The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery in Nashville has a new home, the newly renovated and expanded historic Cohen Memorial Hall.
In 2004 I made the exhibition Far from the sea: October Foundation 1998 – 2003 (25 March – 20 May 2004) at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery (see my post on 10 March 2009).
Among other exhibitions there was Chris Drury – Inside out, Outside in at the gallery in 2006. Related to this exhibition Chris Drury made the permanent installation Star Chamber at the grounds of the Dyer Observatorium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville (see: www.vanderbilt.edu/gallery/events.html).
The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery has a collection of prints published by October Foundation. And an important collection of polaroid photograhs by Andy Warhol.
A recent survey of the collection – from Old Master paintings and drawings from the Renaissance, 17th and 19th Century to Modern Art with artists like Robert Rauschenberg and John Chamberlain – is now to be seen in the exhibition Eye & Mind; A Legacy of Art Collecting at Vanderbilt University (1 October – 17 December 2009)
Cohen Memorial Hall
1220 21st Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
photographs of the new building Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville © Josep Mella VFAG.
Chris Drury, Star Chamber, Nashville, 2006