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Jennie Reisman: Maymester in Paris with HART Professor and Classmates

Imagine taking an immediate left out of your home to cross the street and stand on a bridge above the flowing waters of the Seine. Well, somehow that happened to my Maymester classmates and me … for an entire month. Having never been to Paris, I was astounded by the pure beauty of seeing the…

Posted by on July 3, 2019 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Kevin Murphy and Alumna Mary Anne Hunting Explore Networks and Archives of the Cambridge School

Kevin Murphy, department chair and professor of history of art, and Mary Anne Hunting, Vanderbilt alumna (BA’80) and independent scholar, New York City, jointly presented a paper at the annual symposium of The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) held March 20-22 in the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech. Their talk,…

Posted by on June 25, 2019 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Art of the Book Exhibit Currently On View in Cohen Atrium

An imaginative, vibrant exhibit on view through mid-July in the atrium-level display cases of Cohen Memorial Hall are the handmade books created and decorated by the students of Elizabeth Moodey, associate professor of history of art, for her HART 2288 course, Art of the Book. “Illuminated manuscript (literally “handwritten”) books are arguably the most characteristic…

Posted by on June 18, 2019 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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HART Graduate Maris Paden Travels on a Downing Grant to View Vigée Le Brun’s Paintings

I had the honor of receiving a 2019 Downing Grant to supplement my research for the advanced seminar, HART4960: Art & Politics during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era. My focus was the career of the eighteenth-century French painter Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun during her stay in Italy. The Downing grant enabled me to travel to…

Posted by on June 14, 2019 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Imaging Team Replicate Ancient Mesoamerican Artifacts for Gallery Exhibit

When the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) installed a new, state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner in early 2018, the team imagined a wide range of research opportunities — but none of them involved imaging artifacts for an art gallery exhibition. This spring the VUIIS partnered with Vanderbilt’s Fine Arts Gallery to scan and create replicas…

Posted by on June 7, 2019 in Digital Humanities, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


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Student-Curated Gallery Exhibit Features Ancient Mesoamerican Artifacts

Held in conjunction with the celebration of our 2019 HART graduates was the opening reception for a student-curated exhibition entitled Refuting “Noble Savages:” Reflections of Nature in Ancient Mesoamerican Artifacts. On view through September 13, the exhibit features a collection of ancient Latin American artifacts curated by undergraduate students as part of a semester-long course (Exhibiting…

Posted by on June 7, 2019 in Digital Humanities, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Sheri Shaneyfelt Leads Denver Commodore Classroom in Study of Leonardo da Vinci

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science provided the perfect setting for a May 2019 Commodore Classroom featuring Sheri Shaneyfelt, principal senior lecturer of the history of art and director of undergraduate studies, and the current exhibit Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius. Shaneyfelt joined the Denver Vanderbilt Alumni Chapter on May 19 to…

Posted by on June 5, 2019 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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HART Majors and Minors Honored at Graduation Reception

Betsey Robinson, associate professor and acting chair of Vanderbilt’s History of Art department, and HART faculty and staff honored our majors and minors and their families at the department’s annual reception for graduating seniors in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall. Following Robinson’s warm welcome and introduction of the faculty and staff, awards were presented…

Posted by on June 4, 2019 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, 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


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


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