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Susan DeMay Celebrates Retirement with Artist Talk and Reception on August 9

After nearly forty years of teaching, Susan DeMay, principal senior lecturer, is celebrating her retirement as a professor in Vanderbilt’s Department of Art. Currently on display in the Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall, Divergent Practices: A Career in Ceramics, surveys ceramics that DeMay produced over decades of teaching, running her own production line, and…

Posted by on August 5, 2019 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Vivien Fryd to Talk About Her Book on August 8 in California

Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, will speak about her latest book, Against Our Will: Sexual Trauma in American Art Since 1970 (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019) on August 8 at the Downtown Central Library, Glendale, CA. Her talk is in conjunction with 1 in 3: Sexual Violence Pandemic (July 12-September 1), an exhibit…

Posted by on July 31, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Christopher Johns to Present Paper on July 17 in Edinburgh, Scotland

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, will present a paper at the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 17, whose overall theme is “Enlightenment Identities.” Johns will address “Enlightenment Naples Imagines Imperial China: Queen Maria Amalia’s Chinoiserie Boudoir in the Palace at Portici”…

Posted by on July 15, 2019 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Jennie Reisman: Maymester in Paris with HART Professor and Classmates

Imagine taking an immediate left out of your home to cross the street and stand on a bridge above the flowing waters of the Seine. Well, somehow that happened to my Maymester classmates and me … for an entire month. Having never been to Paris, I was astounded by the pure beauty of seeing the…

Posted by on July 3, 2019 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Kevin Murphy and Alumna Mary Anne Hunting Explore Networks and Archives of the Cambridge School

Kevin Murphy, department chair and professor of history of art, and Mary Anne Hunting, Vanderbilt alumna (BA’80) and independent scholar, New York City, jointly presented a paper at the annual symposium of The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) held March 20-22 in the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech. Their talk,…

Posted by on June 25, 2019 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Betsey Robinson Leads Vanderbilt Tour from Rome to Sicily and Malta

Betsey Robinson, acting chair and associate professor of history of art, grew up in Massachusetts and began her archaeological career with deep-sea exploration between mainland Italy and Sicily and work in paleontology and history of science. This month Robinson, a Mellon Faculty Fellow in Digital Humanities, is returning to the Mediterranean to introduce Vanderbilt alumni…

Posted by on June 20, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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

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


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


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


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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