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Kevin Murphy Addresses the Skyscraper and Future of Urban Development

George Washington had Mount Vernon. Thomas Jefferson had Monticello. Now President-elect Donald Trump has his eponymous Manhattan skyscraper, Trump Tower. Our first and third presidents saw their plantations as both productive and symbolic of American identity that was rooted in the land itself. President-elect Trump looks out from his tower onto a dense, dynamic cityscape…

Posted by on December 7, 2016 in HART, VRC


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Enjoy Delicious Pancakes and Coffee in Cohen Hall 134 on December 12 and 16

Take a break from final exams or writing papers and join us in the Visual Resources Center on Monday and Friday of next week (December 12 and 16)—anytime between 7:30 am and 4 pm—for pancakes replete with fabulous toppings, fruit juices, and coffee. VRC Director Millie Fullmer will prepare fresh batches of pancakes throughout the…

Posted by on December 6, 2016 in Events, HART, VRC


Vivien Fryd to Lecture on Andy Warhol’s Prints at the Portland Museum of Art

The Portland-area Vanderbilt Alumni Club has invited Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, to lecture on Andy Warhol’s prints currently on view at the Portland Museum of Art. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, and the exhibition, Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, is…

Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Christopher Johns to Present Conference Paper on Johann Joachim Winckelmann at New York University on December 8

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, will present a paper on December 8 titled “Winckelmann at the Villa Albani: Sculptural Display and the Politics of Patrimony in Enlightenment Rome.” The two-day conference, “Johann Joachim Winckelmann and the Transalpine Fantasy of Modern Paganism,” is being held at New York…

Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Tracy Miller Co-Chairs Panel at T’ang Studies Society Conference Celebrating Opening of the Elling O. Eide Library

Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art and Asian studies, recently co-chaired a panel at an international conference sponsored by the T’ang Studies Society and celebrating the opening of the Elling O. Eide Library in Sarasota, Florida. The theme of the panel was “Ritual Environments of the Tang Dynasty: Text Through Context.” As access…

Posted by on November 30, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Session Features Scholars of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Water Management and Culture

The EOS Project, the Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, and the History of Art Department cosponsored a brainstorming session, Mater and Matrix: Water in Diachronic and Interdisciplinary Perspective, on November 18 in Cohen Memorial Hall. Scholars of ancient, medieval, and modern water management and culture, including HART Professors and EOS Fellows Betsey Robinson and…

Posted by on November 29, 2016 in Events, HART, VRC


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Tracy Miller Lectures on Blossoming of Buddhist Sacred Space in Medieval China at Yale University

Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art and Asian studies, addressed “Geometry, Cosmology, and the Blossoming of Buddhist Space in Medieval China” in a lecture that was hosted by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University. As the earliest full-size towering pagoda extant in China, the pagoda at Songyuesi 嵩岳寺 in Dengfeng,…

Posted by on November 29, 2016 in HART, Lectures, VRC


HART Society Sponsors December 1 Workshop on Exam Preparation

The board of the HART Society and HART professor and faculty adviser Leonard Folgarait invite history of art students to join them in Cohen Hall 203 on Thursday evening, December 1, for a workshop about preparing for history of art exams. They will discuss approaches to studying for and writing essays on these exams, including…

Posted by on November 29, 2016 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Rebecca VanDiver Travels to Johannesburg to Present Conference Paper on November 18

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of history of art, is a panelist and presenter at “Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures,” a conference to be held November 17-19 in Turbine Hall in the Newtown district of Johannesburg, South Africa. VanDiver will address “On Fertile Ground: Africa, Motherhood and Reproduction in the Work of…

Posted by on November 15, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Studio VU Lecture Series Features Ian Berry on Wednesday, November 16

Ian Berry, Dayton Director of The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, will speak on Wednesday, November 16, at 6 pm in Wilson Hall, Room 103, as part of Studio VU: The Department of Art Lecture Series. A leader in the field of college and university museums, he is a…

Posted by on November 15, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


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