The Carl Van Vechten Gallery

The Carl Van Vechten GalleryHoused in a late 19th century Victorian building, The Carl Van Vechten Gallery was established in 1949, when the acclaimed American painter Georgia O'Keeffe donated to Fisk the extraordinary group of works that form The Alfred Stieglitz Collection.

The collection was given in honor of O'Keeffe's husband, Alfred Stieglitz, the pioneering American photographer and art impresario. The gallery was named in honor of Carl Van Vechten, an American novelist, critic, photographer and philanthropist, who played an important role in securing The Stieglitz Collection for Fisk.

The Carl Van Vechten Gallery houses a changing schedule of traveling exhibitions and temporary installations from Fisk University's permanent art collections. Every two years, the gallery features The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Modern American and European Art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Auguste-Pierre Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, and Arthur Dove. 

You may view the list of works in The Stieglitz Collection by downloading the attached pdf .

Carl Van Vechten Gallery Grand Re-Opening

Origins of Influence: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Modern Art  
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Friends of the Gallery Reception: 5pm - 6pm
Grand Re-Opening: 6:30pm - 8:30pm  (open to the public)

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150th Anniversary of Fisk University


General Admission$10
Senior (60+)$6
College Student (ID)$5
Kids 18 and underFREE
A Group (10 or more)$6 / person

The Carl Van Vechten Gallery warmly welcomes tour groups, school trips, and visitors of all ages. Though we do not require a reservation, a prior notification of your arrival is greatly appreciated. To schedule your visit, please contact our Gallery Coordinator at (615) 329-8544 or (615) 329-8720 or via email: .


Academic Year (Aug 14 - May 7)
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.     

Summer (May 7 - Aug 14)
Monday- Friday:10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


On the corner of Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. and Jackson Ave.
Fisk University Campus
1000 17th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37208

Galleries will be closed

Labor Day Weekend
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