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Department of Art History


Apr. 5, 2012—Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art, delivered the keynote address on Mexican photography at the Art History Graduate Student Symposium held at Duke University. Nancy Godleski has been named assistant dean for collections at Central Library. Previously, Godleski was the Kaplanoff Librarian for American History and American Studies at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library. Ian...

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Relevance of medieval water practices to today’s designs focus of talk

Apr. 3, 2012—James Wescoat, the Aga Khan Professor of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will address “Water and Work in the Mughal Landscape” at 4:10 p.m. in Cohen Hall, Room 203.

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Former visiting artist’s grape hyacinth project now in bloom

Mar. 27, 2012—Acclaimed Cuban artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt senior art majors and other volunteers, participated in a campus art project last October, when they planted 4,400 grape hyacinth bulbs, mapping out Campos-Pons’ hometown. The flowers are now in bloom at the northeast corner of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human...

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Emeritus art professor Brumbaugh dies

Jan. 10, 2012—Art history professor emeritus Thomas Brendle Brumbaugh died Dec. 18, 2011, according to the Vanderbilt Department of History of Art. He retired in 1985 from teaching art history survey, American art, nineteenth-century art, and Indian art at Vanderbilt, where he received the 1968 Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. His scholarly interests ranged...

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Oct. 20 lecture on history of Romantic art CANCELED

Oct. 17, 2011—UPDATE: The Oct. 20 Goldberg Lecture has been canceled. Speaker Dorothy Johnson is unable to travel due to inclement weather in the Midwest. The Department of History of Art hopes to reschedule at a later date. Dorothy Johnson, the Roy. J Carver Professor of Art History at the University of Iowa, will give a talk...

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Help plant 5,000 hyacinths Oct. 17

Oct. 14, 2011—Artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt senior art majors, will participate in a campus art project Monday Oct. 17 in which 5,000 blue hyacinths will be planted in a shape mapping out the cuban hometown of the artist. All are welcome to help. Meet at 4:30 p.m. at the northeast corner of...

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Panel on Cuba features artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Oct. 7, 2011—One of the most significant artists to emerge from the Cuban post-revolutionary era will lead a faculty discussion about race in her native country on Wednesday, Oct. 12. María Magdalena Campos-Pons, who is a visiting artist on campus Oct. 9-18, will participate in the panel discussion “Exile, Memory and Identity: A Conversation on Race in...

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Osher spring term has invigorating curriculum for older learners

Mar. 10, 2011—The spring term 2011 of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers a diverse offering of non-credit classes for older adults with shared interests.

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