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December, 2016


Kevin Murphy Addresses the Skyscraper and Future of Urban Development

George Washington had Mount Vernon. Thomas Jefferson had Monticello. Now President-elect Donald Trump has his eponymous Manhattan skyscraper, Trump Tower. Our first and third presidents saw their plantations as both productive and symbolic of American identity that was rooted in the land itself. President-elect Trump looks out from his tower onto a dense, dynamic cityscape…

Posted by on December 7, 2016 in HART, VRC

Vivien Fryd to Lecture on Andy Warhol’s Prints at the Portland Museum of Art

The Portland-area Vanderbilt Alumni Club has invited Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, to lecture on Andy Warhol’s prints currently on view at the Portland Museum of Art. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, and the exhibition, Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, is…

Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni, VRC


Christopher Johns to Present Conference Paper on Johann Joachim Winckelmann at New York University on December 8

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, will present a paper on December 8 titled “Winckelmann at the Villa Albani: Sculptural Display and the Politics of Patrimony in Enlightenment Rome.” The two-day conference, “Johann Joachim Winckelmann and the Transalpine Fantasy of Modern Paganism,” is being held at New York…

Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC

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