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Vivien Fryd Interviewed by WNYC Radio About the Art and Politics of the U.S. Capitol Building

Since 1864 each of the states has donated two statues of historic importance to be placed in the U.S. Capitol building as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection.  Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art and author of Art and Empire:  The Politics of Ethnicity in the United States Capitol, 1815-1865, talked about the art…

Posted by on August 28, 2017 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, VRC

Riyaz Latif Lectures on Islamic Art and Architecture at Nashville State Community College

Riyaz Latif, Mellon Assistant Professor of History of Art, was invited to lecture at Nashville State Community College on March 28. Trained as an architect in India, Latif primarily focuses his teaching and research on Islamic art and architecture. He was one of ten Andrew W. Mellon John E. Sawyer Seminar Fellows at the Robert…

Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, VRC

Rebecca VanDiver’s Modern and Contemporary African Art Class Visit Fisk University Art Galleries

“Fisk instagrammed my class visit earlier this week, ” said Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art. “Super exciting and we had a great conversation about potential team research to conduct going forward.”

Posted by on February 10, 2017 in HART, HART in Nashville, Student/Alumni, VRC

Reception and Tribute Honoring Barbara Tsakirgis Held at the Nashville Parthenon

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens and The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park hosted a reception and tribute honoring Barbara Tsakirgis, associate professor of classical and Mediterranean studies and history of art, on Monday evening, October 24, at the Nashville Parthenon. A leading scholar of Greek art and archaeology and Vanderbilt…

Posted by on October 26, 2016 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, VRC


Rebecca VanDiver Moderates Panel on Images of Ferguson at Southern Festival of Books on Saturday, October 15

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American Art, will moderate a panel entitled “The Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography: Images from Ferguson” on Saturday, October 15, from 3 to 4 pm as part of the annual three-day Southern Festival of Books in downtown Nashville. The panel, held at the Nashville Public Library, features Pulitzer…

Posted by on October 11, 2016 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, VRC


HART Alumnus and Sculptor Alan LeQuire to Unveil Tennessee Women’s Suffrage Monument on August 26

Nearly a century after Tennessee became the 36th state—the last state needed—to ratify the 19th Amendment giving all women the right to vote, HART alumnus and local sculptor Alan LeQuire will unveil his large-scale public monument to suffragists on Women’s Equality Day, Friday, August 26. The formal ceremony will be held from 11 a.m. to…

Posted by on August 23, 2016 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Student/Alumni, VRC


ICON Sponsors Visit to Public Art Mini-Golf Course at First Tennessee Park

Still a relatively recent transplant to this city, I was quite interested when a colleague introduced me to the professional organization known as ICON (Inter-Museum Council of Nashville), a network of professionals committed to encouraging the development and education of Nashville-area museums and cultural institutions. The most recent ICON event I attended was held at…

Posted by on August 1, 2016 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, VRC


Millie Fullmer Reflects on Her Lazenby Library Fellowship at Cheekwood

Beginning in January of this year I embarked on a part-time, six-month fellowship as part of a historic initiative to reinstate Cheekwood as an American country era estate.  A furnishing plan was created for the purpose of researching and reviving interior elements of the residence as they were originally intended by the Cheek family and…

Posted by on July 4, 2016 in HART, HART in Nashville, VRC


“Book as Art: Medieval Necessity and Modern Invention” Exhibit Curated by HART Students

Illuminated manuscript (literally “hand written”) books are arguably the most characteristic objects of the European middle ages. They preserved a culture’s visions, adventures, religious rituals, and hard-won knowledge in books that were entirely handmade simply because there was no alternative. Contemporary artists, working in a culture dominated by mass-produced books and digitized content, are revisiting…

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Student/Alumni, VRC


Christopher Johns to Lecture on Francisco Goya and the Alba Family at the Frist Center for Visual Arts

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes began his career as a painter in service to the Bourbon royal family and to a select cluster of noble families, including the Floridablanca, the Osuna, and especially the Alba.  In his noon lecture on April 7 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Christopher Johns, Norman L. and…

Posted by on April 6, 2016 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, VRC

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