Views from the Collection I

Théodore Rousseau (1812–1867)
French
Landscape with Figures
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
7-1/2” x 10”
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Glassman and Thomas A. Glassman, B.A. ‘71

(August 17 – October 1, 2006)

This is the first in a three-part series of exhibitions of art from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Collection. This collection is the only ensemble of its kind in the area, with a range that includes the art of antiquity; Old Master prints and paintings; Asian art; African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian art and artifacts; and contemporary graphics. This exhibition will feature a cross-section of work from Europe, the United States, and Asia. Highlights will include Italian Renaissance panel paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection, Gothic sculpture and manuscript illumination, German Old Master prints, and landscape paintings by artists of the nineteenth-century French Barbizon School. The show will feature European and American paintings and prints of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by artists such as Jasper Cropsey, Théodore Rousseau, Marc Chagall, Man Ray, and Roy Lichtenstein, among others. Part of the exhibition will focus on examples of nineteenth-century wood-block prints and ceramics from Japan. Views from the Collection I has been scheduled to coincide with the debut of the Department of History of Art to showcase the high quality and historical range of the Vanderbilt collections and the broad teaching and research competencies of departmental faculty.