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Fine Arts Gallery Features Ceramics of Susan DeMay June 13-September 9

Susan DeMay began pursuing ceramics as a graduate student at what was then called the George Peabody College for Teachers, where she studied art from 1977 to 1979. After earning her M.S. degree and establishing a pottery studio of her own, she was invited to return to the Vanderbilt campus to teach. Nearly forty years later,…

Posted by on June 11, 2019 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Matthew Worsnick to Present Paper at Université Libre de Bruxelles

Partly inspired by the publication of Jan Gross’s book Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland more than fifteen years ago, historians, social scientists, linguists and other observers of eastern Europe have recently produced exciting studies about coexistence, conflict and why violence unfolds in specific spaces at precise moments. They seek to…

Posted by on June 11, 2019 in Conferences, Events, HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Imaging Team Replicate Ancient Mesoamerican Artifacts for Gallery Exhibit

When the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) installed a new, state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner in early 2018, the team imagined a wide range of research opportunities — but none of them involved imaging artifacts for an art gallery exhibition. This spring the VUIIS partnered with Vanderbilt’s Fine Arts Gallery to scan and create replicas…

Posted by on June 7, 2019 in Digital Humanities, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


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Sheri Shaneyfelt Leads Denver Commodore Classroom in Study of Leonardo da Vinci

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science provided the perfect setting for a May 2019 Commodore Classroom featuring Sheri Shaneyfelt, principal senior lecturer of the history of art and director of undergraduate studies, and the current exhibit Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius. Shaneyfelt joined the Denver Vanderbilt Alumni Chapter on May 19 to…

Posted by on June 5, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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HART Majors and Minors Honored at Graduation Reception

Betsey Robinson, associate professor and acting 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 in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall. Following Robinson’s warm welcome and introduction of the faculty and staff, awards were presented…

Posted by on June 4, 2019 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Kevin Murphy and Rebecca VanDiver Attend “Worlds of Print” Symposium

Kevin Murphy, professor of history of art and department chair, and Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, recently participated in a symposium addressing the theme The Worlds of Print.  Held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the joint Vanderbilt-UCSB symposium was the culmination of a year-long Robert Penn Warren Center for the…

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Conferences, Events, HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Department to Celebrate HART Graduates at Reception and Awards Ceremony on May 9

History of Art majors and minors and their families and friends are invited to attend the department’s reception and awards ceremony for our graduating seniors on Thursday, May 9, from 2 to 4 pm. The event will be held in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus, and awards will be presented…

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Kevin Murphy to Lecture at University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning

During the early to mid-twentieth century in the United States, self-building was promoted as a solution to housing shortages, but more importantly, as a means of bringing amateur builders into meaningful contact with their materials, with nature. Kevin Murphy, chair and professor of history of art, will address “Certain Rocks [are] Old Friends: Rhetorics of…

Posted by on April 29, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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


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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


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