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    Vanderbilt History Seminar event to examine the work of Kara Walker, ‘artist of her generation’

    This semester’s inaugural Vanderbilt History Seminar will explore the work of artist Kara Walker and the memory of slavery. The Sept. 30 lecture corresponds with the Frist Art Museum’s ongoing exhibition "Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick" and the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery’s "Sympathetic Magic: Works of Faith, Healing and Transformation," which includes Walker's works. Read More

    Sep 27, 2021

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    First Impressions: A new generation immersed in the history of Western printmaking creates physical and online exhibit

    '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. Read More

    Apr 20, 2021

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    Reimagining a Lost Book

    Clara Morera, The Preboste Juan (King Juan), 2017, mixed media on canvas, 72 x 48 inches (courtesy of the artist and Dorfsman Fine Arts, Miami) Artists from the United States, Cuba and Haiti envision social change through reinterpretation of a lost work Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom brings together… Read More

    Feb 17, 2020

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    The Art of Imaging: VUIIS, Fine Arts Gallery bridge science and art to create 3D artifacts

    Anna Fisher, a certified nuclear medicine technologist, scans an ancient stamp using the PET/CT scanner. Photo courtesy Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery When the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science installed a new state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner in early 2018, the team probably never imagined it would be used for an art… Read More

    Aug 20, 2019

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    Mind’s Eye: Piece by Piece

    Detail of Middle Ground by Sophie Drouin and Rachel Sager Mosaic artists convene in Nashville, bringing two exhibits to Vanderbilt Mosaics were originally invented about 4,000 years ago to create durable and inexpensive flooring, but they quickly became more art than craft. A highly refined technique developed during… Read More

    May 23, 2019

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    Mind’s Eye: New Perspective

    Works by Middle Eastern women artists build bridges of understanding Mother, by Emirati artist Maitha Demithan, was created by the process of scanography, using digital scanners to generate images and then collaging the images together. In the exhibit catalog the artist states that the piece depicts a mother as… Read More

    Nov 19, 2018

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    Impression

    HELLO, DOLLY  An exhibition of Polaroids and black-and-white photographs by Andy Warhol of his friends and clients—including Dolly Parton, above, taken in 1985—kicked off the 2018 season at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery. Famous! (and Not-So-Famous): Polaroids by Andy Warhol provides a glimpse into Warhol’s creative process… Read More

    Feb 26, 2018

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

    By Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81 The Skyscraper Window (1934) by American painter Childe Hassam was loaned to Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts for a 2000 exhibit. It is one of more than 1,000 works of art in the Peabody College Collection. When George Peabody College for Teachers… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Impression: The Last Laugh by Michael Aurbach

    Michael Aurbach, professor of art, who has taught sculpture and drawing at Vanderbilt since 1986, is retiring after 30 years. To honor him the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery exhibited his work from mid-January through early March. The Last Laugh: Selections from Michael Aurbach’s Secrecy Series showed work in… Read More

    May 13, 2016

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    On Loan: Works from Fine Arts Collection Travel the Globe

    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. Read More

    Feb 29, 2016

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    Uncle Sam: WWI Posters Explore the Role of Propaganda

    Forging Identity—Imagining the Enemy: American Propaganda and the Great War at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery draws on a large number of World War I posters from the Peabody College Collection that focus on the need for troops, money, medical personnel and supplies, and a spirit of public unity. Read More

    Oct 23, 2015

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    Art Conservation Fund Makes Art Accessible

    The Kathryn and Margaret Millspaugh Fund for Art Conservation is helping take care of Vanderbilt’s fine arts collection. Read More

    Dec 23, 2014

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    Documentary Photographer Uses Camera to Combat Violence against Women

    Donna Ferrato's photos, which were on display at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, focus on the prevalence of violence against women in our society. Read More

    Dec 23, 2014