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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 writing a book on twentieth-century African-American art that addresses the notion of impermanence. Her working title is States of Emergency: Politics of Ephemerality in African-American Art Practices, 1965–2015. VanDiver teaches courses on modern/contemporary…

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

443 (430) Universal Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Christopher Johns to Present Paper at International Conference in Lisbon

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, will deliver a paper on March 28 at the International Conference of the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. His paper is entitled “Queen Maria I, Pope Pius VI, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Lisbon, Rome, and the Counter Enlightenment.” The…

Posted by on March 26, 2019 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

Manuscript Historian Kathryn Rudy to Deliver Goldberg Lecture on April 3

Readers in the late Middle Ages sometimes destroyed their manuscripts in the very act of handling them through acts of veneration, ritual, and public performance. Kathryn Rudy, manuscript historian and professor in the School of Art History, University of St Andrews, Scotland, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Wednesday, April 3,…

Posted by on March 22, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Parthenon2 Symposium March 28-30: Digital Approaches to Architectural Heritage

Dorina Moullou, an archaeologist with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, will deliver the keynote lecture for the upcoming symposium PARTHENON2: Digital Approaches to Architectural Heritage on Thursday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at the Nashville Parthenon, Centennial Park. Her lecture is entitled “On the Sacred Rock: The Athenian Acropolis from the Drawing Board…

Posted by on March 22, 2019 in Conferences, Digital Humanities, Divinity School, Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, Nashville Arts, News, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Vivien Fryd’s Article Appears in The Conversation, San Francisco Chronicle

The Conversation, “A half-century before the hashtag, artists were on the front lines of #MeToo” by Vivien Green Fryd, professor of history of art: The #MeToo movement has had a sweeping effect on politics, organized religion, educational institutions, Hollywood, sports and the military. The cultural prominence of rape and sexual assault might be new. Efforts to…

Posted by on March 21, 2019 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

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