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Wikipedia ART+FEMINISM Edit-A-Thon Scheduled for March 3

On Thursday, March 3, Vanderbilt’s History of Art Department and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library will cosponsor the Wikipedia ART+FEMINISM Edit-a-Thon that will be held in the Library’s Special Collections from 11 am to 4 pm. The event marks the third annual Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon, an all-day global event designed to generate coverage of…

Posted by on February 24, 2016 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


Elspeth Dusinberre to Present AIA Lecture on March 1 on the Ancient Persian Empire

Elspeth Dusinberre, chair and professor of classics at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will  lecture on “Power and the Ideal in the Ancient Persian Empire” at the Nashville Parthenon on Tuesday, March 1, at 6 pm.  Her lecture will explore the glories and practices, the rhetoric and realities, of the ancient Persian Empire. When Alexander the Great…

Posted by on February 24, 2016 in HART, Lectures, VRC

Material Cultures Seminar on February 18 Features Erica Kelly and Her Research on Museum Exhibits and Their Visitors

What happens when visitors encounter objects in a museum environment?  What do they bring to that encounter, and what do they take away? How do we know? And what can the exhibit developers, curators, and designers who create experiences in museums do with that information?  Erica Kelly, senior exhibit developer at the San Diego Natural…

Posted by on February 17, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Pakistani Artist Mahwish Chishty Featured in Studio VU Lecture on February 10

Initially trained as a miniature painter from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, Mahwish Chishty has aggressively combined new media and conceptual work with her traditional practice, emerging as a notable conceptual artist.  As part of the Department of Art’s Studio VU Lecture Series, Chishty will talk about her work on Wednesday, February 10,…

Posted by on February 10, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Christopher Johns Edits Volume on the Papacy of Pope Benedict XIV Lambertini

Emerging from a groundbreaking international conference on the papacy of Pope Benedict XIV Lambertini (reigned 1740-1758) and its legacy, the anthology Benedict XIV and the Enlightenment: Art, Science, and Spirituality, edited by Rebecca Messbarger, Christopher M. S. Johns and Philip Gavitt, was recently published by the University of Toronto Press. The symposium of 2012 was…

Posted by on February 9, 2016 in HART, VRC


Vanderbilt Artists Featured in the Frist’s “Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville’s Print Community” Exhibit

Nashville is renowned for its love of storytelling in words, images, and voices.  For years, the city has been home to major publishing houses, printing presses, nationally recognized writing programs, and great authors, poets, journalists, and songwriters.  Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville’s Print Community is a juried exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual…

Posted by on February 6, 2016 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


HART Professors Present Papers at CAA Annual Conference February 3-6

Professors Mireille Lee, Barbara Tsakirgis, and Riyaz Latif travel to Washington, DC this week to present papers at the College Art Association annual conference held February 3-6.  The conference consists of four days of presentations, panel discussions, workshops, special events, and exhibitions exploring the study, practice, and history of art and visual culture. Lee, Assistant…

Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Space 204 Gallery Features Sculpture of 2014 Hamblet Award Recipient David Krenz

The Department of Art announces the opening of Ink Indefinite, a series of sculptural works by Vanderbilt alumnus David Krenz (BA’14), on Thursday, February 4, from 4 to 6 pm in Space 204 Gallery in the Ingram Studio Arts Center. On view through March 24,  Krenz’s sculptural series is based on the Turritopsis dohrnii species…

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC

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