Dream for Light Years: Ali Smith and Michael Alec Rose | September 8 – November 13, 2020

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is open to the Vanderbilt community with abbreviated hours, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1 to 4pm. At this time, access is limited to Vanderbilt University students, faculty and staff. Gallery visitors must reserve timed tickets to attend in advance.    READ FULL EXHIBITION CATALOG LISTEN TO FULL MUSICAL SCORE The Vanderbilt University Fine… Keep reading

Netsuke: Gucci of the Edo Period | Fall 2020

An exhibition curated by Gawon Lee and Jiayi Hou, 2019-2020 Buchanan Library Fellows     The Buchanan Library Fellowship program, in conjunction with the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, is proud to present Netsuke: Gucci of the Edo Period. Curated by students Gawon Lee and Jiayi Hou as the culmination of their 2019–2020 Library Buchanan… Keep reading


Sympathetic Magic: Objects of Faith, Healing and Transformation | April 8 – July 25, 2021

Throughout history and across the planet, people have perpetually been inspired to create objects to promote faith, healing and transformation. This exhibition presents art and artifacts from Vanderbilt University Collections, ranging from ancient Egyptian and pre-Columbian votives to artworks by contemporary artists who draw insight from diverse backgrounds and distinct materials. Joining artworks that diverge… Keep reading

Head of a boy (funerary)

The Artist’s Workshop in Medieval and Renaissance Europe | November 4, 2021 – January 23, 2022

The Artist’s Workshop in Medieval and Renaissance Europe will draw from Vanderbilt’s collections to feature approximately thirty-five works from the late medieval and early Renaissance period in Europe, with twelve Renaissance paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection (gifted to the George Peabody College for Teachers, now Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, in 1961) as… 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