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May, 2016

Chris Strasbaugh Appointed Digital Resource Archivist and Curator at Ohio State

After six years as HART’s Director of the  Visual Resources Center (and master chef on pancake days), Chris Strasbaugh recently left Vanderbilt for Ohio State University, where he will serve as the Digital Resource Archivist and Curator within the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture. “It is with great regret that I accepted the resignation…

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in HART, VRC


HART Majors and Minors and Their Families Honored at Graduation Reception

Kevin Murphy, chair of the History of Art department,  faculty, and staff honored our majors and minors and their families at the department’s annual reception for graduating seniors on Thursday, May 12, in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall. Following Murphy’s warm welcome and introduction of the faculty, awards were presented and outstanding students recognized…

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


“Book as Art: Medieval Necessity and Modern Invention” Exhibit Curated by HART Students

Illuminated manuscript (literally “hand written”) books are arguably the most characteristic objects of the European middle ages. They preserved a culture’s visions, adventures, religious rituals, and hard-won knowledge in books that were entirely handmade simply because there was no alternative. Contemporary artists, working in a culture dominated by mass-produced books and digitized content, are revisiting…

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

Department to Honor HART Graduates at May 12 Reception and Awards Ceremony

History of Art majors and minors and their families and friends are invited to attend the department’s reception and awards ceremony for our graduating seniors on Thursday, May 12, 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…

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Student/Alumni

Vivien Fryd Invited to Present Lectures at Two Universities in Germany

Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, will deliver a lecture addressing “Kara Walker’s About the Title:  Re-enacting the Trauma of Colonialism and Slavery” on Thursday, May 12, at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany.  Her lecture is sponsored by the Program in North American Studies. Fryd will present a paper titled “Stefanie Ries:  Waiting to…

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in HART, Lectures, VRC


HART Major Hannah Ladendorf Experiences a Surrealist Play in New York City Through a Downing Grant

This past February, I was fortunate to receive a Downing grant to travel to New York City to conduct research in an atypical environment for an art historian.  In determining my final project for Professor Leonard Folgarait’s seminar on Surrealism, I decided to explore a play I had seen the year before in New York…

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

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