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‘Arts in Black History Month’ gallery at Divinity School open through March 14

by Feb. 5, 2020, 10:00 AM

Vanderbilt Divinity School will display work from artist Michael McBride as part of “Arts in Black History Month.” Intimate Conversations: An Introduction to New Works will be in the Art Room at the Divinity School through March 14. The exhibit is sponsored by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture and the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies.

About the artist:

Michael J. McBride, a native Tennessean, earned his undergraduate degree in art from Tennessee State University and his graduate degree in painting from Illinois State University. He is a tenured faculty member in the art department at TSU. From 1995 to 2000, McBride served as the curator of the Hiram V. Gordon Gallery at TSU and has been the lead artist on many community-based projects in Nashville, including the Sister Cities Mural Projects and the Nashville International Airport’s Arts in the Airport program. He has previously served as a member of the board of trustees for the Frist Art Museum, the Arts in the Airport board, the W.O. Smith Music School board, and as a member of the South Arts Southern Artist Registry. McBride has been featured in Visions of My People: Sixty Years of African American Art in Tennessee, an exhibit organized by the Tennessee State Museum, and was among 12 Nashville artists selected by The Tennessean for inclusion in the Millennium 2000 collection. Additionally, his work has been featured in several television sitcoms, and he has illustrated more than 70 children’s books and book covers for several publishing groups.

Gallery hours:

Monday: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Arts in Black History Month featuring Michael McBride. "Intimate Conversations" An Introduction to New Works. Jan. 30 to March 14, 2020. Vanderbilt Divinity School.
Arts in Black History Month featuring Michael McBride. “Intimate Conversations” An Introduction to New Works. Jan. 30 to March 14, 2020. Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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