Pressed for Time: Five Centuries of Prints from the Jack May Collection January 19–March 26, 2021

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery January 19–March 26, 2021  The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Pressed for Time: Five Centuries of Prints from the Jack May Collection. Curated by Vanderbilt students in conjunction with the Immersion Program and HART 2775 History of Prints students under the direction and leadership of Professor… Keep reading

The Artist’s Workshop in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Curatorial and Collections Fellowship with the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery

The Artist’s Workshop in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Curatorial and Collections Fellowship with the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery | Apply Here Two Buchanan Library Fellows will spend both spring and fall semesters of 2021 on this gallery exhibition project. Spring 2021 will focus on object research and writing for the winter 2021 exhibition “The… Keep reading

Professor of Fine Arts, Emeritus, F. Hamilton Hazelhurst

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Professor of Fine Arts, Emeritus, Franklin Hamilton Hazlehurst, who passed away on November 12, 2020, at the age of 95. Hazelhurst earned his bachelor of arts cum laude (1949), master of fine arts cum laude (1952) and doctor of philosophy (1956) from Princeton University…. Keep reading

Vanderbilt University Old Gym

Zoom Q&A with Michael Alec Rose and Ali Smith, moderated by Leonard Folgarait

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery presents: A Q&A with Ali Smith and Michael Alec Rose Moderated by Leonard Folgarait, Professor of History of Art This talk was open to the public and held via Zoom on Friday, October 30, 1:00pm CDT Join us for a conversation between composer Michael Alec Rose and painter Ali… Keep reading

A Q&A with Ali Smith and Michael Alec Rose Moderated by Leonard Folgarait, Professor of History of Art Friday, October 30, 1:00pm CDT via Zoom

Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom Exhibition Wins Nashville Scene Award

The University Art Gallery’s spring exhibition, Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom, was selected by the Nashville Scene as the Best University Exhibition of the past year. The show, curated by Édouard Duval Carrié and Ada Ferrer, was organized at Vanderbilt by Interim Curator Emily Weiner with Collections Manager and Registrar Kali Mason. More information about… Keep reading

Gallery view of Visionary Aponte objects

The Fine Arts Gallery reopens its doors this fall with “Dream for Light Years”

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to (finally!) present Dream for Light Years, a two-year collaboration between California-based painter Ali Smith and Blair School of Music professor of composition Michael Alec Rose. In 2008, Rose emailed Smith to ask if he could create a suite of music responding to her vibrant and multilayered paintings…. Keep reading

Surface Cleaning Transforms 15th Century Rhenish Pietà

The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery recently learned more about its Rhenish Pietà, created by an unknown German artist in the 15th century. This sculpture is made of alabaster and is covered in centuries worth of grime, masking the fine details of the Pietà. The Gallery’s Registrar and Collections Manager, Kali Mason, invited Carolina Conservation to… Keep reading

Picture of partially cleaned Alabaster Rhenish Pieta

Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery receives Kress Foundation award

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery has been selected among spring 2020 applicants to receive support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for an exhibition of medieval and Renaissance artworks.  The Artist’s Workshop in Medieval and Renaissance Europe will be exhibited at the gallery Nov. 4, 2021–Jan. 23, 2022. This exhibition will draw from Vanderbilt’s… Keep reading

Follower of Domenico Ghirlandaio (possibly, Giovanni Battista Bertucci), St. Sebastian, ca. 1510, Italian (1475–1525), Tempera with oil on panel, 19 5/8 x 16 1/8 inches, The Samuel H. Kress Collection,, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, 1979.0655P

Documenting the pandemic: Heard Libraries launch COVID-19 Archive

If you’re a Vanderbilt student, 2020 graduate or faculty or staff member, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries invite you to document your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic for historians and future generations. Keep reading…

archive boxes show results of collecting