Vanderbilt University History of Art Blog

August, 2013

Fine Arts Gallery Features Hans Hinterreiter Through September 12

Paintings of the Swiss abstractionist Hans Hinterreiter are on view through Thursday, September 12, in the Fine Arts Gallery located in Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus. The exhibition, titled Hans Hinterreiter: A Theory of Form and Color, covers almost fifty years of Hinterreiter’s artistic career. The earliest works in the exhibition are tempera…

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


Sacred Ecology Symposium Organized by History of Art, Anthropology Professors

Sacred Ecology: Landscape Transformations for Ritual Practice, an all-day symposium organized by Betsey Robinson, associate professor of history of art and classical studies, Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art and Asian studies, and John Janusek, associate professor of anthropology, will be held on Friday, August 30, at the Sarratt Student Center. Hosted by…

Posted by on August 27, 2013 in Events, HART, VRC


Kevin Murphy Honored at Endowed Chair Holder Celebration

Kevin Murphy, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and the new chair of the history of art department, was among twelve Vanderbilt faculty members honored at a celebration of endowed chair holders on August 28 in the Student Life Center. Richard McCarty, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Jeffrey Balser, vice chancellor…

Posted by on August 23, 2013 in Events, HART, VRC


Betsey Robinson Receives Chancellor’s Award For Research

Betsey Robinson, associate professor in the departments of history of art and classical studies, received the Chancellor’s Award for Research at the Vanderbilt Fall Faculty Assembly on August 22. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos recognized Robinson for her groundbreaking research in classical archaeology and art history, citing her monograph, Histories of Peirene: A Corinthian Fountain in…

Posted by on August 23, 2013 in HART, VRC


HART Department Welcomes New Faculty This Fall

The fall semester always brings new faces and new courses into our midst, among them, two faculty members who recently joined Vanderbilt’s History of Art Department: Halle O’Neal, Mellon Assistant Professor of Asian Art, and Rebecca VanDiver, Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art History. O’Neal (University of Georgia, B.A.; University of Kansas, M.A., Ph.D.)…

Posted by on August 21, 2013 in HART, VRC


Sculpture of John Watson Featured in Space 204 Exhibit

Work/Work, an exhibition of repurposed wood sculpture by local artist and educator John Watson, will open in the Department of Art’s Space 204 on Thursday, August 22, with an opening reception from 4 to 6 pm. Watson creates sculptures that are architectural in nature. His primary sources are reclaimed wood and the salvaged cast-offs of…

Posted by on August 21, 2013 in Events, VRC


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