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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


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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


Kevin Murphy to Deliver Keynote at 1st International Ephemera Studies Symposium April 25-27

Kevin Murphy, chair and professor of history of art, will co-present with Sally O’Driscoll, professor of English, Fairfield University, the keynote address at a conference entitled “Permanent Impact of Transient Documents: 1st International Ephemera Studies Symposium,” held April 25-27 at Koç University, Ankara, Turkey. Murphy and O’Driscoll will examine “The Invisible Touch of Ephemera: How…

Posted by on April 26, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


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Kevin Murphy and Alumna Mary Anne Hunting Present Paper at Conference of Society of Architectural Historians

Kevin Murphy, department chair and professor of history of art, and Mary Anne Hunting, Vanderbilt alumna (BA’80) and independent scholar, jointly presented a paper at the annual international conference of the Society of Architectural Historians held April 18-22 in Saint Paul, MN. Their talk, “The Professional Couples in Histories of American Modernism,” was presented in…

Posted by on April 25, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Christopher Johns Presents Paper at Symposium Focused on the Art of the Gesù

Christopher Johns, Norman L and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, delivered a paper, “Giovanni Battista Gaulli and the ‘Adoration of the Most Holy Name’: Painting and Piety in Late Baroque Rome,” at a symposium April 5-6 hosted by the Fairfield University Art Museum and held in conjunction with the current exhibition THE…

Posted by on April 9, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


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Shelby Merritt Presents Poster at VRA 2018 Conference, Philadelphia, PA

In late March, I represented Vanderbilt’s History of Art Visual Resources Center at the Visual Resources Association’s 35th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This year’s conference theme was “Workshop of the World”, a theme which played on the nineteenth-century nickname for Philadelphia as an important center of industry. The highlight of the conference was the…

Posted by on April 4, 2018 in Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Technology, VRC


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Vivien Fryd Is Keynote Speaker at University of Arkansas Art History Symposium

Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, is the keynote speaker at the University of Arkansas Art History Symposium March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fryd, niece of the New York Times photographer Henry Ries (1917-2004) will address the topic Henry Ries: The Berlin Wall as a Counter-Monument Atop the Ruins of War, Terror, and Division. Ries, a…

Posted by on March 9, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, News, VRC


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Christopher Johns to Present Paper at Eighteenth-Century Symposium February 3 at UNC Chapel Hill

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, will present a paper titled “A Villa Fit for Two Queens: Female Royal Patronage in Early Eighteenth-Century Turin” on February 3 as part of the Bettie Allison Rand Symposium in Art History held at the Ackland Art Museum at the University of…

Posted by on February 1, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


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Black Mountain College Symposium Keynote and Performance Held in Cohen Hall on February 1

Vanderbilt’s Department of Art and the Wond’ry present Chance Operations: Art and Education at Black Mountain College, a two-day interdisciplinary symposium (February 1-2) that will examine the contemporary relevance of Black Mountain College’s immersive teaching models on art, design, and education. Artists, curators, students and educators from various disciplines will illuminate Black Mountain’s unique pedagogical approach…

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Conferences, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


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