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January, 2018


Black Mountain College Symposium Keynote and Performance Held in Cohen Hall on February 1

Vanderbilt’s Department of Art and the Wond’ry present Chance Operations: Art and Education at Black Mountain College, a two-day interdisciplinary symposium (February 1-2) that will examine the contemporary relevance of Black Mountain College’s immersive teaching models on art, design, and education. Artists, curators, students and educators from various disciplines will illuminate Black Mountain’s unique pedagogical approach…

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Conferences, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Architectural Historian Lisa Reilly to Deliver Goldberg Lecture on February 15

Lisa Reilly, associate professor of medieval art and architecture, University of Virginia, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History on Thursday, February 15, at 4:10 pm in 203 Cohen Memorial Hall.  Her presentation is titled “The Multilingual Mediterranean: The Cappella Palatina in Palermo and the Court of Roger II,”…

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Kevin Murphy Interviewed About Tudor Revival Houses for LA Times Article

Kevin Murphy, chair and professor of history of art, was recently interviewed about Tudor Revival houses for a Los Angeles Times article spotlighting the architectural style that he addressed in a beautifully illustrated book, The Tudor Home (Rizzoli International Publications, 2015). The Tudor-style homes were supposed to recall a pre-modern, pre-industrial, pre-urban and pre-class- and ethnic-conflict…

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in HART, News, VRC


Leonard Folgarait and Kevin Murphy Honored at Faculty New Book Celebration

HART Professors Leonard Folgarait and Kevin Murphy were among those honored at a recent reception at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities in celebration of 2017 faculty book publications in the humanities and social sciences. Folgarait, Distinguished Professor of History of Art, wrote Painting 1909: Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Henri Bergson, Comics, Albert…

Posted by on January 24, 2018 in Events, HART, News, VRC


Take a Polaroid on January 25 and Become Part of the Fine Arts Gallery’s Warhol Exhibition

In conjunction with FAMOUS! (and not-so-famous): Polaroids by Andy Warhol, currently on view in Cohen Hall, the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery is hosting a special program, Picture Me!  Vanderbilt students can take a Polaroid, just like Andy Warhol, and become a part of the exhibition itself. The event will be held on Thursday, January 25,…

Posted by on January 24, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


Vivien Fryd Addresses “Heroic Rape” Tradition in Western Art at Parthenon Symposium on January 25

Vivien Green Fryd, professor of history of art, will address the tradition in western art that contemporary feminist artists have dubbed the “heroic rape” in a lecture at 6 pm on January 25 at the Nashville Parthenon. Her lecture, “Representing and Challenging the ‘Heroic Rape’ Tradition in the History of Western Art,” is held in…

Posted by on January 23, 2018 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, News, VRC


Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery Presents Two Winter Exhibitions Opening January 11

The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery features two winter exhibitions, FAMOUS! (and not-so-famous): Polaroids by Andy Warhol, and Looking Back (Looking Forward): The Black Mountain Experience, in Cohen Memorial Hall, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, January 11, from 5 to 7 pm. Free and open to the public, both exhibitions will remain on view…

Posted by on January 9, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, VRC

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