Vanderbilt University History of Art Blog

Home » 2018 » August

August, 2018


Kevin Murphy Attends Printmaking Workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Kevin Murphy, professor of history of art, participated in a two-week printmaking workshop (August 12-24) at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. The workshop, “Lasting a Day, Forever: Screen Print & Ephemera,” was led by Emily Arthur, a printmaker who teaches at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and incorporates found ephemeral imagery…

Posted by on August 29, 2018 in HART, News, VRC


HART Department Celebrates A New Beginning With Advent of Fall Semester

The fall semester is officially underway with history of art faculty and students returning to the classroom on August 22. Betsey Robinson, associate professor of history of art, will serve as HART acting chair while Kevin Murphy, chair and professor of history of art, is on sabbatical. Other HART faculty on leave are Vivien Fryd,…

Posted by on August 28, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Rebecca VanDiver Surveys Howard University’s Department of Art from 1921 to 1971 in “Callaloo” Journal

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, surveys the history of Howard University’s Department of Art during its first fifty years in an article, “Art Matters: Howard University’s Department of Art from 1921 to 1971,” published in Callaloo (volume 39, number 5) by The Johns Hopkins University Press. Founded in 1921 by James V. Herring…

Posted by on August 27, 2018 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

Former Goldberg Lecturer John Ott Expresses Gratitude to HART Department

John Ott, professor of art history, James Madison University, paid tribute to Vanderbilt’s History of Art department in his article, “Hale Woodruff’s Antiprimitivist History of Abstract Art,” which appeared this spring in the Art Bulletin 100:1 (March 2018). “I owe many individuals my warmest gratitude for their generous support of and incisive feedback on this project,”…

Posted by on August 27, 2018 in HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Exhibit by Middle Eastern Women Artists Celebrates Quest to Build Peace

The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery will feature the contemporary artwork of Middle Eastern women in an East-West peace-building exhibition opening Thursday, August 30, in Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus, with a reception from 5 to 7pm in the atrium. I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace showcases the work…

Posted by on August 27, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Elizabeth Moodey Presents Paper at Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Nashville, home to the United Methodist Publishing House, Thomas Nelson, the Southern Baptists’ Lifeway Christian Stores, and Gideons International (of the ubiquitous Gideon Bibles), is a world center of religious publishing, primarily for mainline Protestants and evangelical Christians. The printing and distribution of the Bible being a major industry, it is not surprising that the…

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


CNN: “Remembering America’s Lost Buildings” by Kevin Murphy and Other Architectural Historians

CNN recently picked up an earlier story, “Remembering America’s Lost Buildings” (August 31, 2017), from The Conversation in which Kevin Murphy, professor and chair of the history of art, participated. Murphy was among five architectural historians and professors who responded to the question: “What’s one American structure you wish had been saved?” While their responses…

Posted by on August 10, 2018 in HART, News, VRC

Back Home   

Recent Posts

Recent Comments




    Recent Posts

    Browse by Month