Vanderbilt University History of Art Blog

October, 2014

HART Hosts Visual Resources Mini-Conference Over Fall Break

Approximately 40 visual resources curators and librarians from four bordering VRA chapters (Great Lakes, Midwest, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic) attended a two-day mini-conference held October 16-17 in Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus at Vanderbilt. The theme of the conference, organized by Chris Strasbaugh, director of the department’s visual resources center, was “Visual Resources and…

Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


Betsey Robinson Co-Presents Talk on Conserving Roman Mosaic

Betsey Robinson, associate professor of history of art, co-presented a talk entitled “A Roman mosaic in the south stoa, Corinth, Greece: New studies and conservation plans” with Nicol Anastassatou, chief conservator of the Corinth Excavations, American School of Classical Studies. Their presentation was part of a two-day colloquium held October 16-18 at the Getty Villa…

Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Penelope Umbrico Presents Studio VU Lecture on October 29

Penelope Umbrico, who teaches at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, will deliver the Studio VU Lecture on Wednesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in Wilson Hall, room 126. Umbrico will talk about her photo-based installations, video, and digital media works that explore the changing technologies of image making and the ever-increasing production…

Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Workshop on Religion and Late Antique Culture October 23-24

A workshop on religion and culture in late antiquity will be held at Vanderbilt this Friday, October 24, with a Thursday evening keynote at the Nashville Parthenon. The workshop, Religion in Late Antique Culture and Society (RELACS), is sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and the Department of History of Art….

Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Patricia Leighten to Deliver Goldberg Lecture on November 6

Patricia Leighten, professor of art history & visual studies, Duke University, will present the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History on Thursday, November 6, at 4:10 p.m. in 203 Cohen Hall. Her lecture is entitled “The Secret Life of Henri Cartier-Bresson,” with a reception to follow in the atrium. Leighten’s field…

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


Gregor Kalas to Deliver AIA Lecture on Thursday, October 23

Gregor Kalas, associate professor of the history and theory of architecture, School of Architecture, University of Tennessee, investigates late antique urban landscapes by digitally reconstructing the center of Rome in order to reveal the ritual function of buildings and the topographical linkages between significant city spaces. His current research concerns the late antique revitalization of…

Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Events, HART, Lectures, Technology, VRC


HART Society Sponsors Information Session for Majors on Thursday

Interested in majoring in the History of Art? Ready to study abroad? Nervous about getting a job? Confused about how Art History will fit into the mix? Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 23! Along with cookies and lemonade in the Cohen atrium from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, History of Art majors will have HART…

Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Vivien Fryd Speaks at Colloquium on Hiram Powers’ Greek Slave

Vivien Green Fryd, professor of history of art, participated in a colloquium on The Greek Slave by Hiram Powers held on October 10-11 at the Yale Center of British Art in conjunction with the Sculpture Victorious exhibition. Fryd’s presentation entitled “The Greek Slave and Slavery: A Historiography” was part of a session on “The Greek…

Posted by on October 15, 2014 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Sheri Shaneyfelt to Lecture at Milwaukee Art Museum on October 16

Sheri Shaneyfelt, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in the department of history of art, will explore developments in Italian painting from the late 14th to the 16th century in a lecture at the Milwaukee Museum of Art on Thursday, October 16. Shaneyfelt will address “Italian Renaissance Art from Glasgow: Paintings from Florence, Bologna,…

Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Rebecca VanDiver to Present Paper at AHAA Symposium

Rebecca Keegan VanDiver, assistant professor of history of art, will present a paper at the third biennial symposium organized by the Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) held October 9-11 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her paper is entitled “The Pictures Not Painted: African American Artists and the Rosenwald Fund Fellowship, 1929-1948.” During the Great Depression,…

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


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