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New Sculpture by HART Alumnus Alan LeQuire Marks Tennessee’s Pivotal Role in 19th Amendment

HART alumnus Alan LeQuire’s latest sculpture, the Burn Memorial Statue, was unveiled on June 9 in downtown Knoxville next to the East Tennessee History Center and across from Krutch Park. The bronze sculptural group of Harry Burn and his mother Febb Burn celebrate Tennessee’s pivotal role in the 19th amendment and women’s suffrage across the…

Posted by on June 15, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Fine Arts Gallery Hosts Commodore Classroom for Vanderbilt Alumni and Friends on June 14

The Nashville Chapter of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association invites alumni, families, parents and friends to Cohen Memorial Hall on Thursday evening, June 14, for a Commodore Classroom with Joseph Mella, director and curator of the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery. The event begins with a reception in the atrium and viewing of the featured gallery exhibit,…

Posted by on June 7, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Christopher Johns to Present Paper at “American Latium” Conference in Rome

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, will present a paper entitled “John SIngleton Copley in Rome: The Challenge of the Old Masters Accepted,” at an international conference, “American Latium: American Artists and Travellers in and around Rome in the Age of the Grand Tour,” on June 6-7 at…

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


VU Anthropologist Awarded Grant to Develop Digital Platform for Virtual Archaeological Survey in the Andes

Steven Wernke, associate professor of anthropology and director of Vanderbilt’s Spatial Analysis Research Laboratory (SARL), has received a $150,000 digital extension grant from the American Council of Learned Societies to develop a digital platform that promises to greatly expand our understanding of Andean culture. Wernke developed a prototype of the project with a National Endowment for the…

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Digital Humanities, HART, News, Technology, VRC


Renaissance Painting from Kress Study Collection On Loan to Norman Rockwell Museum

A 600-year-old painting of the Madonna and Child by the Florentine artist Lorenzo di Bicci (active 1370-1427) and part of the Fine Arts Gallery’s Samuel H. Kress Collection, is currently enroute to the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, for inclusion in an exhibition entitled Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition….

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, VRC


“Altered Reverence” Exhibit on View At Sarratt Gallery Through June 7

Altered Reverence, an exhibit featuring the clay vessels of David Heustess and the art quilts of JoEl Logiudice, will be on view through Thursday, June 7, in Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Gallery. Heustess is assistant director for visual arts and dance at the Sarratt Student Center; and Logiudice, a local fiber artist, formerly directed visual arts programs…

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Vanderbilt Libraries to Host “Cultural Heritage in the Era of Big Data” Symposium on June 1

Vanderbilt Libraries will host a public symposium—Cultural Heritage in the Era of Big Data—on Friday, June 1, to explore the ethical dimensions of digital scholarship.  Held in the library’s community room from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, the symposium will bring together archivists, librarians, digital humanists and public historians to discuss the ethical implications of…

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC

Mireille Lee to Deliver Lecture on May 31 at Interdisciplinary Seminar in Paris

Mireille Lee, assistant professor of history of art, will present a lecture entitled “Mirroring Femininity: The Body and the Mirror in Ancient Greece” on May 31 at an interdisciplinary seminar in Paris. The overall theme of the seminar is “The Individual and his Body in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin.” Ancient Greek bronze mirrors provided women…

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


HART Majors and Minors and Their Families Honored at Graduation Reception

Kevin Murphy, professor and chair of Vanderbilt’s History of Art department, and HART faculty and staff honored our majors and minors and their families at the department’s annual reception for graduating seniors on Thursday, May 10, in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall. Following Murphy’s warm welcome and introduction of the faculty and staff, awards…

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Studio Art Major Joshua Forges Receives Prestigious Hamblet Award

Joshua Forges, BA’18, has been inspired to make art ever since his second-grade teacher complimented his drawing of an alligator. She recommended that Forges attend art-focused magnet schools in his native Miami, and by high school, he was taking college-level classes and drawing, painting and sculpting up to four hours each day. When it came…

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC

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