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Yvonne Boyer to Highlight Floral Selections from the Library’s French Collections

From romance to revolution, flowers flourish as an important part of French culture.  The flower is a significant symbol of France, as its cultivation and the delights of an aromatic bouquet can be found throughout literature.  During the spring semester, it is the season to cultivate the Library collections for their significant blossoms–a rite of…

Posted by on April 5, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Hazel Dodge to Deliver AIA/Kress Alumni Lecture on April 9

A visit to Roman sites in the Mediterranean is memorable not only because of the scale of the buildings and their survival, but also because of the noticeable use of a wide range of decorative stones, both white and colored. On Tuesday, April 9, at 6 pm in the Nashville Parthenon, Hazel Dodge will deliver…

Posted by on April 4, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Renée Ater to Examine Monument to Nation’s Slave Past in April 11 Goldberg Lecture

Renée Ater, associate professor emerita, American Art, The University of Maryland, studies monuments to the nation’s slave past. In a research project funded by the Smithsonian Institution, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Getty Research Institute, Ater is documenting twenty-five memorials and monuments to slavery and its victims in twenty-three states across the South,…

Posted by on April 2, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Christopher Johns to Present Paper at International Conference in Lisbon

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, will deliver a paper on March 28 at the International Conference of the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. His paper is entitled “Queen Maria I, Pope Pius VI, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Lisbon, Rome, and the Counter Enlightenment.” The…

Posted by on March 26, 2019 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Manuscript Historian Kathryn Rudy to Deliver Goldberg Lecture on April 3

Readers in the late Middle Ages sometimes destroyed their manuscripts in the very act of handling them through acts of veneration, ritual, and public performance. Kathryn Rudy, manuscript historian and professor in the School of Art History, University of St Andrews, Scotland, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Wednesday, April 3,…

Posted by on March 22, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Parthenon2 Symposium March 28-30: Digital Approaches to Architectural Heritage

Dorina Moullou, an archaeologist with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, will deliver the keynote lecture for the upcoming symposium PARTHENON2: Digital Approaches to Architectural Heritage on Thursday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at the Nashville Parthenon, Centennial Park. Her lecture is entitled “On the Sacred Rock: The Athenian Acropolis from the Drawing Board…

Posted by on March 22, 2019 in Conferences, Digital Humanities, Divinity School, Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, Nashville Arts, News, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Alumna Jennifer Klos to Speak at Life After HART Event on March 20

Art is a part of our lives. It can be a blend of old and new, sophistication and whimsy, design and deeper meaning.—Jennifer Klos, HART alumna, art consultant and owner of Collector House Inc. The Department of History of Art is launching a new series called Careers for HART Majors and Minors–Life After HART. Our…

Posted by on March 13, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


Veronica Ikeshoji-Orlati to Present AIA Lecture on February 21 at the Parthenon

Music was an integral component of daily life in the ancient Mediterranean world. The importance of music to religious ritual, celebratory banquets, personal entertainment, and even mythological narratives is made manifest through a wide variety of literary, visual, and archaeological evidence. In one region of South Italy (or “Magna Graecia”) alone, nearly 1,700 vases decorated…

Posted by on February 18, 2019 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Andrea Seri to Present “Cultures in Clay” Lecture on February 6

Often called the cradle of civilization, the ancient Near East witnessed the emergence of remarkable cultures from the fourth through the first millennia BCE. From those cultures surfaced novel systems of writing that addressed the range of lived experience, artistic and literary expression, and history and politics. While plentiful but not ubiquitous, clay became the…

Posted by on February 5, 2019 in Divinity School, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Trinita Kennedy to Lecture on Italian Renaissance Marriage Chests on February 6

Elaborately decorated wooden wedding chests known as cassoni were an integral part of Italian marriage rituals during the Renaissance. Commissioned in pairs and shaped like ancient sarcophagi, they were paraded from the bride’s house to her husband’s after the wedding. Throughout the marriage the chests provided storage and seating and were among the most prestigious furnishings…

Posted by on February 1, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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