Fine Arts Gallery Digitizing Collection

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is digitizing its permanent collection to make it accessible to researchers and the general public. Visitors to the gallery website now can link to the collection’s database and browse the collection. Photographs of 25 percent of the collection’s 5,500 objects have been added so far, and work continues. To get to the database, click on “Online Collection Database Project Launches” from the gallery website. Annual exhibitions regularly feature objects from the permanent collection, but many objects will not be exhibited in a given year.

“We are pleased to be able to share this outstanding collection more broadly with students, faculty and staff, as well as to the larger Nashville and art historical communities,” says Martin Rapisarda, associate dean in the College of Arts and Science. “We hope this will inspire more visitors to our gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall to see the actual works of art.”

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