The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery features six exhibitions each year that represent the diversity of artistic production today, as well as throughout the history of Eastern and Western art. In addition to exhibitions drawn from the permanent collection and organized from public and private sources, a number of traveling exhibitions are presented as well. Additionally, a portion of the gallery space is frequently dedicated to the exhibition of selected works from the permanent collection.
Nashville, TN -- Everett Raymond Kinstler, now 91 years old, is America’s foremost portrait painter. In his career, he has rendered portraits of more than 2,000 individuals—leaders in almost every professional field, including eight Unite…Read More »
This exhibition is presented in honor of Marilyn Murphy, who will retire in 2017 after thirty-seven years of teaching in the Department of Art at Vanderbilt University. Marilyn Murphyâ€”Realism Subverted will feature paintings and drawings in which r…Read More »
The United States of America declared war on Germany on April 2, 1917, beginning our countryâ€™s official entry into what was known then as the Great War and, more ominously, the War to End All Wars. Americaâ€™s official declaration of war required m…Read More »
Presented in honor of the artistâ€™s son, Matthew Ramsey, professor of history, emeritus, Selma Freeman Ramsey and the Social Realist Tradition spans 150 years of art about urban life.Social realism evolved as an artistic movement in the early- to mi…Read More »
Drawing on the combined resources of Vanderbilt Universityâ€™s Eskind Biomedical Library and Fine Arts Gallery collections, Memento Moriâ€”Looking at Death in Art and Illustration will reveal multiple perspectives on the nature of death and our attem…Read More »
Saturday University presents Rhyme and Reason: Conversations on the Craft of Writing With highly acclaimed poets Mark Jarman and Jane HirshfieldMarch 28th, April 18th and April 25th, 2015In collaboration with Vanderbiltâ€™s Department of English and …Read More »
Unusual Suspects: Characters Who Made HistoryÂ Once again, we are proud to have a most impressive team of professors lecturing in thisÂ Saturday University. Lectures will be held on Saturdays mornings. Each session will include light refreshments a…Read More »