Vanderbilt University History of Art Blog

September, 2013

Fine Arts Gallery Announces Latest Exhibit and Opening Reception

The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery celebrates the opening of their latest exhibit, Difficult Art and the Liberal Arts Imagination, with a reception on Friday, September 27, from 5 to 7 pm in Cohen Hall on the Peabody campus. Martin Rapisarda, associate dean of the College of Arts and Science, who curated the exhibit, will make…

Posted by on September 23, 2013 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC


Four HART Professors Celebrate Service Anniversaries

The History of Art Department recognizes four professors who are celebrating service anniversaries this year. Robin Jensen, the Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship, and Christopher Johns, the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of Art, have each taught at Vanderbilt for ten years. Mireille Lee, assistant professor of…

Posted by on September 23, 2013 in HART, VRC


Alumna to Lecture on Modernist Architect Edward Durell Stone

*A video of Mary Anne Hunting’s October 3 lecture is available here. “Colossus, visionary, giant”—these are just some of the superlatives used to describe modernist architect Edward Durell Stone in his prime in the late 1950s when he emerged as one of the first “celebrity architects,” said architectural historian Mary Anne Hunting in a recent…

Posted by on September 20, 2013 in Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni


Applications for Fall 2013 Downing Grants Due October 11

The Department of History of Art is pleased to announce the availability of Downing Grants for travel to exhibitions and research centers to supplement academic instruction for students in the department’s Honors program, in senior seminars (HART 295), or in “W” (writing) courses. These grants, which provide assistance for up to $1,500 in travel costs,…

Posted by on September 13, 2013 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Director to Introduce Documentary Film at Sarratt Cinema

Director Ross McElwee’s film, Photographic Memory, is a documentary about how we process the past in order to understand the present and shape the future. McElwee will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the 7:30 p.m. screening at Sarratt Cinema on Thursday, September 12. To understand the growing distance between himself and his…

Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Events, VRC


Screening of Film on Artist Vik Muniz at Sarratt Cinema Tonight

Be at Sarratt Cinema tonight at 7:30 for the screening of the award-winning documentary Wasteland. Artist Vik Muniz’s journey from his home in Brooklyn to his native Brazil highlights the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. At the world’s largest garbage dump located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro,…

Posted by on September 4, 2013 in Events, VRC


Andrew Graciano To Deliver Goldberg Lecture on September 26

Andrew Graciano, associate professor of art history, associate chair and graduate director in the department of art, University of South Carolina, will present the fall 2013 Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History on Thursday, September 26, at 4:10 p.m. in 203 Cohen Hall. His lecture is titled Joseph Wright’s Academy by…

Posted by on September 3, 2013 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


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