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August, 2016

Jing Zhuge to Examine Role of the House in Late Imperial China in September 1 Lecture

Architectural historian Jing Zhuge, associate professor in the School of Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing, will present a lecture on Thursday, September 1, from 12:15-1:30 pm in Buttrick Hall 123. The title of her lecture is “Identity, Morality and Domesticity: A Merchant’s House in 16th- and 17th-century North China in The Plum in the Golden Vase.”…

Posted by on August 30, 2016 in HART, Lectures, VRC


Architectural Historian Jing Zhuge to Address Historic Preservation in China in August 31 Lecture

Jing Zhuge, associate professor in the School of Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing, will present a lecture on Wednesday, August 31, from 9:10-10 a.m., in Cohen Memorial Hall 324. Her lecture is entitled “Historic Preservation in China: Interest Chains and Value Judgments.” Historic preservation is a global issue of pressing concern. Her presentation, sponsored by the…

Posted by on August 30, 2016 in HART, Lectures, VRC


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Christopher Johns Receives Chancellor’s Award for Research at Fall Faculty Assembly

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, received the Chancellor’s Award for Research at the Fall Faculty Assembly on August 25. Johns was recognized for his book The Visual Culture of the Catholic Enlightenment (Penn State University Press, 2014), a culmination of many years of painstaking archival research. The…

Posted by on August 29, 2016 in HART, VRC


“Transformations” Exhibition Opens at Curb Center on September 1

Join the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt in celebrating the opening of the 2016-17 exhibition, “Transformations: An exhibition inspired by Lily Clayton Hansen’s Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations” on Thursday, September 1, from 5-7 pm at 1801 Edgehill Avenue. What can the authentic capture of a moment in a creative…

Posted by on August 26, 2016 in Events, HART, VRC


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Restoring Humanity: The Interconnectedness of Life Is Illustrated in Shimmering Glass Tiles

It has been 47 years since Ben Shahn’s mosaic Peabody—1968 was dedicated in the Hobbs Human Development Laboratory on what was then the campus of George Peabody College for Teachers. The effort to commission Shahn, an artist well known for his advocacy for the poor, was spearheaded by Susan Gray, professor of psychology, emerita, and…

Posted by on August 25, 2016 in HART, VRC


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HART Alumnus and Sculptor Alan LeQuire to Unveil Tennessee Women’s Suffrage Monument on August 26

Nearly a century after Tennessee became the 36th state—the last state needed—to ratify the 19th Amendment giving all women the right to vote, HART alumnus and local sculptor Alan LeQuire will unveil his large-scale public monument to suffragists on Women’s Equality Day, Friday, August 26. The formal ceremony will be held from 11 a.m. to…

Posted by on August 23, 2016 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Student/Alumni, VRC


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ICON Sponsors Visit to Public Art Mini-Golf Course at First Tennessee Park

Still a relatively recent transplant to this city, I was quite interested when a colleague introduced me to the professional organization known as ICON (Inter-Museum Council of Nashville), a network of professionals committed to encouraging the development and education of Nashville-area museums and cultural institutions. The most recent ICON event I attended was held at…

Posted by on August 1, 2016 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, VRC


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