Department of History of Art
Mar. 9, 2021—Assistant Professor of History of Art Rebecca VanDiver focuses her research on African American artists—particularly Black female artists of the 20th century. In the classroom, she presents art history not only as a discipline that allows for a study of the history of artistic movements and style, but also as a lens to study culture and history.
Oct. 14, 2019—Jordana Moore Saggese, associate professor of American art at the University of Maryland, will analyze 20th-century representations of black male boxers across visual culture when she delivers the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 17.
May. 13, 2019—Faculty members Rebecca K. VanDiver and Phillip I. Lieberman are the only professors in Tennessee to receive 2019 Summer Stipends from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr. 8, 2019—Ater will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Thursday, April 11, at 4:10 pm in Cohen 203, with a reception to follow in the atrium. Her lecture, “Death, Remembrance, and the Slave Past,” is about a place of reckoning with the slave past, of erasure and discovery, of acknowledgement and reclamation.
Jan. 30, 2019—A memorial service at Benton Chapel is planned Feb. 23 for Barbara Tsakirgis, professor of classical studies, emerita, who recently died.
Apr. 11, 2018—Jelena Bogdanović, a leading historian of medieval art and architecture at Iowa State University, will discuss "The Canopy and the Byzantine Church" April 14 at the Divinity School.
Apr. 9, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos honored six Vanderbilt academic leaders at the Spring Faculty Assembly with awards recognizing their teaching, research, service and commitment to diversity.
Feb. 8, 2018—Lisa Reilly, a medieval architectural historian and leading proponent of digital humanities technology, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History Feb. 15.
Oct. 27, 2017—Bettina Bergmann, a leading expert on Greek and Roman art who creates three-dimensional models to explore the visual and intellectual world of the ancient Romans, will speak at Cohen Hall Nov. 2.
Oct. 16, 2017—Researchers from a variety of institutions who study the Late Antiquity will be on campus Oct. 19-20 for a consortium in which Vanderbilt faculty across many academic disciplines will participate.
Sep. 29, 2017—David Lubin, author of a book about World War I soldiers' facial injuries and their significance to modern plastic surgery and beauty culture, will deliver the Goldberg Lecture in Art History Oct. 9.
Jun. 6, 2017—A student-curated exhibition of works by artist Morris Davidson, who was passionate about abstract painting, can be seen at the Fine Arts Gallery through Sept. 17.