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HART Alumnus and Sculptor John Powers Named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow

The allure of the unattainable and its connection to the passage of time have become central to the research of John Powers, BA’01, assistant professor of sculpture at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, who was recently named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Drawing from areas as diverse as natural history,…

Posted by on April 27, 2016 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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HART Department Announces New Course for the Fall Semester: Monuments and Masterpieces

The Athenian Parthenon, the Pantheon in Rome, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the Konjikido (Hall of Gold) in Japan, and the U. S. Capitol are among the fourteen monuments and masterpieces from the East and West that will be studied in depth in a new course that will debut in the fall semester—HART 1300 Monuments and…

Posted by on April 26, 2016 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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It’s That Time Again! Enjoy Pancakes and Coffee in Cohen 134 on April 28-29

Take a break from final exams or writing papers and join us in the Visual Resources Center on Thursday and Friday (April 28-29)—anytime between 7:30 am and 4 pm—for pancakes replete with fabulous toppings, fruit juices, and coffee.  Chris Strasbaugh and Millie Fullmer will prepare fresh batches of pancakes  throughout the day for all who…

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


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HART Major Sujin Shin Visits Houston’s Rothko Chapel Through a Downing Grant

In April, through the Downing Grant, I had the incredible experience of visiting the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.  Viewing Mark Rothko’s monumental paintings within the chapel and observing the entire layout in person contributed immensely to the creation of my Honors project.  I plan to explore how the concept of the sublime applies to…

Posted by on April 22, 2016 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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HART Alumna Stephanie Storey to Talk About Her Debut Novel on April 19

HART alumna Stephanie Storey graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt in 1997 with a fine arts major (now history of art) and a passionate interest in Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Italian Renaissance.  Such an obsession, she claims, ultimately culminated in her debut art historical novel, Oil and Marble, recently published by Arcade/Skyhorse. Storey will…

Posted by on April 18, 2016 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Hamblet Award Competition and Senior Show 2016 Opens Friday, April 15, at Ingram Studio Arts Center

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


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Hamblet Event: Juror Artist Talks Set for Thursday, April 14, at Ingram Studio Arts Center

Posted by on April 13, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


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Rebecca VanDiver Convenes Panel on Diasporic Aesthetics at the University of Edinburgh

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of history of art, convened a panel entitled “Diasporic Aesthetics: Towards a Definition” at the annual meeting of the Association of Art Historians held April 7-9 at the University of Edinburgh.  Although regularly understood to be the forced dispersal of individuals (often African-descended), in recent years the term ‘Diaspora’ has expanded…

Posted by on April 11, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


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Tyler Jo Smith to Address Greek Vases in Popular Culture in AIA Lecture on April 14

A specialist in ancient Greek vase painting, Tyler Jo Smith, associate professor of classical art and archaeology, University of Virginia, will deliver the final AIA lecture of the semester on Thursday, April 14, at 6:00 pm at the Nashville Parthenon.  In her lecture, “From Hamilton to Hercules:  Greek Vases in Popular Culture,” Smith will explore…

Posted by on April 11, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


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“Feedback: A Campus Conversation About Race” Pop-Up Exhibit Opens April 13 in Cohen Hall

“Feedback:  A Campus Conversation About Race”—an exhibition to encourage open dialogue about perceptions of race at Vanderbilt—opens on Wednesday, April 13, from 5 to 7 pm in the west atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall.  The exhibit is comprised of nine photographs from a 2013 Hidden Dores campaign based on the “I am Harvard Campaign” paired…

Posted by on April 11, 2016 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC


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