Aunt Sallie’s Lament
November 7, 2013
Clair Van Vliet
artist, illustrator and typographer
10:30 am - Central Library Community Room

Renowned artist, illustrator and typographer Claire Van Vliet will provide a very special talk at Vanderbilt University’s Central Library Community Room on November 7, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. In 1955, Claire Van Vliet started Janus Press, a small independent press dedicated to the idea of the finest quality craftsmanship and the collaborative spirit. Over the past 58 years, Van Vliet has worked with such internationally-acclaimed writers as Seamus Heaney, Galway Kinnell, Hayden Carruth, Rita Dove and Denise Levertov. A 1989 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellow, Van Vliet was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1995 and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Arts in Philadelphia and from San Diego State University. Her talk at Vanderbilt will focus on the history of Janus Press.

Image: Claire Van Vliet, Aunt Sallie’s Lament, courtesy of the artist.


“(Always) On the Road (Again)
October 31, 2012
“(Always) On the Road (Again): U.S. Theatre on Tour”
A lecture presented by Professor Charlotte Canning
4:10 pm - Central Library Community Room

“(Always) On the Road (Again): U.S. Theatre on Tour” looks at the history of U.S. performance in the 20th century as the story of the road. From tent shows at the beginning of the century moving from town to town to Broadway tours on U.S. campuses (and elsewhere) at the start of the 21st, U.S. theatre has always been on the move. Charlotte Canning is a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin where she is head of the Performance as Public Practice program. She is the author of Feminist Theaters in the U.S.A.: Staging Women’s Experience and The Most American Thing in America: Circuit Chautauqua as Performance (Iowa, 2005), which won the Barnard Hewitt Award for Excellence in Theatre History. She is the current associate editor of Theatre Research International.

The lecture and reception are sponsored by the Vanderbilt Departments of Theatre and English, The American Studies Program, The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, and The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries

Image: Arthur Hopkins, [John Barrymore as Hamlet], 1922, photograph, Francis Robinson Collections, Vanderbilt University Special Collections


Family Week 2012
October 12-14, 2012
Family Weekend, Exhibits on display:

Stage and Screen: Star Quality of Vanderbilt’s Performing Arts Collections
Central Library, 2nd and 4th floor galleries

Making Strides: Women as Agents of Social Change
"Human Identities" Exhibit

Central Library, 4th and 6th floor cases


September 7, 2012
Exhibit opens: Stage and Screen: Star Quality of Vanderbilt’s Performing Arts Collections
on display through June 28, 2013


August 24, 2012
Exhibit opens: Making Strides: Women as Agents of Social Change
on display through November 2012


April 9, 2012
Panel Discussion: Gov. Alexander's Early Swearing In: Was it the Right Thing To Do?
Heard Library Community Room · 6-7pm · [article]


March 12
The Auto Industry Comes to Tennessee: A Business School Forum
Heard Library Community Room · 6-7pm