Arts & Culture
May. 13, 2016—Michael Aurbach, professor of art, who has taught sculpture and drawing at Vanderbilt since 1986, is retiring after 30 years. To honor him the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery exhibited his work from mid-January through early March. The Last Laugh: Selections from Michael Aurbach’s Secrecy Series showed work in keeping with Aurbach’s sardonic sense of humor...
May. 13, 2016—Want to watch a live concert at Blair? Many student and faculty concerts now are streamed live from Ingram Hall, Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall, and the Choral Rehearsal Hall from Blair’s live-streaming page at vu.edu/blair-stream. The performances are not archived.
Feb. 29, 2016—The latest offerings from Vanderbilt writers
Feb. 29, 2016—Those who proclaimed the demise of printed books several years ago when e-readers were first introduced are now eating their words, as sales of traditional books have rebounded. There’s just nothing quite like the real thing.
Feb. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt alumni are making a splash on Broadway, as evidenced by several recent graduates currently working both behind the scenes and in front of the lights in New York City productions.
Feb. 29, 2016—Through March 20, viewers of the Alchemy of the Soul exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, can see “Warrior Reservoir,” a 2011 piece by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons comprised of three large panels. Beside it hangs an identifying label with the words “Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Collection” in prominent view. How it got there is the result of a process most viewers know little about.
Oct. 23, 2015—Black Practical Theology (2015, Baylor University Press) by Dale Andrews, MA’97, PhD’98, Distinguished Professor of Homiletics and Social Justice, and Robert Smith, editors Black Practical Theology brings together a conversation between scholars working within the traditional disciplines of theological education and those working within practical theology. To this ongoing conversation, the editors add the voices...
Oct. 23, 2015—The work of three Vanderbilt poets is to be included in the Best New Poets anthology for 2015. The new anthology highlights the work of 50 of the nation’s most promising poets.
Oct. 23, 2015—This fall the Blair School of Music presents two operas diametrically opposed in style, scale and staging.
Oct. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt University Theatre opened its 2015–16 season in early October with Metamorphoses, a theatrical adaptation by Mary Zimmerman of Ovid’s classical Greek stories.
Oct. 23, 2015—An exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Mary and Harry Zimmerman Judaica Collection is on view at the Vanderbilt University Divinity Library through March 2016.
Jul. 31, 2015—To help smooth the application and audition process for prospective students, Blair adopted the online tool Decision Desk, which allows applicants to upload a video audition, as well as letters of recommendation from music instructors.