All Vanderbilt Libraries Are Closed

In keeping with the Metro Public Health Department’s Safer at Home Order — directing all residents of Nashville and Davidson County to stay inside their homes, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential need–all Vanderbilt Libraries are now closed. All Library Services and Resources,… Keep reading

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Press for “Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom” at the Fine Arts Gallery

Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom at Vanderbilt University was widely reviewed, with features in The Nashville Scene, the Tennessean, Burnaway, The Afro-Hispanic Review and on News Channel Five, among many other media sources. Find links to full articles below:   Nashville Scene, “Winter Arts Preview 2020: Visionary Aponte,” Laura Hudson Hunter, Jan 23, 2020   Burnaway, “Aponte Forever:… Keep reading

Visionary Aponte Exhibition review in Burnaway: The Voice of Art in the South

“Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom” | January 9 – March 8, 2020

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Curated by Édouard Duval Carrié and Ada Ferrer January 9–March 8, 2020. 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,… Keep reading

What’s Happening in the Libraries: January 2020

Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom Artists’ Talk and Opening Reception January 9, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. A Q&A with artists Edouard Duval-Carrié and Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Fine Arts María Magdalena Campos-Pons, who will jointly launch the opening of Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom. Exhibition opening reception featuring Batá drums by Yosvany… Keep reading

Library Events January 2020

What’s Happening in November at the Libraries

Tree Talk & Walk: Peabody Campus November 1, Noon-1:00 p.m. Join us for an engaging talk given by Steve Baskauf (Vanderbilt Libraries & Vanderbilt University Arboretum) to discuss the evolution of the magnificent trees on the esplanade, followed by a walk around the Peabody College grounds. Light refreshments are provided. Meet in the Peabody Library,… Keep reading

“Burnaway,” The Voice of Art in the South reviews “Symbols and Archetypes” at the Fine Arts Gallery

A new survey of global visual culture at Vanderbilt University’s Fine Arts Gallery in Nashville attempts to uncover the unseen, internal urges behind two thousand years of human art and design. Symbols and Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art offers a meditative, slightly spooky trip into the collective unconscious by displaying artifacts and artworks including… Keep reading

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Press for “Symbols & Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art” at the Fine Arts Gallery

Symbols & Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art, the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery’s fall exhibition, made headlines (and a cover page) during its fall 2019 run. The national art magazine Art & Antiques profiled the exhibition in a five-page feature titled “Ageless Images“; The Nashville Scene said our trans-collection exhibition “leads the… Keep reading

What’s Happening in the Libraries October 2019

The Doctor Is In: Home Remedies and Recipes through History October 2, 4:30 p.m. Meet Anne Byrn, NY Times bestselling author of 12 books on cooking and baking. Anne’s talk will take place in the Central Library Community Room. A reception will follow featuring a cake recipe adapted from the 1880s and found in Anne’s… Keep reading

Library Events-October 2019

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

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