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The Fine Arts Gallery reopens August 26, 2021 with the exhibition Sympathetic Magic: Works of Faith, Healing and Transformation showcasing art and objects from our collection alongside works by modern and contemporary artists including current faculty. The exhibit features objects from China, Africa and the American South as well as new acquisitions by Jeffrey Gibson, Lubaina Himid and Kara Walker. The exhibition was made possible in part by the generosity of Bertram L. Levy.

Visitor Protocols for Research in the Vanderbilt University Art Gallery, History of Medicine Collection, and in Special Collections and University Archives Library

Vanderbilt University deeply values the neighbors, community partners and visitors who make the campus community so vibrant. The University Art Gallery, the History of Medicine Collection and the Special Collections and University Archives Library never stopped providing online access to collections and online reference. We are pleased to welcome visitors back to these facilities on an appointment basis beginning July 6, 2021.

COVID-19 safety protocols for visitors include:

  • Visitors must request an appointment to use the collections. Please request gallery objects or visits ten days in advance to allow for scheduling of space and staff.
  • Email University Art Gallery appointment requests to: gallery@vanderbilt.edu
  • Appointments will be scheduled in two-hour research blocks. You may book up to two sessions per day.
  • Visitors wishing to remain unmasked on campus will be asked to submit written verification that they are fully vaccinated—two weeks past their second dose in a two-dose vaccine such as Pfizer or Moderna, or two weeks past their single-dose of Johnson & Johnson. The university expects that many members of our campus community will continue to wear face masks/coverings, and the university supports their choice to do so.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the Gallery, the History of Medicine Collection, or in Special Collections and University Archives Library.

Class Information
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Monday - Friday only.

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Monday - Friday only.

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Monday - Friday only.

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Please list all artworks you need available for study during your class visit or as digital images. Please limit to 10 objects. To search the collection, log in to Artstor with your VUnet ID and then search within the Fine Arts Gallery Collection .

By submitting this request, I acknowledge that this is a request and not a confirmation. Please allow three business days for your request to be processed.

If you have questions about your visit please contact Mary Anne Caton at 615.875.9074 or mary.a.caton@vanderbilt.edu.