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Sarah Madole Lewis to Lecture on a Tyrian Battle Sarcophagus on January 24

Sarah Madole Lewis, assistant professor of art history, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, will present a lecture on Thursday, January 24, at 4:10 pm in Cohen Hall 203, with a reception to follow in the atrium. The lecture is entitled “A Third-Century Battle Sarcophagus in Tyre: Love and War in Roman Syria.” Lewis will…

Posted by on January 16, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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

Digital 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…

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


ArtLab @ Vanderbilt Hosts Opening Reception January 18 at The Curb Center

Faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students will explore the intersection of art and science through a new exhibition that highlights the work of past ArtLab participants and introduces new ArtLab fellows. “Connecting the Dots” opens Friday, January 18, with a reception from 4 to 7 pm at The Curb Center, located at 1801 Edgehill Avenue. The event…

Posted by on January 14, 2019 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


“Then & Now: Five Centuries of Woodcuts” Opens January 10

Then & Now: Five Centuries of Woodcuts (January 10-March 1, 2019) features more than forty prints from Vanderbilt’s collections, surveying the wide range of woodcuts created over 500 years and across many cultures. Together, these works speak to the arresting potential of the woodcut medium and its persistent place in contemporary art. The Vanderbilt Fine…

Posted by on January 3, 2019 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


Julia Kamasz and Luna Offer Stress Relief to Students During Finals Week

HART’s Julia Kamasz and Luna, her beloved border collie/therapy dog, spent several hours at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on December 12 to offer stress relief and study breaks for students during finals week. “Luna and I found great joy in interacting with the students,” said Kamasz, “and made some new friends.” Therapy dog…

Posted by on December 14, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Tracy Miller Delivers Keynote Speech at Society for Architectural Historians–Taiwan

Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art, delivered the keynote address at the Society for Architectural Historians–Taiwan on November 25 in Kaohsiung. Miller’s talk was entitled “Monks, Building Masters, and Creativity in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism.”     Shang-chia Chiou, president of the Society for Architectural Historians–Taiwan, presents Miller with a gift…

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

Doughnut Days Held December 10 and 12 in Cohen 134

The Visual Resources Center (VRC) invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for coffee and doughnuts in Cohen 134 on Monday, December 10, and Wednesday, December 12. Coffee, tea and juices will be available Monday through Friday during final exams. Pour yourself a cup and dash to class or stay for a while and…

Posted by on December 7, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC

Creator: Perugino; Date: 1495-96; Material: tempera grassa on panel; Measurements: 193 x 165 cm

Sheri Shaneyfelt Lectures on Perugino’s Workshops in Florence and Perugia at Venice Conference

Sheri Shaneyfelt, principal senior lecturer in the history of art and the department’s director of undergraduate studies, presented a paper at the University of Warwick in Venice conference on November 27, which was held in the fifteenth-century Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava. Her talk was entitled “Renaissance Painting in Perugia: Pietro Perugino and the Italian Renaissance Workshop.” In…

Posted by on December 5, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

“Pompeii Archive: Recent Photographs by William Wylie” Closes December 6

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, on view in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery through December 6, features a selection of recent work by artist…

Posted by on December 4, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, VRC


Betsey Robinson Lectures on Ancient Landscapes at Hollins University Classics Symposium

Betsey Robinson, acting chair and associate professor of history of art, was an invited speaker at the annual Hollins University Classics Symposium in Roanoke, VA, on November 8. This year’s theme was “Being There–Martial and Mythological Landscapes of Greece.” Robinson’s lecture, entitled “Musing on Mountain Landscapes in Central Greece,” surveyed her ongoing work and recent…

Posted by on November 30, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

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