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April, 2013

Alumnus Creighton Michael Honors Professor Emeritus Milan Mihal

This summer the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery will host a special exhibition of Tapestry Suite by Creighton Michael, M.A. 1976, on view through Sunday, October 6, in the rear gallery space of Cohen Memorial Hall. Seven digital drawings, selected from Michael’s larger Tapestry series, were created by the artist in honor of Milan Mihal, professor…

Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Cummins Station Student Show Opens on May 3

The artwork of seven Vanderbilt students will be exhibited in the Cummins Station Student Show, which opens on Friday, May 3, with a reception from 4-7 p.m. Their work will be on view for one year in the hallway of the lower floor of Cummins Station, located at 209 10th Avenue South. The art students…

Posted by on April 29, 2013 in Events, Student/Alumni, VRC


Warren Center Hosts Anthropology Lecture on April 23

The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities is hosting a lecture by Jennifer Vogt, a PhD candidate in cultural anthropology, on Tuesday, April 23, at 4:10 p.m. at the Warren Center. Vogt will present “Respecting the Competition: Artisans, Development, and Cooperative Practices in Peruvian Andes.” This lecture is part of the Robert Penn Warren…

Posted by on April 22, 2013 in Events, Lectures, VRC


Enjoy Pancakes and Waffles in the VRC on April 24-25

Take a break from final exams and join us in the VRC next Wednesday and Thursday, April 24-25—anytime between 7:30 am and 4 pm—for pancakes and waffles replete with fabulous toppings, fruit juices, and coffee. Our master chef, Chris Strasbaugh, will prepare fresh batches of pancakes and waffles throughout the day for all who cross…

Posted by on April 22, 2013 in Events, HART, VRC


Barbara Tsakirgis Lectures on Hellenistic Houses at Morgantina

Barbara Tsakirgis, associate professor of classics and history of art, was invited to lecture on Thursday, April 4, at a conference on Hellenistic houses and their functions held at Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany. Tsakirgis’s paper was entitled Decor, Deposits and Descriptions: an Analysis of Space in the Hellenistic Houses at Morgantina in Their…

Posted by on April 16, 2013 in HART, Lectures, VRC


Divinity School Art Exhibit Explores Spirituality in the Human Face

Vanderbilt’s Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture Program is hosting an art exhibition entitled godHEAD through Friday, April 26, in the gallery of the Divinity School, room G-20. The gallery, located at 411 21st Avenue South is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. and by appointment. The exhibition will focus…

Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Events, VRC


Artist Huguette May Explores Drama of Rope at Sarratt Gallery

Huguette Despault May took four years to complete The Howser Series after receiving a python-sized object by the last master rope maker in New Bedford, John E. Ruggles, in 2006. Using charcoal on heavy weight Stonehenge paper of 50 x 38 inches, May’s vision can be described as sweepingly dramatic and virtuosic. The Howser Series,…

Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Events, VRC


Essay Illuminates Intriguing Problem in 18th-Century Studies Today

An essay by Christopher Johns, entitled “Erotic Spirituality and the Catholic Revival in Napoleonic Paris: The Curious History of Antonio Canova’s Penitent Magdalen,” was recently published in the Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture (volume 42), edited by Lisa Cody, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, and published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 2013….

Posted by on April 16, 2013 in HART, VRC


Student Research Symposium Slated for Thursday, April 18

Graduating seniors and history of art majors Katherine Calvin, Jordan Comstock, Lexi McColl, and Caroline Passano are the featured speakers at the third annual Student Research Symposium on Thursday, April 18, at 4:00 p.m. in Cohen 203. A reception in the atrium will immediately follow the symposium. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art…

Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni, VRC


Review of Camille Utterback’s Exhibit at the Frist through May 19

Camille Utterback’s exhibit, Tracing Time/Marking Movement, at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, offers a divergence from the typical museum visit; it allows each visitor to be both viewer and participant. The exhibition, on view through May 19, features seven works of art, four of which require interactivity. The first work…

Posted by on April 15, 2013 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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