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Julia Kamasz and Luna Offer Stress Relief to Students During Finals Week

HART’s Julia Kamasz and Luna, her beloved border collie/therapy dog, spent several hours at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on December 12 to offer stress relief and study breaks for students during finals week. “Luna and I found great joy in interacting with the students,” said Kamasz, “and made some new friends.” Therapy dog…

Posted by on December 14, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Tracy Miller Delivers Keynote Speech at Society for Architectural Historians–Taiwan

Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art, delivered the keynote address at the Society for Architectural Historians–Taiwan on November 25 in Kaohsiung. Miller’s talk was entitled “Monks, Building Masters, and Creativity in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism.”     Shang-chia Chiou, president of the Society for Architectural Historians–Taiwan, presents Miller with a gift…

Posted by on December 10, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Doughnut Days Held December 10 and 12 in Cohen 134

The Visual Resources Center (VRC) invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for coffee and doughnuts in Cohen 134 on Monday, December 10, and Wednesday, December 12. Coffee, tea and juices will be available Monday through Friday during final exams. Pour yourself a cup and dash to class or stay for a while and…

Posted by on December 7, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Creator: Perugino; Date: 1495-96; Material: tempera grassa on panel; Measurements: 193 x 165 cm

Sheri Shaneyfelt Lectures on Perugino’s Workshops in Florence and Perugia at Venice Conference

Sheri Shaneyfelt, principal senior lecturer in the history of art and the department’s director of undergraduate studies, presented a paper at the University of Warwick in Venice conference on November 27, which was held in the fifteenth-century Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava. Her talk was entitled “Renaissance Painting in Perugia: Pietro Perugino and the Italian Renaissance Workshop.” In…

Posted by on December 5, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


“Pompeii Archive: Recent Photographs by William Wylie” Closes December 6

Destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, the ancient city of Pompeii has captured the imagination of the public since it was first excavated in 1748. Pompeii Archive: Recent Photographs by William Wylie, on view in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery through December 6, features a selection of recent work by artist…

Posted by on December 4, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, VRC


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Betsey Robinson Lectures on Ancient Landscapes at Hollins University Classics Symposium

Betsey Robinson, acting chair and associate professor of history of art, was an invited speaker at the annual Hollins University Classics Symposium in Roanoke, VA, on November 8. This year’s theme was “Being There–Martial and Mythological Landscapes of Greece.” Robinson’s lecture, entitled “Musing on Mountain Landscapes in Central Greece,” surveyed her ongoing work and recent…

Posted by on November 30, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Maymester 2019: Exhibiting Art, Literature and Culture in Cuba

Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, and William Luis, professor of Spanish and director of Latino and Latina Studies, are offering a Maymester course entitled “Exhibiting Art, Literature and Culture in Cuba” (HART 3810/LATS 4961/5961) that will be held May 6 through May 31. This three credit hour course intersects with the 13th Havana…

Posted by on November 26, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Maymester Paris 2019: Modern French Art & Architecture in Paris

Leonard Folgarait, professor of art, is offering a Maymester 2019 course entitled Modern Art and Architecture in Paris (HART 2722) that will be held in the “City of Lights” from May 6-31. Paris was the center of western modern art movements throughout the 19th century until the mid-20th century. The major styles of painting, sculpture,…

Posted by on November 26, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Rebecca VanDiver Awarded Dean’s Faculty Fellowship

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, has received a Dean’s Faculty Fellowship that was recently awarded by John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science. VanDiver, one of seven A&S tenure-track faculty members to be named a Dean’s Faculty Fellow, will hold the title for two years and receive additional support…

Posted by on November 16, 2018 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Matthew Worsnick to Present Paper at Conference Held in Rome November 15-16

Matthew Worsnick, assistant professor of the practice of art history, will present his paper, “Excavating the Contested Adriatic Borderlands: Historiography and Preservation in Fascist Italy and Communist Yugoslavia,” on November 16 at a two-day conference held in Rome at the Villino Stroganoff and hosted by the Bibliotheca Hertziana–Max Planck Institute for Art History. “Crossing the…

Posted by on November 15, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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