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Kevin Murphy to Lecture at University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning

During the early to mid-twentieth century in the United States, self-building was promoted as a solution to housing shortages, but more importantly, as a means of bringing amateur builders into meaningful contact with their materials, with nature. Kevin Murphy, chair and professor of history of art, will address “Certain Rocks [are] Old Friends: Rhetorics of…

Posted by on April 29, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

Doughnut Days Held April 24 and 29 in Cohen 134

The Visual Resources Center (VRC) invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for coffee and doughnuts in Cohen 134 on Wednesday, April 24, and Monday, April 29. Coffee, tea, juices and light snacks will be available Monday through Friday during final exams (April 24-May 2). Pour yourself a cup and dash to class or…

Posted by on April 22, 2019 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Kevin Murphy Interviewed on CBS and Other News Outlets About Notre Dame Cathedral

Kevin Murphy, professor of history of art, was among the art historians worldwide who watched in disbelief as international news outlets broadcast live images of the massive fire that ravaged the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday, April 15. Murphy, an architectural historian, was interviewed that afternoon and the days following by several news anchors…

Posted by on April 19, 2019 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Rebecca VanDiver Awarded 2019 NEH Summer Stipend

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, a 2019 Summer Stipend for $6,000. VanDiver is in the early stages of research for her second book manuscript on twentieth-century African American art that addresses the notion of impermanence. Her working title is States of Emergency: Politics of Ephemerality in…

Posted by on April 17, 2019 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Yvonne Boyer to Highlight Floral Selections from the Library’s French Collections

From romance to revolution, flowers flourish as an important part of French culture.  The flower is a significant symbol of France, as its cultivation and the delights of an aromatic bouquet can be found throughout literature.  During the spring semester, it is the season to cultivate the Library collections for their significant blossoms–a rite of…

Posted by on April 5, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Hazel Dodge to Deliver AIA/Kress Alumni Lecture on April 9

A visit to Roman sites in the Mediterranean is memorable not only because of the scale of the buildings and their survival, but also because of the noticeable use of a wide range of decorative stones, both white and colored. On Tuesday, April 9, at 6 pm in the Nashville Parthenon, Hazel Dodge will deliver…

Posted by on April 4, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Renée Ater to Examine Monument to Nation’s Slave Past in April 11 Goldberg Lecture

Renée Ater, associate professor emerita, American Art, The University of Maryland, studies monuments to the nation’s slave past. In a research project funded by the Smithsonian Institution, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Getty Research Institute, Ater is documenting twenty-five memorials and monuments to slavery and its victims in twenty-three states across the South,…

Posted by on April 2, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

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