Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit on American Artists and Legacy of the Grand Tour Closes August 26

The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery exhibit, American Artists and the Legacy of the Grand Tour, 1880-1960, will close Saturday,  August 26.  The popular summer exhibit explores work created and brought home by American artists, and the continuing allure of Europe as a destination for leisure, study, and cultural refinement during these years.

The exhibition features a range of media—etchings, engravings, lithographs, and paintings—that document the architecture, scenery, and people of Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, England, and France as the artists saw them.

The Fine Arts Gallery is located in Cohen Memorial Hall, 1220 21st Avenue South, on the western edge of the Peabody College campus.  Gallery hours for the remainder of the week are noon–4 pm; and Saturday (the last day to view the exhibit), 1–5 pm.

Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit the gallery’s website at

*Abbott H. Thayer (American, 1849–1922), Sunrise, San Remo, oil on canvas, ca. 1908–09. Gift from Dr. A. Everette James in memory of A.E. James Sr.

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