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HART Alumnus John Powers at the Frist: Focus on Nature Subordinated to Humanity

Knoxville sculptor and HART alumnus John Powers comes from a family of tinkerers in rural Tennessee. He grew up working on cars and farm equipment, and his stunning kinetic sculptural installation Ialu (2011), on view through September 10 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, demonstrates his mechanical prowess.  Steel reeds connect to wooden…

Posted by on June 28, 2017 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC

Tracy Miller Chairs Session at Society of Architectural Historians Conference in Glasgow

Hundreds of Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) members recently gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, to hear new ideas about the distant past and, in many cases, to learn from that past in order to affect the future. Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art, chaired a session at the SAH 70th Annual International Conference held…

Posted by on June 27, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, VRC


Traveling Europe Through Art with the Fine Arts Gallery’s Summer Exhibition

Siena’s Torre del Mangia in the Piazza del Campo, sunrise at San Remo on the Mediterranean coast, the Roman stone arch bridge of Alcántara spanning the Tagus River at Toledo, and other artfully rendered images of timeless beauty. Featured this summer in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery is American Artists and the Legacy of the…

Posted by on June 20, 2017 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC

Crowd-Sourcing with a Human Face

Visual Resources staff recently attended the “Cultural Heritage at Scale” symposium sponsored by Vanderbilt University Libraries. The event was open to scholars of any description and the crowd was a mix of the science-minded and humanities-minded alike. The “big idea” that directed the symposium was “crowd-sourcing with a human face”, and talks revolved around how…

Posted by on June 7, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, Technology, VRC


History of Art Graduates and Families Honored at Reception in Cohen Hall

Kevin Murphy, chair of the History of Art department, faculty, and staff honored the HART majors and minors and their families at the department’s annual reception for graduating seniors in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall. Earlier in the day, the Class of 2017 had attended the Senior Day address of Ken Burns, historian and…

Posted by on June 2, 2017 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC

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