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September, 2016

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

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


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


Downing Grant Supports Haley Brown’s Research on Post-Apartheid and Contemporary Photographers in Cape Town

This past summer I spent two incredible months in South Africa serving and learning from the country’s wonderful people. For the first six weeks, I had the privilege of participating in a Vanderbilt Office of Active Citizenship global service program where eleven Vanderbilt students worked at a primary school and care center in Port Elizabeth,…

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

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