Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery goes digital

Cohen Memorial Hall, new home of the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery. Photo by Steve Green, courtesy Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery.

Cohen Memorial Hall, new home of the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery. Photo by Steve Green, courtesy Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery in Nashville is digitizing its permanent collection to make it accessible to researchers and the general public.

Visitors to the gallery website at www.vanderbilt.edu/gallery can now link into the collection’s database and browse the collection. Photographs of 25 percent of the collection of 5,500 objects have been added so far, and work continues.

The gallery has a permanent collection of Asian and African art; 19th and 20th century European and American paintings and sculpture; Egyptian, Greek and Roman art; medieval sculpture; early Italian Renaissance paintings; and an extensive collection of historic and contemporary works on paper.

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