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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


Haynes Galleries Celebrates Abstract Expressionist Anton Weiss with January 17 Reception and Exhibit at the University Club

Each mind develops distinct abstractions.  For years, the painter Anton Weiss chiseled his into metal and canvas, offering the autocracy of his energy a place to rest.  The tension of this work lay within the depiction, or arrest, of arrant release.  In their current season, Haynes Galleries is celebrating this paradox as a tribute to…

Posted by on January 17, 2018 in Events, HART, News, VRC


Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery Presents Two Winter Exhibitions Opening January 11

The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery features two winter exhibitions, FAMOUS! (and not-so-famous): Polaroids by Andy Warhol, and Looking Back (Looking Forward): The Black Mountain Experience, in Cohen Memorial Hall, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, January 11, from 5 to 7 pm. Free and open to the public, both exhibitions will remain on view…

Posted by on January 9, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, VRC


Exhibit Featuring 2016 Hamblet Award Recipient Vibhu Krishna Opens January 11 in Space 204

Vanderbilt’s Department of Art welcomes Vibhu Krishna, the 2016 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award recipient, to the Ingram Studio Arts Center for a solo exhibition and art installation, Open Studio, in Space 204 on Thursday, January 11, with an opening reception from 4-6 pm. Krishna (BA 2016) is a New York-based Indian-American artist, medical student, and yogi…

Posted by on January 8, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, 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


Indulge in Indies, Thought-Provoking Documentaries, Classic Cinema and International Films Through Kanopy

Vanderbilt Libraries is now hosting Kanopy, an online video streaming service for universities that offers thousands of titles on a broad range of subjects, including anthropology, art, architecture, gender and race, environment and sustainability, health, law, media, politics and psychology/sociology. Kanopy has an extensive library of classic films, from silent-era shorts to groundbreaking international features….

Posted by on January 5, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, Visual Resources Center, VRC

Vanderbilt Studio Artists Featured in “Small Packages” Exhibit at Cumberland Gallery Through December 23

Professors Marilyn Murphy and Mark Hosford, Department of Art, are among the twenty artists featured in “Small Packages #20,” a popular holiday exhibition currently on view through Saturday, December 23, at the Cumberland Gallery. This year marks the 20th edition of the show, one of the gallery’s longstanding traditions since the early ’90s, and features…

Posted by on December 15, 2017 in Events, HART, News, VRC


‘Cultures in Clay’ Exhibit at Divinity Library Showcases 4,000-year-old Writing System

The importance of clay as a medium of culture in what many call the “cradle of civilization” some 4,000 years ago is the focus of a new exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity Library. Among the highlights of “Cultures in Clay: The Shaping of Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations” are clay tablets with cuneiform—a wedge-shaped writing system used…

Posted by on December 14, 2017 in Divinity School, HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


Neuroscientist Uses the VRC’s 3D Scanner for Science Outreach and Research

Alexandra Wright, a post-doctoral scholar in the lab of neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel, the Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences, recently visited the HART Department’s Visual Resources Center to learn more about our 3D scanner and to scan the brain of an elephant shrew, a small insectivorous mammal native to Africa—certainly the smallest object the VRC…

Posted by on December 14, 2017 in Digital Humanities, HART, News, Technology, VRC


Peabody College Amassed an Impressive Fine Arts Collection Before Joining Vanderbilt

When George Peabody College for Teachers merged with Vanderbilt University in 1979, the agreement came with a little-known perk: The school had acquired a sizable collection of art stored in a basement vault at Cohen Memorial Hall. With more than 1,000 works, the Peabody College Collection includes items ranging from antiquities to Renaissance paintings to…

Posted by on December 13, 2017 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC

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