Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom | January 9 – March 8, 2020

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Curated by Édouard Duval Carrié and Ada Ferrer Exhibition catalog Exhibition press   Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom brings together twenty contemporary artists working across a range of media to interpret an extraordinary—and now lost—historical artifact: a so-called “Book of Paintings” created by José Antonio Aponte, a nineteenth-century Afro-Cuban revolutionary… Keep reading

Skyscraper Gothic | February–May 2022

Curated by Kevin Murphy Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities Professor and Chair of the Dept. of History of Art and Architecture Skyscraper Gothic presents an interdisciplinary interpretation of an important—but overlooked—phase in the stylistic development of the tall office building. Among the most beloved examples of American architecture, skyscrapers such as the Woolworth (1913),… Keep reading

Jacob Vanderbilt painting of the woolworth skyscraper seen through an arch

“Burnaway,” The Voice of Art in the South reviews “Symbols and Archetypes” at the Fine Arts Gallery

A new survey of global visual culture at Vanderbilt University’s Fine Arts Gallery in Nashville attempts to uncover the unseen, internal urges behind two thousand years of human art and design. Symbols and Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art offers a meditative, slightly spooky trip into the collective unconscious by displaying artifacts and artworks including… Keep reading

Carl Jung Red Book

Opening September 26—Symbols and Archetypes: 
Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art

September 26–December 14, 2019
 Opening reception, Thursday September 26, 5–7pm The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present  Symbols & Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art , an exhibition that examines artworks and artifacts from different eras, cultures, and disciplines, all through the lens of the archetypal themes that they share. This gallery… Keep reading

Nashville Scene’s Critics’ Pick for June 2019: Susan DeMay, “Divergent Practices: A Career in Ceramics” at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery

The Nashville Scene named “Divergent Practices,” our exhibition of work by retiring professor and ceramics guru Susan DeMay, the thing to see this week! Visit us at the Fine Arts Gallery—Summer hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon–4pm, and Saturdays 1–5pm. And mark your calendars for August 9 at 5pm for a vibrant talk by DeMay… Keep reading

Nashville Scene's Critics' Pick: Susan DeMay, "Divergent Practices: A Career in Ceramics"

On View May 9—Refuting “Noble Savages”: Reflections of Nature in Ancient Mesoamerican Artifacts at the Fine Arts Gallery

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present a collection of ancient Latin American artifacts curated by undergraduate students as part of a semester-long course led by Dr. Markus Eberl, associate professor of anthropology. The exhibition, on view May 9–September 13, 2019, focuses on the connection between nature and culture among Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican… Keep reading