Carrie Mae Weems’ RESIST COVID TAKE 6! | Spring 2021

    Vanderbilt University is partnering with Fisk University, the Frist Art Museum and Millions of Conversations to host “Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice,” a trans-institutional series of virtual conversations and artistic collaborations focused on healing at a time of significant social unrest.   The initiative brings Carrie Mae Weems’ RESIST COVID TAKE 6! public art campaign to Nashville,… Keep reading

Banner on building reading The Vaccine is our Best Shot Against Covid-19

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

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita and the Art of the Cat | Summer 2022

Predating Warhol with an art persona as radical as his work, the Japanese-French artist Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (藤田 嗣治, 1886–1968) might have been a household name akin to Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse (They were his colleagues in 1920s Paris—even closer friends included Chaim Soutine and Amedeo Modigliani). While working in Montparnasse, Foujita was highly… Keep reading

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita photographed in his art studio by Jean Agélou