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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: The Art of Healing

Nov. 15, 2019—Cuban artist and Vanderbilt professor Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons wants to change the world through art.

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Space 204: ‘Character Study’ opens Oct. 31

Oct. 9, 2019—The Department of Art and Space 204 gallery welcome ceramicists John Donovan and Brian Somerville for a  two-person exhibition called "Character Study."  The exhibition will be on view from Oct. 31 to Dec. 5. A reception is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in Space 204 at the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center.

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Artist lecture featuring Nao Bustamante: ‘Body Vulnerable/Body Protected’ Oct. 16

Oct. 7, 2019—The Department of Art and the Studio VU Lecture Series kicks off the 2019-20 season with "Body Vulnerable/Body Protected," a lecture by Los Angeles-based artist Nao Bustamante, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. at the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, Room 220.

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Department of Art faculty and staff exhibition opens Sept. 12

Sep. 11, 2019—Department of Art faculty and staff will hold a group exhibition showcasing new work in their research and studio practice Sept. 12–Oct. 18. The exhibition will be in the Space 204 gallery at E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center.

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Campos-Pons strengthens Vanderbilt-Cuban cultural ties through art exhibition

Apr. 22, 2019—A longtime dream has come true for Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, who is connecting Nashville to her Cuban hometown through a satellite art exhibition under the auspices of the Havana Biennial.

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Art professor receives dual honors for groundbreaking work

Jan. 11, 2019—Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Fine Arts Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is the recipient of a prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman grant.

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New faculty: Alejandro T. Acierto

Nov. 12, 2018—Alejandro T. Acierto is Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Digital Art and New Media.

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‘Art, Democracy and Justice’ series with Campos-Pons to launch

Nov. 10, 2018—Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons has created a new lecture series that aims to connect Vanderbilt to a growing dialogue around the world about relationships between art, democracy and justice.

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Deep history of Nashville Public Square inspires sound artist

Oct. 19, 2018—The complex history of Nashville’s Public Square Park—including stories of Native and African Americans—has inspired a public performance by visiting sound artist Guillermo Galindo Oct. 25.

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Virtual archaeologist to deliver Goldberg Lecture Thursday

Oct. 10, 2018—Bernard Frischer, a leading virtual archaeologist and director of the Virtual Heritage Program and professor of informatics at Indiana University, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 11, in Cohen Memorial Hall.

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Class of 2018: Joshua Forges creates art that reflects his life

May. 8, 2018—Joshua Forges has been inspired to make art ever since his second-grade teacher complimented his drawing of an alligator. She recommended that Forges attend art-focused magnet schools in his native Miami, and by high school, he was taking college-level classes and drawing, painting and sculpting up to four hours each day.

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ArtLab explores intersections of art and science

Apr. 2, 2018—Whether art can boost a scientist's creativity is just one of the intriguing questions a group of faculty, students and staff explore in ArtLab, an ongoing workshop started by a postdoctoral student.

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