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Digital Futures, Archaeological Pasts: Student-Curated Exhibition Extended Through January 31

Posted by on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Digital Humanities, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC.

digitalfutures2Digital Futures, Archaeological Pasts, a student-curated exhibition in Vanderbilt’s Fine Arts Gallery, will remain on view through January 31 in Cohen Memorial Hall.

During the spring semester 2018, nine history of art students studied a selection of ancient Mediterranean antiquities from the gallery’s permanent collection. The objects at the center of the exhibit range in date from the sixth century BCE to the first century CE and include Greek and Etruscan vases, a Greek coin, and a Greco-Roman marble sculptural head.

In addition to exploring each object’s historical context and significance, the students learned photogrammetry, a process for generating digital models of 3D objects through photography. By creating and printing these digital 3D models, students sought insight into how new, digital approaches might facilitate research into, and engagement with, ancient material and visual culture.

The exhibition was curated by Aleah Davis ’21, Joseph Eilbert ’19, Brant Feick ’18, Lindsay Fraser ’19, Kinsley Ray ’21, Gabrielle Rodriguez ’21, Heaven Russell ’21, Kalen Scott ’21, and Sarah Taylor ’18.

The Fine Arts Gallery is located in Cohen Memorial Hall at 1220 21st Avenue South on the Peabody College campus. Gallery hours are from 11 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, and from 1 to 5 pm weekends. Parking is available in all non-reserved spaces in Lot 95 near Cohen Hall on the Peabody campus.

*Photo illustration of the 3D scanning of a red-figure skyphos, Etruria (Italy), ca. 340-300 BCE. Polychromed terracotta, Peabody College Collection, 1979.

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