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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

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

HART Sponsors Roundtable Discussion on October 18 in the VRC

Join the Vanderbilt History of Art Society (HART) for a roundtable discussion on Thursday, October 18, at 4:00 p.m. in the Visual Resources Center (Cohen 134). Among the topics addressed will be: why History of Art offers great preparation for a wide range of careers; internship opportunities at Vanderbilt, in Nashville, and beyond; available funding…

Posted by on October 12, 2012 in Events, Student/Alumni, VRC

Liberia Retold Through Photographs of Tim Hetherington

                    Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold, Photography by Tim Hetherington opens Friday, October 12, at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery and will be on view through December 6. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. in Cohen Memorial Hall on the…

Posted by on October 4, 2012 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC

Sculpture of Gabriel Warren on Permanent Display Near Cohen Hall

Four columns, each crafted from stainless steel and bronze, stand diagonally across from one another and gleam as they reflect the sunlight. Gabriel Warren’s outdoor sculpture installation, Piesterion: Diasematon 2, recently acquired by Vanderbilt, is on permanent display near Cohen Memorial Hall, which houses the University’s Fine Arts Gallery and the Departments of History of…

Posted by on October 2, 2012 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC

Julia Murray to Examine Cult of Confucius in Goldberg Lecture

Julia K. Murray, professor of art history in the departments of art history, East Asian studies, and religious studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will deliver the Goldberg Lecture in Art History on Thursday, November 8, at 4:10 p.m. in Cohen Hall 203. Her lecture is entitled “The Cult of Confucius and the Shrine…

Posted by on October 2, 2012 in HART, Lectures, VRC

Courtney Martin in Conversation with Frank Bowling at the Tate

Courtney Martin, assistant professor of history of art, has organized an exhibition at the Tate Britain that opened on April 30 and features a series of “poured” paintings that British Guyana-born abstract artist Frank Bowling began in New York in the early 1970s. Martin will travel to London this month to participate in an artist’s…

Posted by on October 1, 2012 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC

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