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Joseph Rife to Examine Religious Life of Vibrant Community at Kenchreai in September 29 Archaeology Lecture

The port of Kenchreai, near Corinth in southern Greece, flourished from the Roman Empire through Late Antiquity (1st-7th centuries) as one of the busiest commercial centers in the region. It was also a crossroads for the exchange of ideas, styles, languages, and beliefs. Like many provincial ports of the eastern Mediterranean under Roman rule, the…

Posted by on September 27, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC

HART Welcomes Shelby Merritt as Assistant Visual Resources Curator

Not everyone realizes this, but Florida is as much rural cattle pastures and dusty orange groves as it is sunny beaches and crowded theme parks. Coming from a proud working-class family of “true Floridians” (not transplants), my artistic tendencies and academic aspirations were initially met with puzzlement. It has taken the course of a bachelor’s…

Posted by on September 27, 2016 in HART, VRC


Fine Arts Gallery Opens Exhibit on Race, Sports and Vanderbilt on Friday, September 23

The late 1960s, now fifty years in the past, remains a period that is recalled with a variety of interpretations—some accurate, some highly selective, some inaccurate—by those who lived through it. The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery presents Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966–1970, which opens Friday, September 23, in Cohen Memorial Hall and highlights artifacts,…

Posted by on September 21, 2016 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC

Department of Art Features Exhibit by Ben Fox-McCord Opening September 22 in Space 204 Gallery

The Department of Art announces the September 22 opening of Meanders, an exhibition of Ben Fox-McCord’s work that will be on display in Space 204 through October 26. Fox-McCord’s work is produced in a variety of ways, but drawing has always been at the core of his practice. The act of drawing, the visual reproduction…

Posted by on September 20, 2016 in Events, HART, VRC


“American Epic” Print Exhibition Opens September 22 at Divinity School

American Epic, an exhibition by Clarksville artist and master printmaker Jesse Shaw, will open at Vanderbilt Divinity School on Thursday, September 22, with a reception from 4 to 6 pm in room G-20, including a gallery talk by the artist at 5 pm. Shaw works primarily in relief prints carved from linoleum blocks. His work…

Posted by on September 20, 2016 in Divinity School, Events, HART, VRC

Cheekwood Announces Volunteer Opportunities for HART Students This Fall

The Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art recently announced volunteer opportunities for HART students this fall. These include several dates this month and next: September 23-24, assisting at a booth offering art activities at the TACA Fair in Centennial Park (shifts are 10-2 and 2-6 each day); October 3-7 and October 10, working at…

Posted by on September 14, 2016 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC

Fine Arts Gallery Loans Milton Avery’s “The Picnic, Vermont” to the Bennington Museum

Do paintings get a summer vacation? In the case of Milton Avery’s The Picnic, Vermont, 1940, the answer is “yes.” This outstanding painting is on loan to the Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont, until November for their exhibition entitled Milton Avery’s Vermont. The only Avery in the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Collection, it is in…

Posted by on September 12, 2016 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC


Applications Due September 30 for Downing Grants for HART Undergraduate Research and Travel

Vanderbilt’s History of Art students are encouraged to apply for a fall 2016 Downing grant by Friday, September 30. The department awards these Downing grants for travel to exhibitions and research centers to supplement academic instruction for HART majors who are in the Honors Program, in senior seminars, or in “W” (writing) courses. These grants,…

Posted by on September 9, 2016 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Susan DeMay Among Artists Exhibited at Belmont’s Leu Center for the Visual Arts

Artist Susan DeMay, senior lecturer with Vanderbilt’s Department of Art, is featured along with Edward Belbusti and Marc Barr in “The Plane Truth,” an exhibit in Gallery 121 at Belmont University’s Leu Center for the Visual Arts, on view now through September 23. The explorations of these artists begin with inspirations found in architecture, nature…

Posted by on September 7, 2016 in Events, HART, VRC


Department of Art Hosts Closing Reception for Glenn Merchant on September 8

Murfreesboro artist Glenn Merchant’s exhibition of paintings in the Space 204 gallery, entitled “A Red Wheel Barrow,” closes Thursday, September 8. A closing reception for the artist will be held from 4 to 7 pm at the Ingram Studio Arts Center. Free and open to the public, the exhibit is on view weekdays from 10…

Posted by on September 7, 2016 in Events, HART, VRC

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