Calendar of Events                           

Calendar of Events                           

September 1–November 30, 2018

  • Please disregard previous versions of this calendar. This information is current as of August 28, 2018. Dates and programs are subject to change. 


SEPTEMBER HIGHLIGHTS


Through September 30               Submission Period for                             
                                                        
Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the “It” City

Saturday, September 8               Symposium: Chaos and Awe

Saturday, September 8              Figure Study

Tuesdays and Thursdays             ARTlabs on Domestic Violence Awareness
September 11–27

Sunday, September 16                Exhibitions Close
                                                         Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st
                                                         Century – The Presence of Your Absence Is  Everywhere: Afruz Amighi

Monday, September 17              Senior Monday

Saturday, September 22             Image Building: Downtown Architecture
                                                         Trolley Tour

Monday, September 24              Family Monday

                

September 2018

 

Through September 30                                                             Submission Period                                                                     
                                                                                              
Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the “It” City

Are you a Davidson County resident? Send us digital photographs that capture the theme of connection or disconnection in our communities, for a juried exhibition, Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the “It” City, that will take place in Spring 2019. Visit FristArtMuseum.org/ConnectDisconnect for details.


Saturday, September 1                                                            Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour with ASL Interpreter
1:30 p.m.

Meet at the Frist’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

On the first Saturday of each month, we offer an informal docent-guided tour with certified American Sign Language interpretation. The tour focuses on a current exhibition and originates at the information desk inside the entrance to the galleries.

Our docents also conduct tours on most weekdays and weekends at 1:30 p.m.; reservations are not required. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277.

ASL interpretation is generously supported by the Memorial Foundation and by Bridges, a Nashville-area nonprofit resource for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities.

Saturday, September 1                                                            Architecture Tour with ASL Interpreter
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist’s Grand Lobby
Free

Coming to the First Saturday Art Crawl, or to another downtown Nashville event? Enhance your weekend with a visit to the Frist Art Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of our landmark art deco building at 4:30 p.m.

On the first Saturday of each month, certified American Sign Language interpretation is provided with the tour, with the generous support of the Memorial Foundation and Bridges, a Nashville-area nonprofit resource for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities. Architecture tours are sponsored by Messer Construction. For more information, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277.


Thursday, September 6                                                            One-Day Educator Workshop: We Shall Overcome
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Price: $25 members; $30 not-yet-members
(includes exhibition catalogue, gallery admission, parking validation, continental breakfast, lunch, and workshop materials)

During this workshop, educators will examine photographs in We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968, participate in gallery discussions and studio activities, and develop teaching materials and connections. In the morning, curator Katie Delmez will lead a tour of the exhibition, and Andrea Blackman of the Nashville Public Library will highlight useful resources for teaching about the civil rights movement. In the afternoon, poet Ciona Rouse will facilitate a writing activity, and visual artist Ashley Mintz will teach how to make an accordion sketchbook/journal.

Registration required by September 4. Space is limited to 20 participants. Open to educators of all subjects, pre-K–12. Sign up at FristArtMuseum.org/educator.

Thursday, September 6                                                            Music at the Frist                                                     

6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Duo Sudeste, Latin guitar duo

Frist Art Museum Café                                                                                

Free

Duo Sudeste was formed in the summer of 2008 by Nashville-based classical guitarists, Robert Thompson and Joey Butler. Merging their love of Brazilian and Latin music, classical guitar, and extensive knowledge of Latin rhythms, they formed a guitar duo specializing in composers from South America—mainly Argentina and Brazil. As active performers, they have performed concerts throughout the United States. DUO SUDESTE has been featured on the WPLN’s Live in Studio C, and for the last six years, has been a featured group performing for the Tennessee Arts Academy which is held at Belmont University each summer.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

Friday, September 7                                                                  Music at the Frist                 
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Bassoonery (bassoon quintet)
Frist Art Museum Café 
Free

The five members of Bassonery—founder Patricia Gunter, along with Kate Affainie, Wilson Sharpe, Harold Skelton, and Andrew Witherington—have been symphony orchestra members, teachers, and band directors. This ensemble, with a repertoire spanning Bach to Gershwin, has delighted Frist Art Museum visitors in years past, and we are pleased to have them back. 

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

 

Saturday, September 8                                                            Symposium: Chaos and Awe
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Auditorium

$30 members; $40 not-yet-members; $20 students and university faculty (admission and box lunch included). Register at FristArtMuseum.org/symposium.

The Frist Art Museum will hold a symposium to coincide with the major exhibition Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century. During this all-day event, artists Ghada Amer, Ali Banisadr, and Matthew Ritchie (an essayist for the catalogue as well as a participating artist) will discuss their work and the larger themes of the exhibition. Catalogue contributor Media Farzin, a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, will add her thoughts on contemporary history paintings on view in the exhibition. Frist Art Museum chief curator Mark Scala will moderate the sessions.

 

Saturday, September 8                                                            Figure Study
1:00–4:00 p.m.

$15 members; $20 not-yet-members
(parking validation included; pencils provided for gallery use)

Enhance your artistic practice by working with a live, clothed model. This session will feature We Shall Overcome. Bring your own nontoxic drawing or sculpting mediums to the studio classroom; note that only pencils are allowed in our galleries.

Space is limited to 15 participants. Ages 18 and older only. Register at FristArtMuseum.org/studio.

Saturday, September 8                                                            Architecture Tour
4:30 p.m.

Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

“When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?” These are some of the questions answered in the Frist Art Museum’s popular architecture tours, sponsored by Messer Construction. Learn more about our landmark art deco building from one of our always-engaging docents.

September 11–27                                                                        ARTlabs on Domestic Violence Awareness
Price: $5 per ARTlab (materials included)                         For makers and thinkers alike, ages 11–18

Join teaching artist Dee Kimbrell at one of these locations to create an artwork on domestic violence awareness. Participate in an open discussion with a YWCA domestic violence educator, followed by art-making with Kimbrell.
Questions? Contact 615.744.3323 or teens@FristArtMuseum.org.

Location 1 (for ages 12–18)
September 11 and 13
3:45–5:45 p.m.
Studio NPL at Nashville Public Library’s Main Branch
615 Church Street, Nashville 37219
On-site registration only

Location 2 (for ages 13–17)

September 25 and 27

4:00–6:00 p.m.

The Underground Art Studio at Oasis

1704 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville 37203

Register at FristArtMuseum.org/teens

 

Thursday, September 13                                                          Music at the Frist                                                     

6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Contrarian Ensemble
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

The Contrarian Ensemble—Bruce Baxter (accordion), John Hedgecoth (mandolin), Mike Teaney (guitar), and Svend Thomsen (fiddle)—performs an eclectic variety of dance music from the 1300s to the present, including traditional tunes from the U.S., the British Isles, and Europe, as well as original compositions. From tunes that would feel at home in a Paris café to the music of Bill Monroe, the Contrarian Ensemble’s superb musicianship always delights.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

 

Friday, September 14                                                                Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Blues harmonica player Tim Gartland 

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Tim Gartland is a singer-songwriter and harmonica player committed to honoring the rich tradition of blues while moving the genre forward. His release If You Want A Good Woman features 12 original songs and reached #1 on the blues radio charts on AirPlay Direct. It was also named one of the Top Picks of the year by Bill Wilson of the Nashville Blues Society and reached #13 on the national blues charts according to Roots Time Radio. His original music is a blend of Chicago blues, soul, and Americana.

He has released two critically acclaimed original albums: Looking Into The Sun (2011) and Million Stars (2014). In 2015, he released The Willie Project, a heartfelt homage to the songwriting of the legendary blues hall of famer Willie Dixon.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

 

Saturday, September 15                                                          Architecture Tour
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist’s Grand Lobby
Free

“When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?” These are some of the questions answered in the Frist Art Museum’s popular architecture tours, sponsored by Messer Construction. Learn more about our landmark art deco building from one of our always-engaging docents.

 


Sunday, September 16                                                              Exhibitions Close – Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century – The Presence of Your Absence Is Everywhere: Afruz Amighi


Monday, September 17                                                            Senior Monday   
10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

The Frist Art Museum presents Senior Mondays, a series of events for those who admit their senior status. On these days, gallery admission is $6 (1/2 the price of regular adult admission) for seniors, and discounted parking is offered (subject to availability in the Frist lot). Seniors receive a 15 percent discount on gift shop purchases and on café refreshments purchased during the visit. Seniors are invited to enjoy live music by Harry Stephenson, aka “Snappy Pappy,” in the Grand Lobby from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. A docent-guided tour of a current exhibition is offered at 1:30 p.m. We are grateful to the Jackson National Community Fund for their support of Senior Mondays.

Thursday, September 20                                                          Drop-In Drawing
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Gallery admission required; free to members. Materials included (first come, first serve)

On the third Thursday of each month, check out drawing materials to practice different techniques and be inspired by the artworks in the galleries and the architecture of the building.

 

Thursday, September 20                                                          Educator SPARK!
5:30–8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:00 p.m.)
Frist Art Museum Studios | Free for K–12,
homeschool, and college/university educators
(gallery admission and parking validation included)

Join us for our third season of Educator SPARK, which meets monthly through May. Between 5:30 and 8:00 p.m., spark your creativity and curiosity by exploring Frist Art Museum exhibitions and enjoying light refreshments with other educators. From 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., participate in an informal idea exchange session and continue your conversations afterward in a comfortable setting. This month’s featured presenter is artist and educator Donna Woodley.

Thursday, September 20                                                          Music at the Frist                                                     

6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             The Philcos
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

The Philcos are a band of vintage music preservationists who traverse both space and time to save forgotten gems of classic music to share with audiences both far and near. Led by Mike Cronic’s inimitable voice and fingerstyle guitar, his soft yet powerful delivery of timeless tunes such as “School Days,” “Bicycle Built for Two,” “Feets Too Big,” and “Sixteen Tons” leaves listeners impressed and nostalgic for times gone by. Accompanied by accomplished multi-instrumentalist Bryan Cumming on clarinet and melodeon, the sounds remind one of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, or Pete Fountain. Those within earshot can imagine that they are tuning into the big radio in the living room while sitting nearby with the family, awaiting the start of the Philco Radio Hour. Keeping the beat and driving the low end is Sam Frazee and his “Dog-house Bass.” When all three members harmonize, it sends the crowd on a sentimental journey through the past. Drawing from diverse genres including jazz, blues, gospel, country and rockabilly, The Philcos will surely set your toe a-tapping.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

Friday, September 21                                                                Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Oliver the Crow

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Cellist Kaitlyn Raitz and fiddler Ben Plotnick make up the critically acclaimed Nashville-based duo Oliver the Crow. Their vast sound evokes the wide-open spaces surrounding Music City, but is grounded in minimal, stripped-down instrumentation. 

The duo’s chameleon-like ability to pull from multiple genres stems from their roots as classically trained performers (Kaitlyn has a master’s degree in classical cello from McGill University and Ben has performed as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic), and also from their love of everything from Hank Williams to Prince. Raitz was a founding member of folk duo Bride & Groom, tours with The Bombadils, and has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Station Inn. Ben is a primary member of the JUNO Award–winning folk string quartet The Fretless and has contributed to hundreds of recordings as one of North America’s elite fiddle players.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).


Saturday, September 22                                                          African Street Festival
10:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
Hadley Park
Free

Join the Frist Art Museum educators at the 36th Annual African Street Festival and contribute to a collaborative artwork inspired by the We Shall Overcome exhibition. Stay and enjoy vendors, food, and activities celebrating the cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. 

Saturday, September 22                                                          Image Building: Downtown Architecture Trolley Tour
1:00 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum
$10 members; $12 not-yet-members

Learn more about the architecture of downtown Nashville on this guided trolley tour, inspired by the exhibition Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture. Led by Kem Hinton of Tuck-Hinton Architects, this one-hour tour will look at Nashville’s changing landscape from the perspectives of history and design.

 Visit FristArtMuseum.org to reserve your seat. Registration required by September 17.

Saturday, September 22                                                          Architecture Tour
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist’s Grand Lobby
Free

“When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?” These are some of the questions answered in the Frist Art Museum’s popular architecture tours, sponsored by Messer Construction. Learn more about our landmark art deco building from one of our always-engaging docents.

Monday, September 24                                                            Family Monday
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Entire family admitted for the price
of one adult admission; members free

The Frist loves families! Bring the whole family to the museum for the price of one adult admission. Join us on the last Monday of each month for storytime in English and Spanish and enjoy the newly renovated Martin ArtQuest Gallery—open exclusively to families today! (School groups are welcome the rest of the month.)

Thursday, September 27                                                          Music at the Frist                                                     
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             TBA

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Join us in the Frist Art Museum café to hear some of Nashville’s best and brightest musicians from the worlds of jazz, soul, blues, Latin, country, folk, bluegrass, Americana and classical music.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

Friday, September 28                                                                Music at the Frist                 

6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Acoustic soul artist Larysa Jaye

Frist Art Museum Café

Free

Larysa Jaye is a Nashville-based acoustic soul artist with eclectic influences and a captivating stage presence. Her ability to flow seamlessly from country to R&B to pop has earned her a loyal following. As a songwriter, Larysa finds inspiration from her everyday life as a wife and mother.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

Saturday, September 29                                                          Architecture Tour
4:30 p.m.

Meet in the Frist’s Grand Lobby
Free

“When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?” These are some of the questions answered in the Frist Art Museum’s popular architecture tours, sponsored by Messer Construction. Learn more about our landmark art deco building from one of our always-engaging docents.

 

October 2018

 

Tuesdays, October 2                                                                  Food for Thought
November 6, and December 4         
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., with program at noon
Auditorium
Free with advance registration (lunch and gallery admission included)
Call Vanderbilt University at 615.322.8585 to reserve your place.

  • Registration for the October 2 program opens September 11.
  • Registration for the November 6 program opens October 16.
  • Registration for the December 4 program opens November 13.

In partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, the Frist Art Museum is hosting Food for Thought, a three-part series of lunchtime conversations. The first session, on the exhibition We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968, will explore the early 1960s student movement in Nashville, the roles students from each of the major schools played, and each academic administration’s response to the demonstrators. The next two sessions will focus on the exhibitions Do Ho Suh: Specimens and Paris 1900: City of Entertainment. Panelists will include Vanderbilt professors, Frist curators, and other members of the Nashville community.


October 2–31                                                                                ARTlab Community Exhibitions
Bordeaux Library (4000 Clarksville Pike)

November 2–30
Vanderbilt Athletics (2601 Jess Neely Drive)

This summer, teens from Bordeaux Library, Conexión Américas, and Sevier Park Community Center created an artwork during the Frist’s ARTlab series with teaching artist Mirrah Johnson. The teens first shared ideas and visual responses about the importance of mental health in our youth and community, and then made a quilt using fabric they decorated with shibori (the traditional Japanese technique of dyeing patterns onto cloth). Learn more about this ARTlab and visit the artwork at the different community locations.

Thursday, October 4                                                                  Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Jay Patten

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

New Jersey native Jay Patten was only thirteen when he began playing gigs in the New York area. He went on to attend The Berklee College of Music where he studied arranging and composing and took saxophone lessons from Charlie Mariano and Joe Viola. The day after graduation, Patten hit the road for a three-year stint as vocalist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

After the Miller band experience, Patten moved to Los Angeles where he played in a diverse array of groups from rock to big band jazz. At the suggestion of singer Deborah Allen, Patten moved to Nashville. He has played on hundreds of recordings for such diverse artists as Johnny Cash, Lobo, Pure Prairie League, David Loggins, Nanci Griffith, and many more.

Patten put together a band in Nashville and ever since The Jay Patten Band has been a mainstay on the Nashville night scene, as well as the concert stage. He’s opened for Maynard Ferguson, Taj Mahal, Stanley Jorden, Ray Charles and others.

In 1982, Patten became the first artist to step foot on the stage of the now world famous “Bluebird Cafe.” Twice a year, ever since, Jay and the band host the anniversary and the Christmas Shows along with artists including Rita Coolidge, John Prine, Janis Ian, Lee Greenwood, and Michael Johnson.

Patten is currently Crystal Gayle’s music director. Besides playing sax, guitar, and mandolin, he steps up to the podium and conducts for her. He has conducted over fifty symphony orchestras in the U.S. and Canada including the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra and the United States Navy Band. He has also played on nine of Gayle’s albums and co-produced three of them. In December of 2001, Gayle recorded and released as a single Patten’s song “Christmas in America.” 

Patten has released five well-received albums including his CBS CD “Black Hat and Saxophone,” which made the national charts as well as being featured on VH-1. Other projects include “Impressions of Christmas,” “Night Blue,” and his big band project “All In Blue Time,” featuring his friend Buddy DeFranco.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).


Friday, October 5                                                                        Music at the Frist                 
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Classical guitarist Grant Ferris

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Grant Ferris, a Nashville-based guitarist, composer, and songwriter, holds a master’s degree in classical guitar performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he received a scholarship to study under David Tanenbaum. He also earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Denver and was the first recipient of the Helen M. Garrett Award for the Outstanding Graduating Classical Guitarist. 

A recipient of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, Ferris has been praised for his versatility as a guitarist playing in all styles from classical to jazz to country to rock. As a songwriter, Grant has worked extensively with his sister, recording artist Ferris. As a composer, Ferris’ work embraces American genres and styles. In the spring of 2012, his work “A Craftful Butchering of Jesse James,” co-written with Bay Area flutist Courtney Wise, was praised for its entertainment value and dedication to American styles of music. Recent works include a guitar duet entitled “UP,” written for Duo Tandem, and a 2013 EP, Ten and Six, comprising solo guitar works.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

Saturday, October 6                                                                  ARTlab with Dee Kimbrell
10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.                                                              at Celebrate Nashville: TEENS United
Centennial Park (2500 West End Avenue)|
Free

The artist will be present from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Calling all teens! Join us in Celebrate Nashville’s TEENS United area. Work with teaching artist Dee Kimbrell and Frist educators on the finishing touches for a collaborative art work, May the Bridges I Burn Light the Way, created in partnership with YWCA educators, Studio NPL, and Oasis Center teens to shine a light on domestic violence in our community.

Saturday, October 6                                                                  Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour with ASL Interpreter
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

On the first Saturday of each month, we offer an informal docent-guided tour with certified American Sign Language interpretation. The tour focuses on a current exhibition and originates at the information desk inside the entrance to the galleries.

Our docents also conduct tours on most weekdays and weekends at 1:30 p.m.; reservations are not required. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277.

ASL interpretation is generously supported by the Memorial Foundation and by Bridges, a Nashville-area nonprofit resource for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities.

 

Saturday, October 6                                                                  Architecture Tour with ASL Interpreter        
4:30 p.m.

Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

Coming to the First Saturday Art Crawl, or to another downtown Nashville event? Enhance your weekend with a visit to the Frist Art Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of our landmark art deco building at 4:30 p.m.

On the first Saturday of each month, certified American Sign Language interpretation is provided with the tour, with the generous support of the Memorial Foundation and Bridges, a Nashville-area nonprofit resource for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities. Architecture tours are sponsored by Messer Construction. For more information, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277.

Thursday, October 11                                                                Music at the Frist                 
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Classical guitarist Michael Roberts
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Michael Roberts is a Nashville-based classical guitarist and composer who is active around the country. A student and teacher of many different musical styles, he has studied with world-class master Michael Lorimer (of the Segovia school) and internationally renowned professor Rob Nathanson. His recent concerts include a rare 15-guitar performance of Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint and atmospheric shows for Chihuly and Andy Warhol art exhibits. He regularly composes classical and pop music for the guitar, as well as cinematic soundtracks, and tours nationally with rock band Dead Man’s Mail.

His latest compilation of original work includes a string quartet, a piano sonata, his first symphony, and various tone poems. A full-length classical guitar album is on the way. It will feature his New Etudes, as well as works by Enrique Granados and others.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).


Friday, October 12                                                                      Exhibitions Open – Paris 1900: City of Entertainment – Do Ho Suh: Specimens


Friday, October 12                                                                      Music at the Frist                                                     

6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Contrarian Ensemble (early music)
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

The Contrarian Ensemble—Bruce Baxter (accordion), John Hedgecoth (mandolin), Mike Teaney (guitar), and Svend Thomsen (fiddle)—performs an eclectic variety of dance music from the 1300s to the present, including traditional tunes from the U.S., the British Isles, and Europe, as well as original compositions. From tunes that would feel at home in a Paris café to songs by Bill Monroe, the Contrarian Ensemble’s superb musicianship is always a delight.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

 

Friday, October 12                                                                      Curator’s Perspective
6:30 p.m.                                                                                         Paris 1900: Spectacle and Celebration
Frist Art Museum Auditorium                                           presented by Mary Weaver Chapin, curator of prints and Free; first come, first seated                                         drawings, Portland Art Museum

The 1900 International Exposition celebrated achievements in science, technology, the arts, and architecture. The fair brought nearly fifty million visitors to the French capital and magnified Paris’s reputation as a sophisticated city of the twentieth century. In this lecture, curator Mary Weaver Chapin describes the importance of L’Exposition universelle in French life and how its planners created a spectacle to wow the rest of the world.

Mary Weaver Chapin earned her doctorate from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. A specialist in nineteenth-century French art, Chapin is a noted expert on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; she co-curated the exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre, which was presented at the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and won a 2005 Association of Art Museum Curators Prize for Outstanding Exhibition. In 2012, she curated Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries, an exhibition mounted at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.

Saturday, October 13                                                                Architecture Tour
4:30 p.m.

Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

“When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?” These are some of the questions answered in the Frist Art Museum’s popular architecture tours, sponsored by Messer Construction. Learn more about our landmark art deco building from one of our always-engaging docents.

 


Sunday, October 14                                                                    Exhibition Closes – We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968
 


Thursday, October 18                                                               Music at the Frist
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             East Side Story
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Pop trio East Side Story charms listeners with an eclectic mix of melodic, original songs and unexpected cover tunes. Bandmates Maarten Muller, Joe Bidewell and Julie Zeitlin bring their individually written songs to rehearsals, where they blend their distinct styles through a shared sense of harmony, groove, and passion for 1960s–’70s pop and rock. Since forming in 2008, they’ve recorded two CDs and played popular Nashville venues, including Antique Archaeology, Bobby’s Idle Hour and Ri’chard’s Louisiana Café. During their live show, they take turns on lead vocals, trade instruments frequenctly, and entertain not just their audience but one another, with twists, turns and surprises. Their name comes from their long-term residence in East Nashville, and it has been said that their sound reflects the Bohemian spirit of their community.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

Thursday, October 18                                                                Drop-In Drawing
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Gallery admission required; free to members. Materials included (first come, first serve)

On the third Thursday of each month, check out drawing materials to practice different techniques and be inspired by the artworks in the galleries and the architecture of the building.

 

Thursday, October 18                                                                Artist’s Perspective: Do Ho Suh
6:30 p.m.

Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated

Artist Do Ho Suh’s sculptural works confront questions of home, physical space, displacement, memory, individuality, and collectiv­ity. In the exhibition Specimens, Suh replicates details of his own domestic existence—such as light switches, door handles, electric panels, and appliances taken from his living space—in drawings and translucent material. In this talk, Suh will provide insights into his artistic practice, as well as discussing the influences of home, and his displacement from home, on his work.

 

Friday, October 19                                                                      Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             TBA

Frist Art Museum Café                                                                                
Free

Join us in the Frist Art Museum café to hear some of Nashville’s best and brightest musicians from the worlds of jazz, soul, blues, Latin, country, folk, bluegrass, Americana and classical music.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

 

Saturday, October 20                                                                Exhibition Opens
2018 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced
Studio Art Programs

 

Saturday, October 20                                                                Architecture Tour
4:30 p.m.

Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

“When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?” These are some of the questions answered in the Frist Art Museum’s popular architecture tours, sponsored by Messer Construction. Learn more about our landmark art deco building from one of our always-engaging docents.

 


Saturday, October 20         –       Exhibition Opens –2018 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advance – Studio Art Programs



Sunday, October 21                                                                    Family Festival Day: Paris 1900: City of Entertainment
1:00–5:30 p.m.
For all ages | Free. First come, first served, while supplies last

La vie est belle! Celebrate the joie de vivre of Paris at the Frist! In 1900, the City of Light hosted L’Exposition universelle, a world’s fair, to usher in the new century with innovation and prosperity. Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy a day of performances and activities inspired by the exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment and the International Exposition. Visit FristArtMuseum.org/familyday for details.


Thursday, October 25                                                                Educator SPARK Evening
5:30–8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:00 p.m.)

Frist Studios

Free for K–12, homeschool, and college/university
educators (gallery admission and parking validation included)

Join us for our third season of Educator SPARK, which meets monthly from September through May. Spark your creativity and curiosity by exploring our exhibitions with other educators. From 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., participate in an informal idea exchange session (led by a different host each month), and continue the conversation afterward with light refreshments in a casual setting. The presenter for this month will be artist Rob Matthews.

Visit FristArtMuseum.org for a list of invited local and regional artists who will participate in these conversations.

Thursday, October 25                                                                Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Singer-songwriter Ronny Criss and Friends

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Singer-songwriter Ronny Criss gathers a number of his songwriting friends for evenings of original music. Born in Arkansas and raised in Chicago, Criss is a talented tunesmith with Southern roots and a Midwestern sensibility. Join him and some of Nashville’s newcomers as well as established writers in the Frist café.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

 

Friday, October 26                                                                      Frist Friday: A Night in Paris

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Frist Art Museum members,
visitors 18 and younger, and college students with ID: FREE
General adult admission: $12

Experience the exhibitions of the Frist Art Museum in new and unexpected ways at Frist Fridays. Join us for an evening of extraordinary music and art, with live performances, interactive gallery activities, food and drink specials, and more featuring Paris 1900: City of Entertainment.

Friday, October 26                                                                      Young Professionals at Frist Friday
6:00–9:00 p.m.
$10 for Frist Art Museum members; $22 for not-yet-members

The final Young Professionals event in 2018 will take place on October 26 during Frist Friday: A Night in Paris. A VIP area will be reserved for young professionals in attendance.

When you purchase a ticket to this event—$10 for Frist members and $22 for not-yet-members—you’ll get VIP access and two drink vouchers in addition to admission to all the Frist Friday performances and activities. Space is limited—we can accept only the first 50 reservations we receive—so act fast by signing up at FristArtMuseum.org/yp.

Stay tuned for news about 2019 Young Professionals programs at the Frist Art Museum. For more details, contact Sara Ludlam at 615.744.4927 or sludlam@FristArtMuseum.org.

Saturday, October 27                                                                Enameled Landmarks with jeweler Brooke Griffith
1:00–4:00 p.m.

Ingram Gallery and Frist Studios

$62 members; $72 not-yet-members (all supplies, gallery admission, and parking validation included). Ages 18+ only. Space is limited. Registration required by October 19. Visit FristArtMuseum.org/studio to register.

Learn about early Parisian culture and make a one-of-a-kind bracelet with jeweler Brooke Griffith of Glen & Effie. The workshop will begin with a tour of Paris 1900, with a special focus on fashion accessories featured in the exhibition. Then, everyone will move to the studios to create their own bracelet with a Parisian landmark token from the 1900s, freshwater pearls, and 14 karat gold-filled chain.

Saturday, October 27                                                                Architecture Tour
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

“When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?” These are some of the questions answered in the Frist Art Museum’s popular architecture tours, sponsored by Messer Construction. Learn more about our landmark art deco building from one of our always-engaging docents.

Monday, October 29                                                                  Homeschool Family Monday
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Entire family admitted for the price of one adult admission; members free

The Frist is a great place for homeschoolers! Join us to enjoy discounts, guided tours, budget-friendly resources, and hands-on activities, and chat with museum educators about connecting our exhibitions to your lessons.

 

November 2018


Thursday, November 1                                                             Curator’s Tour
noon                                                                                                 Paris 1900: City of Entertainment
Meet at the exhibition entrance                                      presented by Katie Delmez, Frist Art Museum curator
Free to Frist Art Museum members;
admission required for not-yet-members
A Members-Only Curator’s Tour will be held on Friday, November 2, at noon.

Discover the elegance and luxury of the French capital at the time of the Paris International Exposition in this tour of Paris 1900: City of Entertainment. Join Katie Delmez to explore the paintings, decorative art, costumes and fashion accessories, posters, photographs, and sculptures of Belle Époque Paris, and learn how the French capital became known as the City of Light.

Thursday, November 1                                                             Educator Workshop
or Saturday, November 3, 2018                                           Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

$25 Frist Art Museum members; $30 not-yet-members (all materials, gallery admission, parking validation, continental breakfast, and lunch included)

Space is limited to 20 participants. Open to educators of all subjects, pre-K–12. Sign up at FristArtMuseum.org/educator.

During this workshop, educators will examine paintings, decorative art, costumes and fashion accessories, posters, photographs, and sculptures that recall the splendor of the French capital at the time of the Paris International Exposition, when it heralded the arrival of the twentieth century. Educators will participate in a gallery tour and studio activities, receive teaching materials and discuss STEAM curriculum connections.

Thursday, November 1                                                             Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Geary Moore (jazz guitarist)
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

A native of Pittsburgh, Geary Moore lived and performed in the New York metropolitan area for a number of years and now lives in Nashville. His fluid and inventive style attests to the depth of his background in jazz, R&B, and pop music. An accomplished composer as well as a master technician, Mr. Moore has composed a repertoire of original tunes.

Mr. Moore has performed with numerous highly respected musicians, including Arthur Prysock, Peaches & Herb, Jon Faddis, Billy Drummond, Slide Hampton, T.S. Monk, Bob Cranshaw, and many more. Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

Friday, November 2                                                                   Music at the Frist                 
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Singer-songwriter Rae Hering
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Belmont University graduate Rae Hering’s sophisticated alternative pop music ranges from playful to melancholy to funky. She is a multi-instrumentalist whose 2014 release The Shy Gemini Sessions features two versions of seven songs; the “A” side was recorded with a band, and the “B” side was recorded as a solo performer. Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

 

Saturday, November 3                                                             Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour with ASL Interpreter
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

On the first Saturday of each month, we offer an informal docent-guided tour with certified American Sign Language interpretation. The tour focuses on a current exhibition and originates at the information desk inside the entrance to the galleries.

Our docents also conduct tours on most weekdays and weekends at 1:30 p.m.; reservations are not required. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277.

ASL interpretation is generously supported by the Memorial Foundation and by Bridges, a Nashville-area nonprofit resource for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities.

 

Saturday, November 3                                                             Film: Hugo
2:00 p.m.
Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated

Based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Hugo is the story of a young orphan who lives in the Gare Montparnasse, a train station in Paris. On his adventures, he meets Georges Méliès, a shopkeeper who works at the train station, and his young goddaughter. Hugo soon discovers the secrets of Méliès’s past, and his own surprising connection to the famed cinema pioneer. Directed by Martin Scorsese, 2011. 126 minutes. PG. 35 mm.

Popcorn will be provided, and other snacks and beverages (including beer and wine) may be purchased in the Frist Art Museum café.

Saturday, November 3                                                             Architecture Tour with ASL Interpreter       
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

Coming to the First Saturday Art Crawl, or to another downtown Nashville event? Enhance your weekend with a visit to the Frist Art Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of our landmark art deco building at 4:30 p.m.

On the first Saturday of each month, certified American Sign Language interpretation is provided with the tour, with the generous support of the Memorial Foundation and Bridges, a Nashville-area nonprofit resource for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities. Architecture tours are sponsored by Messer Construction. For more information, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. 


Monday, November 5,                                                             Second Harvest Donation Days
through Monday, December 24


Start the season off right by giving. We are offering free admission on Mondays to guests bringing non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Look for the collection barrels next to Visitor Services. Since 2012, Frist visitors have donated approximately 23,000 pounds of food. Let’s break 25,000 this year!



Tuesdays, November 6                                                             Food for Thought
and December 4
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., with program at noon
Auditorium
Free with advance registration (lunch and gallery admission included). Call Vanderbilt University at 615.322.8585 to reserve your place.

Registration for the November 6 program opens October 16. Registration for the December 4 program opens November 13.

In partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, the Frist Art Museum is hosting Food for Thought, a three-part series of lunchtime conversations. The remaining two sessions will focus on the exhibitions Do Ho Suh: Specimens and Paris 1900: City of Entertainment. Panelists will include Vanderbilt professors, Frist curators, and other members of the Nashville community.

Thursday, November 8                                                             Printmaking in the “City of Entertainment”
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Frist Art Museum
Ingram Gallery and Studios
$10 members; $20 not-yet-members (all supplies, gallery admission, and parking validation included). 18+ only. Space is limited. Register by October 26 at FristArtMuseum.org/studio

Join Frist Art Museum and Hatch Show Print educators to enjoy a remarkable tour of print memorabilia from Paris 1900: City of Entertainment and discuss Parisian culture and early printing techniques. Then, create your own prints, using historic image blocks from the Hatch Show Print collection and other tools.

Thursday, November 8                                                             Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Duette (vocal duo)
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Duette (Duane Spencer and Paulette Licitra) is an alternative acoustic band of ukulele and guitar, with tight, irresistible harmonies. Their addictive music is fun, quirky, and succinct. Spencer was a member of the legendary Martha’s Vineyard band Mr. Timothy Charles Duane (aka TCD); he toured the Northeast with the soul-calypso (soca) group Target Rhythm Band, and has played, recorded, and collaborated with a varied list of artists, including Van Morrison, Fred Lipsius, Roly Salley, Richard Bell, Clark Pierson, John Hall, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Kate Taylor, Maria Muldaur, Bobby Cochran, and Mark Volman. Licitra has written songs for theater and has produced music-related television, films, and videos. In Nashville, she is also known as Chef Paulette on WSMV-TV Channel 4.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

Friday, November 9                                                                   Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Ayanna Jahneé (The Voice finalist)
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Ayanna Jahneé was born and raised in Nashville. The 22-year-old singer, songwriter, and actor started singing at the age of 4. Growing up, Ayanna was inspired by artists, such as Luther Vandross, India Arie, Amy Winehouse, Phil Collins, Kanye West and Beyoncé. These were the initial artists that sparked her love for music. However, Ayanna’s biggest inspiration and supporter was her talented mother who instilled strength, determination, and creativity while keeping her daughter surrounded by the arts. After losing her mom to cervical cancer, Ayanna understood that life is not promised to anyone. She decided from then on to live life in the moment and to follow her dreams.

Ayanna’s debut appearance was on NBC’s The Voice Season 10, where she landed the very last spot of the season, with coach Christina Aguilera. After her time on The Voice, Ayanna came back home to Nashville to start her band. From there she got the opportunity to begin working on her first EP entitled “Unfinished Business” at Blackbird Studio. This EP carries a message of self-love, empowerment, and inner peace. Ayanna hopes that through her music she can be a positive influence to not only young girls, but to her entire generation and give others the inspiration to follow their dreams. Ayanna is determined to live out her dreams and to share with the world the light her mother passed on to her.

Friday, November 9                                                                   Film: Gigi
7:00 p.m.
Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated

Gaston is a wealthy bon vivant who moves from one mistress to another while spending time with Gigi, his young friend who is learning the ways of Parisian high society. When their platonic relationship begins to change, both Gaston and Gigi must examine their friendship and their predestined roles in society. Filmed on location in the French capital, Gigi captures the elegance and allure of Belle Époque Paris. Gigi won a record-breaking nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Don’t miss this classic musical in original 35 mm Metrocolor! Directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1958. 115 minutes. G. 35 mm.

Popcorn will be provided; visit the Frist café to purchase other snacks and beverages (including beer and wine)

Saturday, November 10                                                           Architecture Tour
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

“When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?” These are some of the questions answered in the Frist Art Museum’s popular architecture tours, sponsored by Messer Construction. Learn more about our landmark art deco building from one of our always-engaging docents.

 

Thursday, November 15                                                           Drop-In Drawing
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Gallery admission required; free to members. Materials included (first come, first serve)

On the third Thursday of each month, check out drawing materials to practice different techniques and be inspired by the artworks in the galleries and the architecture of the building.

Thursday, November 15                                                          Educator SPARK Evening
5:30–8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:00 p.m.)

Frist Studios

Free for K–12, homeschool, and college/university
educators (gallery admission and parking validation included)

Join us for our third season of Educator SPARK, which meets monthly from September through May. Spark your creativity and curiosity by exploring our exhibitions with other educators. From 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., participate in an informal idea exchange session (led by a different host each month), and continue the conversation afterward with light refreshments in a casual setting. The presenter for this month will be artist Randy Andrews.

Visit FristArtMuseum.org for a list of invited local and regional artists who will participate in these conversations.

 

Thursday, November 15                                                           Music at the Frist                                                     

6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Fiddler Billy Contreras and Friends

Frist Art Museum Café                                                                                

Free

Billy Contreras has been called “the finest jazz violinist of his time,” performing or recording with a stunning array of notable musicians, including Lionel Hampton, Doc Severinsen, George Jones, Crystal Gayle, Charlie Louvin and Hank Thompson. He has also appeared with the Cincinnati Pops and Nashville Symphony Orchestras. In addition to teaching at Belmont University, Billy leads his own band. It traverses an amalgam of styles, including jazz, country, blues, western swing, rock, and jam. Billy will be joined by a versatile group of all-star musicians:

  • Matt Menefee (banjo) has toured with Mumford & Sons, Bruce Hornsby, and Big and Rich.
  • Jake Stargel (guitar) plays weekly on the Grand Ole Opry and has toured with Mountain Heart and Sierra Hull.
  • Geoff Saunders (bass) is a Grammy Award–winning bassist and tours with The O’Connor Band.
  • Dave Racine (drums) has toured with Patty Loveless and Jim Lauderdale.

The group will perform instrumental arrangements of folk tunes, as well as original music in a style that Billy describes as between jazz, jam, and bluegrass. 


Friday, November 16                                                                 Music at the Frist                                                     

6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Contrarian Ensemble
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

The Contrarian Ensemble—Bruce Baxter (accordion), John Hedgecoth (mandolin), Mike Teaney (guitar), and Svend Thomsen (fiddle)—performs an eclectic variety of dance music from the 1300s to the present, including traditional tunes from the U.S., the British Isles, and Europe, as well as original compositions. From tunes that would feel at home in a Paris café to the music of Bill Monroe, the Contrarian Ensemble’s superb musicianship always delights.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).


Friday, November 16                                                                 Opening Night Lecture for Life, Love & Marriage Chests in 6:30 p.m.                                                                             Renaissance Italy: Art, Marriage, and Family in the Florentine
Frist Art Museum Auditorium                                    Renaissance Palace presented by Jacqueline Marie
Free                                                                                                   Musacchio, professor of art, Wellesley College

Although we live in an era when vast sums of money are lavished on wedding festivities, we are not unique: in Renaissance Florence, middle- and upper-class families spent enormous amounts on marriages that were intended to establish or consolidate the status and lineage of one or both of the respective families. This lecture explores the art and objects—not only the painted wedding chests, but also the paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and household items—associated with marriage and family life in Renaissance Florence. The rituals of marriage, birth, and death required these objects, and by examining them we can examine the life cycle of the Florentine Renaissance family.

Jacqueline Marie Musacchio earned her PhD from Princeton University. Her research focuses on the role of material culture in Italian Renaissance life, encompassing everything from sculpted portrait busts and domestic devotional images to metalwork bridal girdles and embroidered widows’ veils. She is the author of The Art and Ritual of Childbirth in Renaissance Italy and Art, Marriage, and Family in the Florentine Renaissance Palace. She has contributed to numerous exhibitions as a catalogue author or curator, most recently Art and Love in Renaissance Italy.

Saturday, November 17                                                           Architecture Tour
4:30 p.m.

Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

“When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?” These are some of the questions answered in the Frist Art Museum’s popular architecture tours, sponsored by Messer Construction. Learn more about our landmark art deco building from one of our always-engaging docents.

 


Thursday, November 22                                                           Closed for Thanksgiving     



Friday, November 23                                                                 Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             TBA

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Join us in the Frist Art Museum café to hear some of Nashville’s best and brightest musicians from the worlds of jazz, soul, blues, Latin, country, folk, bluegrass, Americana and classical music.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

 

Saturday, November 24                                                           Architecture Tour
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

“When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?” These are some of the questions answered in the Frist Art Museum’s popular architecture tours, sponsored by Messer Construction. Learn more about our landmark art deco building from one of our always-engaging docents.

 

Monday, November 26                                                            Family Monday
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Entire family admitted for the price of one adult admission; members free

The Frist loves families! Join us on the last Monday of the month for special programming, including storytime in English and Spanish, and then enjoy Martin ArtQuest Gallery—open exclusively to families on these dates! (School groups are welcome the rest of the month.)


Thursday, November 29                                                           Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Blues harmonica player Tim Gartland 

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Tim Gartland is a singer-songwriter and harmonica player committed to honoring the rich tradition of blues while moving the genre forward. His release If You Want A Good Woman features 12 original songs and reached #1 on the blues radio charts on AirPlay Direct. It was also named one of the Top Picks of the year by Bill Wilson of the Nashville Blues Society and reached #13 on the national blues charts according to Roots Time Radio. His original music is a blend of Chicago blues, soul, and Americana.

He has released two critically acclaimed original albums: Looking Into The Sun (2011) and Million Stars (2014). In 2015, he released The Willie Project, a heartfelt homage to the songwriting of the legendary blues hall of famer Willie Dixon.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

 

Friday, November 30                                                                 Making Memories
10:30 a.m.–noon                                                                          Paris 1900: City of Entertainment
Meet in the Grand Lobby
Free (gallery admission, lunch, and parking validation included)
Registration required: contact Katie Hyde at KHyde@alz.org or 615.315.5880 to reserve your place.

In partnership with the Mid South chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Frist offers this quarterly program to individuals in early stages of dementia and their caregivers. It gives those affected by the disease an expressive outlet and forum for dialogue through guided exhibition tours, social interaction, and art-making activities, along with a free lunch.

Friday, November 30                                                                 Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Duette (vocal duo)
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Duette (Duane Spencer and Paulette Licitra) is an alternative acoustic band of ukulele and guitar, with tight, irresistible harmonies. Their addictive music is fun, quirky, and succinct. Spencer was a member of the legendary Martha’s Vineyard band Mr. Timothy Charles Duane (aka TCD); he toured the Northeast with the soul-calypso (soca) group Target Rhythm Band, and has played, recorded, and collaborated with a varied list of artists, including Van Morrison, Fred Lipsius, Roly Salley, Richard Bell, Clark Pierson, John Hall, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Kate Taylor, Maria Muldaur, Bobby Cochran, and Mark Volman. Licitra has written songs for theater and has produced music-related television, films, and videos. In Nashville, she is also known as Chef Paulette on WSMV-TV Channel 4.

Admission is free for college students with valid school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (with the exception of Frist Fridays).

Current Exhibitions

Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture
July 20–October 28, 2018
Upper-Level Galleries

Image Building examines the complex and dynamic interactions among spectators, images, buildings, and time through the lens of architectural photography in America and Europe from the 1930s to the present. Organized by guest curator Therese Lichtenstein, Image Building surveys the ways in which artists explore the relationship between architecture and identity, featuring work by contemporary photographers Iwan Baan, Lewis Baltz, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Stephen Shore, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, and earlier modernist architectural photographers like Berenice Abbott, Samuel Gottscho, Julius Shulman, and Ezra Stoller. The works of these influential photographers transformed how we view architecture. 

Organized by the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York

Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century
June 22–September 16, 2018
Ingram Gallery

Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century comprises paintings by an international array of artists, including Franz Ackermann, Ahmed Alsoudani, Eddy Kamuanga, Wangechi Mutu, and Sue Williams, that induce feelings of disturbance, mystery, and expansiveness through the portrayal of forces shaping and hastening social transformation in ways increasingly difficult to predict, such as globalism, ideological conflict, technology, science, and philosophy. These forces can make people feel frightened by their ungraspable breadth and powerful influence, or inspired by their promise of a previously unimaginable understanding of connectedness. These sensations are associated with the sublime, a word that has traditionally referred to the feeling of being awed or terrified by the unfathomable nature of God and the cosmos. Chaos and Awe equates the sublime with the depth and mystery of the human mind and its extension into the world.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum

The Presence of Your Absence Is Everywhere: Afruz Amighi

June 22–September 16, 2018
Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

This exhibition presents recent sculptures and drawings by the critically acclaimed artist Afruz Amighi, who was born in Iran in 1974 and has lived in the United States since 1977. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and other major museums. In 2009, she received the inaugural Jameel Prize, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s prestigious international award for contemporary art and design inspired by the Islamic tradition. Using light and dark as her primary medium and telling stories in shadows, she creates sculptures made of industrial materials commonly found on urban construction sites. When illuminated, the sculptures defy their humble origins and mimic the effect of more decadent luxury objects. Recently, art deco architecture, Native American headdresses, and missiles have entered her repertoire of sources, alongside the art of the Middle East, as the artist engages with her Iranian American heritage and current political events. The exhibition will include three new works made specifically for this exhibition, including the major sculpture We Wear Chains. This is the artist’s first solo museum show.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum

Use of the line “The presence of your absence is everywhere” adapted from a letter by poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, courtesy of Holly Peppe, Literary Executor, Millay Society, millay.org

We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968

Through October 14, 2018
Conte Community Arts Gallery

Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination—at a time when race relations and human rights are again at the forefront of our country’s political and social consciousness—the Frist presents a selection of 50 photographs that document an important period in Nashville’s struggle for racial equality. The images were taken between 1957, the year that desegregation began in public schools, and 1968, when Dr. King was killed in Memphis. Of central significance are photographs of lunch counter sit-ins led by a group of students—including John Lewis and Diane Nash—from local historically black colleges and universities, which took place in early 1960. The role that Nashville played in the national civil rights movement as a hub for training students in nonviolent protest and as the first southern city to integrate places of business peacefully is a story that warrants reexamination and introduction to younger generations and newcomers to the region. The exhibition also provides opportunities to consider the role of images and the media in shaping public opinion—a relevant subject in today’s news-saturated climate.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum

Upcoming Exhibitions

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment
October 12, 2018–January 6, 2019
Ingram Gallery

This exhibition will allow audiences to relive the splendor of the French capital at the time of the Paris Exposition Universelle, when it heralded the arrival of the 20th century. More than ever before, Paris was seen throughout the world as a sparkling city of luxury with a sophisticated way of life. More than 250 works—paintings, decorative art, costumes and fashion accessories, posters, photographs, and sculptures, mainly kept by the Paris city museums—will immerse visitors in the atmosphere of Belle Époque Paris. They will be presented in six groupings: Paris, Showcase of the World; Art Nouveau; Paris, Capital of the Arts; The Parisian Woman; Traversing Paris; and Paris by Night. The Frist Art Museum is one of three venues in the United States to present this iteration of an exhibition that was on view at the Petit Palais in 2014.

Exhibition organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts, with exceptional loans from the Musée Carnavalet – History of Paris and the Palais Galliera Museum of Fashion, Paris Musées

Do Ho Suh: Specimens
October 12, 2018–January 6, 2019
Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

Korean artist Do Ho Suh creates astonishingly detailed and lyrical sculptural installations that alter perceptions of built environments and how the body relates to space. The centerpiece of this exhibition will be his Specimen Series, which explores details of Suh’s domestic existence such as light switches, door handles, electric panels and appliances taken from his living spaces and recreated in fabric. By isolating these objects, Suh invites the viewer to reflect on their everyday interaction with the seemingly mundane.  

Organized by the Frist Art Museum

2018 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs

October 20, 2018–March 17, 2019
Conte Community Arts Gallery
Free

This October the Frist Art Museum will unveil selections in our biennial Young Tennessee Artists exhibition.  Approximately twenty-seven student artists were selected from advanced studio programs by a panel of local professionals from across the state.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum

Sponsor Acknowledgment

The Frist Art Museum is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.



About the Frist Art Museum
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting and originating high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. Located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., the Frist Art Museum offers the finest visual art from local, regional, national, and international sources in exhibitions that inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. The Frist Art Museum’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery features interactive stations relating to Frist Art Museum exhibitions. Information on accessibility can be found at FristArtMuseum.org/accessibility. Gallery admission is free for visitors 18 and younger and for members; $12 for adults; $9 for seniors and college students with ID; and $7 for active military. College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings (with the exception of Frist Fridays), 5:009:00 p.m. Groups of 10 or more can receive discounts with advance reservations by calling 615.744.3247. The galleries, café, and gift shop are open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:005:30 p.m., with the café opening at noon. For additional information, call 615.244.3340 or visit FristArtMuseum.org.           

                                                                     


 

 

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