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January, 2016

HART Professors Leonard Folgarait, Hamilton Hazlehurst Cited in Alumni Survey

Posted by on January 28, 2016 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Betsey Robinson Named to 2016 Class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Betsey Robinson, associate professor, departments of history of art and classical studies, is among fourteen outstanding faculty members from across the university recently named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows.  The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as…

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in HART, VRC


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Applications due February 5 for Downing Grants for HART Undergraduate Research and Travel

HART majors and minors are encouraged to apply for a spring 2016 Downing grant by Friday, February 5.  The department awards these Downing grants for travel to exhibitions and research centers to supplement academic instruction for HART students who are in the Honors Program, senior seminars (HART 4960), or  “W” (writing) courses.  The Downing grants,…

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Archaeologist Margaret Miles to Present Talk on Elymian Segesta on January 22

In addition to delivering the Goldberg Lecture on January 21, archaeologist Margaret Miles, Professor of Art History and Classics, University of California, Irvine, will present a lunchtime talk entitled “Elymian Segesta:  Trojans and Greeks in Western Sicily” on Friday, January 22, at 12:10 pm in 309 Cohen Hall.  Miles will examine the history of Segesta,…

Posted by on January 18, 2016 in HART, Lectures, VRC


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Jalen Chang Visits Hamburg, Berlin, and Dresden to View Friedrich Paintings on a Downing Grant

Thanks to the generosity of the Downing family and Vanderbilt’s History of Art department, my Thanksgiving dinner this year took place in a hotel room roughly 5,000 miles away from anyone I knew, in between a flurry of museum visits in three different German cities.  At the suggestion of my honors thesis adviser, Professor Christopher…

Posted by on January 13, 2016 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Edgehill’s Rich Culture Conveyed Through Curb Center Exhibit Opening on January 21

Edgehill Muses, an exhibition spotlighting a Nashville neighborhood noted for strong perseverance and renowned artists, opens at the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt on Thursday, January 21, with a reception from 4:30 to 6 pm. “We are pleased to showcase the immense talent of these past and present Edgehill artists,…

Posted by on January 8, 2016 in Events, HART, VRC


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Goldberg Lecturer Margaret Miles Addresses Augustan Renewal in Athens on January 21

Archaeologist Margaret Miles, Professor of Art History and Classics, University of California, Irvine, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History entitled “Transferred Temples and Augustan Renewal in Athens” on Thursday, January 21, at 4:10 pm in Cohen Memorial Hall, room  203.  A reception will follow in the Cohen atrium….

Posted by on January 8, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


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Studio VU Lecture Series Features Regina Agu on January 20 in Ingram Studio Arts Center

Artist Regina Agu’s work explores the intersection of memory and history, with interests in the production, performance, and archiving of historical narratives, personal memory, and collective memory.   Agu will present a lecture at 7 pm on Wednesday, January 20, in Room 220 of the Ingram Studio Arts Center on the Vanderbilt campus. Agu works across…

Posted by on January 8, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


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“The Last Laugh: Selections from Michael Aurbach’s Secrecy Series” Opens January 14

Presented in honor of Michael Aurbach, professor of art, who retires this year after 30 years of teaching sculpture and drawing at Vanderbilt, The Last Laugh features three large-scale sculptures from Aurbach’s Secrecy Series and will open on Thursday, January 14, in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall.  The reception is from…

Posted by on January 8, 2016 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures


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HART Major and Library Dean’s Fellow Haley Brown on CBAA Conference Panel January 8

Haley Brown, History of Art major (Class of 2016) and Library Dean’s Fellow, will present Contemporary Artists’ Books in Digital Humanities Projects at Vanderbilt in a panel session on Friday, January 8, at the 2016 College Book Art Association National Conference.  The session, entitled  “Visualizing Collections:  Artists’ Books at Vanderbilt’s Heard Library,” will be held…

Posted by on January 7, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni, VRC


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