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HART Alumna Ellen Dement to Pursue Interest in Architectural History and Historic Preservation in Grad School

In pursuit of a career in architectural history and historic preservation, Ellen Dement, BA’18 (History and History of Art), is headed to graduate school this fall at the University of Washington in their master’s degree program in architectural history and theory. Dement will study the architectural, cultural, and political forces that have shaped architecture, dovetailing…

Posted by on June 18, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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New Sculpture by HART Alumnus Alan LeQuire Marks Tennessee’s Pivotal Role in 19th Amendment

HART alumnus Alan LeQuire’s latest sculpture, the Burn Memorial Statue, was unveiled on June 9 in downtown Knoxville next to the East Tennessee History Center and across from Krutch Park. The bronze sculptural group of Harry Burn and his mother Febb Burn celebrate Tennessee’s pivotal role in the 19th amendment and women’s suffrage across the…

Posted by on June 15, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Fine Arts Gallery Hosts Commodore Classroom for Vanderbilt Alumni and Friends on June 14

The Nashville Chapter of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association invites alumni, families, parents and friends to Cohen Memorial Hall on Thursday evening, June 14, for a Commodore Classroom with Joseph Mella, director and curator of the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery. The event begins with a reception in the atrium and viewing of the featured gallery exhibit,…

Posted by on June 7, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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HART Majors and Minors and Their Families Honored at Graduation Reception

Kevin Murphy, professor and 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 on Thursday, May 10, in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall. Following Murphy’s warm welcome and introduction of the faculty and staff, awards…

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Studio Art Major Joshua Forges Receives Prestigious Hamblet Award

Joshua Forges, BA’18, has been inspired to make art ever since his second-grade teacher complimented his drawing of an alligator. She recommended that Forges attend art-focused magnet schools in his native Miami, and by high school, he was taking college-level classes and drawing, painting and sculpting up to four hours each day. When it came…

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Department Celebrates HART Graduates at Reception and Awards Ceremony on May 10

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 10, 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 8, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


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ArtLab Explores Intersections of Art and Science at the Wond’ry

Whether art can actually boost a scientist’s creativity is just one of the intriguing questions that a group of faculty, students and staff are exploring in ArtLab, an interdisciplinary workshop started last fall by Kendra Oliver, an instructor of pharmacology. “This has been a dream come true for me,” said Oliver, who describes herself as an…

Posted by on April 27, 2018 in Digital Humanities, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, VRC


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Mark Your Calendar for Doughnut Days in Cohen 134: April 27, 30 and May 3

The Visual Resources Center (VRC) invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for coffee and doughnuts in Cohen 134 on Friday, April 27, Monday, April 30, and Thursday, May 3. Coffee and tea and juices will be available weekdays 8 am to 6 pm throughout the final exam period. Pour yourself a cup and…

Posted by on April 26, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Kevin Murphy and Alumna Mary Anne Hunting Present Paper at Conference of Society of Architectural Historians

Kevin Murphy, department chair and professor of history of art, and Mary Anne Hunting, Vanderbilt alumna (BA’80) and independent scholar, jointly presented a paper at the annual international conference of the Society of Architectural Historians held April 18-22 in Saint Paul, MN. Their talk, “The Professional Couples in Histories of American Modernism,” was presented in…

Posted by on April 25, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, 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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