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Eddie George’s portrait on display at Fine Arts Gallery

Jul. 11, 2018—An oil portrait of former Tennessee Titan Eddie George by America's foremost living portrait artist is on display at the Fine Arts Gallery through July 14.

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Kinstler’s portrait of Eddie George to be unveiled at Fine Arts Gallery

Jul. 2, 2018—A portrait of actor and former Tennessee Titan football player Eddie George by one of America's most notable portrait artists will be unveiled at the Fine Arts Gallery July 10.

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The Art of Teaching: Peabody College amassed an impressive fine arts collection before joining Vanderbilt

Nov. 21, 2017—By Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81 When George Peabody College for Teachers merged with Vanderbilt University in 1979, the agreement came with a little-known perk: The school had acquired a sizable collection of art stored in a basement vault at Cohen Memorial Hall. With more than 1,000 works, the Peabody College Collection includes items ranging from...

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Vanderbilt exhibit pays tribute to lesser-known abstract artist

Jun. 6, 2017—A student-curated exhibition of works by artist Morris Davidson, who was passionate about abstract painting, can be seen at the Fine Arts Gallery through Sept. 17.

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Restoring Humanity: The Interconnectedness of Life Is Illustrated in Shimmering Glass Tiles

Aug. 12, 2016—It has been 47 years since Ben Shahn’s mosaic Peabody—1968 was dedicated in the Hobbs Human Development Laboratory on what was then the campus of George Peabody College for Teachers. The effort to commission Shahn, an artist well known for his advocacy for the poor, was spearheaded by Susan Gray, professor of psychology, emerita, and an advocate for children, particularly those held back developmentally by poverty.

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Student-curated exhibit ‘Out of the Vault’ on view at Fine Arts Gallery

Apr. 28, 2016—"Out of the Vault: Stories of People and Things," an exhibition curated by Vanderbilt students that explores the dynamic relationships among objects, individuals and communities, is currently on view through Sept. 9 at Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery.

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Diverse perspectives on abstract art focus of exhibition March 17-May 26

Mar. 3, 2016—“Close Readings: American Abstract Art from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection” will feature the unique interpretations of more than 35 faculty and students from disciplines across the university, providing fresh, new insights into how we look at art.

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On Loan: Works from Fine Arts Collection Travel the Globe

Feb. 29, 2016—Through March 20, viewers of the Alchemy of the Soul exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, can see “Warrior Reservoir,” a 2011 piece by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons comprised of three large panels. Beside it hangs an identifying label with the words “Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Collection” in prominent view. How it got there is the result of a process most viewers know little about.

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Trans-institutional exhibition examines death through art and illustration

Mar. 5, 2015—"Memento Mori: Looking at Death in Art and Illustration," opening March 12 at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, was curated using an interdisciplinary approach to provoke thought about the role of death and mourning in society from the 16th century to the present.

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Art Conservation Fund Makes Art Accessible

Dec. 23, 2014—The Kathryn and Margaret Millspaugh Fund for Art Conservation is helping take care of Vanderbilt’s fine arts collection.

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Ferrato to unveil ‘I Am Unbeatable’ exhibition at Vanderbilt

Aug. 26, 2014—Photographer Donna Ferrato's premiere gallery presentation of "I Am Unbeatable" will open Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt University.

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Prints and poetry unite for ‘Material Glance,’ through Sept. 27

Aug. 13, 2012—Material Glance: A Portfolio of Lithographs by Antoni Tàpies and Poems by Shūzō Takiguchi continues at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery through Sept. 27. Published in 1975, Material Glance (Llambrec Material) brings together two important creative figures of the 20th and 21st centuries: Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012), one of the most universally recognized Spanish artists to...

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