Saturday University starts Feb. 6 at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University continues its Saturday University series this spring, with five lectures by faculty focusing on works of art in the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Collection.

“Eye & Mind: Lectures on Art Works in the Vanderbilt Collection” begins Feb. 6 and runs for five Saturday mornings until March 6 at Cohen Memorial Hall on the eastern portion of the Vanderbilt campus.

Saturday University is one of Vanderbilt’s primary academic outreaches to the community. The non-degree program has no entrance exams, homework assignments, exams or final papers.

The cost is $50 for all five lectures, which will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday from Feb. 6 to March 6. To register, go to

The schedule:

Feb. 6: Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art, on Jean Cocteau’s print “Surrealism and Méditerannée”

Feb. 13: Barbara Tsakirgis, chair of the Department of Classic Studies, on “The Red and the Black: Ancient Greek Pottery in the Fine Arts Gallery”

Feb. 20: Vivien Fryd, chair of the Department of History of Art, on “Childe Hassam’s Skyscraper Window”

Feb. 27: Sheri Shaneyfelt, senior lecturer in history of art, on “Bonifazio de΄ Pitati and the Renaissance in Venice”

March 6: Robert Mode, associate professor of history of art, on “Hogarth’s Beer Street and Gin Lane”

More information on the lectures is available at or by calling (615) 936-5964.

Media contact: Jim Patterson, (615) 322-NEWS

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