A six-panel screen titled Rakuchu-Rakugai (Views of Daily Life in Kyoto), 18th century (detail)
Mineral color on gold leaf mounted on paper
5’8” x 12’
(March 29 – June 1, 2007)
Views from the Collection II is the second in a three-part series of exhibitions of art in the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Collection. This current installment from the series will feature a cross-section of work from Europe, the United States, Central America, Japan, and Africa. Highlights will include examples from the Samuel H. Kress Collection of Renaissance paintings and a selection of rarely displayed Italian drawings from the 16th through the 18th centuries. New acquisitions that will be on view are a small yet beautiful collection of Pre-Columbian gold pendants and two Modern American prints by James McNeill Whistler and George Bellows. In addition to these works, a selection of 20th-century prints by noted Mexican graphic artists will be on display to coincide with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ exhibition, Mexico and Modern Printmaking: A Revolution in the Graphic Arts, 1920–1950.
Art from the historic collection featured in this exhibition will include work by George Bellows, James McNeill Whistler, Jan Both, Jan Pauwel Gillemans, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Giovanni Guerra, Pietro Orioli, Bonifacio di Pitati (called Bonifazio Veronese), Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Taddeo Zuccaro, School of Francesco Guardi, School of Sir Thomas Lawrence, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo.