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Vanderbilt Studio Artists Featured in “Small Packages” Exhibit at Cumberland Gallery Through December 23

Professors Marilyn Murphy and Mark Hosford, Department of Art, are among the twenty artists featured in “Small Packages #20,” a popular holiday exhibition currently on view through Saturday, December 23, at the Cumberland Gallery. This year marks the 20th edition of the show, one of the gallery’s longstanding traditions since the early ’90s, and features…

Posted by on December 15, 2017 in Events, HART, News, VRC


‘Cultures in Clay’ Exhibit at Divinity Library Showcases 4,000-year-old Writing System

The importance of clay as a medium of culture in what many call the “cradle of civilization” some 4,000 years ago is the focus of a new exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity Library. Among the highlights of “Cultures in Clay: The Shaping of Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations” are clay tablets with cuneiform—a wedge-shaped writing system used…

Posted by on December 14, 2017 in Divinity School, HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


Neuroscientist Uses the VRC’s 3D Scanner for Science Outreach and Research

Alexandra Wright, a post-doctoral scholar in the lab of neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel, the Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences, recently visited the HART Department’s Visual Resources Center to learn more about our 3D scanner and to scan the brain of an elephant shrew, a small insectivorous mammal native to Africa—certainly the smallest object the VRC…

Posted by on December 14, 2017 in Digital Humanities, HART, News, Technology, VRC


Peabody College Amassed an Impressive Fine Arts Collection Before Joining Vanderbilt

When George Peabody College for Teachers merged with Vanderbilt University in 1979, the agreement came with a little-known perk: The school had acquired a sizable collection of art stored in a basement vault at Cohen Memorial Hall. With more than 1,000 works, the Peabody College Collection includes items ranging from antiquities to Renaissance paintings to…

Posted by on December 13, 2017 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


Mireille Lee Participates in “Demo Day” at the Wond’ry on December 12

Tuesday, December 12, is “Demo Day” for the Wond’ry’s University Course “Virtual Reality for Interdisciplinary Applications” taught by Professors Bobby Bodenheimer and Ole Molvig. An end-of-semester demonstration of student-faculty projects was held late afternoon on the second floor of the Wond’ry. Bodenheimer and Molvig were joined by eight other Vanderbilt faculty, including Mireille Lee, assistant…

Posted by on December 12, 2017 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, VRC

Celebrating Donut Days in the VRC December 11, 12 and 15

Posted by on December 5, 2017 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC

Free Coffee Available in the VRC Throughout Final Exam Week

As the fall semester comes to a close, the Visual Resources Center (VRC) invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for a free cup of coffee—or two or three—in Cohen 134. Coffee will be available throughout the day during the final exam week, beginning on “reading day,” Friday, December 8. Pour yourself a cup…

Posted by on December 5, 2017 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


“Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait” Closes on December 7

The photographic portrait, with its roots in early nineteenth-century France, has continually challenged how we view ourselves. The actual practice has become increasingly fluid over time and almost as difficult to grasp as the nature of identity itself.  These portraits, in their early form, insisted on their realism, a mirror within the context of traditional…

Posted by on December 5, 2017 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, VRC

Vivien Fryd to Present Lecture at University of Paderborn on December 7

Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, will deliver a lecture addressing “Equal Time in Equal Space: Ending the Silence about Incest” at the University of Paderborn, Germany, on December 7.  Her presentation is part of a two-day interdisciplinary and international conference entitled “Narratives and Mental Health: Fragmentations, Disruptions and Silences.” The December 7-8 conference, sponsored…

Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC

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