Arts & Culture
Apr. 21, 2021—A compilation of recent awards, events and research in Vanderbilt's arts community.
First Impressions: A new generation immersed in the history of Western printmaking creates physical and online exhibit
Apr. 20, 2021—'Pressed for Time: Five Centuries of Prints from the May Collection,' on view online and from January through the end of March at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, was curated by Professor David Price and students in his History of Prints class. Meeting weekly throughout the summer and fall of 2020, the students often were joined by Jack May, a longtime Nashville businessman and print collector, who inspired a new generation of collectors and connoisseurs of print art.
Mar. 9, 2021—Assistant Professor of History of Art Rebecca VanDiver focuses her research on African American artists—particularly Black female artists of the 20th century. In the classroom, she presents art history not only as a discipline that allows for a study of the history of artistic movements and style, but also as a lens to study culture and history.
Mar. 5, 2021—"Vanderbilt Virtuosi," an album of works composed and performed by faculty and alumni of Vanderbilt Blair School of Music and spearheaded by Molly Barth, was released on the Blue Griffin label in February.
Mar. 3, 2021—Associate Professor of Musicology Douglas Shadle's latest book explores how Antonín Dvořák’s New World Symphony raised new questions in classical music about the place of African American music within the broader musical culture of the United States.
Mar. 2, 2021—Allison Schachter, an associate professor of Jewish studies, English, and Russian and East European studies, developed a new theory about the role of women who made lasting and meaningful contributions to Jewish culture and history in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Feb. 18, 2021—Edwin Wilson, BA'50, recounts his journey in theatre, from Nashville to New York, in a memoir, Magic Time: Notes on Theatre & Other Entertainments (Smith and Kraus, 2020).
Feb. 18, 2021—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries have acquired a collection of rare photographs of, and by, the Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., ’71—a pivotal figure in the history of the civil rights movement and Vanderbilt University.
Seth Soloway appointed to support performances and external relations at Vanderbilt Blair School of Music
Feb. 2, 2021—Seth Soloway, who was previously executive and artistic director of the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, State University of New York, has been appointed associate dean of presenting and external relations and director of the Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts at Vanderbilt Blair School of Music.
Jan. 27, 2021—Pain, healing and resilience are themes woven into Nashville artist Ashley Mintz’s new online exhibit supported by Vanderbilt Divinity School. The visual collection, "Resilient Souls: We Rest Then We Rise," will run in a fully virtual format Feb. 1–March 12 in celebration and reflection of Black History Month.
Dec. 2, 2020—Blair Academy at Vanderbilt, the music education program for children, youth and adults at Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music, has developed creative new approaches to build curriculum and share music, despite the challenges of music instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, enrollment for the adult program in particular has increased.
Nov. 20, 2020—Multidisciplinary researcher Robert Barsky has added a new approach to his studies on migration with the launch of "Contours Collaborations." The digital journal is sharing stories about borders and border crossings through the lens of art.