Fisk University

1000 17th Ave N NashvilleTN37208

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Fisk University is a predominately African-American liberal arts university with an enrollment of around 1,000 students. Notable alumni include W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, as well as poets James Weldon Johnson and Nikki Giovanni (now a professor at Virginia Tech). It has 25 majors and pre-professional certification programs. The oldest university in Nashville, Fisk was founded in...
by hoovers on September 19, 2014 from hoovers


The Extras:
Visit the Carl Van Vechten Gallery.
by Citysearch on April 21, 2009 from Citysearch

Editorial Reviews

If you're an art lover, don't miss a visit to this small, often overlooked treasure of a museum at Fisk University. Housed in an historic, redbrick building at the edge of the campus, it showcases part of famed photographer Alfred Stieglitz's art collection, which was donated by the photographer's widow, renowned artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Marvel at the evocative, black-and-white photos by...
by frommers on April 01, 2007 from frommers
This little-known gallery houses one of the city's best permanent collections.:
In ShortLocated on the campus of Fisk University, the Van Vechten Gallery was opened in 1949, after artist Georgia O'Keeffe donated a number of valuable artworks to the school. Van Vechten Gallery's collection includes pieces by Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir and Cezanne, as well as some of O'Keeffe's and her husband, Alfred Stieglitz's better-known works. The gallery is also home to works...
by judysbook on August 24, 2006 from judysbook
Home of strong academic programs, esteemed special collections and the world-famous Jubilee Singers.:
The Scene
From its founding in 1866 as a school committed to educating newly freed slaves, Fisk has continually been one of the country's top universities. The 40-acre campus, dotted with...
by by Contributor at Citysearch on January 17, 2005 from Citysearch

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Mission:Fisk University produces graduates from diverse backgrounds with the integrity and intellect required for substantive contributions to society. Our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts. Our faculty and administrators emphasize the discovery and advancement of knowledge through research in the natural and social sciences, business and the humanities. We are committed to the success...
by superpages on April 21, 2015 from superpages