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Alumnus to Lecture on Chinese Funerary Art on October 9

Fan Jeremy Zhang, curator of Asian Art at the Ringling Museum of Art, will present the Department of History of Art Alumni Lecture entitled “Chinese Funerary Art in its Cultural and Architectural Context” on Thursday, October 9, at 4 pm in Cohen 203. The lecture and gallery tour is in conjunction with the student-curated exhibition…

Posted by on September 30, 2014 in Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni, VRC


Applications for Fall 2014 Downing Grants Due October 10

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

Posted by on September 30, 2014 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Rebecca VanDiver Featured in McGill Hour Talk on October 1

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of history of art, will give a talk as part of Vanderbilt’s McGill Hour series on Thursday, October 1. Her presentation is entitled “Hands Up/Camera Ready: Emmett, Trayvon, and Michael, Photograph, History, and Violence.” VanDiver teaches courses on modern/contemporary African American and African art and visual culture. Her research centers on…

Posted by on September 29, 2014 in Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni, VRC


Studio Art Faculty Featured in Curb Center Exhibit Opening Tuesday

The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy will present a group exhibition featuring works by Vanderbilt’s Department of Art faculty and staff. “On the Edges: Works from Vanderbilt Department of Art Faculty and Staff” opens Tuesday, September 30, with an opening reception planned from 5 to 7:30 pm. The exhibition represents only the…

Posted by on September 29, 2014 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Space 204 Exhibit Celebrates 30 Years of the Hamblet Award

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the gift from Clement H. Hamblet in memory of his wife, the Department of Art will showcase works from previous recipients of the Hamblet Award, given annually to a graduating senior. “The Gift: 30 Years of the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award” opens Thursday, September 25, at Space…

Posted by on September 23, 2014 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


HART Society to Host Tour of Frist Exhibit with Vivien Fryd

The HART Society will host a tour of “Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art,” an exhibit at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, on Thursday, September 18. Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, will lead the tour, and students and faculty should plan to meet in Cohen’s 21st Avenue lobby…

Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Student/Alumni, VRC


AIA Lecture Features Lea Stirling and Her Work at Leptiminus

Lea Stirling, associate professor of classics, University of Manitoba, will deliver the first Archaeological Institute of America lecture of the academic year on Thursday, September 18, at 6 pm at the Nashville Parthenon in Centennial Park. Stirling will introduce us to her excavations at Leptiminus (Lamta), Tunisia, in her lecture titled Food, Funerals, and Fuel…

Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Closing Reception for Space 204 Exhibits on September 11

The Department of Art will hold a closing reception on Thursday, September 11, from 4 to 6 pm for two exhibits in the Space 204 gallery by art faculty from area colleges. A group show by Middle Tennessee State University professors Barry Buxkamper, John Donovan, Sisavanh Houghton, and Michael Baggarly as well as a solo…

Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Events, HART, VRC


Fryd Teaches American Realism and Surrealism Course at the Frist

Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, taught a three-week course on American realism and surrealism in late August and early September at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. Fryd led participants in understanding major movements within American art history from 1920 to 1950 as represented by works in the current exhibit,…

Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, VRC


Cohen Gallery Exhibit of Donna Ferrato’s Photographs Opens Friday

Donna Ferrato, a documentary photographer internationally acclaimed for her work to end family violence, on Friday, September 12, will debut the first gallery exhibition in her series that focuses on women who have left their abusers. I Am Unbeatable––Documenting and Celebrating Stories of Empowerment will be on display at Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen…

Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC


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