Past Exhibitions

Picturing Our World


Picturing Our WorldCome with us as we focus our lens on magical things–from planets beyond the stars to the hidden networks binding us together. more info

Fight for Freedom and Sports Journalism

4/29/14 -4/15

Making StridesThe compelling letters, rare broadsides and recordings in these two exhibitions serve as witnesses to powerful moments in America’s history.
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Book As Art: Artist's Books

thru 10/13

Book As Art: Artist's BooksFeaturing works that challenge our very definition of a book and books that expand our definition of art.
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Stage & Screen

9/12 - 4/14

Making StridesThe Star Quality of Vanderbilt’s Performing Arts Collections; Part creativity, part craft and all magic.
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Toni Morrison: An American Literary Treasure

thru 10/13

Toni MorrisonFeaturing first editions of Morrison’s fiction and a selection of nonfiction works on topics such as race, politics and the craft of writing
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Come on Along: Lamar Alexander’s Journey As Governor

9/17/11 - 08/12/12

Come on Along: Lamar AlexanderPersonal papers and artifacts of Lamar Alexander, 45th Governor of Tennessee, and Leslee “Honey” Alexander, from 1955-2000. more

The Book as Art: Beautiful Books

9/17/11 - 7/9/12

The Book as Art: Beautiful BooksA books is an object that convey a specific type of information; the many parts of that object may be combined to create a treasured piece of art. more

Sixties at 50

08/11 - 08/12

Come on Along: Lamar AlexanderThe 1960s was a decade of creativity, innovation and courage. Remembered 50 years later, major figures who spoke at Vanderbilt and events that changed our nation. view

Making Strides: Women as Agents of Social Change


Making StridesIllustrating women’s efforts in the Nashville Community to promote equal rights and to gain access to education, family planning and employment. more info