People driving past Fisk University’s campus on Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard might notice one of the historic buildings draped in burlap sacks. The installment is the work of an African artist, assembled by students.
Libraries around the country have been experimenting with lending art, even before the pandemic. But Nashville’s launch comes at a time when artists are struggling to find in-person audiences.
Enrollment is up at art schools across the country, but after 135 years, Watkins College of Art is closing its doors. The small Nashville art school has become the second in recent years to keep its memory alive by merging into Belmont University. In the weeks since the news broke, tensions have arisen between the […]
The president of Watkins College of Art came under fire Wednesday by a room full of students and faculty disheartened by the news that Belmont University will be absorbing the small arts school.
Sometimes, Curious Nashville questions arrive and WPLN already has an answer in hand. So while there’s less of a journey this time, the inquiry itself was written in a lively way:
Listen / Several of Nashville’s public artworks and prominent civic sculptures have fallen into serious disrepair. And for the first time, Metro has estimated the substantial cost of preserving them.
Listen / In its latest stage production, a multi-racial youth ballet company in Nashville has decided to tell the story of American slavery and racism.
Listen / Nashville’s Fisk University has joined a national effort to double the number of minorities in leadership positions at art museums. Right now only 16 percent of those jobs are held by minorities.
Listen / Odd as it may seem, Gallatin, Tennessee has good reason to embrace a new spray paint mural that features skateboarding. The artwork depicts the late local hero Ray Underhill — who became Tennessee’s first professional skater in the 1980s — and it could be the spark for more street art across the city.
Survivors of head and neck cancer sometimes see the mask, which bolts them to a table during radiation, as representing the trauma of cancer — whether they burn it, keep it or turn into art.