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Leonard Folgarait to Lead Gallery Tour of “Under the Mexican Sky” at Chattanooga’s Hunter Museum

Leonard Folgarait, Distinguished Professor of History of Art, will give an in-gallery walking tour of “Under the Mexican Sky: A Revolution in Modern Photography,” a current exhibit at the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, on April 19. Folgarait is a specialist in Latin American art with a focus on Mexican art and photography. He…

Posted by on April 18, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


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Library Exhibit “Under the Influence: The Power of Propaganda” Opens April 19

Propaganda uses words and images to convey a message. Its persuasive nature makes it powerful. Using items from Special Collections in Vanderbilt’s Central Library, four undergraduates (also Buchanan Library Fellows) have curated an exhibit that explores diverse propaganda: Jorge Salles-Diaz (Propaganda of Oppression); David Zou (Campus Recruiting); McKallie Steen (Environmental), and Justine (Ji Yoon) Hong…

Posted by on April 17, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Leonard Folgarait Explores Paris, Impressionism and Degas with VU Alums at the Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum provided the perfect setting for an April 2018 Commodore Classroom featuring Leonard Folgarait, Distinguished Professor of History of Art, and the current exhibit Degas: A Passion for Perfection. Folgarait joined the Denver Vanderbilt Chapter on April 15 to discuss the work of Edgar Degas and to tour the museum’s exhibit of…

Posted by on April 16, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


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HART Students Matthew Shorten and Samantha Smith Present Papers at Undergraduate Writing Symposium

Our department proudly recognizes two students who presented papers from their History of Art classes in the annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium on March 25 at the John Siegenthaler Center on the Peabody campus. Sophomore Matthew Shorten and senior Samantha Smith participated in a panel entitled “Objects of Culture and History,” chaired by Betsey Robinson, associate…

Posted by on April 16, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Senior Show “Spicy” Opens April 13 at Ingram Studio Arts Center

Posted by on April 13, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Arietta Papaconstantinou to Deliver Classical and Mediterranean Studies Distinguished Lecture on April 12

Arietta Papaconstantinou, associate professor of classics at The University of Reading, will deliver the Classical and Mediterranean Studies Distinguished Lecture—Was Umayyad Egypt a Mediterranean Society?—on Thursday, April 12, at 4:10 pm in Cohen Hall 203, with a reception afterward in the atrium. For a long time, the notion of a unified Mediterranean culture was clear…

Posted by on April 11, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Experience “The Sound of Silent Voices” at Central Library on April 10

The Vanderbilt Libraries will host “The Silent Voices Project” on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 pm in the Central Library’s Community Room. The Silent Voices Project uses the voices of contemporary children to recreate the voices of children silenced at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust. Under the artistic direction of Blair faculty…

Posted by on April 10, 2018 in Events, HART, News, VRC


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Rebecca VanDiver Examines Collages of Loïs Mailou Jones in “American Art” Cover Story

Loïs Mailou Jones (1905–1998) began traveling to Haiti in the summer of 1954. In the 1960s the artist produced a series of collages that signaled, via text and symbols, her experiences with and protracted study of Haitian Vodou ceremonial practices. Rebecca VanDiver’s cover article, “The Diasporic Connotations of Collage: Loïs Mailou Jones in Haiti, 1954–1964,” featured in…

Posted by on April 10, 2018 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Tracy Miller Presents Paper on Generative Design in Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism

Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art, will present a paper, “Rethinking Creativity: Generative Design in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism,” on April 19 at an event hosted by the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, and moderated by Eugene Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art. The famous…

Posted by on April 9, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


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Sheri Shaneyfelt Receives the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching

Sheri Shaneyfelt, principal senior lecturer in the history of art, was among six Vanderbilt academic leaders honored by Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos at the April 5 Spring Faculty Assembly with awards recognizing their teaching, research, service and commitment to diversity. Shaneyfelt received the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching—a cash prize of $5,000…

Posted by on April 9, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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