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New exhibit opens exploring history of women at Vanderbilt

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Second Floor Gallery 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will open a new exhibit, “From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt,” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the second-floor gallery of Central Library. The opening reception, scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 28, will… Keep Reading

Curator Talks Give Insider Look Into Library Special Collections

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from The History of the Tarot Card to Alchemy and Medicine. The talks take place weekly in the Central Library, Special Collections Reading Room on Wednesday mornings from 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 pm…. Keep Reading

Joyce Tenneson – Botanical Beauty

(July 26 – August 18, 2018) Joyce Tenneson—Botanical Beauty presents work drawn from two portfolios by the artist, both of which feature atmospheric, poetic photographs of flowers in high contrast with a black background. The first series, Flower Portraits, presents sepia-toned images of flowers in decay. Tenneson has adeptly captured movement, wonder, and vibrancy in… Keep Reading

“Vanderbilt Silver” Exhibition Explores University Treasures & Traditions

The history of silver at Vanderbilt University is rooted in the great American fortune of founder Cornelius Vanderbilt. In 1873, when Vanderbilt made the first part of his gift to found what would in 1875 become Vanderbilt University, he was arguably the richest man in the world. He rose from humble beginnings as a skipper… Keep Reading

Vandy Goes to War – Exhibit Open in Central Library

An exhibition in honor of the centenary of Vanderbilt’s foray into the First World War between 1917-1918 is now open in the Central Library lobby through Homecoming Weekend, October 16th, 2018. The exhibition begins with campus in 1917, when Chancellor James Kirkland issued the first decree to require military training on campus for all male… Keep Reading

Pop-Up Exhibition on Shakespeare’s Othello

  In honor of the Bard’s birthday bash, which will take place on the library lawn this coming Monday, April 23, 2018, this exhibition shares a sampling of materials from the Special Collections Library that feature the famous tragedy, Othello. Several depictions of this work are on display, including: a photograph of a performance of… Keep Reading

Fellows’ exhibit Under the Influence: The Power of Propaganda

This spring, four undergraduates worked in the library as Buchanan Fellows, curating an exhibit about propaganda using items from Special Collections.  Come explore their exhibit, Under the Influence: The Power of Propaganda, opening Thursday April 19 with a reception and informal tours with the four curator – Fellows. The Fellows interpreted propaganda about war, college… Keep Reading

Passover Exhibit in the Library

Vanderbilt Libraries welcome a new acquisition: The first edition of the Amsterdam Haggadah (1695) A special exhibition at the Central Library titled “Why is this Book different from any other?”  celebrates the recent acquisition of a rare guide to the Passover Seder.  The Amsterdam Haggadah of 1695 is the first Haggadah illustrated with engravings instead… Keep Reading

The Grand Ole Opry Now On Display at the Food for Thought Café

The Food for Thought Café in the Central Library has updated its exhibition space to feature materials from the Library’s WSM and County Music archives, highlighting the influence of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry founded by George D. “Judge” Hay in 1925. The program, airing on the WSM radio station out of Nashville, benefited from… Keep Reading

Exhibition in Special Collections to Open on Presidents’ Day

From George Washington to Barack Obama, America’s past commanders in chief have provided domestic and international leadership during world wars, political unrest and the struggle for basic human rights. Their personal lives have been shaped by great joy and heartbreak, deep-rooted conflict and public scrutiny. Along the way, biographers and journalists have documented their every… Keep Reading