Curb News

Congratulations to 2016-2017 Curb Public Scholar Vesna Pavlovic (VU Associate professor of Art), who has been awarded a 2018 South Arts State Fellowship of $5,000.  Vesna is one of 9 semi-finalists for in consideration for the Southern Prize, which includes an additional $25,000 cash award and a two-week residency at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences.  To view the 2018 State Fellows’ submissions and learn more about the competition, visit

In conjunction with the visit of renowned soprano Renée Fleming to Vanderbilt University to discuss Music and the Mind, Curb has released Building an Evidence Base for Using Music as a Treatment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Rachel Skaggs, Miriam Lense, and Jay Clayton. The brief details the current state of research on music-based treatments for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and recommends continued efforts to build a strong evidence base for when, how, why, and for whom music works as a treatment, and it highlights efforts in that direction by Vanderbilt’s Program in Music, Mind and Society. Read the full article here.

ArtLab seminar speaker, Dr. Jay Clayton, looks back at Vanderbilt’s long history of art and science synergy. Read more.

Vanderbilt University highlights Curb Center public scholar Chelsea Peters for her research on water quality issues and book publication. Read more and visit the Curb Center to view our newest exhibit The Art of Farzana’s Journey: A Bangladesh story of the water, land, and people’. 

Congratulations to Jennifer Novak-Lenord and Rachel Skaggs on their recent publication Public Perceptions of Artists in Communities: A Sign of Changing Times. Read the article on Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts.  

The Art of Farzana’s Journey
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