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Throughout the year, the Curb Center hosts performances, artist talks, workshops, and other special events for the Vanderbilt community and the public at large. In addition to our rotating exhibitions and related programming, we sponsor events for Vanderbilt-affiliated groups and our community partners. If you are interested in reserving space at the Curb Center, please contact David Wilson.

Highlighted events from the past year can be viewed here.

The Curb Scholars Present Art as Protest

Monday, April 1, 7:00–9:30 pm | Sarratt Gallery and Cinema


The Curb Center invites the Vanderbilt community to Art as Protest, the culminating showcase of creative projects by this year’s cohort of Curb Scholars. The Curb Scholars Program is a selective scholarship and co-curricular enrichment program for undergraduate students who are committed to using the arts to affect social change and inform engagement with their communities. The Curb Scholars will present work spanning visual art, dance, film, fiber arts, and creative writing, each offering a unique interpretation of “art as protest,” the theme they have been investigating throughout this academic year. Please join us in Sarratt Cinema and Gallery for performances, gallery viewing, and refreshments.



Exhibition: Designed for Dignity

Exhibition: April 5–12, 10:00 am–4:00 pm | Curb Center

Opening Reception: April 5, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm | Curb Center


All are welcome to the Curb Center for Designed for Dignity, an exhibition of work from the Hospital Gown Redesign Project by the Fiber Arts Build Lab at the Wond’ry. 

The Hospital Gown Redesign Project is dedicated to creating dignity-centered, adaptive, and sustainable fashion for all in healthcare. Through stakeholder dialogue, research on sewing techniques and design trends, and embracing diverse perspectives, we prioritize patient comfort and dignity. Our research spans diverse areas, from learning new sewing techniques to delving into design trends and the historical evolution of hospital gowns. By weaving together insights from diverse perspectives, we’re crafting innovative solutions that prioritize patient comfort and dignity. This project is not just about redesigning gowns; it’s about transforming experiences, empowering individuals, and redefining norms in healthcare attire. Join us in this journey to revolutionize healthcare fashion and promote inclusivity and well-being for all.

The exhibition will be open Friday, April 5th–Friday, April 12th at the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy, 10:00 am–4:00 pm. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 5th, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm. 


Artmaking Workshops for Those Affected by Cancer

Wednesdays, March 13, March 27, April 3, and April 10, 2–5 pm | Curb Center

Tuesday, March 12, 11 am–12 pm and Friday, April 19, 10 am–12 pm | Gilda’s Club (1707 Division Street)

The Curb Center at Vanderbilt invites those whose lives have been impacted by cancer to “Storytelling Through Art,” a series of free artmaking workshops. Whether you are living with cancer, are a survivor, or have cared for a loved one during their cancer journey, we hope you will join us to explore the power of creating art, sharing personal stories, and healing in community through these collaborative artmaking sessions.No experience or commitment is necessary, and art materials will be provided. 

Attendees may choose to follow a creative prompt or create freely.Curb Center workshop dates include March 13, March 27, April 3, and April 10. Each workshop will be held in the Curb Center, 1801 Edgehill Ave., room 146C from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Participants may drop in at any time or stay for the duration of the workshop.

Additional workshops will be held at Gilda’s Club of Middle Tennessee (1707 Division Street). Please contact Megan Forshey atmegan@gildasclubmiddletn.orgfor more information. Gilda’s Club workshops include:

  • “Introduction to Soul Collage,” March 12, 11:00 AM – Noon. Learn about Soul Collage and begin the process of self-discovery and community through creative, intuitive collage work.
  • “OPEN STUDIO,” April 19, 10:00 AM-Noon.

Participants will have the opportunity to contribute artwork to a collaborative exhibition May 24 – June 28, 2024, at the Curb Center and Gilda’s Club of Middle Tennessee. This project is a collaboration between The Curb Center, Gilda’s Club of Middle Tennessee, and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Contact David Wilson for more information.