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Robert Mode

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Michigan
Italian Renaissance and British Art

Prof. Robert Mode specialized in Italian Renaissance and British art. Before he passed away in January 2024, he was working on Hogarth's The Enraged Musician, as well as the Raphaelites–a study of the "Raphael paradigm" in early modern art theory and practice. His publications appeared in the Art Bulletin and Burlington Magazine. He also pursued public art issues with the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies and the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, and served as department chair. Prof. Mode was on the Vanderbilt University faculty for 45 years.