Vanderbilt University History of Art Blog

April, 2015

Department to Honor HART Graduates at a Reception on May 7

History of Art majors and minors and their families and friends are invited to attend the department’s reception for our graduating seniors on Thursday, May 7, from 2 to 4 pm. The event will be held in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus, and awards will be presented at 3 pm….

Posted by on April 21, 2015 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Shaneyfelt Examines Workshop Practices in Renaissance Perugia

An article by Sheri Shaneyfelt, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies, Department of History of Art, was recently published in the March 2015 issue of The Art Bulletin (Volume XCVII, Number 1). The article, “The Società del 1496: Supply, Demand, and Artistic Exchange in Renaissance Perugia,” is part of a larger project on workshop…

Posted by on April 14, 2015 in HART, VRC


Applications for Fine Arts Gallery Internships Due Friday, April 17

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery internships are designed to give Vanderbilt students an opportunity to gain hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience in a university art gallery setting. Interns will contribute to a variety of projects, including our digital imaging project, exhibition research and label copy writing, student outreach, and exhibition preparatory work. In addition, interns will assist…

Posted by on April 13, 2015 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Vivien Fryd to Lecture on Henry Ries at Symposium Held in May

Vivien Green Fryd, professor of history of art, will present a paper next month at the Critical Topography Symposium, Trent University, Peterborough, and Ryerson University, Toronto. Fryd, niece of the New York Times photographer Henry Ries (1917-2004) will address the topic Henry Ries’ Photographs of the Brandenburg Gate, 1937-1981: Collective Trauma, Struggle, and Identity. Ries,…

Posted by on April 13, 2015 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


HART Student Research Symposium Slated for Thursday, April 16

Graduating seniors and history of art majors Jodi Chamberlain, Jessica DeAngelo, Clee Malfitano, and Holly McKee are the featured speakers at the fourth annual Student Research Symposium on Thursday, April 16, at 4:10 p.m. in Cohen Hall 203. A reception in the atrium will immediately follow the symposium. Paper topics include San Vitale and Its…

Posted by on April 13, 2015 in Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni, VRC


Leonard Folgarait Part of Flexner Dean’s Lecture on April 14

The Flexner Dean’s Lecture, “Memento Mori: Clinical and Historical Readings on Death in Art,” will be held on Tuesday, April 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in 208 Light Hall in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The lecture will be an interdisciplinary conversation on close readings led by John Sergent, professor of medicine, Leonard Folgarait,…

Posted by on April 13, 2015 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, VRC


Enjoy Coffee, Waffles and Pancakes in the VRC Later This Month

As the spring semester comes to an end, the Visual Resources Center invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for a free cup of coffee—or two or three—in Cohen 134. Coffee will be available throughout the day from Monday, April 13, through the last day of exams, which is Thursday, April 30. Pour yourself…

Posted by on April 7, 2015 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Senior Show 2015 Opens Friday, April 10, in Studio Arts Center

The Department of Art’s Senior Show 2015 features the work of ten graduating art majors: Sara Alavi, Christopher Hayes, Liyan Hou, Alexis Jackson, Celeste Jones, Emily Neal, Allyson Patterson, Madeline Santulli, Blair Tramel and Chelsea Velaga. The show will open on Friday, April 10, in Space 204, the second-floor gallery at the E. Bronson Ingram…

Posted by on April 6, 2015 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Tara Zanardi to Present Goldberg Lecture on Thursday, April 9

Tara Zanardi, assistant professor of art history at Hunter College, will present the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History on Thursday, April 9, at 4:10 p.m. in 203 Cohen Hall. Her lecture is entitled “Porcelain Pleasures and the Allure of the East: Charles III and China,” with a reception to follow…

Posted by on April 6, 2015 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Workshop to Explore Difference in Asian Buddhist Traditions

Buddhist traditions—in all their diversity—-have been formed through processes of exchange, negotiation, and contestation in the face of perceived difference. These perceptions have existed both among individuals identifying as Buddhist (with regard to sectarian distinctions) and in situations when Buddhists encountered other religious traditions. “Networks and Religious Difference in Asian Buddhist Traditions” is the focus…

Posted by on April 2, 2015 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


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