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January, 2013

Alexandra Carpino To Deliver the Cinelli Lecture on February 5

Alexandra Carpino, professor of art history and department chair of comparative cultural studies at Northern Arizona University, will deliver the American Institute of Archaeology’s annual Ferdinando and Sarah Cinelli Lecture in Etruscan and Italic Archaeology on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 p.m. at the Nashville Parthenon in Centennial Park. Carpino’s lecture, Etruscan Faces: From the…

Posted by on January 30, 2013 in HART, Lectures, VRC

Courtney Martin To Present Film Documentary on British Pop Artists

Courtney Martin, assistant professor of history of art, will present Ken Russell’s Pop Goes The Easel on Monday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. Russell’s first full-length documentary for the BBC’s arts series Monitor focuses on four British pop artists—Peter Blake, Peter Philips, Pauline Boty, and Derek Boshier. Revolutionary in his approach, Russell…

Posted by on January 30, 2013 in HART, VRC

Vivien Fryd Organizes International Conference in Berlin

Vivien Green Fryd, professor of history of art, has organized an international conference on American icons and monuments to be held January 25 at the John F. Kennedy Institute at the Freie Universität, Berlin. Fryd, the Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art, will deliver the keynote address: “The Statue of Liberty: A Chameleon-Like Hollow…

Posted by on January 17, 2013 in HART, VRC

Peter Parshall To Deliver Goldberg Lecture on January 24

Peter Parshall, curator of old master prints at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from 1999 to 2010, will present the spring 2013 Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History on Thursday, January 24, at 4:10 p.m. in 203 Cohen Hall. His lecture is titled The Concept of Aesthetic Disinterest: G….

Posted by on January 14, 2013 in HART, Lectures, VRC

Sarratt Gallery Exhibit of Outsider Art Opens January 16

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Day, Sarratt Gallery will feature outsider art work in conjunction with members of the Vanderbilt University Department of Philosophy and prisoners on death row at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. The exhibit, Prison Galleries: Imagining Justice from the Inside Out, opens on Wednesday, January 16, with a…

Posted by on January 14, 2013 in Events, VRC

Two New Exhibitions Open in Space 204 on January 17

The Department of Art welcomes two new exhibitions into Space 204 from January 17 through February 8: Yuja by Vanderbilt alumnus Jean Kang, recipient of the prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet award in 2011, and The Dreams of Architects and Poets by artist and painter Jered Sprecher. The opening reception will be held on Thursday,…

Posted by on January 9, 2013 in Events, VRC

Mark di Suvero Exhibit Opens January 17 in Fine Arts Gallery

Mark di Suvero—Affinities, on view through February 28, celebrates Vanderbilt’s recent acquisition of Tumbleweed (1987), di Suvero’s monumental sculpture now installed on the grounds of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center on the main campus. The exhibit opens Thursday, January 17, in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Hall, with a reception from…

Posted by on January 7, 2013 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC

Exhibit by Jonathan Rattner Opens at COOP Gallery

Jonathan Rattner, assistant professor of film studies and art, is a lens-based artist who works in film, video and still photography. An exhibit of his recent work in experimental video will open on Saturday, January 5, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the COOP Gallery, 75 Arcade in downtown Nashville. “In contrast…

Posted by on January 4, 2013 in Events, VRC

Clark Art Institute Launches Curatorial Contest on January 18

In February 2012 the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute unveiled a new exhibition, Clark Remix. Featuring some 400 objects from their collection in a salon-style presentation, the exhibition is supplemented with two innovative computer applications that encourage visitors to consider both the collection and the curator’s role in a new light. Clark has created…

Posted by on January 4, 2013 in Technology, VRC

Book Explores Illuminated Manuscripts of Crusader History

Elizabeth J. Moodey, assistant professor of the history of art, considers Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy from 1419 to 1467, as a patron of history writing and of illuminated manuscripts in her new book entitled Illuminated Crusader Histories for Philip the Good of Burgundy (Brepols Publishers, 2012). Among Moodey’s interests are the history of…

Posted by on January 4, 2013 in HART, VRC

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