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October, 2012

The Rijksmuseum Releases Digital Archive of 125,000 Works

As a prelude to its reopening on April 13, 2013, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, one of the world’s leading museums, launched Rijks Studio, a ground-breaking new online presentation of 125,000 works in its collection, on October 30. Rijks Studio invites members of the public to create their own masterpieces by downloading images of artworks or…

Posted by on October 31, 2012 in Image Collections, Technology, VRC

Patrick DeGuira Presents Sarratt Gallery Talk on November 8

Sarratt Gallery features Nashville-based artist Patrick DeGuira in an exhibit of his text-based works, signs, patterns, animals, that opens on Monday, November 5. DeGuira will present a gallery talk on Thursday, November 8, at 5 p.m. followed by a reception. DeGuira describes his work as nonlinear and based in a variety of media using pre-digital…

Posted by on October 31, 2012 in Events, VRC

Noted Archaeologist to Discuss Jezreel Expedition on November 5

Norma Franklin, noted field archaeologist, Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, who recently launched the Jezreel Expedition in what was an ancient Israelite city and fortress, will lecture at the Parthenon on Monday, November 5. Her talk, Jezreel: The View from Jezebel’s Window, will begin at 7 p.m. The fertile Jezreel and Harod valleys,…

Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Events, HART, VRC

Christopher Johns Lectures at University of Iowa Museum of Art

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, delivered a lecture entitled Images of Rule in the Age of Revolution: Napoléon Bonaparte and Antonio Canova on October 16 at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Elliott Society, the lecture was featured in conjunction with the exhibition…

Posted by on October 30, 2012 in HART, VRC

Two New Exhibitions Open in Space 204 on November 1

The Department of Art welcomes two new exhibitions into Space 204: Dark Matter, science fiction-inspired photography by art collective Lakes Were Rivers and Slow No Dust, photographic prints and collages by Portland artist Nicole Lavelle. Both shows open on Thursday, November 1, with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Dark Matter “explores ways photographic…

Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Events, VRC

Film Theory and Visual Culture Seminar Features Andrea Mirabile

Andrea Mirabile, assistant professor of Italian, will present a paper taken from his current book manuscript, entitled Multimedia Archaeologies: D’Annunzio, Belle Epoque Paris, and the Total Artwork, on Friday, October 26, at noon at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. The Film Theory and Visual Culture Seminar aims to foster dialogue among faculty…

Posted by on October 23, 2012 in VRC

Screening of Iron Ladies of Liberia Slated for October 25

Iron Ladies of Liberia is a unique look behind the scenes at the rebirth of a nation and democracy in action, under the steady hand of women determined to make history and move their country forward. The film will be shown on Thursday, October 25, at 5 p.m. in Cohen Hall, room 203, across from…

Posted by on October 22, 2012 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC

Nikos Xanthoulis to Present Kress Lecture-Concert on October 25

Nikos Xanthoulis, associate researcher with the Academy of Athens, Greece, and head of educational programs with the Greek National Opera, will deliver the Kress Lecture for the Nashville Society of the Archaeological Institute of America on Thursday, October 25. His lecture, “Ancient Sounds of Greece,” will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Nashville Parthenon. Using…

Posted by on October 22, 2012 in HART, Lectures, VRC

Elizabeth Moodey Presents Paper at Manuscript Studies Conference

Jean Miélot (active 1448-ca. 1468), a translator and compiler who also devised the illustrated scratch copies that determined a book’s layout, was the most visual of the small army of scribal talents creating manuscripts for Philip the Good and the Burgundian court. Miélot was the focus of a paper, Towards a Portrait of a Late…

Posted by on October 18, 2012 in HART, VRC

Frist Center Offers Internships, Teaching Assistant Positions for 2013

The Frist Center internship program is designed to introduce participants to specific areas of the museum profession. Internships are offered during the school year, coinciding with the fall semester, spring semester, and summer break, in the following departments/areas within the Frist Center: marketing/public relations/community relations, development/membership, general education, outreach, curatorial, design, retail, and technology. The…

Posted by on October 17, 2012 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC

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