Vanderbilt University History of Art Blog

May, 2017

X-Peri and the Dada Effect: Readings of Contemporary Experimental Writing

Presented in conjunction with Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery’s current exhibition is X-Peri and the Dada Effect: Readings of Contemporary Experimental Writing, an event to be held in the gallery on Thursday, May 18, at 7 pm in Cohen Hall. Joining Nathan Spoon, X-Peri‘s associate editor, will be X-Peri contributors Samantha Prychodko, Jamie Thurman, and Alex…

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, VRC


Celebrate the Opening of the 21c Museum Hotel Nashville on Tuesday, May 9

Reimagining the historic Gray & Dudley Building near Printer’s Alley in downtown Nashville: Celebrate at an open house held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on Tuesday, May 9, featuring self-guided tours of the gallery spaces and guest rooms of the new 21c Museum Hotel, woven into the fabric of downtown Nashville at 221 2nd Avenue…

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


Department Celebrates HART Graduates at Reception and Awards Ceremony on May 11

History of Art majors and minors and their families and friends are invited to attend the department’s reception and awards ceremony for our graduating seniors on Thursday, May 11, from 2 to 4 pm. The event will be held in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus, and awards will be presented…

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Downing Recipient Ellen Dement Completes Research on HART and Library Projects in New York, Washington, DC

I visited Washington, DC, and New York City over the spring break thanks to the generosity of the Downing family and Vanderbilt’s History of Art department. During my trip I completed research for two projects, both supervised by Kevin Murphy, HART professor and department chair. The first, my honors thesis, focuses on the Nashville Customs…

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Installation of Conor G. Bloomer, 2017 Hamblet Award Winner, in Space 204 through May 12

Conor G. Bloomer, studio art major from Watertown, Massachusetts, is the 2017 recipient of the Department of Art’s prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award. As the Hamblet winner, he will receive a $25,000 prize that provides funds for a year of art research and travel. A year and a half after graduation, Bloomer will return…

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


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