Sarratt Art Studios and the Vanderbilt Dance Program hope you are enjoying the fall and your semester at Vanderbilt. We know that a little creative time in an art or dance class can make a big difference in your academic life, so we hope you will consider joining us in spring semester 2018..
Located in Sarratt Student Center, Sarratt Art Studios offers a variety of non credit art classes that are taught by some of Nashville’s finest artisans. Explore dark room photography, get your hands dirty in beginning pottery, or learn to shape and design metal into jewelry. Maybe you always wanted to learn to draw or paint? Try one of our beginning levels of drawing or watercolor. Do you have a digital camera but have no clue how to use the manual settings? Then we have the class for you as well!
Sarratt Art Studios offers 12 week and 6 week courses that meet one night a week for 2 hours. Tuition and lab fees are very affordable and we are open to anyone ages 18 and older from the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities.
On line registration opens November 1, 2017 and classes begin the week of January 22, 2018. For more information and schedule, visit our web site at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/sarrattart. Or create an account in the registration system and get enrolled beginning November 1, 2017 at https://vupace.vanderbilt.edu
The Vanderbilt Dance Program offers non credit dance technique classes in ballet, modern/contemporary dance. tap, and hip hop. Classes meet in the dance studios in Memorial Gym during the week. The program offers a pass system which allows you to take any of the dance classes at the level and time of day that works for your schedule. Passes come as single, 6 class, 12 class and 24 class passes and can be purchased at https://vupace.vanderbilt.edu. Classes are on going through the semesters and you can join us any time. Like us on Facebook at The Vanderbilt University Dance Program for updates and more information. Come Dance With Us!
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Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm, Weekends 1-5pm
(closed October 12-15 for Fall Break and November 18-26 for Thanksgiving Break)
An exhibition of contemporary photographic portraits opens the fall exhibition season at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery on September 11, 2017. WHO ARE WE? IDENTITY AND THE CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT examines how, in our image-saturated world, photographs have increasingly played a primary role in shaping identity.An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 15 from 5 to 7 pm in conjunction with Vanderbilt Parents’ and Family Weekend and Fall for the Arts. The exhibition will be on view through December 7, 2017.
As noted by Joseph Mella, director and curator, “Portraits, in all their diversity, serve not only the needs of the sitter and artist, but also those of the viewer. Portraits give us clues to who we are as humans and the possibilities of what we could become.” Instagram and other forms of social media dominate the cultural landscape while the reliance on photography in our own lives increasingly presents questions about representation and identity that artists continue to navigate in surprising ways. Who are we, indeed, and what do we wish to become, and just how easy can it be to craft our own identities?
The first in a three-part series on portraiture, WHO ARE WE? IDENTITY AND THE CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT is organized by the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery and curated by Joseph S. Mella, director, with support provided by The Ingram Commons and Leslie Cecil and Creighton Michael, MA’76.
Andres Serrano (American, b. 1950)
Jewel-Joy Stevens, America’s Little Yankee Miss, from “America Now + Here,” 2003
Digital chromogenic print
24” x 20”
Gift of Melissa and Scott Tannen, both BA’99
Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection
Courtesy Andres Serrano