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January, 2017

Betsey Robinson Among Participants in January 25 Roundtable on Classical Legacies

The Robert Penn Warren Center for Humanities sponsors a premodern cultural studies seminar that is hosting a Roundtable on Classical Legacies on Wednesday, January 25, at 4 pm in Buttrick 123. Refreshments will be provided. Planned in partnership with Vanderbilt’s newly re-organized Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies, the roundtable assembles experts from the Vanderbilt…

Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Events, HART, VRC


Sustaining Nashville’s Creative Community Panel Discussion Held January 24 at Curb Center

Nashville has seen an increase of 400,000 in its population in fourteen years, stressing existing infrastructure to its limits and pressuring existing neighborhoods and communities that provide so much of Nashville’s character. Newcomers recognize a collaborative spirit engendered by the city’s creative class, a group that historically has been known less for self-promotion and more…

Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Events, HART, VRC


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Downing Grant Applications Due February 6 for HART Undergraduate Research and Travel

Vanderbilt’s History of Art students are encouraged to apply for a spring 2017 Downing grant by Monday, February 6. 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 advanced seminars, or in upper-level “W” (writing) courses. These…

Posted by on January 23, 2017 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Katy Börner Curates “Places & Spaces” Exhibition Opening January 23 and Delivers Inaugural Lecture January 27

Vanderbilt’s Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibition, which makes a beautiful case for the importance of data visualization, opens Monday, January 23, and is on display through April 23 at several venues on the Vanderbilt campus—the Central Library, Sarratt Student Center/Rand Hall, and the Wond’ry. Curated by Katy Börner and Lisel Record at the Cyberinfrastructure…

Posted by on January 23, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, Technology, VRC


Expert on Nazi Looted Art to Present Lecture on Tuesday, January 24

The aftermath of Nazi plunder during Hitler’s regime, especially during World War II, still lingers more than 70 years later. Efforts to find looted art and return it to its rightful owners continue on both sides of the Atlantic. David Glasser, chairman and executive director of the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum of Art in…

Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC


Leonard Folgarait Shares His Expertise in French Art and Architecture with Alumni in Houston and Paris

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts provided the perfect setting for a recent Commodore Classroom. Leonard Folgarait, Distinguished Professor of History of Art, joined the Houston Vanderbilt Chapter to discuss the work of Edgar Degas and to tour the museum’s exhibit Degas: A New Vision. Beverly Barrett, BS’97, who keenly recalls taking Folgarait’s Modern Architecture…

Posted by on January 18, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Marilyn Murphy’s Exhibition Opens January 19 in Fine Arts Gallery with a Surreal Twist on Reality

In honor of Department of Art professor and artist Marilyn Murphy, who retires this year after 37 years of teaching, the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery will feature many of her oil paintings and drawings in an exhibition entitled Marilyn Murphy—Realism Subverted. The opening reception is Thursday, January 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the…

Posted by on January 16, 2017 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, VRC


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“Sign of the Diaspora” Exhibit Featuring Hamblet Award Winner Alexis Jackson Opens January 12 in Space 204 Gallery

The Department of Art welcomes Alexis Jackson, recipient of the 2015 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award, for her exhibition Sign of the Diaspora on view from January 12 through February 3. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, January 12, from 4 to 6 pm in the Space 204 Gallery at the E. Bronson Ingram…

Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Vivien Fryd to Lecture on the Art of Red Grooms On View at the Brooks Museum of Art

The Memphis-area Vanderbilt Alumni Club has invited Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, to lecture on the art of artist Red Grooms, currently on view at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. The event is scheduled for Saturday morning, January 7, including a guided tour of the exhibition. Grooms’s treatment of New York City…

Posted by on January 6, 2017 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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