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Kevin Murphy and Rebecca VanDiver Attend “Worlds of Print” Symposium

Kevin Murphy, professor of history of art and department chair, and Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, recently participated in a symposium addressing the theme The Worlds of Print.  Held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the joint Vanderbilt-UCSB symposium was the culmination of a year-long Robert Penn Warren Center for the…

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Conferences, Events, HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Department to Celebrate HART Graduates at Reception and Awards Ceremony on May 9

History of Art majors and minors and their families and friends are invited to attend the department’s reception and awards ceremony for our graduating seniors on Thursday, May 9, from 2 to 4 pm. The event will be held in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus, and awards will be presented…

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Kevin Murphy to Lecture at University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning

During the early to mid-twentieth century in the United States, self-building was promoted as a solution to housing shortages, but more importantly, as a means of bringing amateur builders into meaningful contact with their materials, with nature. Kevin Murphy, chair and professor of history of art, will address “Certain Rocks [are] Old Friends: Rhetorics of…

Posted by on April 29, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Doughnut Days Held April 24 and 29 in Cohen 134

The Visual Resources Center (VRC) invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for coffee and doughnuts in Cohen 134 on Wednesday, April 24, and Monday, April 29. Coffee, tea, juices and light snacks will be available Monday through Friday during final exams (April 24-May 2). Pour yourself a cup and dash to class or…

Posted by on April 22, 2019 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Kevin Murphy Interviewed on CBS and Other News Outlets About Notre Dame Cathedral

Kevin Murphy, professor of history of art, was among the art historians worldwide who watched in disbelief as international news outlets broadcast live images of the massive fire that ravaged the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday, April 15. Murphy, an architectural historian, was interviewed that afternoon and the days following by several news anchors…

Posted by on April 19, 2019 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Rebecca VanDiver Awarded 2019 NEH Summer Stipend

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, a 2019 Summer Stipend for $6,000. VanDiver is in the early stages of research for her second book manuscript on twentieth-century African American art that addresses the notion of impermanence. Her working title is States of Emergency: Politics of Ephemerality in…

Posted by on April 17, 2019 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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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


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