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Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Asian Culture Set for November 14 in the Fine Arts Gallery

Editing is welcome on all aspects of Asian the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon that will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.on Wednesday, November 14, in the Fine Arts Gallery, Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus. Bring your own material or choose from our selections. No prior editing experience required. Bring your laptop and power…

Posted by on November 13, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Lillian Boyle Reflects on Highlights of Class Field Trip to New York City

In an action-packed three days (October 25-27), my curation seminar class (Exhibiting Historical Art: Architecture at MoMA) traversed New York City from Columbia University on the Upper West Side to the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown and all the way downtown to Greenwich Village to attend a symposium at the Remarque Institute, New York…

Posted by on November 13, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Matt Worsnick Leads Curation Seminar Trip to New York City October 25-27

From the sculptural interior of the White Mosque in rural Bosnia, to the post-earthquake reconstruction of the city of Skopje based on Kenzo Tange’s Metabolist design, to the new town of New Belgrade, with its expressive large-scale housing blocks and civic buildings, the exhibition examines the unique range of forms and modes of production in…

Posted by on November 13, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Vanderbilt’s ‘Art, Democracy and Justice’ Lecture Series to Open at the Frist on November 14

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Fine Arts and professor of art, will launch the lecture series “Art, Democracy and Justice” with three prominent artistic voices at the Frist Art Museum on Wednesday, November 14. The event, free and open to the public, will begin at 6:00 pm in the Frist Auditorium. “This…

Posted by on November 12, 2018 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


William Wylie to Lecture November 14 on The Possibility of Ruins: A Pompeii Archive

Destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, the ancient city of Pompeii has captured the imagination of the public since it was first excavated in 1748. Pompeii Archive: Recent Photographs by William Wylie, currently on view in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery through December 6, features a selection of recent work by…

Posted by on November 9, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, VRC

Update from a HART Student Studying Abroad This Semester

I was thinking of the department lately and thought I would send a quick hello and update you on my art history adventures in Florence! So far we’ve seen Orsanmichele, Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, Donatello’s Mary Magdalene, bronze David, and Saint George, the Palazzo Medici Riccardi’s Magi Chapel frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli, Masaccio’s Holy…

Posted by on November 9, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC

Rebecca VanDiver to Deliver Paper at American Studies Association Conference

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, will present a paper at the annual conference of the American Studies Association held in Atlanta November 8-11. Her paper is entitled “Black, White, and Read All Over: Artistic Representations of Black Struggle and Resistance from Katrina to Ferguson,” and the theme of her session is “Constant Crisis:…

Posted by on November 6, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Vivien Fryd’s Book Explores Sexual Violence as Subject of American Art Since 1970

As part of the feminist movement of the 1970s, female artists began consciously using their works to challenge social conceptions and the legal definitions of rape and incest and to shift the dominant narrative of violence against women. In her book, “Against our Will”: Sexual Trauma in American Art Since 1970 (The Pennsylvania State University…

Posted by on November 5, 2018 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Joseph Eilbert Receives Award at Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair

The Department of History of Art proudly congratulates Joseph Eilbert ’19 (physics and history of art), who was one of four students recognized for their exceptional posters and presentations at the fifth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair held September 27 at the Student Life Center. A record 167 students shared their research projects in a campus-wide…

Posted by on October 30, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC

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Eleni Hasaki to Deliver AIA Lecture on November 1 at the Nashville Parthenon

Greek pots, with their delicate shapes, lively scenes, and varied contexts of use and deposition have enjoyed great popularity with ancient and modern viewers alike. They have also been scrutinized as documentation of gender roles, extent of literacy, social and economic status, and as media for political propaganda. Scholars have recently widened their research scope…

Posted by on October 29, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

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