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

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… 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

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

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