American Art at Vanderbilt: A Selection from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection
(June 10–August 19, 2010)
The acquisition, study, and exhibition of American art continue to play a vital role in the Fine Arts Gallery’s programs. Drawn from Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery’s collection of close to 1,500 works of American art, this exhibition will highlight painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography by recognized American artists such as Leonard Baskin, George Bellows, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Stuart Davis, Alfred DeCredico, Donald De Lue, Charles Stuart Forbes, Childe Hassam, Rockwell Kent, Kenneth Hays Miller, Jean Francis Millet, Hovsep Pushman, Robert Rauschenberg, Abbott H. Thayer, Ary Stillman, and Andy Warhol. Three rarely exhibited works of art will also be included in American Art at Vanderbilt: a suite of collages by the abstract expressionist Conrad Marca-Relli; a bronze sculpture by Jo Davidson of the Russian-born dancer Ida Rubinstein performing the leading role in Michel Fokine’s 1909 ballet Cleopatra which opened the first Paris season of Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, and an arresting multiple by the composer, philosopher, and printmaker John Cage.
American Art at Vanderbilt is organized by the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery and curated by Joseph S. Mella, director.