Food for Health and Wealth: Five Centuries of Recipes and Cookbooks from the History of Medicine Collections – August – October, 2019

August 9-October 12, 2019, Central Library (Fourth Floor Lobby) Vanderbilt’s History of Medicine Collections is home to thousands of cookbooks, receipt books, and collections of home remedies. This exhibit, featuring rare and not-so-rare selections from our collections, explores the development of cookbooks across the centuries, with emphasis on the connections between cooking, medicine, class, household… Keep reading

Nikki Giovanni Pop Up Exhibit – August 2019

Nikki Giovanni: Black Feeling, Black Talk Central Library Lobby August 2019 Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943) is one of America’s most respected African American poets.  A poet, essayist, activist and educator, she graduated with honors from Fisk University with a B.A. in history in 1967.  She was the first recipient of the Rosa L. Parks Woman… Keep reading

Nikki Giovanni book cover for Black Judgement

Creative Women: Marshall Chapman and Mildred Haun – March – July 2019

March-July 2019, Central Library (Fourth Floor Lobby) Half of this exhibit, The Iconoclastic Marshall Chapman, features letters, photographs, posters, song lyrics, tour memorabilia, and other artifacts highlighting Marshall Chapman’s life and career as a working musician, songwriter, author, and more. The rest of this exhibit focuses on Vanderbilt University alumna Mildred Haun. Growing up in… Keep reading

Our Crowd: Student Life at the University of Nashville – Spring 2019

March 27, 2019-October 31, 2019, Central Library (Second Floor Gallery) This exhibition will be curated by a cohort of Buchanan Library Fellows and their librarian mentors. University life in the 19th century was quite different from today’s modern campus. Every aspect of students’ lives was highly regimented in order to shape the young men into productive members… Keep reading

The Iris at Vanderbilt and Peabody – March – July 2019

March-July 2019 Have you ever wondered why the iris is featured on Vanderbilt’s graduation mace or heard Nashville called “Iris City”? The iris is our official state flower, but at Vanderbilt and Peabody, the iris carries a deeper connection: it was grown and hybridized by many historic figures, from Chancellor James Kirkland to poet Jesse… Keep reading

Vanderbilt Silver

July 2-November 11, 2018 For centuries, silver was considered a luxury reserved only for the elite, and master silversmiths came to be revered for the remarkable craftsmanship and design in their work. But silver was more than just riches: it was also a symbolic embodiment of affluence, taste and education. The history of silver at… Keep reading