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New Partnership with Fisk University Results in Rich Offerings for Lifelong Learners This Summer

For the first time, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offered a series of summer classes taught by Fisk University faculty on the Fisk campus.  Jamaal Sheats, director and curator of Fisk University Galleries and assistant professor of art, taught “Art and Context: Learning to Look,” a survey of world art as depicted in visual and written…

Posted by on July 28, 2017 in Events, HART, VRC


Filmmaker John Warren Among Artists Featured in Art and Music Video Exhibit at the Frist

Pattern Recognition: Art and Music Videos in Middle Tennessee brings together videos and digital photographs by four artists working in the Middle Tennessee region, among them, Vanderbilt’s John Warren, lecturer in art, whose 2011 film Notturno is a cornerstone of the exhibit on view through October 8 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts….

Posted by on July 27, 2017 in Events, HART, VRC

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Four Nashville-Based Photographers Document the Streets of Nashville in TSU’s Art Gallery

The photographs of Carlton Wilkinson, former Vanderbilt fine arts professor, are among those on display in the exhibit Documenting Nashville Streets at the Hiram van Gordon Gallery, Tennessee State University through Monday, July 24. Curated by Courtney Adair Johnson, the exhibit features images by four Nashville-based photographers—Carlton Wilkinson, Duan Davis, Keep3, and LeXander Bryant—who focus…

Posted by on July 18, 2017 in Events, HART, VRC

VU’s Employee Appreciation presents “Art in the Afternoon” July 18 at the Fine Arts Gallery

Vanderbilt’s Employee Appreciation invites the University community to visit the Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall on Peabody campus for “Art in the Afternoon” on Tuesday, July 18, from 12-2 pm. The event is a chance to enjoy the afternoon while viewing two exhibits currently on display:  American Modernism at Mid-Century:  The Work of Morris Davidson…

Posted by on July 11, 2017 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC

Vivien Fryd’s Book on Sexual Trauma in American Art Set for 2018 Publication

In her book, “Against our Will”: Sexual Trauma in American Art Since 1970, to be published by The Pennsylvania State University Press in 2018, Vivien Green Fryd, professor of history of art, examines how and why feminist artists, working from the 1970s to the second decade of the twenty-first century, represented and challenged the dominant…

Posted by on July 7, 2017 in HART, VRC


“Breaking Ground” Exhibit of Art and Poetry Showcased at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

On view this summer at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) on the Peabody campus is Breaking Ground, an exhibit of original art and poetry by and about Tennesseans with disabilities. The VKC began their Arts and Disabilities program in 1994 to showcase the talents of persons with disabilities. The works of Sarah E. Vaughn, a…

Posted by on July 7, 2017 in HART, VRC


Cheekwood’s Historic Restoration to Reclaim its Origins Now Unveiled to Visitors

In January 1929 Mabel and Leslie Cheek began the new year by receiving the first of many floor plans from their recently appointed architect, Bryant Fleming of Ithaca, New York. The drawings provided by Fleming outlined a four-story home whose impressive façade was to reflect the premiere design choice of eighteenth-century English aristocrats.  The interior…

Posted by on July 5, 2017 in Events, HART, VRC

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