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Margaret Walker Reveals Storied Past of Fine Arts Gallery Painting

My path to museum work began with degrees in both history and art history and an interest in the intersection of art and war.  With many artworks, what is visible presently is only the beginning of the story,  Madonna and Child with St. Anne, a Northern Renaissance devotional scene by Goswyn van der Weyden (ca. 1399-1464),…

Posted by on June 30, 2016 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC


Shirin Neshat’s Photographs Given to Fine Arts Gallery To Spark Cross-Cultural Dialogue at Vanderbilt

Two compelling photographs from Shirin Neshat’s monumental series Our House is on Fire (2013)—created in the wake of the Arab Spring—were recently given  to the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Art as Activist program. Vanderbilt is one of 33 colleges and universities chosen as a recipient of this gift, which…

Posted by on June 29, 2016 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC

Millspaugh Fund Supports Conservation Work For Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery

As part of an ongoing effort to conserve key artworks in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery’s collection, Juno and Argus, Guardian of the Jupitern Herds was restored earlier this year and welcomed back for use in teaching and exhibitions. This seventeenth-century Flemish painting is of the School of Jacob Jordaens (1593–1678), who was a student…

Posted by on June 28, 2016 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC


HART Graduate Anna Greene Researches Surrealism and Advertising at MOMA Through a Downing Grant

Over the past four years of my college career, one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences I had was receiving a Downing grant for undergraduate research travel.  Under the direction of Leonard Folgarait, professor of art, I was studying the relationship between Surrealist art and advertising—a paradox between an artistic movement rooted in a…

Posted by on June 28, 2016 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Stephanie Storey: To Succeed in Business, Major in Art History

I hear it all the time from high school and college students (and their parents):  to succeed, you must major in science, technology, engineering, or business.  Any other degree is a waste of time.  A frivolous hobby. And an art history degree?!  Completely useless.  The brunt of the joke.  Let me set the record straight: …

Posted by on June 9, 2016 in HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit Opening June 10 Explores Poetry and the Landscape Tradition

“Pastorals, Landscapes, and the Arcadian Vision,” on view at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery from June 10 through September 9, explores how artists  for centuries have rendered nature in a tranquil, idyllic form.  The exhibition, housed in Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus, features more than 50 paintings and works on paper from…

Posted by on June 7, 2016 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC

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