a small part of the major expansion of the Google Art Project earlier this year. Curators, artists, and viewers will discover not only paintings but also sculpture, street art, and photographs from more than 150 collections in 40 countries. Today the Art…

Posted by on August 28, 2012 in VRC


Review of Ten Major Museum Apps for the iPad

Ashton Cooper of ARTINFO recently posted a review of ten museum apps for the iPad at http://artinfo.com/news/story/816176/artinfo-reviews-10-major-museum-ipad-apps-that-you-can-download. Some are free, some are not. Among the notable museum apps reviewed are Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Design Museum, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New…

Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Technology, VRC


Exhibit Features Drawings and Prints of Mark Hosford

Experience the dream-like worlds and the unusual characters that may reside in haunted places created by artist Mark Hosford, associate professor of art. Capturing the Essence, an exhibit of his drawings and silk screen prints, will be on display through September 20 in the new Arts and Creative Engagement wing on the third floor of…

Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Events, VRC


Two New Exhibitions Open in Space 204 Gallery on August 30

The Department of Art opens the fall semester with two new exhibitions in the Space 204 gallery: Mind Reader by Sarah Applebaum and The Other Side by Nick DeFord. The University community is invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, August 30, from 4 to 6 pm. Describing Mind Reader as a “personal parade”…

Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Events, VRC


Gallery Intern Broadens Her Understanding of Research

Katherine Calvin, a history of art major who will graduate in 2013, discovered the excitement of doing independent research as a Fine Arts Gallery intern last semester. Calvin wrote about her experience in VUpoint, a publication distributed to first-year students to explain “the ins and outs” of Vanderbilt. To read Calvin’s essay, go to http://commonplace.vanderbilt.edu/hosted/VUpoint2012.pdf…

Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Student/Alumni, VRC


Alumna Pursues Graduate Degree in Art Education

Grace Burnworth, who graduated from Vanderbilt in May, loved the overlap of art history and studio art as a double major. Now at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she is pursuing a master’s degree in art education. “Because of the education in art that I received at Vanderbilt, I want to educate others in…

Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Student/Alumni, VRC


Visit the Artnet.com Research Database

The Vanderbilt Heard Library subscribes to Artnet, the most comprehensive fully-illustrated archive of auction results worldwide, representing more than 500 international auction houses since 1985. The database contains more than five million artworks by more than 200,000 artists, ranging from Old Masters to contemporary art. It covers a full range of media, including paintings, drawings,…

Posted by on August 24, 2012 in VRC


Tracy Miller Named Interim Chair of History of Art Department

A specialist in the ritual architecture of medieval China, Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art and former director of the Asian Studies Program, is the new chair of the Department of History of Art for the 2012-2013 academic year. Miller, who joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2000, teaches courses in East Asian art…

Posted by on August 24, 2012 in HART, VRC


Prints and Poetry Unite in Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit

Prints and poetry unite in the exhibit, Material Glance: A Portfolio of Lithographs by Antoni Tàpies and Poems by Shūzō Takiguchi, on view at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery through September 27. Published in 1975, Material Glance (Llambrec Material) features Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012), Spanish artist who emerged in the post-World War II era; and Shūzō…

Posted by on August 20, 2012 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC


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