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“Marilyn Murphy—Realism Subverted” Exhibition in Fine Arts Gallery Closes Friday, March 3

An array of Marilyn Murphy’s oil paintings and drawings are featured in an exhibition entitled Marilyn Murphy—Realism Subverted in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Hall on view through Friday, March 3. The exhibit honors Murphy, Department of Art professor and artist, who retires this year after 37 years of teaching at Vanderbilt. “Marilyn…

Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC

Innovative New Research Projects in Visual Resources Introduced at CAA Conference in New York

The College Art Association’s annual conference was held in New York City this past week, and by volunteering as a room monitor I avoided registration fees to attend the big event. Art historians, studio artists, museum professionals, publishers, and other art-related professionals descended on the midtown Hilton (conveniently located a block away from MoMA) to…

Posted by on February 24, 2017 in Conferences, HART, VRC


John Haldon to Deliver Inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Classical and Mediterranean Studies on February 27

John Haldon, professor of Byzantine history and Hellenic studies at Princeton University, will deliver the inaugural lecture in the Distinguished Lecture Series in Classical and Mediteranean Studies on Monday, February 27, at 5:10 pm in Cohen Hall 203. Haldon will address “St. Theodore, Euchaïta, and Anatolia, ca. 500-1000 CE: Landscape, Climate, and Revival of an…

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


Space 204 Gallery Exhibition On View and Reception for Farrar Hood Cusomato February 23

The Vanderbilt University Department of Art welcomes to Space 204 an exhibition of paintings by senior lecturer Farrar Hood Cusomato. Frontier will be on display now through Friday, March 17, with a reception for the artist on Thursday, February 23, from 4 to 6 pm in the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center. “I consider…

Posted by on February 20, 2017 in Events, HART, VRC


“Invictus” Art Exhibition Celebrates African Americans’ Pursuit of Freedom and Will to Survive

An art exhibition inspired by a Vanderbilt undergraduate’s course work in African American history is currently on display at Vanderbilt Divinity School through Friday, February 24. The Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture program presents “Invictus: Twenty Works Celebrating African Americans’ Pursuit of Freedom and Will to Survive” in the Divinity School’s art gallery,…

Posted by on February 17, 2017 in Divinity School, Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Premodern Cultural Studies Seminar to Host Elizabeth Moodey’s Talk on February 15 at the Humanities Center

John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, justified the 1407 assassination of his rival, Louis of Orleans, with a contest of emblematic beasts. Elizabeth Moodey, associate professor of the history of art, will address “The Duke of Burgundy as Political Animal” on Wednesday, February 15, from 12 noon to 2:00 pm in the seminar room of…

Posted by on February 13, 2017 in HART, Lectures, VRC


Tracy Miller Among Inaugural Mellon Faculty Fellows for Vanderbilt’s Center for Digital Humanities

More than 100 faculty and students recently filled Vanderbilt’s new Center for Digital Humanities to celebrate a dynamic hub in Buttrick Hall for scholarly projects using digital tools. The center will be home each year to a cohort of faculty, postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students seeking digital approaches to humanistic scholarship. In addition, it will…

Posted by on February 10, 2017 in Events, HART, Technology, VRC

Rebecca VanDiver’s Modern and Contemporary African Art Class Visit Fisk University Art Galleries

“Fisk instagrammed my class visit earlier this week, ” said Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art. “Super exciting and we had a great conversation about potential team research to conduct going forward.”

Posted by on February 10, 2017 in HART, HART in Nashville, Student/Alumni, VRC

Celebrating 2016 Faculty Book Publications at Humanities Center Reception on February 9

Lauren Benton, dean of the College of Arts and Science, will deliver welcoming remarks at a reception on Thursday, February 9, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities in celebration of 2016 faculty book publications in the humanities and social sciences. Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J….

Posted by on February 8, 2017 in Events, HART, VRC

A&S Alumna’s Unique Journey Turns Love for Literature into Career in Art

Humanities students often get asked what they plan to do with their degrees. The answer turns out to be “anything and everything.” Vanderbilt humanities graduates work in finance, lead nonprofits, and run their own companies. Lucy Mensah, who graduated from Vanderbilt with a Ph.D. in English in 2016, is one of the students drawing on…

Posted by on February 7, 2017 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC

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