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Ecological art installation opens in Vanderbilt library café

Sep. 27, 2012—The importance of bees and Tennessee native flowers in local food production is a major theme of a new art installation at the Vanderbilt University Central Library’s Food for Thought Café.

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Vanderbilt sponsoring events in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

Sep. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, the first major museum retrospective devoted to the artist. The work of Weems, a photographer widely acclaimed as one of today’s...

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Vanderbilt sponsoring events for opening of Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

Sep. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, the first major museum retrospective devoted to the artist. The work of Weems, a photographer widely acclaimed as...

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Space 204 kicks off fall season with exhibitions by Applebaum, DeFord

Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Department of Art kicks off the fall season with two new exhibitions in the Space 204 gallery. Mind Reader by Sarah Applebaum and The Other Side by Nick DeFord will open Thursday, Aug. 30, and continue through Friday, Oct. 5. An opening reception will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. Calling Mind Reader a “personal...

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Acclaimed painter and printmaker to open StudioVU series

Aug. 13, 2012—Acclaimed painter and printmaker Hung Liu will open the 2012-13 season of StudioVU: The Department of Art Lecture Series on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Liu will lecture on her work from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Room 103. Liu’s artistic talent has twice garnered her National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and her work...

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Pavlović’s ‘Search for Landscapes’ reaching audiences in D.C., around the world

Jun. 18, 2012—Search for Landscapes, Assistant Professor of Art Vesna Pavlović’s installation using 35 millimeter slides of one family’s long-ago travels as well as antique slide projectors to evoke the nature of memory and decay, is currently on view at G Fine Art in Washington, D.C., and was recently reviewed in The Washington Post. Read the Post’s...

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Hosford featured in ‘Metamorphoses’ exhibition at Frist

May. 18, 2012—Works by four Nashville-area artists – including Vanderbilt Associate Professor of Art Mark Hosford and alumna Kristi Hargrove – will be on view in the Frist Center for the Visual Art’s Conte Community Arts Gallery June 8-Oct. 28. Metamorphoses, which also includes work by Erin Anfinson and Chris Scarborough, features 41 drawings that reveal scrupulously...

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Endowed campus beautification fund allows major art acquisition

Apr. 30, 2012—Vanderbilt University has acquired a signature piece of art created by renowned American sculptor Mark di Suvero. The piece, Tumbleweed, was installed April 30 on the lawn between the Student Life Center and the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts building at the corner of 25th and Garland avenues. Funding for the piece comes from a...

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Stahl named recipient of prestigious Hamblet art award

Apr. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Art has announced this year’s recipient of the prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award. Hannah Stahl, the daughter of Mary Jane Sorentino and Jim Stahl of Providence, R.I., will receive a $25,000 prize, allowing her a year of art research and travel culminating in a solo show at Vanderbilt in one year. Stahl’s...

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Senior art show opens April 13 with reception, awards

Apr. 6, 2012—The massive doors between the galleries of Space 204 will slide back on Friday, April 13, revealing the hard work of Vanderbilt’s graduating studio art majors. Senior Show 2012 will be on display to the public from April 13 to May 11 in Space 204, the second-floor gallery in the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center,...

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Department of Art’s Senior Show 2012 opens April 13 with reception, awards

Mar. 27, 2012—The massive doors between the galleries of Space 204 will slide back on Friday, April 13, revealing the hard work of Vanderbilt’s graduating studio art majors. Senior Show 2012 will be on display to the public from April 13 to May 11 in Space 204, the second-floor gallery in the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center,...

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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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