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ArtLab Explores Intersections of Art and Science at the Wond’ry

Whether art can actually boost a scientist’s creativity is just one of the intriguing questions that a group of faculty, students and staff are exploring in ArtLab, an interdisciplinary workshop started last fall by Kendra Oliver, an instructor of pharmacology. “This has been a dream come true for me,” said Oliver, who describes herself as an…

Posted by on April 27, 2018 in Digital Humanities, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


Kevin Murphy to Deliver Keynote at 1st International Ephemera Studies Symposium April 25-27

Kevin Murphy, chair and professor of history of art, will co-present with Sally O’Driscoll, professor of English, Fairfield University, the keynote address at a conference entitled “Permanent Impact of Transient Documents: 1st International Ephemera Studies Symposium,” held April 25-27 at Koç University, Ankara, Turkey. Murphy and O’Driscoll will examine “The Invisible Touch of Ephemera: How…

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


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Mark Your Calendar for Doughnut Days in Cohen 134: April 27, 30 and May 3

The Visual Resources Center (VRC) invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for coffee and doughnuts in Cohen 134 on Friday, April 27, Monday, April 30, and Thursday, May 3. Coffee and tea and juices will be available weekdays 8 am to 6 pm throughout the final exam period. Pour yourself a cup and…

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


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Recent Acquisition ~ “Alban Trilogy” by Giovanni Battista Piranesi

The Jean and Alexander Heard Library has acquired the Alban Trilogy, a beautiful bound volume by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), containing three monographs on ancient monuments in the Alban Hills near Rome: Descrizione e disegno dell’emissario del Lago Albano (Description and Design of the Emissarium of Lake Albano), 1762; Di due spelonche ornate dagli antichi…

Posted by on April 25, 2018 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Pop-Up Exhibition on Shakespeare’s Othello in Central Library Lobby Through April 27

In honor of the Bard’s birthday on April 23, the Central Library exhibition, Love, Jealousy, Defeat: Depictions of Othello, shares a sampling of materials from the Special Collections Library that feature the famous tragedy, Othello. Several depictions of this work are on display, including a photograph of a performance of Othello recorded for the Philco Television Playhouse,…

Posted by on April 25, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Kevin Murphy and Alumna Mary Anne Hunting Present Paper at Conference of Society of Architectural Historians

Kevin Murphy, department chair and professor of history of art, and Mary Anne Hunting, Vanderbilt alumna (BA’80) and independent scholar, jointly presented a paper at the annual international conference of the Society of Architectural Historians held April 18-22 in Saint Paul, MN. Their talk, “The Professional Couples in Histories of American Modernism,” was presented in…

Posted by on April 25, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


Free Coffee Available in Cohen 134 During Final Exams: April 24-May 3

As the spring 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 period, beginning on “reading day,” Tuesday, April 24, through Thursday, May 3….

Posted by on April 24, 2018 in Events, HART, VRC


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Leonard Folgarait to Lead Gallery Tour of “Under the Mexican Sky” at Chattanooga’s Hunter Museum

Leonard Folgarait, Distinguished Professor of History of Art, will give an in-gallery walking tour of “Under the Mexican Sky: A Revolution in Modern Photography,” a current exhibit at the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, on April 19. Folgarait is a specialist in Latin American art with a focus on Mexican art and photography. He…

Posted by on April 18, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


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Library Exhibit “Under the Influence: The Power of Propaganda” Opens April 19

Propaganda uses words and images to convey a message. Its persuasive nature makes it powerful. Using items from Special Collections in Vanderbilt’s Central Library, four undergraduates (also Buchanan Library Fellows) have curated an exhibit that explores diverse propaganda: Jorge Salles-Diaz (Propaganda of Oppression); David Zou (Campus Recruiting); McKallie Steen (Environmental), and Justine (Ji Yoon) Hong…

Posted by on April 17, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Leonard Folgarait Explores Paris, Impressionism and Degas with VU Alums at the Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum provided the perfect setting for an April 2018 Commodore Classroom featuring Leonard Folgarait, Distinguished Professor of History of Art, and the current exhibit Degas: A Passion for Perfection. Folgarait joined the Denver Vanderbilt Chapter on April 15 to discuss the work of Edgar Degas and to tour the museum’s exhibit of…

Posted by on April 16, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


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