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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

“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

From Collaboration to Independent Creation: Japanese Woodblock Prints at the Fine Arts Gallery

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery intern Echo Sun (class of 2020) has put together a vibrant presentation of Japanese woodblock prints from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, now on view in Cohen Memorial Hall. Presented in conjunction with the Gallery’s current exhibition Then & Now: Five Centuries of Woodcuts, this display of work from Vanderbilt… Keep Reading

Happy Birthday Wikipedia and Creative Commons! Join the celebration of free information January 15th

January 2019 is a great month for free information. Public Domain Day on January 1st marked the first time in 20 years that films, books, artworks and more created in 1923 came into the Public Domain. Studies have shown that public domain books are less expensive, available in more editions and formats, and more likely… Keep Reading

Five Centuries of Woodcuts to Open at the Fine Arts Gallery: Thursday, January 10

Then & Now: Five Centuries of Woodcuts January 10–March 1, 2019 You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, January 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Cohen Memorial Hall Surveying artworks created over multiple continents and 500 years, Then & Now: Five Centuries of Woodcuts spotlights more than forty prints from… Keep Reading