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March, 2014

HART Students to Present Papers at Writing Symposium March 30

Three of our students—Ashley Shan, Zachary Richards, and Hannah Berg—will present papers at the Undergraduate Writing Symposium held Sunday, March 30, at the Ingram Commons Center. Betsey Robinson, Associate Professor of History of Art, will chair the panel session, Art Across Time and Space, which will meet in room 233 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Shan, a…

Posted by on March 26, 2014 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Kevin Murphy to Speak at Film Theory and Visual Culture Seminar

Kevin Murphy, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and chair of the History of Art Department, and Sally O’Driscoll, associate professor of English, Fairfield University, will be featured speakers at the Film Theory and Visual Culture Seminar on Friday, March 28, from noon to 2 p.m. They will address “Ephemera as Intervention: Deploying the…

Posted by on March 21, 2014 in HART, Lectures, VRC


Department of Art Features Lecture by Lane Relyea on March 19

Lane Relyea, author of Your Everyday Art World, will give a lecture as part of Studio VU: The Department of Art Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 19, at 7 pm in Wilson Hall 103 on the Vanderbilt campus. His book, published by MIT Press in 2013, addresses the effects of communication networks on artistic practice…

Posted by on March 18, 2014 in HART, Lectures, VRC


Lisa Swart to Deliver Archaeology Lecture on March 20

Lisa Swart, lecturer at Vanderbilt Divinity School and president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, will deliver the Archaeological Institute of America lecture at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 20, at the Nashville Parthenon. Her lecture is entitled “Crafting for Eternity: Early Third Intermediate Period Workshops in Thebes, Egypt.” The…

Posted by on March 18, 2014 in HART, Lectures, VRC


Halle O’Neal Featured in Fireside Chat Series on March 13

Halle O’Neal, Mellon Assistant Professor of History of Art, will give a talk as part of Vanderbilt’s Fireside Chat series on Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in McTyeire Hall. Her presentation is entitled The Universe in a Fingernail? Connecting Pop Culture with Buddhist Relics. “You might be surprised to find out that the principles…

Posted by on March 11, 2014 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit of German Art Opens March 13

The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery celebrates the opening of History’s Shadow: German Art and the Formulation of National Identity with a reception on Thursday, March 13, from 5 to 7 pm in Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus. The exhibit, curated by Joseph S. Mella, gallery director, will remain on view through June 5….

Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC


Hollis Clayson to Present Goldberg Lecture on March 27

S. Hollis Clayson, 2013-2014 Samuel H. Kress Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University, will present the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History on Thursday, March 27, at 4:10 p.m. in 203 Cohen Hall….

Posted by on March 6, 2014 in HART, Lectures, VRC


HART Students Study Aaron Douglas Murals at Fisk University

Standing beneath one of Aaron Douglas’s murals in the card catalogue room of the former Cravath Memorial Library (now Cravath Hall, the main administrative building) at Fisk University in Nashville are (left to right) Demi Landstadt, Khalila Blake, and Sujin Shin, students in Rebecca VanDiver’s African American Art class. VanDiver, senior lecturer in the department…

Posted by on March 6, 2014 in HART, HART in Nashville, VRC


DIMLI Takes the Stage at VRA Conference March 12-15

Chris Strasbaugh, director of the Visual Resources Center in Vanderbilt’s History of Art department, will talk about DIMLI (Digital Image Management Library) in several sessions planned for VRA 32, A Visual Approach, the 2014 Visual Resources Association’s annual conference held March 12-15 in Milwaukee. Strasbaugh and his colleagues have developed the open source DIMLI, a…

Posted by on March 6, 2014 in HART, VRC


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