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“American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson” Exhibit Opens April 28

American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson is the first comprehensive survey of a little known yet important twentieth-century American artist, presenting new research into the significance of his life’s work and using it as a lens to view many iterations of abstraction practiced from the 1930s through the 1970s. On view in…

Posted by on April 28, 2017 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC

Student Cites Art History Class as a Favorite in “Vanderbilt Hustler” Interview

Robert Schutt, a former student of HART professor Betsey Robinson, is currently a junior, but he’s planning to graduate a year early. He’s the editor of Vanderbilt Orbis, an environmentally-focused student publication. That’s not all, though—he is also a candidate for public office. Even though he is at the minimum age required to run, Schutt…

Posted by on April 19, 2017 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC

Millie Fullmer Awarded Kress Foundation Scholarship to Attend SEI Workshop in June

Millie Fullmer, director of HART’s Visual Resources Center, has received a Kress Foundation scholarship to support her attendance at the 2017 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 6-9. The SEI is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America…

Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Conferences, HART, Technology, VRC

VRC Staff Reports On Highlights of Visual Resources Conference

At the end of March, I attended the Visual Resources Association’s 34th Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, along with Visual Resources Center Director Millie Fullmer. This year’s conference theme was “Unbridled Opportunities”, a theme which played on the horse racing history of Kentucky but also addressed the rapid changes occurring in the visual resources field…

Posted by on April 11, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, VRC


Jeffrey Collins to Focus April 13 Goldberg Lecture on Development and Dispersal of Incense Boats

Beginning in the late fifteenth century, the spread of European merchants and missionaries in pursuit of new territory was accompanied by an unprecedented tide of Western material culture, including objects and implements associated with Catholic Christianity. Among the most striking was the silver incense boat or navicula, typically crafted of silver and closely modeled on…

Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC

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Rebecca VanDiver Presents Talk at Denison University as Part of Vail Lecture Series

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of history of art, presented a lecture on April 3 at Denison University, which was part of the Vail Lecture Series and sponsored by the Art History and Visual Culture Program. VanDiver addressed “States of Emergency: Water as Metaphor and Agent of Black Trauma in Kara Walker’s 2006 ‘After the Deluge’…

Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC

Students of Betsey Robinson Present Papers at Undergraduate Writing Symposium on March 26

Students Cates Saleeby and Maggie Cassidy presented papers in the panel on “Meaning in the Ancient Italian Peninsula,” in the Undergraduate Writing Symposium held Sunday, March 26, in the Commons Center with reception afterward at the John Siegenthaler Center on the Peabody campus. In “A City Decorated with Clues: An Exploration of Roman Graffiti,” Cassidy…

Posted by on April 5, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, Student/Alumni, VRC

John Janusek to Present “Skywatchers of the Ancient Americas” at the Wond’ry on Wednesday, April 5

Learn about the “Skywatchers of the Ancient Americas” with John Janusek, associate professor of anthropology, on Wednesday, April 5, at 3 pm in room 202 of the Wond’ry. In anticipation of the August 2017 solar eclipse, various ongoing activities and date-specific events related to the solar eclipse will be held across Vanderbilt’s campus. Janusek’s presentation…

Posted by on April 4, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC

Christopher Johns Presents Paper at American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, presented a paper on Saturday, April 1, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Minneapolis. Johns addressed “Ceremonial Miscommunication or Diplomatic Incompatability?: The Macartney and Amherst Embassies to Qing China, 1793 and 1816.” The paper was read…

Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Conferences, HART, Lectures, VRC

Robert Barsky: Dada Hitchhikes a Ride to America! Lecture on Tuesday, April 4

Robert Barsky, professor of English and chair of department of French and Italian, will discuss the Beat Generation’s affinity for all things Dada in a talk to be held on Tuesday, April 4, at 5:30 pm in Cohen Memorial Hall, room 203. Barsky will offer examples from the poetry, songs, and general comportment of Allen…

Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, VRC

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