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Millie Fullmer Reviews Google Arts & Culture’s Exciting New Features for Visual Resources

Millie Fullmer, director and curator of HART’s Visual Resources Center, has contributed a critique of the latest version of Google Arts & Culture for ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America), which can be found in the multimedia and technology reviews section of their website.  Also included are reviews of the David Rumsey Map Collection,…

Posted by on June 30, 2017 in HART, Technology, VRC


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

HART VRC to Collaborate with 2017-2018 HASTAC Scholars Program

Each year Vanderbilt University appoints a number of graduate students as HASTAC Scholars.  HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) is a global network of individuals and institutions brought together by their shared interest in the intersections of digital media, 21st-century education, the digital humanities, science, technology, and the arts through online forums,…

Posted by on June 26, 2017 in HART, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC

Visual Resources Director Millie Fullmer Describes SEI 2017 As Rewarding Experience

Travelling to UNC Chapel Hill, NC, for SEI 2017 (Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources & Image Management) proved an incredibly rewarding experience. Over the course of three and a half days, we were exposed to experts in the fields of visual resources and image management. The attendees ranged from recent graduates to early, middle,…

Posted by on June 23, 2017 in Conferences, HART, Technology, VRC

Aertson Midtown Invites Vanderbilt Community to an Open House and Tour on June 22

Aertson Midtown, the newly opened mixed-use development across from the main campus at the corner of Broadway and 21st Avenue, invites the Vanderbilt community to a June 22 open house and tour, including lunch prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef RJ Cooper. From 11 am to 2 pm on Thursday, join Aertson for an exclusive…

Posted by on June 21, 2017 in 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


Suminagashi Marbling Class Offered on Saturday, June 10, at Richland Park Library

Learn the ancient surface-design technique and meditative art of Japanese marbling. A Suminagashi marbling class will be held Saturday, June 10, from 2-3:30 pm at the Richland Park Library on Charlotte Avenue. Annie Herlocker, branch manager of the library, will teach the class. Participants will make several marbled papers to take home for use with…

Posted by on June 6, 2017 in Events, HART, VRC


Space 204 Gallery Features Susan Bryant’s Photographs with Opening Reception on June 8

Susan Bryant has brilliantly captured the splendid ruins and sculpture of classical antiquity—traditional sightseeing imagery—as well as the romantic landscapes of Montepulciano, Venice, Florence, and Rome with her modern-day digital camera and the revival of a nineteenth-century photographic process known as the wet-plate collodion process. “My process yields original plates (on metal and glass), includes…

Posted by on June 6, 2017 in Events, HART, VRC

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