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Rebecca VanDiver’s Women in Art Class Exhibit On View in Visual Resources Center

Rebecca VanDiver’s HART 2755 Women in Art class have curated an exhibit that pays homage to Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” installation (1979)—replete with porcelain plates and place mats or table runners imaginatively decorated by each student according to the individual artist represented:  Vanessa Bell, Isabel Bishop, Elizabeth Catlett, Teresita Fernández, Eva Gonzales, Dorothea Lange, Ana…

Posted by on November 1, 2017 in HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


HART Alumna Jennifer Klos Shares Her Curatorial Eye and Helps People Choose

Art is a part of our lives.  It can be a blend of old and new, sophistication and whimsy, design and deeper meaning. Based in Dallas, Texas, art advisor and HART alumna Jennifer Klos assists private collectors in the acquisition of fine and decorative arts, specializing in modern and contemporary art.  As president of Collector…

Posted by on October 20, 2017 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


Sunday, October 15: Deadline for Submitting Downing Grant Applications

HART students interested in applying for a Downing grant must submit their applications to Professor Kevin Murphy at no later than Sunday, October 15. The department awards these Downing grants for travel to exhibitions and research centers to supplement academic instruction for HART majors who are in the Honors Program, in advanced seminars, or…

Posted by on October 10, 2017 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC

Sky Ladder scheduled to stream on Netflix. Shown: Sky Ladder, June 2015. Photo: Courtesy of Cai Studio/Netflix ©

Alumna Lydia Ohl Introduces Work of Cai Guo-Qiang and Screening of “Sky Ladder” on October 5

Lydia Ohl, a Vanderbilt HART major who graduated in 2011, will present “Art History in Real Time: Archiving Cai Guo-Qiang” on Thursday, October 5, at 12:30 pm in Cohen Hall 203 on the Peabody campus followed by a 1:10-2:25 pm documentary screening of Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang.  Ohl, head of archives at…

Posted by on October 3, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


Information Session About HART 4+1 BA/MA Program in History of Art Scheduled for October 5

Are you thinking about applying to Vanderbilt’s 4 + 1 BA/MA program in the History of Art?  If so, please join us for an information session and lunch reception in the atrium of Cohen Hall on Thursday, October 5, from noon to 12:30 pm. Not available to attend that day? Email to set up…

Posted by on September 29, 2017 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


October 15 is Deadline for Submitting Downing Grant Applications

Posted by on September 29, 2017 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


Exhibit of Contemporary Photographic Portraits Opens at Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery

An exhibition of contemporary photographic portraits opens the fall exhibition season at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall.  On view through December 7, Who Are We?  Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait examines how—in our image-saturated world—photographs have increasingly played a primary role in shaping identity. An opening reception will be held…

Posted by on September 14, 2017 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, History of Art, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


A&S Senior Performs in “Shakespeare in the Park” Through September 17 at Centennial Park

Miranda Pepin, an Arts and Science senior and the HART department’s work study student,  is currently performing in the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s signature program, “Shakespeare in the Park,” Thursday through Sunday evenings,  now until September 17, at Centennial Park’s bandshell. Pepin will play Dorcas, a shepherdess in love with a clown, in A Winter’s Tale, and Dercetas, a soldier…

Posted by on September 1, 2017 in Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Nashville Arts Magazine Features Articles on Current Exhibits in Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery

*Kevin Murphy’s students in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, immersed in the initial stages of curating the current exhibition, American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson, which closes September 17 “Part of the prestige of any museum or gallery is the ability to bring to the public the artistic contributions of cultures or…

Posted by on August 18, 2017 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Morris Davidson Exhibit in Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery Featured in “Magazine Antiques” Article

When modernism dominated art in the United States, from the interwar period onward, Morris Davidson was a prominent and widely exhibited painter—as well as a teacher, a critic, and a leader of arts organizations. And yet, since his death in 1979, his work has fallen into obscurity. A new exhibition, American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work…

Posted by on August 1, 2017 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC

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