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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Vivien Fryd Talks About Her Latest Book in Patmos

“The #MeToo movement has had a sweeping effect on politics, organized religion, educational institutions, Hollywood, sports and the military. The cultural grip might be recent. The movement, however, is not,” said Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, in a June 23 talk in Patmos, Greece. Fryd was invited to speak about her latest book,…

Posted by on June 25, 2019 in HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Christopher Johns Delivers Lecture at Southeast University in Nanjing

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, was invited to lecture in early June at Southeast University in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China. His lecture,  “Chinoiserie: Europe Imagines China from the Late Baroque to Romanticism,” investigated the trajectory of chinoiserie, works by European artists inspired or influenced by the example…

Posted by on June 24, 2019 in HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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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


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Christopher Johns Publishes Essay on Maria Tibaldi Subleyras

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, has written an essay, “Making History at the Capitoline Museum: Maria Tibaldi Subleyras’s Christ in the House of Simon the Pharisee,” which was published this year in Eighteenth-Century Studies (Volume 52, Number 2). Johns wrote this essay in memory of Mary D. Sheriff—“scholar,…

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


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Art of the Book Exhibit Currently On View in Cohen Atrium

An imaginative, vibrant exhibit on view through mid-July in the atrium-level display cases of Cohen Memorial Hall are the handmade books created and decorated by the students of Elizabeth Moodey, associate professor of history of art, for her HART 2288 course, Art of the Book. “Illuminated manuscript (literally “handwritten”) books are arguably the most characteristic…

Posted by on June 18, 2019 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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