Art for Lunch - Benjamin West in Nashville: the Parthenon and Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery
Art for Lunch - New Acquisitions is excited to host Vivien Green Fryd, Emerita Professor of History of Art and Architecture to present Benjamin West in Nashville: the Parthenon and Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery on January 23, 2024 from 12:30pm-1:30pm.
Vivien Green Fyrd, Emerita Professor of History of Art and Architecture, will speak on the career and work of American artist Benjamin West. There are two West artworks in Nashville, Venus and Cupid at the Parthenon and a newly-acquired drawing at the Vanderbilt Fine Art Gallery. Fyrd’s talk celebrates the donation of a preparatory sketch in her honor by a former student who was inspired to pursue art history after taking Fyrd’s American Art course. Come see the drawing and chat with Professor Fyrd about the work. All are welcome to this free event.
Vivien Green Fryd taught American Art from the colonial period to the present and 19th century European Art. She is the author of Art and Empire: The Politics of Ethnicity in the United States Capitol, 1815-1865 Art and the Crisis of Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper, and Against Our Will: Sexual Trauma in American Art Since 1970, which was awarded The 2022 Charlee C. Eldredge Prize.