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Asian Studies Celebrates 50th Anniversary with April 4 Lecture by Amitav Ghosh

Acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh will examine how historical conflicts over resources in Asia have become a major driver of climate change in the Indian Ocean during an April 4 lecture hosted by Vanderbilt Asian Studies. The program is hosting the public talk as part of its 50th anniversary commemoration. Ghosh will address “Embattled Earth: Commodities, Conflict and Climate…

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


Exhibition of Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler and Live Painting Demonstration Marked by Record Attendance

The current Fine Arts Gallery’s exhibition America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler explores the works of America’s foremost portrait artist. Kinstler’s career has spanned over 70 years, and he has painted more than 2,000 individuals, including eight US presidents. More than 300 people attended the opening reception on March 23, setting a record attendance…

Posted by on March 29, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, Nashville Arts, News, VRC


Fisk University’s Harmon Collection on View at Carl Van Vechten Gallery Through April 7

With its extraordinary history and venerable art collections, Nashville’s Fisk University is widely recognized for The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of modern art, which it now shares with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Given to the university in 1949 by Georgia O’Keeffe when the Carl Van Vechten Gallery was established, the collection boasts…

Posted by on March 29, 2018 in Events, HART, Nashville Arts, News, VRC


Vesna Pavlović’s ‘Lost Art’ Featured in New Book and March 31 Conversation at Parnassus Books

Vesna Pavlović’s installation “Lost Art” largely inspired the publishing of a new soft-cover volume that spotlights several themes in her research. The book Vesna Pavlović’s Lost Art: Photography, Display, and the Archive will be the focus of a conversation with Pavlović, associate professor of art, and a panel of experts in fields related to her work on Saturday, March…

Posted by on March 29, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, Nashville Arts, News, VRC


Wond’ry Exhibit Opening March 29 Takes Digital Humanities into Three Dimensions

A new exhibit at the Wond’ry showcasing the work of Vanderbilt’s Slave Societies Digital Archive (SSDA) team will feature some unusual pieces of digital preservation: 3D-printed replicas of valuable artifacts from cultures linked to the Atlantic slave trade. The Vanderbilt community is invited to visit the exhibit and learn more about the SSDA at a reception…

Posted by on March 28, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Technology, VRC


Rebecca VanDiver Attends Community Writing Session for Women Faculty

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, was among 16 women faculty attending a writing session on March 2 offered by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. Designed to build community as well as offer dedicated time to work on writing projects, future sessions will be held from 8:30-11:00 a.m. on April 6, May 4 and…

Posted by on March 26, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Friends of Vanderbilt Libraries Present Evening of Card Gaming History and Whist Playing on March 27

Join the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries for an evening of card game history and whist playing with David Levy, collector and historian of card games, on Tuesday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Library’s Community Room. Treasures from the Library’s recent acquisition of the George Clulow and United States Playing Card Company Gaming…

Posted by on March 26, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


“Eikon: A Triple Encounter” Exhibition Opens at the Divinity School on March 23

Drawn from Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery’s collection of Zdenka Živković’s full-scale fresco copies created from the original paintings found in Macedonian and Serbian monasteries, the exhibition “Eikon: A Triple Encounter” opens Friday, March 23, at the Divinity School, room G-20, with a gallery reception from 4 to 6 pm. The exhibit will remain on view…

Posted by on March 22, 2018 in Divinity School, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, VRC


David Jianwei Zhang to Present Digital Humanities Lecture on March 27

In 2016 Peking University established its own Experimental Teaching Center for Virtual Reality and Simulation in Archaeology. Faculty and students in Peking University’s Department of Cultural Heritage Studies are now systematically investigating and documenting historical buildings in China using such technologies as panoramic photography, photogrammetry, and 3D scanning. They hope to incorporate these technologies in…

Posted by on March 21, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, VRC


Fine Arts Gallery Opening March 23 with “America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler”

Portraits of leaders in the arts, painted by one of their own, are the focus of the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery whose latest exhibit, America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler, showcases the storytelling skill of the country’s foremost living portraitist and celebrates a generation of creativity.The exhibit opens with a gallery reception from 5…

Posted by on March 20, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News

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