Susan DeMay, Divergent Practices: A Career in Ceramics

June 13 – September 13, 2019 The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Divergent Practices: A Career in Ceramics, an exhibition of works by Susan DeMay. In 1977, DeMay began her ceramics career as a graduate student on this campus, at what was then the George Peabody College for Teachers. After earning her… Keep reading

Then & Now: Five Centuries of Woodcuts

January 10 – March 1, 2019 Nearly a millennium after its origination in fifth-century Chinese textiles, the woodcut became a popular medium in Europe, thanks to the prevalence of paper manufacturing in late-fourteenth-century France and Germany. The medium has continued to resonate in print practices globally, with artists still creating woodcuts today. Then & Now:… Keep reading

Digital Futures, Archaeological Pasts

In spring 2018, nine students in the History of Art seminar, “Exhibiting Historical Art: Digital Approaches to Ancient Greek Ceramics,” studied a selection of ancient Mediterranean antiquities in the collection of the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, and curated this exhibition. The objects range in date from the 6th century BCE to the 1st century… Keep reading

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

Claude Cahun

Pompeii Archive: Recent Photographs by William Wylie

October 25 – December 6, 2018 Featuring a selection of recent work by American photographer William Wylie, Pompeii Archive, explores the famous archeological site of a volcanic eruption in 79 C.E. with highly evocative images, shot with analog black and white film on a large format camera. Alongside his contemporary photographs are several by Giorgio… Keep reading

Joyce Tenneson – Botanical Beauty

July 26 – August 18 Joyce Tenneson—Botanical Beauty presents work drawn from two portfolios by the artist, both of which feature atmospheric, poetic photographs of flowers in high contrast with a black background. The first series, Flower Portraits, presents sepia-toned images of flowers in decay. Tenneson has adeptly captured movement, wonder, and vibrancy in them,… Keep reading

Au Coeur De Mai ’68

April 30- November 16, 2018 On the lower level of Vanderbilt Law School It hardly needs saying that 1968 was a year that forever changed the global social, cultural, and political landscape. The world over, the historically marginalized and disenfranchised spoke out against what they perceived as the criminal indifference of those in power. In… Keep reading

America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler

February 1 – March 2, 2018 Lecture and Demonstration by Everett Raymond Kinstler. Video from event on 3/24/2018 An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will take place on March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Cohen Memorial Hall. Free parking is available in Lot 95, accessible from 21st Avenue… Keep reading

Syriac: Preserving an Endangered World Culture

February 1 – March 2, 2018 In the West Atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall For nearly two thousand years, Christians across the Middle East and Asia have shared a common heritage through Syriac language and culture. Many of these communities face the threat of extinction today. In response, this exhibit showcases the enduring presence of… Keep reading