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Joseph Mella to Discuss Gallery Exhibit on Death in Art and Illustration on September 19

Joseph Mella, director of Vanderbilt’s Fine Arts Gallery, will discuss a previous gallery exhibit, Memento Mori—Looking at Death in Art and Illustration, at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities on Wednesday, September 19, from 3 to 4:30 pm. The French and Francophone Studies group are hosting Mella’s presentation. Memento Mori—Looking at Death in…

Posted by on September 18, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Downing Grant Applications for HART Undergraduate Research and Travel Due September 28

HART students interested in applying for a Fall 2018 Downing undergraduate research grant must submit their applications via email to Professor Elizabeth Moodey at elizabeth.j.moodey@vanderbilt.edu no later than Friday, September 28.. The department awards these Downing grants for travel to exhibitions and research centers to supplement academic instruction for HART majors who are in the…

Posted by on September 18, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Kevin Murphy and Rebecca VanDiver Among 2018-2019 Warren Center Faculty Fellows

The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities will host a year-long interdisciplinary faculty seminar to explore the significance of printed words and images in Early Modern Europe and North America. Kevin Murphy, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and professor of history of art, and Mark Hosford, chair and associate professor of art, will…

Posted by on September 17, 2018 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Vivien Fryd to Present Paper at Smithsonian Archives of American Art

Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, will deliver a paper, “Henry Ries’ Iconic Photograph of the Berlin Airlift,” on October 18 at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington, DC. The seminar is sponsored by the Archives, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The iconic photographs of Henry Ries (1917-2004),…

Posted by on September 14, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Photographer B. S. Shivaraju Documents the Lives of Unsung Heroes

Named one of India’s top 15 rising artists, photographer B. S. Shivaraju (aka Cop Shiva) documents the complexity of rural and urban India through portraiture. He is fascinated with the idea of masquerade and the roles people play in public and private. His first professional project, “Being Gandhi,” reflects this interest in documenting the lives…

Posted by on September 14, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University


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Rebecca VanDiver to Coordinate Seminar at Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, Moses Ochonu, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History, and Tasha Rijke-Epstein, assistant professor of history, will coordinate a seminar this fall at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. This seminar, entitled “Critical Approaches to African Studies,” will bring together faculty and students from diverse fields across…

Posted by on September 11, 2018 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Fine Arts Gallery Features Panel Discussion About Current Exhibit on September 12

More than 200 people filled the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery and atrium of Cohen Hall for the opening of I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace on Thursday, August 30. “We fail to leave an impact on the world unless we broadly engage the many ways that people are experiencing it,” said Chancellor…

Posted by on September 7, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Heeryoon Shin Presents Paper at European Conference on South Asian Studies

Heeryoon Shin, Mellon Assistant Professor of Asian Art, presented a paper, “Winged Fairies in the City of Shiva: The Amethi Temple in Banaras and Courtly Culture at the Margins,” at the European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) held July 24-27 in Paris, France. The overall theme addressed by Shin’s conference panel was “Major Patrons…

Posted by on September 7, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Application Deadline for Downing Undergraduate Research Grants: Friday, September 28

Posted by on August 30, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Opening Tonight! I AM: Contemporary Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace

Join us tonight (Thursday, August 30) for the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery opening reception from 5 to 7pm in Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus. Special guests include Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos, Vanderbilt University; the Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler, founding president of CARAVAN; and Sheikha Lulwa Al Khalifa, featured artist. I AM: Contemporary Middle Eastern…

Posted by on August 30, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, VRC


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