History of Art majors and minors and their families and friends are invited to attend the department’s reception for our graduating seniors on Thursday, May 7, from 2 to 4 pm. The event will be held in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus, and awards will be presented at 3 pm.
Graduates and their families attending the reception are also invited to view the current exhibits in the Fine Arts Gallery near the atrium from noon to 4:00 p.m. Drawing on the combined resources of the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, the Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, local museums, and several private collections, the exhibit, entitled “Memento Mori: Looking at Death in Art and Illustration,” will be on view through May 23.
It features multiple perspectives on the nature of death and our attempts to memorialize the dead in order to give meaning to their lives.
“Up Close and Personal: Intimate Devotions and Everyday Objects in Late Antiquity,” an exhibition curated by Vanderbilt students that explores the devotional traditions of individuals who practiced Judaism, Christianity and Roman religions from the first century BCE to the seventh century CE, opens Thursday, May 7, in conjunction with the HART awards ceremony and celebration of graduates. This exhibit will be on view through September 4.
The gallery will also be open on Commencement Day (Friday, May 8) from noon to 4 pm, and Saturday, May 9, from 1 to 5 pm. Gallery hours for the summer are Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4 pm; Saturday, 1-5 pm. The gallery will be closed on Sundays and Mondays and on Saturday, July 4.