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HART Cosponsors “The Portraits of Afro-Cuban Artist Erik Olivera Rubio” on December 4

Afro-Cuban portrait artist Erik Olivera Rubio focuses on the African experience in the Diaspora. His portraits are a modern expression of blackness—realistic, striking and colorful. As William Luis explains, Olivera Rubio’s work embraces black identity and “focuses on the strong, determined, remarkable, beautiful, and proud black figure.” Join the Latino and Latina Studies Program and…

Posted by on November 30, 2017 in Events, HART, News, VRC


HART Majors Rose Milnes and Lillian Boyle Awarded Fall 2017 Downing Grants

The Department of History of Art recently awarded Fall 2017 Downing grants to Rose Milnes and Lilliian Boyle. The department awards these Downing grants for travel to exhibitions and research centers to supplement academic instruction for HART majors who are in the Honors Program, in advanced seminars, or in upper-level “W” (writing) courses. These grants…

Posted by on November 28, 2017 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


Applications for Spring 2018 Library Fellowships Due Friday, December 1

The Heard Library is offering two seminar-style fellowship programs for the spring semester:  The Power of Propaganda, Persuasion, and Information Dissemination; and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Recipients of a Buchanan Library Fellowship are paid a stipend for completion of an immersive project, and interested undergraduates need to apply by Friday, December 1.  For more information,…

Posted by on November 27, 2017 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


Library’s Open Mind Series Features Mark Scala and Helmut Smith on Friday, December 1

Posted by on November 27, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Insight Series Q&A Forum on November 16 to Feature Magdalena Moskalewicz and Dushko Petrovich

Visiting curator Magdalena Moskalewicz and artist Dushko Petrovich are the featured speakers for the Insight Series Q&A Forum set for Thursday, November 16, at 7 pm in the Atrium of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, & Public Policy at Vanderbilt, 1801 Edgehill Avenue. Laura Hutson, arts editor of the Nashville Scene, will moderate the…

Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC

World GIS Day Celebrated November 15 at the Heard Library with Workshop, Lecture by Karl Grossner

Karl Grossner, co-founder of the GeoHumanities SIG within the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations and an active member of that global and trans-disciplinary community, will be the keynote speaker at World GIS Day celebrated Wednesday, November 15, and hosted by Vanderbilt’s Central Library. Grossner will lead a morning workshop, Introduction to GeoJSON and GeoJSON-T, from…

Posted by on November 13, 2017 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, VRC


Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Set for November 14 at The Wond’ry

Who’s your favorite woman scientist?  Does she have a Wikipedia page? WikiProject Women Scientists is dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biographies of women scientists who are often underrepresented. Vanderbilt Libraries and the Wond’ry are actively contributing to the project by sponsoring Women In Science, a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, on Tuesday, November 14, from 10 am…

Posted by on November 10, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Heeryoon Shin Featured in November 9 Panel Discussion of Film on Indian Modernity

Nostalgia for the Future is a film about modernity, the making of the Indian citizen and the architecture of the home. It is a collaboration between filmmaker Avijit Mukul Kishore and architect Rohan Shivkumar, emerging from the intersection of their respective disciplines—architecture and documentary film—both of which have been ingrained in the discourse of utilitarianism…

Posted by on November 7, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Rebecca VanDiver’s Women in Art Class Exhibit On View in Visual Resources Center

Rebecca VanDiver’s HART 2755 Women in Art class have curated an exhibit that pays homage to Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” installation (1979)—replete with porcelain plates and place mats or table runners imaginatively decorated by each student according to the individual artist represented:  Vanessa Bell, Isabel Bishop, Elizabeth Catlett, Teresita Fernández, Eva Gonzales, Dorothea Lange, Ana…

Posted by on November 1, 2017 in HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, VRC

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