After 33 years, Stanford Fine Art has opened a new gallery dedicated to modern and contemporary art, making it the newest oldest gallery in Nashville. Stanford Contemporary comprises a whole new wing to the existing gallery, taking its visitors from early 20th century art into contemporary art through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography, mixed media installations and furniture. Stanford Contemporary expertly handles art that covers all major movements from modernist to post-war and contemporary art.
Stanford Contemporary is directed by Elena Graves. A Nashville native, Graves has graduate degrees from Vanderbilt University in both English education and art history. Graves taught art history at Belmont University as well as serving as director of Belmont’s Leu Gallery. She also worked as director of adult education at Cheekwood Museum and Gardens. Elena’s passion for art drives her to seek out equally visionary living artists, collectors and art enthusiasts.
Operating adjacent to its sister gallery, Stanford Contemporary is located at 6608 Highway 100 in west Nashville. The gallery is open from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Saturday, and by appointment.