Vanderbilt University History of Art Blog

October, 2013

Amy McNair to Deliver Goldberg Lecture on November 7

Amy McNair, professor of Chinese art, Kress Foundation Department of Art History, University of Kansas, will present the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History on Thursday, November 7, at 4:10 p.m. in 203 Cohen Hall. Her lecture is entitled “Heroic Abandon: The 1300-Year Life of Yan Zhenqing’s Imperial Commissioner Liu Letter.”…

Posted by on October 29, 2013 in HART, Lectures, VRC


Three VU Professors Receive SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant

Betsey Robinson, associate professor of history of art, Robin Jensen, Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship, and David Michelson, assistant professor of early Christianity at the Divinity School, received a grant from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program to participate in a regional workshop on Cultures of…

Posted by on October 28, 2013 in Events, HART, VRC


StudioVU Lecture Series 2013-2014: Filmmaker Leighton Pierce

Vanderbilt’s Department of Art opens StudioVU: Lecture Series 2013-2014 with Carving a Ball of Sound with an Image Chisel, a discussion and film screening by experimental filmmaker Leighton Pierce, on Wednesday, October 23, at 7 pm in room 103 of Wilson Hall on the Vanderbilt campus. In addition to his lecture, Pierce will air his…

Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Bonna Wescoat to Lecture on Parthenon Ionic Frieze on October 22

Bonna Wescoat, professor of classical art and archaeology at Emory University, will give the first Archaeological Institute of America lecture of the academic year on Tuesday, October 22, at 7 pm at the Nashville Parthenon in Centennial Park. Her lecture is titled “Seeing is Believing: Nashville Parthenon Sheds New Light on the Visibility of the…

Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Events, HART, VRC


Space 204 Exhibit Celebrates Susan DeMay and Forty Years in Clay

Vanderbilt’s Department of Art welcomes an exhibition celebrating four decades of art by Susan DeMay, senior lecturer in ceramics. Career Highlights: 40 Years in Clay will be on display in Space 204 from Thursday, October 17, through Friday, November 22. DeMay will present a gallery talk on Thursday, October 17, at 3 pm prior to…

Posted by on October 15, 2013 in Events, HART, VRC


Rebecca VanDiver to Present Paper at American Art Symposium

Since the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade, Africa has played an important role—albeit shifting, contested, and often unseen—in the history of art of the United States. Rebecca VanDiver, senior lecturer in modern and contemporary art history, will present a paper, Routes to Roots: Loïs Mailou Jones’s Engagement with Africa and the African Diaspora, 1938-70,…

Posted by on October 1, 2013 in HART, VRC


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