“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

Refuting “Noble Savages”: Reflections of Nature in Ancient Mesoamerican Artifacts | May 9 – September 13, 2019

The Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present a collection of ancient Latin American artifacts curated by undergraduate students as part of a semester-long course led by Dr. Markus Eberl, Associate Professor of Vanderbilt’s Department of Anthropology. The exhibition focuses on the connection between nature and the cultural practices of ancient Mesoamerican people. The heat… 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: Five Centuries of Woodcuts spotlights prints… 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, as well as a sublime… Keep reading

Au Coeur De Mai ’68 | April 30- November 16, 2018

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 France, these protests consisted of strikes, occupations, and demonstrations against the de Gaulle… 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