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February, 2014

J. H. Chajes: Visual Kabbalah and the Diagramming of the Divine

J. H. Chajes, associate professor, department of Jewish history, Haifa University, will deliver a lecture entitled “It’s Good to See the King: Visual Kabbalah and the Diagramming of the Divine” on Thursday, February 27, at 4:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall 100 on the Vanderbilt campus. Most students of kabbalistic literature find themselves “visualizing” its cosmogonic…

Posted by on February 26, 2014 in HART, Lectures, VRC


Warren Center Announces New Seminar on Material Culture

Mireille Lee, assistant professor of history of art, and Beth Conklin, associate professor of anthropology, are coordinating a new seminar at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities entitled “Material Culture in Context.” This seminar explores objects and materiality from multiple perspectives. It will examine the meaning attached to objects by the people who…

Posted by on February 24, 2014 in Events, HART, VRC


Seeing Red: The Passion, Madness and Desperation of Rothko

Tennessee Repertory Theatre is joining with Vanderbilt’s Master of Liberal Arts and Science Program and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts for a special event focused on the Tony Award-winning play Red by John Logan. The program will be held on Monday, February 17, at 6:30 pm in the Wilson Hall auditorium. The event…

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Events, VRC


Amanda Wunder to Lecture on the Spanish Farthingale

Amanda Wunder, assistant professor of history at Lehman College (CUNY) and of art history at the CUNY Graduate Center, will present a lecture entitled “The Rise and Fall of the Spanish Farthingale: Women’s Fashions and Politics in Seventeenth-Century Spain” on Thursday, February 27, at 4:10 pm in 203 Cohen Hall on the Peabody campus. The…

Posted by on February 7, 2014 in HART, Lectures, VRC


Charles Long to Present StudioVU Lecture on February 19

Internationally renowned artist Charles Long will lecture on his work as part of Studio VU: The Department of Art Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 19, at 7 pm in Wilson Hall 103 on the Vanderbilt campus. Long, professor of art at the University of California, Riverside, has received the American Academy of Arts and Letters…

Posted by on February 6, 2014 in Lectures, VRC


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