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Riyaz Latif to Deliver Dorothy Ford Wiley Lecture at UNC on November 4

Riyaz Latif, Mellon Assistant Professor of History of Art, will deliver the Dorothy Ford Wiley Lecture at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill on Friday, November 4. His lecture, “Archiving Knowledge in Sacred Earth: Madrasa in the Marinid Chella,” is sponsored by the UNC Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The somewhat anomalous incidence…

Posted by on October 28, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Tracy Miller to Moderate Vanderbilt History Seminar on Monday, October 31

Kristina Kleutghen, assistant professor of art history and archaeology, Washington University in St. Louis, will present her paper, “The Terms of Vision in Late Imperial China,” at the Vanderbilt History Seminar on Monday, October 31, at 3:10 pm in Sarratt 216/20. Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art, will serve as commentator for this…

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


Reception and Tribute Honoring Barbara Tsakirgis Held at the Nashville Parthenon

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens and The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park hosted a reception and tribute honoring Barbara Tsakirgis, associate professor of classical and Mediterranean studies and history of art, on Monday evening, October 24, at the Nashville Parthenon. A leading scholar of Greek art and archaeology and Vanderbilt…

Posted by on October 26, 2016 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, VRC


Leonard Folgarait to Explore “Edgar Degas: A New Vision” with VU Alums at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts

The Houston Vanderbilt Club is hosting an evening at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts with Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art, as he explores Degas: A New Vision on Thursday evening, October 27, at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. On view through January 16, the exhibit offers the most significant international survey…

Posted by on October 26, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni, VRC


Heard Library Hosts Nashville Architecture Edit-a-Thon on Tuesday, October 25

The Jean and Alexander Heard Library is hosting an Edit-A-Thon focused on developing Wikipedia articles about the architecture of Nashville, Tennessee. HART faculty, staff and students are invited to join other faculty and librarians on Tuesday, October 25, in learning and writing about our city and its architects, monuments, and public spaces. The event will…

Posted by on October 24, 2016 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Neil Silberman to Deliver AIA Lecture on Thursday, October 27, at the Nashville Parthenon

There’s a revolution happening today in the way we value, discover, and imagine the past. On the negative side, ancient sites by the thousands—not only in the Middle East but all over the world—are being bulldozed, looted, vandalized, or blown up or merely vandalized. Feature films, bestsellers and specialized cable documentaries hopelessly muddle archaeological fiction…

Posted by on October 24, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


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Department of Art Announces October 26 Closing Reception for Ben Fox-McCord’s Exhibit and Studio VU Lecture by Hrag Vartanian

Artist Ben 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 and abstraction of real-life forms onto a two-dimensional plane, is a distinctly human endeavor and is “one of the few ways that describes our interaction with…

Posted by on October 24, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Leonard Folgarait Explores Mexican Muralism at Cheekwood Workshop on October 21

Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art, and Brian Greif, creator of the Nashville Walls Project, will offer a professional development workshop at Cheekwood on Friday, October 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop is entitled “Street Stories: Urban Art in Mexico and Nashville.” Folgarait will explore Mexican muralism with workshop participants, and…

Posted by on October 20, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Carlos Noreña to Present Lecture on Friday, October 21

Posted by on October 20, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


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Elizabeth Moodey’s “Art of the Book” Student-Curated Exhibition Cited as Successful Collaboration with Vanderbilt Library

Elizabeth Moodey, associate professor of history of art, and her HART 2288 seminar students this past spring chose and researched the works in an exhibition, Book as Art: Medieval Necessity and Modern Invention, currently on view in the lobby of the Heard Library through March 2017. They investigated medieval and contemporary artists’ books to deduce…

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


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