Four Hundred Years of British Art: Highlights from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection

When: March 15-June 13 2013

The concept behind Vanderbilt Gallery’s new exhibition is strikingly broad: Limiting itself to four centuries of post-Elizabethan Britain, the show ranges from 18th century engraver William Hogarth (famous for his satirical series A Rake’s Progress) to painter David Hockney (famous for his brightly colored pop-art swimming pools). It’s a lot to take in. And it’s a great chance for the gallery to show off a rich body of work. The exhibit will feature pieces by Benjamin Wilson, a painter and scientist who swapped theories on electricity with the likes of Benjamin Franklin; Henry Moore, the West Yorkshire collier’s son whose organic abstractions transformed 20th century sculpture; and Mona Hatoum, a controversial Palestinian installation artist. No matter what your artistic inclinations, you’ll learn something new and find something you love.

Emily Bartlett Hines


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