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

Curator’s Talk 9/5: Food for Wealth and Health: Five Centuries of Cookbooks and Recipes

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from cookbook collections to the 1969 Moon Walk. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday… Keep reading

Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present

This September,  Vanderbilt’s Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library presents Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present, an exhibition that is part of a collaborative year-long initiative with Oxford University, the University of St. Andrews, and the Royal College of Physicians, London, among others. This international series of exhibitions explores… Keep reading

Curator’s Talks: Fall 2019

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from cookbook collections to the 1969 Moon Walk. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday… Keep reading

Nikki Giovanni Pop Up Exhibit

Nikki Giovanni: Black Feeling, Black Talk Central Library Lobby August 2019 Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943) is one of America’s most respected African American poets.  A poet, essayist, activist and educator, she graduated with honors from Fisk University with a B.A. in history in 1967.  She was the first recipient of the Rosa L. Parks Woman… Keep reading

Fine Arts Gallery in the Tennessean: “Four exhibitions to see in Nashville art galleries this month”

This week the Fine Arts Gallery exhibition of ceramics by Susan DeMay was highlighted in the Tennessean. Stop by the gallery this summer (let us know if you want a tour!) or mark your calendar for DeMay’s artist talk next month on Friday, August 9 at 5:00 p.m., with a reception to follow. From painting,… 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

143 Years of Commencement Exhibit

April 2019 Central Library Lobby The first Vanderbilt University Commencement took place in the chapel of the Main building, now known as Kirkland Hall, on June 20, 1877.  The fledgling university granted 10 degrees in the Arts & Sciences and 52 in Medicine.  The week of Commencement included Founder’s Day festivities, the annual debates of… Keep reading

Closing Talk on August 9—Susan DeMay, “Making and Teaching Ceramics: Not Just for Fun”

Susan DeMay, “Making and Teaching Ceramics: Not Just for Fun” August 9 at 5:00pm Artist Talk with Q&A, Reception to follow Cohen Memorial Hall, room 203 1220 21st Avenue South Susan DeMay began pursuing ceramics as a graduate student at what was then called the George Peabody College for Teachers, where she studied art from… Keep reading