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Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery

 
 
Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery Marker
Inscription.  This building, completed in 1889, was the first gymnasium built at any predominantly black college in the United States. In 1949, it was rededicated as an art gallery and named in honor of Carl Van Vechten, a New York music critic, author, photographer, and art collector who encouraged Georgia O'Keefe to donate to Fisk University part of the art collection of her late husband, Alfred Stieglitz.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 136.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 36° 9.974′ N, 86° 48.263′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. It is in FANG. Marker is on Jackson St., on the right when traveling west. On the grounds of Fisk University. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 17th Avenue N, Nashville TN 37208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Edward Burghardt DuBois (a few steps from this marker); The Little Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisk University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel Allen McElwee (about 300 feet away); Cravath Hall (about 300 feet away); Ella Sheppard (Moore) (about 400 feet away); Talley-Brady Hall (about 400 feet away); Thomas W. Talley (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery Marker
Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery.
Name plate at the entrance to the Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
4. Name plate at the entrance to the Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,126 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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