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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

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

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

Free Coffee Available in the VRC Now Through Final Exams

As the spring semester comes to a close, the Visual Resources Center invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for a free cup of coffee—or two or three—in Cohen 134. Coffee will be available throughout the day for the next two weeks, beginning Monday, April 15, through Thursday, May 2. Pour yourself a cup…

Posted by on April 12, 2013 in Events, HART, VRC

Vivien Fryd to Present Talk in Berlin on Henry Ries and Her Family

Vivien Green Fryd, professor of history of art, will give a talk in Berlin on April 11 entitled A Non-Fictional Thriller: Henry Ries, the Quakers, the State Department and My Mother’s Dramatic Rescue from Nazi Germany. Fryd, niece of the New York Times photographer Henry Ries (1917-2004), will speak at the John F. Kennedy Institut…

Posted by on April 9, 2013 in HART, Lectures, VRC

Johns to Chair Session at Eighteenth-Century Studies Meeting

Christopher Johns, Norma L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, will chair the “Anne Schroder New Scholars Session” on Friday, April 5, at the 44th annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies held in Cleveland, Ohio. The session showcases the current research of four young art historians and is named…

Posted by on April 1, 2013 in Events, HART, VRC

Destruction and Desecration of Images of Classical Antiquity

The Archaeological Institute of America lecture series will conclude this semester with the Joukouwski Lecture delivered by John Pollini, professor of classical art and archaeology in the department of art history at the University of Southern California. His lecture, entitled “Destruction and Desecration of Images of Classical Antiquity,” will be held on Thursday, April 4,…

Posted by on April 1, 2013 in HART, Lectures, VRC

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