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Department of Art History

Long before #MeToo, female artists were calling out sexual violence

Feb. 11, 2019—Social media has brought sexual assault into the public eye, but bearing witness to sexual violence in popular culture didn’t begin with the invention of tweets and posts, according to Vanderbilt art history professor Vivien Green Fryd, who explores the topic in her new book.

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Goldberg Lecture: Religious art and early global exploration

Apr. 11, 2017—Jeffrey Collins will discuss the link between religious art and commerce for early global explorers when he delivers the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History April 13.

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Goldberg Lecturer to examine duplication in Chinese sculpture

Mar. 20, 2017—A Duke University associate professor of art and art history will discuss the history of duplication in Chinese sculpture at the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History March 23.

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‘Duplication in Chinese Sculpture’ topic of Goldberg art lecture March 23

Mar. 14, 2017—Stanley Abe, a Duke University associate professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History at Vanderbilt on Thursday, March 23.

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Goldberg Lecture to explore influence of African American mural painter

Nov. 7, 2016—Hale Woodruff, an African American painter who worked to reinvent abstraction into a more pluralistic cultural practice, will be the focus of the Nov. 10 Goldberg Lecture by John Ott.

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Expanded vision for Arts and Science’s Classical and Mediterranean Studies

Sep. 26, 2016—The new Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies expands the scope of a venerable academic department by building on faculty strengths across disciplines.

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Goldberg Lecturer to examine Islamic gardens as fully sensory environments

Mar. 24, 2016—Historian D. Fairchild Ruggles will deliver two lectures on the Vanderbilt campus related to her expertise on Islamic gardens and landscapes.

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Vanderbilt Theatre engages audience to end Nashville poverty

Feb. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt Theatre invites the community to explore the impact of poverty and help shape a solution when it performs "How to End Poverty" Feb. 24-28 in Neely Auditorium.

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Goldberg Lecture to discuss Greek architectural renewal under Augustus

Jan. 18, 2016—An archaeologist at the University of California, Irvine, will discuss Greek architectural renewal by the Roman emperor Augustus when she delivers a Goldberg Lecture Jan. 21 at Cohen Hall.

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Listen: Vanderbilt Portal to Mexico City bridges cultures with video technology

Sep. 11, 2015—A custom-designed gold shipping container at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons will become the "Vanderbilt Portal to Mexico City" Sept. 18 through Oct. 12 for the Nashville community to engage across cultures with one-on-one conversations.

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Renowned Chinese calligraphy expert to give Goldberg Lecture

Nov. 1, 2013—Amy McNair, professor of Chinese art at the University of Kansas, will present the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History Nov. 7 at Vanderbilt University's Cohen Hall.

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Leading Etruscan scholar to discuss mysterious culture

Jan. 31, 2013—Alexandra Carpino, professor of art history at Northern Arizona University, will deliver the American Institute of Archaeology’s Ferdinando and Sarah Cinelli Lecture in Etruscan and Italic Archaeology Feb. 5 at the Parthenon in Centennial Park. Vanderbilt's History of Art and Classical Studies departments are co-sponsors.

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