Four Hundred Years of British Art
5/29/2013, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Cohen Memorial Hall (Google map of this location)
Four Hundred Years of British Art: Highlights from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection
Summer Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Friday, Noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Gallery closed Sunday and Monday
March 13-June 15
British art constitutes an important part of the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery's collections. This comprehensive survey will be the first of its kind in over two decades to draw on the nearly 300 British objects held by the Gallery. Four Hundred Years of British Art will include examples of eighteenth-century English portraiture by such noted artists as Benjamin Wilson and George Romney, along with a work attributed to the school of Sir Thomas Lawrence; a selection of engravings by the pictorial satirist and social critic William Hogarth; two biting satires of the English upper class by Thomas Rowlandson; early nineteenth-century prints by Joseph Mallord William Turner, and the master mezzotint printmaker Richard Earlom; paintings from the founder of the Norwich School of landscape painting, John Chrome; several examples of works by artists associated with the late-nineteenth-century etching revival such as Richard Samuel Chattock, Sir Francis Seymour Haden and Samuel Palmer; selections from the Gallery's large collection of etchings by one of the premier portraitists of the early twentieth century, Gerald Brockhurst; and modern and contemporary works by noted artists such as Patrick Caulfield, Bernard Cohen, Michael Craig-Martin, Lesley Foxcroft, Elisabeth Frink, Mona Hatoum, David Hockney, Henry Moore, and Roland Penrose.
Four Hundred Years of British Art is organized by the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery and curated by Joseph Mella, director. The exhibition will feature the research and writing of Fine Arts Gallery interns Caroline Passano and Emma Trawick. Four Hundred Years of British Art is also being presented in honor of Professor Robert L. Mode, who will retire after forty-six years of teaching art history at Vanderbilt. Much of his research and teaching focused on British art.