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Michael Aurbach

Stephanie Storey, BA’97: A Tale of Two Rivals

Nov. 20, 2016—Storey, a self-described art fanatic who has worked as a writer and television, film and news producer in Hollywood for the past 15 years, embarked on a national book tour last spring to promote her debut novel. In April she stopped at the Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt Bookstore for a signing and reading—coincidentally on the same weekend that a film she helped produce, called Broke*, was screened at the Nashville Film Festival.

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Impression: The Last Laugh by Michael Aurbach

May. 13, 2016—Michael Aurbach, professor of art, who has taught sculpture and drawing at Vanderbilt since 1986, is retiring after 30 years. To honor him the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery exhibited his work from mid-January through early March. The Last Laugh: Selections from Michael Aurbach’s Secrecy Series showed work in keeping with Aurbach’s sardonic sense of humor...

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Vanderbilt University honors 24 as emeriti faculty

May. 13, 2016—Twenty-four retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 13, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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‘The Last Laugh’ exhibition pays tribute to retiring Vanderbilt art professor

Jan. 8, 2016—See a sampling of retiring art professor Michael Aurbach's satirical sculptures at a Fine Arts Gallery exhibition Jan. 14-March 3.

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Kinetic Sculptures Create a Constellation of Ideas

Mar. 23, 2015—John Powers’ sculpture frequently employs a combination of media, and they almost always are kinetic in some way. His 2010 work “Elysium” incorporates sound, video, and reeds on a mechanism attached to an old Smith Corona electric typewriter.

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Curb Center exhibition features work by Vanderbilt art faculty

Sep. 23, 2014—The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy presents “On the Edges: Works from Vanderbilt Department of Art Faculty and Staff.”

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Dec. 5, 2011—Michael Aurbach, professor of art, has received the 2011 Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials from the Southeastern College Art Conference. Meghan Burke, a doctoral student in special education at Peabody College and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities trainee, has received the 2011 Anne Rudigier Award...

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Aurbach honored by Southeastern College Art Conference

Nov. 14, 2011—Michael Aurbach, professor of art at Vanderbilt, has received the 2011 Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials from the Southeastern College Art Conference. In 2010, work from Aurbach’s Secrecy Series was exhibited at the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kan. With grant support from the Joan S. Beren Foundation, Aurbach was able...

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Open house May 17 to preview Master of Liberal Arts and Science summer courses

May. 2, 2011—Our next Master of Liberal Arts and SciencePre-View Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, at 6 p.m. in Wilson Hall.  All three MLAS faculty for this summer will present background on their courses. MLAS 260 70: “Found & Fabricated: Sculpture” with Professor Michael Aurbach MLAS 260 90:  “Socrates & Plato” with Professor Robert Talisse...

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