Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery

1220 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203


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Starting with a donation of 105 Old Master and modern prints more than 50 years ago, the holdings now total more than 6,500 works, which collectively illustrate the history of world art.

The collection is strong in East Asian art; African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian art; European Old Master paintings; paintings from the Barbizon school; and 412 works of photography, with pieces by the likes of Lucien Clergue, Ralph Gibson, Donna Ferrato, Sally Mann, and Chuck Close.

Holdings of internationally-recognized contemporary artists include Biotherm by Frank O’Hara with lithographs by Jim Dine; Homely Girl, A Life by Louise Bourgeois and Arthur Miller; Paesaggi by Mimmo Paladino; Leslie Dill’s A Word Made Flesh and her Homage to N.S.,  and Enrique Chagoya’s The Enlightened Savage; as well as graphics by artists such as Tjeu Teeuwen, Peter Foolen, Hans Waanders, Kees Verbeck, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Richard Long, Joseph Kosuth, Roni Horn, Mona Hatoum, Hamish Fulton, and Sol LeWitt.