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Alexis Castor to Present October 24 AIA Lecture on Jewelry in Ancient Greece and Etruria

Gold earrings, necklaces and bracelets represented real wealth in the ancient world, and men and women wore jewelry on specific occasions to show off their own social position in the community, particularly in religious and funerary rituals. Alexis Castor, associate professor of classics, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, will deliver the AIA Lecture, “More…

Posted by on October 23, 2017 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, News, VRC


Rebecca VanDiver Featured in “Food for Thought” Series at the Frist Center for Visual Arts

In partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is presenting “Food for Thought: Changing the World,” a three-part series of lunchtime conversations with Vanderbilt professors, Frist Center curators, and other members of the Nashville community. The first session on October 10 featured Rebecca VanDiver,…

Posted by on October 20, 2017 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, News, VRC


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Richard Ormond Lectures on John Singer Sargent as Official War Artist on October 6 at the Frist

John Singer Sargent’s engagement as an official war artist during the First World War is an involved and protracted story. It led to the creation of his masterpiece Gassed (1919), a highlight of the Frist Center’s current exhibition World War I and American Art, and to a sequence of remarkable watercolors painted near the front line. It…

Posted by on October 4, 2017 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, News, VRC


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Vivien Fryd Among Vanderbilt Pioneers Honored at Fisk’s Carl van Vechten Gallery Reception on September 23

As Chancellor Zeppos often notes, “Vanderbilt University has many living pioneers. Some Vanderbilt pioneers are on campus. Come celebrate these pioneers with us.” Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, is among the Vanderbilt pioneers who will be honored at a reception hosted by Fisk and Vanderbilt Universities at Fisk’s Carl Van Vechten Gallery on…

Posted by on September 22, 2017 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, News, VRC


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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


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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


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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


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