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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

Fine Arts Gallery Partners with VUMC on Current Exhibition

The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery staff and Professor Markus Eberl collaborated with the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) to scan and replicate three objetects from the “Refuting ‘Noble Savages’: Reflections of Nature Through Ancient Mesoamerican Artifacts,” opening today in the Fine Arts Gallery. Read more…

Closing Talk—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

Vanderbilt library spotlights two trailblazing alumnae in creative arts

The Iconoclastic Marshall Chapman  Haunted Hills of Mildred Haun Exhibition Reception Friday, March 22 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Central Library Fourth Floor Lobby The trailblazing roles of two Vanderbilt alumnae in the music and publishing fields are highlighted in exhibitions at the university’s Central Library. Marshall Chapman, BA’71, and Mildred Haun, BA’35 and MA’37,… Keep Reading

The Ides of March: Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” Exhibit

March-April 2019 Central Library Lobby William Shakespeare (c. 1564-1616) was an English actor, playwright and poet.  Born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare became one of the foremost dramatists of his age, producing over thirty plays and nearly 200 poems.   Shakespeare’s plays have been staged regularly for over 400 years.  His works have been… Keep Reading

Smith, McCorkle, Chapman and Berg to perform at the Belcourt for Vanderbilt’s libraries

“An Evening of Stories and Songs with Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg,” a fundraiser for Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, will take place at the Belcourt Theatre on April 11. Show time is 7:30 p.m. The hour-long performance will be followed by a book and CD signing. Since 1998, Smith and McCorkle, both New York Times best-selling authors, have… Keep Reading

Embodied: Mosaic Arts International 2019 Invitational to open at the Fine Arts Gallery

March 13–May 25, 2019 Opening reception: Wednesday, March 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Cohen Memorial Hall The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Embodied: Mosaic Arts International 2019 Invitational, an exhibition surveying figurative works by five renowned mosaic artists working today: Lilian Broca (Canada), Shug Jones (United States), Michael Kruzich (United… Keep Reading

Reminder: “Our Crowd” Exhibition Reception March 27

March 27, 3:00-4:00 pm Central Library Second Floor Gallery Peabody College traces its roots to the University of Nashville and its predecessors, Cumberland College and Davidson Academy.  It is a rich history that the Buchanan Library Fellows have been exploring this semester using the University of Nashville Collections housed in the libraries’ Special Collections. This… Keep Reading

“Our Crowd”: Student Life at the University of Nashville Exhibition Reception

March 27, 3:00-4:00 pm Central Library Second Floor Gallery Peabody College traces its roots to the University of Nashville and its predecessors, Cumberland College and Davidson Academy.  It is a rich history that the Buchanan Library Fellows have been exploring this semester using the University of Nashville Collections housed in the libraries’ Special Collections. This… Keep Reading