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Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery

Fisk University at 18th Ave. N, Nashville, TN
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Ranked #80 of 96 Attractions in Nashville
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum houses an impressive collection of modern art in addition to paintings by Georgia O'Keefe and older European painters.

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New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We were unable to see the gallery as it never opened on Saturday June 22, 2013. The web site said it was open from 10-5. We arrived at around 11, it was not open. The sign on the door said Saturday and Sundays 1-5 pm. So, we went to Garden Brunch Cafe and had an amazing brunch, came back around... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Artist Georgia O'Keefe donated her husband's art collection to Fisk University. Alfred Steiglitz, a noted photographer in his own right, had an art gallery in New York, Gallery 291. The artists, photographers, and sculptors shown and collected by Steiglitz rival that of the Phillips Collection. And this is just the beginning of the treasures found all around the campus with... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

The Carl Van Vechten Gallery consists of works of art collected by Van Vechten and his wife Georgia O'Keefe and includes some of their work as well. Amazing stuff. The gallery is located on the campus of Fisk University, an historically black college founded just 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. If you can ever time it to see the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This is a MUST see art gallery in TN on Fisk campus!! Great contributions, exposure and experience to Nashville community. Rich in history.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

World class art in an intimate setting. Alfred Stieglitz iconic photographs pepper an amazing collection of art. It's as close as you'll ever get to a blue period Picasso painting. View Toulouse-Lautrec, Diego Rivera, Reoir, Cezanne, Demuth and Arthur Dove to name a few. As if that wasn't enough descend the stairs to a stunning African-American permanent art collection. Go.... More

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