Virtual series on justice, healing with renowned artists and scholars begins Sept. 23

Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice was conceived by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of art. Vanderbilt, in collaboration with Fisk University, Frist Art Museum and Millions of Conversations, will host a series of virtual conversations and artistic collaborations focused on healing at a time of significant social unrest. More information on… Keep reading

Candid Conversations: Responding to Civil Unrest

Join the staff of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries on the first Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m. for Candid Conversations, a 30-minute interview on current issues. On Oct. 2,  Assistant Chief of Police Rick Burr will discuss how the Vanderbilt University police department is training to respond to civil unrest. He will… Keep reading

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LGBTQ+ Science Fiction & Fantasy Reading Group

Do you have an interest in science fiction and/or fantasy, yet not enough time for a book club? Are you looking for fictional characters who reflect lives your future (or past) selves may live? The Heard Libraries and the Office of LGBTQI Life are hosting a Zoom meeting for Vanderbilt community members (faculty, staff, students and post docs) interested in reading short stories with a LGBTQ+… Keep reading

Peabody “We’ve Got Game(s)” Trivia Night – April 23, 4-5:30 p.m.

“We’ve Got Game(s)” Trivia Night April 23, 4-5:30 p.m. Put your “game” face on and come join the Office of Student Engagement and Well-Being and the Peabody Library staff for a celebratory end-of-the- semester afternoon of games, giggles, and good times. Hope you can make it! Join us HERE for the event If you want… Keep reading

Gale Digital Scholar Lab Applications in Teaching

April 21 @ 12 p.m. Link to Meeting: In the past year, Gale, a company that partners with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights, has launched a new text mining tool for digital humanities research and teaching—the Digital Scholar Lab. It gives users the ability to search across their… Keep reading

Dream For Light Years (Opening Reception Postponed)

Dream For Light Years: Ali Smith, painter, and Michael Alec Rose, composer Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery The opening reception for this exhibition has been postponed. The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery presents Dream for Light Years, a collaboration between California-based painter Ali Smith and Blair School of Music professor of composition Michael Alec Rose. This… Keep reading

Portion of "Electric Blue", by Ali Smith

Who’s in Your Tree? A Vanderbilt Libraries free Genealogy event

Discover the surprising ancestral stories in your family at “Who’s in Your Tree?” a free drop-in genealogy workshop sponsored by the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries. Whether you are an accomplished genealogist or a beginner, all are welcome. Genealogy experts and librarians will be available to guide and answer questions. Those same experts will deliver short… Keep reading

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

Artist Harry Reese discusses third stream books, craft and users March 19

Acclaimed artist and book maker Harry Reese, inventor of the Sandagraph technique, will speak March 19 at 12:30pm in Special Collections.  In his talk Word, Image, Book, Presence: The User is the Content Reese will discuss his works produced with Sandra Liddell Reese for over 40 years at Turkey Press. Harry’s teaching has engaged with… Keep reading