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Events This Semester

September 17th - November 12th

"Meet the Fergusons" 
An Exhibit of Works by Samuel L. Dunson, Jr.

September 17th
Opening and Artist Reception
3:00-7:00 p.m.
Room G-20 Vanderbilt Divinity School
dunson artwork
September 23rd
"Creating Meet The Fergusons" Gallery Talk
with Samuel L. Dunson, Jr.
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Room G-20 Vanderbilt Divinity School

In an exhibition of new works to be shown at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Samuel L. Dunson, Jr. presents a unique visual commentary on the problems that have arisen in communities affected by anger and distrust. Dunson explains that Meet the Fergusons is the result of a creative engagement of the turmoil that has arisen in the past year since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson MO. These new works, states Dunson, “are not the result of an attempt to be political or controversial.” Instead, the artist considers the issues with spiritual eyes—in Dunson’s case, as an African-American Christian man and artist. Dunson wants his art to contribute to the greater discourse on human relations. Says Dunson, “I feel that my work should spark conversations.”

Samuel L. Dunson Jr. teaches studio arts at Tennessee State University. He holds an M.F.A. from Savannah School of Design. 

Gallery Hours
Monday - 12:00-2:00 p.m.
- 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Thursday - 12:00-2:00 p.m.


October 9th, 6-9 PM

VDS Coffee House

coffee house

December 2nd & 3rd

Thomas Merton Commemorative


Dec. 2nd 
Lecture with Victor Judge (Time and Location TBA)

Dec. 3rd
Art Opening and Reception, 3:00 - 7:00 P.M. 
Poetry Reading, 7:00 - 8:15 P.M. 
Jazz Concert, 9:00 P.M. - 10 P.M.

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