Vanderbilt University History of Art Blog

September, 2017


Insight Series Q&A Forum at Fisk University Features Lauren Haynes on September 23

Lauren Haynes, curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, will speak at the Insight Series Q&A Forum at Fisk University on Saturday afternoon, September 23.  Moderated by Jamaal Sheats, director and curator of Fisk University Galleries, the forum will be held at 2:00 pm in the second floor rotunda…

Posted by on September 21, 2017 in Events, History of Art, Nashville Arts, News, Visual Resources Center


Aki Sasamoto to Lecture on September 20 at the Ingram Studio Arts Center

Aki Sasamoto, a New York-based, Japanese artist, will open the Department of Art’s 2017-2018 Studio VU Lecture Series with a lecture on Wednesday, September 20, at 6 pm in Room 220 of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center.  Free and open to the public, her lecture is entitled Today’s Special. Sasamoto’s performance/installation works revolve…

Posted by on September 20, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Norman Yoffee Opens Classical and Mediterranean Studies Lecture Series on September 19

Old Assyrian texts from Mesopotamia, ca. 1950-1750 BCE, shed light on merchants and markets in Mesopotamia and the relationship between merchants and the Old Assyrian state. In his September 19 lecture entitled New Perspectives on Ancient Trade, Mesopotamia ca. 1950-1750 BCE, Norman Yoffee, professor emeritus, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Anthropology, University of Michigan,…

Posted by on September 18, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Visual Resources Center

Exhibit of Contemporary Photographic Portraits Opens at Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery

An exhibition of contemporary photographic portraits opens the fall exhibition season at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall.  On view through December 7, Who Are We?  Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait examines how—in our image-saturated world—photographs have increasingly played a primary role in shaping identity. An opening reception will be held…

Posted by on September 14, 2017 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, History of Art, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


“Resilient Souls” Photography Exhibition Celebrating Women’s Perseverance Opens September 11

The Resilient Souls Project, a photo exhibition by Cathy Lander-Goldberg, will be on display in the Kissam Center from September 11 through October 6. The exhibition of portraits and writing celebrates women’s perseverance through life’s challenges—the individual strength and beauty of spirit in a diverse group of women. A follow-up to Lander-Goldberg’s 1996 work “Resilient…

Posted by on September 11, 2017 in News


Interactive Wond’ry Art Installation Explores Issue of Internet Privacy

What if the websites you visited on your phone were visible to the people around you?  They are at the Wond’ry’s newest art installation, vuExposed. Visiting researcher Jared Moore, a graduate student in computer science at the University of Washington, said his fascination with internet privacy led him to turn his coding skills into art. He wants visitors to…

Posted by on September 11, 2017 in News


Marilyn Murphy Among Vanderbilt Artists Exhibited at Cumberland Gallery Through September 15

Nashville’s Cumberland Gallery concludes the summer season with New Arrivals, an eclectic group exhibition of recent work by several established artists, among them, the Department of Art’s Marilyn Murphy, professor emerita of art, and Farrar Hood Cusomato, senior lecturer of art, as well as guest artists. These works will be on view through Saturday, September…

Posted by on September 7, 2017 in Events, HART, VRC


Kevin Murphy Among Architectural Historians Remembering America’s Lost Buildings

The Conversation, “Remembering America’s Lost Buildings” (August 31, 2017) on historic preservation:   Unfortunately, all cannot be salvaged. Preservation efforts must be galvanized; they require mobilization, time and resources. We reached out to five architecture professors and posed the following question: What’s one American structure you wish had been saved? While their responses vary –…

Posted by on September 1, 2017 in HART, VRC


A&S Senior Performs in “Shakespeare in the Park” Through September 17 at Centennial Park

Miranda Pepin, an Arts and Science senior and the HART department’s work study student,  is currently performing in the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s signature program, “Shakespeare in the Park,” Thursday through Sunday evenings,  now until September 17, at Centennial Park’s bandshell. Pepin will play Dorcas, a shepherdess in love with a clown, in A Winter’s Tale, and Dercetas, a soldier…

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

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