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Tracy Miller Delivers Keynote Speech at Society for Architectural Historians–Taiwan

Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art, delivered the keynote address at the Society for Architectural Historians–Taiwan on November 25 in Kaohsiung. Miller’s talk was entitled “Monks, Building Masters, and Creativity in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism.”     Shang-chia Chiou, president of the Society for Architectural Historians–Taiwan, presents Miller with a gift…

Posted by on December 10, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

Creator: Perugino; Date: 1495-96; Material: tempera grassa on panel; Measurements: 193 x 165 cm

Sheri Shaneyfelt Lectures on Perugino’s Workshops in Florence and Perugia at Venice Conference

Sheri Shaneyfelt, principal senior lecturer in the history of art and the department’s director of undergraduate studies, presented a paper at the University of Warwick in Venice conference on November 27, which was held in the fifteenth-century Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava. Her talk was entitled “Renaissance Painting in Perugia: Pietro Perugino and the Italian Renaissance Workshop.” In…

Posted by on December 5, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Betsey Robinson Lectures on Ancient Landscapes at Hollins University Classics Symposium

Betsey Robinson, acting chair and associate professor of history of art, was an invited speaker at the annual Hollins University Classics Symposium in Roanoke, VA, on November 8. This year’s theme was “Being There–Martial and Mythological Landscapes of Greece.” Robinson’s lecture, entitled “Musing on Mountain Landscapes in Central Greece,” surveyed her ongoing work and recent…

Posted by on November 30, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Matthew Worsnick to Present Paper at Conference Held in Rome November 15-16

Matthew Worsnick, assistant professor of the practice of art history, will present his paper, “Excavating the Contested Adriatic Borderlands: Historiography and Preservation in Fascist Italy and Communist Yugoslavia,” on November 16 at a two-day conference held in Rome at the Villino Stroganoff and hosted by the Bibliotheca Hertziana–Max Planck Institute for Art History. “Crossing the…

Posted by on November 15, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Vanderbilt’s ‘Art, Democracy and Justice’ Lecture Series to Open at the Frist on November 14

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Fine Arts and professor of art, will launch the lecture series “Art, Democracy and Justice” with three prominent artistic voices at the Frist Art Museum on Wednesday, November 14. The event, free and open to the public, will begin at 6:00 pm in the Frist Auditorium. “This…

Posted by on November 12, 2018 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


William Wylie to Lecture November 14 on The Possibility of Ruins: A Pompeii Archive

Destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, the ancient city of Pompeii has captured the imagination of the public since it was first excavated in 1748. Pompeii Archive: Recent Photographs by William Wylie, currently on view in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery through December 6, features a selection of recent work by…

Posted by on November 9, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, VRC

Rebecca VanDiver to Deliver Paper at American Studies Association Conference

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, will present a paper at the annual conference of the American Studies Association held in Atlanta November 8-11. Her paper is entitled “Black, White, and Read All Over: Artistic Representations of Black Struggle and Resistance from Katrina to Ferguson,” and the theme of her session is “Constant Crisis:…

Posted by on November 6, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

Amphorae Boscoreale Museum

Eleni Hasaki to Deliver AIA Lecture on November 1 at the Nashville Parthenon

Greek pots, with their delicate shapes, lively scenes, and varied contexts of use and deposition have enjoyed great popularity with ancient and modern viewers alike. They have also been scrutinized as documentation of gender roles, extent of literacy, social and economic status, and as media for political propaganda. Scholars have recently widened their research scope…

Posted by on October 29, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Sara Galletti to Lecture October 29 on History of Stereotomy in Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean

Stereotomy—the art of cutting stones into particular shapes for the construction of vaulted structures—has been practiced over a wide chronological and geographical span, from Hellenistic Greece to contemporary Texas. Yet the history of pre-modern stereotomy is little understood, and nineteenth-century theories about the art’s Syrian origins, its introduction into Europe by the crusaders, and the…

Posted by on October 24, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Moshe Fischer to Deliver AIA Lecture October 25 at the Nashville Parthenon

Moshe Fischer, professor emeritus, department of archaeology and ancient Near Eastern civilizations, Tel Aviv University, will deliver the AIA Lecture at 6 pm on Thursday, October 25, at the Nashville Parthenon. Fischer, director of the Yavney-Yam excavations, will address “Greece and Rome in the Holy Land:The Impact of Marble.” He will focus on the impact…

Posted by on October 22, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC

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