Friday February 20th @ 7PM in Reading Room
POSTPONED due to weather!
I Sing The Beloved Community
Song, spoken word, and performance art featuring students, faculty, and staff of Vanderbilt Divinity School
Freedom Rider Ivor "Jerry" Moore
February 23, 2015 at 3PM in Room G-20
Musician Ivor "Jerry" Moore will discuss his life-changing experiences as a 1960s Freedom Rider and perform songs that played an important role in the historic civil rights protests.
Movimientos: Artworks by Jairo Prado
January 15 - March 13 (except first week of March)
Gallery Hours: Monday 1:10pm - 3pm, Tuesday 1pm - 3pm, Wednesday 12:00pm - 1pm
Jairo Prado spent his childhood in Bogotá, Colombia. When Prado was six years old, an artist from the university rented a room from his grandmother. Watching the artist work, Prado felt immense joy and knew that art would be his life. Prado attended the District School of the Arts, National University in Bogotá. Since then, his works have been included in numerous juried exhibitions and have been purchased for museum, corporate, and private collections.
The Role of the Arts in
A Round Table Conversation
Thursday, Oct. 30th - 4PM - Room G-20
Panelists : Heather Daugherty (Trevecca Univ.), Steven Guthrie (Belmont Univ.), Rocky Horton (Lipscomb Univ.), Robin Jensen(Vanderbilt Univ.), Robert MacSwain (Univ. of the South: Sewanee), Dave Perkins (Vanderbilt Divinity School), and Taylor Worley (Union Univ.).
Subjects With Objects:
A Unique Collection of Paintings and Text by Jonathan Richter and DKM
September 4 - November 14, 2014
ONGOING GALLERY HOURS: Mon-Fri; 12-1 PM @ Art Room (G-20) Divinity
Writer DKM contributes to the "Subjects With Objects" exhibition by providing interpretive, poetic captions for each painting. Sometimes playfully, sometimes with deep insight, DKM's captions expand the variety and scope of meanings available to the exhibition audience.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
3-4 PM in the Arts Room (G-20)
Duino Suite: Drawings Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke's First Duino Elegy by Ken Procter
October 2 - December 4, 2013
Vanderbilt Divinity Art Room
(G-20, ground floor)
Prophets, Harlots, Witches and Warriors: The Untamed Women of the Old Testament
Thursday, April 4th 2012 7 pm Room G-20
SPRING ART EXHIBITION
(Sculpture, Drawings, Paintings)
February 21 – April 26, 2013
Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture is pleased to announce the opening of its spring art exhibition, god:HEAD . The exhibition celebrates artistic interpretations of the human face in the forms of paintings, drawings, and sculpture. god:HEAD opens on Thursday afternoon, February 21st with a wine and cheese reception in Room G-20 on the ground floor of Vanderbilt Divinity School from 3-7 PM.
Featured artists include Jimmy Abegg, Kit Reuther, Buddy Jackson, Samuel Dunson, Todd Greene, Thaxton Waters, Shane Doling, Jonathan Richter, Jeff Bertrand, DL Taylor, Jason Lott, and Timothy Tyler. Ongoing gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 12-2 PM and by appointment at
In putting together the god:HEAD exhibition, we began with the question of how artists are able to capture human qualities beyond the physical when they draw, paint, or sculpt the human face. Or, asking the question from the other direction, is it more the case that the viewer adds spiritual qualities to the artist’s renderings? It is our hope that when one encounters this collection of faces, their life force will be evident. We expect that the individual works will speak to each other and together as a group and stimulate conversation on what it is that artists attempt to capture in portraits and what it is that viewers hope to find.
FALL ART EXHIBITION
Helen LaFrance: Biblical Visions
September 20 through November 16Vanderbilt Divinity Art Room (G-20, ground floor)
Opening Reception:Thursday, September 20, 2010 4-7 PM
Gallery Talkwith Kathy Moses and Bruce Shelton
Tuesday, Sept. 25. 4-5 PM
Mon-Tue-Fri 11:00am - 1:00pm
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Helen LaFrance is a 93-year-old self-taught artist whose depictions of her childhood in rural Kentucky are winning the interest of art collectors, museums, and an ever-widening audience. In contrast to her “memory” paintings, LaFrance painted a series of religious images, which have never been shown. The Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture program at The Divinity School at Vanderbilt University is pleased to sponsor the inaugural exhibition of Helen LaFrance’s Biblical visionary paintings. The forthcoming catalog for this exhibition describes LaFrance’s religious paintings: “These works have a life force the effect of which is that they are not mere renderings of Biblical events or memories of personal visions or revelations, but something alive. The works are the visions. The paintings are a mode of doing theology. They are Biblical hermeneutics visualized. They show the artist working creatively with text and concept. Her freedom of imagination in visualizing the sacred text is a quality that enriches contemporary religious thought, practice, and education.“