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

“Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom” opens January 9 at the Fine Arts Gallery

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Curated by Édouard Duval Carrié and Ada Ferrer January 9–March 8, 2020 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, a nineteenth-century Afro-Cuban revolutionary and… Keep reading

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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Recent 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 even a cover page!) this month. 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 season’s must-see… 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

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

Nashville Scene's Critics' Pick: Susan DeMay, "Divergent Practices: A Career in Ceramics"