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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


Rebecca VanDiver Receives 2019 Millard Meiss Publication Fund Award

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, recently received a Millard Meiss Publication Fund Award. Two times each year, the College Art Association (CAA) awards grants to publishers in art history and visual culture to support presses in the publication of projects of the highest scholarly and intellectual merit that may not generate adequate financial…

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


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Fine Arts Gallery Features Ceramics of Susan DeMay June 13-September 9

Susan DeMay began pursuing ceramics as a graduate student at what was then called the George Peabody College for Teachers, where she studied art from 1977 to 1979. After earning her M.S. degree and establishing a pottery studio of her own, she was invited to return to the Vanderbilt campus to teach. Nearly forty years later,…

Posted by on June 11, 2019 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Matthew Worsnick to Present Paper at Université Libre de Bruxelles

Partly inspired by the publication of Jan Gross’s book Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland more than fifteen years ago, historians, social scientists, linguists and other observers of eastern Europe have recently produced exciting studies about coexistence, conflict and why violence unfolds in specific spaces at precise moments. They seek to…

Posted by on June 11, 2019 in Conferences, Events, HART, News, Vanderbilt University, 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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Matthew Worsnick Awarded Fellowship at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University

Matthew Worsnick, assistant professor of the practice of art history, was recently awarded a residential fellowship at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach, for the summer of 2020. The fellowship program supports projects from a wide range of academic fields to promote scholarly research on The Wolfsonian’s collection. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at the…

Posted by on June 5, 2019 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Rebecca VanDiver Named a Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, has been named one of ten Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars for 2019 through the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Malkiel Scholars Award, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is given to junior faculty whose research focuses on American history, politics, culture, and society, and who are…

Posted by on June 5, 2019 in HART, News, 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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Kevin Murphy and Rebecca VanDiver Attend “Worlds of Print” Symposium

Kevin Murphy, professor of history of art and department chair, and Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, recently participated in a symposium addressing the theme The Worlds of Print.  Held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the joint Vanderbilt-UCSB symposium was the culmination of a year-long Robert Penn Warren Center for the…

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Conferences, Events, HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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