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February 20 AIA Lecture Features Mireille Lee and Katherine Schwab on the Erechtheion Caryatids

Although the Parthenon is the most famous building of the ancient Acropolis, the Erechtheion was the most sacred, housing multiple cult places and shrines. The famous Caryatid porch, which employed six statues of ideal maidens as architectural supports, is the most distinctive–and enigmatic–part of the building. In an AIA lecture on Tuesday, February 20, at…

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Medieval Architectural Historian Lisa Reilly to Deliver Goldberg Lecture on February 15

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Divinity School Features Gallery Talk with Nashville Artist Omari Booker and Paul Polycarpou on February 8

An exhibition by Nashville studio artist Omari Booker, whose works include themes of social justice and Nashville’s changing neighborhoods, will be on display at Vanderbilt Divinity School throughout the month of February. “In My Lifetime: An African American Perspective” is located in the Divinity School’s Art Room, G-20. The exhibition will be open weekdays—with the exception of Tuesdays—from…

Posted by on February 6, 2018 in Divinity School, Events, HART, Lectures, Nashville Arts, News, Student/Alumni, VRC

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Harvard’s Michael Puett to Deliver February 8 Lecture on Imagination and Interpretation in Early China

Michael Puett, Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology, Harvard University, will deliver a lecture on “Imagination and Interpretation in Early China” on Thursday, February 8, at 4:10 pm in Cohen Hall 203.  Puett is also the Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard. His interests are focused on…

Posted by on February 5, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Christopher Johns to Present Paper at Eighteenth-Century Symposium February 3 at UNC Chapel Hill

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, will present a paper titled “A Villa Fit for Two Queens: Female Royal Patronage in Early Eighteenth-Century Turin” on February 3 as part of the Bettie Allison Rand Symposium in Art History held at the Ackland Art Museum at the University of…

Posted by on February 1, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Black Mountain College Symposium Keynote and Performance Held in Cohen Hall on February 1

Vanderbilt’s Department of Art and the Wond’ry present Chance Operations: Art and Education at Black Mountain College, a two-day interdisciplinary symposium (February 1-2) that will examine the contemporary relevance of Black Mountain College’s immersive teaching models on art, design, and education. Artists, curators, students and educators from various disciplines will illuminate Black Mountain’s unique pedagogical approach…

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Conferences, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Architectural Historian Lisa Reilly to Deliver Goldberg Lecture on February 15

Lisa Reilly, associate professor of medieval art and architecture, University of Virginia, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History on Thursday, February 15, at 4:10 pm in 203 Cohen Memorial Hall.  Her presentation is titled “The Multilingual Mediterranean: The Cappella Palatina in Palermo and the Court of Roger II,”…

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Vivien Fryd Addresses “Heroic Rape” Tradition in Western Art at Parthenon Symposium on January 25

Vivien Green Fryd, professor of history of art, will address the tradition in western art that contemporary feminist artists have dubbed the “heroic rape” in a lecture at 6 pm on January 25 at the Nashville Parthenon. Her lecture, “Representing and Challenging the ‘Heroic Rape’ Tradition in the History of Western Art,” is held in…

Posted by on January 23, 2018 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, News, VRC

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Department of Art Features Lecture by Artist Thenjiwe Nkosi on January 10

The Department of Art’s Studio VU Lecture Series opens the spring semester with a lecture by South African artist Thenjiwe Nkosi on Wednesday, January 10, at 6 pm in room 220 of the Ingram Studio Arts Center. Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi was born in New York to a South African father in exile and a Greek-American…

Posted by on January 5, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Mireille Lee Participates in “Demo Day” at the Wond’ry on December 12

Tuesday, December 12, is “Demo Day” for the Wond’ry’s University Course “Virtual Reality for Interdisciplinary Applications” taught by Professors Bobby Bodenheimer and Ole Molvig. An end-of-semester demonstration of student-faculty projects was held late afternoon on the second floor of the Wond’ry. Bodenheimer and Molvig were joined by eight other Vanderbilt faculty, including Mireille Lee, assistant…

Posted by on December 12, 2017 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, VRC

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