We rate Fisk's massive art collection as one of the best in the state—and clearly one of Tennessee's best-kept cultural secrets. On the main floor of the Carl Van Vechten Gallery reside more than 100 pieces from the collection of Alfred Stieglitz, the great photographer who also promoted the modern art movement in America. Donated by his wife, Georgia O'Keeffe, the collection includes works by Picasso, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Cezanne. The university uses the Aaron Douglas Gallery for rotating exhibitions that pull from its African, European and African-American collections. Don't leave campus without checking out the exterior of Jubilee Hall, a striking High Victorian Gothic structure. Nowadays, it's a residence hall, but when it was built in 1875, Jubilee was the first permanent building in the U.S. that was erected for African-American higher education. Closed on university holidays and summer Sundays. Entrance is free, but donations are appreciated.
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