Frist Art Museum Calendar of Events                           

Frist Art Museum Calendar of Events                           

October 1–December 31, 2018



OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS

Tuesday, October 2                Food for Thought: We Shall Overcome

Saturday, October 6               ARTlab with Dee Kimbrell
                                                at Celebrate Nashville: TEENS United

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

Friday, October 12                 Curator’s Perspective
                                                Paris 1900: Spectacle and Celebration presented   
                                                     by Mary Weaver Chapin, curator of prints and
                                                     drawings, Portland Art Museum      

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

Thursday, October 18            Artist’s Perspective: Do Ho Suh

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

Sunday, October 21               Family Festival Day: Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

Friday, October 26                 Frist Friday: A Night in Paris

 

Monday, October 29              Homeschool Family Monday

 

October 2018

 

Tuesdays, October 2,                                                                 Food for Thought: We Shall Overcome
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, including Fisk University, Tennessee State University, and Vanderbilt University. 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 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 educator Marissa Miciotto, 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.

Sunday, October 7                                                                      Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

An informal docent-guided tour 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.

Thursday, October 11                                                                Music at the Frist                 
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Mondo Bistro
Grand Lobby l Member Preview

Mondo Bistro is an ensemble inspired by the music of many countries and the musicianship and composing talents of artists such as Django Reinhardt, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and traditional American songs.

For this member preview of Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, the ensemble will feature acoustic steel master Al Goll, George Pearce (tenor guitar and bouzouki), Kristin Weber on fiddle, and Avent Lane on upright bass. Vocalist Antoinette Olesen will contribute a number of familiar French-themed tunes through the evening.

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: Specimen

 

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                                                                Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

Each Saturday of each month, we offer an informal docent-guided tour of 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.

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                                                                   Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

An informal docent-guided tour 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.

 

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.                                                                            
Singer songwriter Joe Bidewell
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Born in St. Louis, singer-songwriter Joe Bidewell spent his formative years in Manhattan where he honed his considerable skills playing keys with John Cale (co-founder with Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground) and guitar with Nico (also of Velvet Underground fame).

Now, happily ensconced in East Nashville, Joe has a thriving music career performing with East Side Story, the Joe Bidewell Trio and as a solo act. 

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

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.                                                                             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).

 

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

Saturday, October 20                                                                Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

Each Saturday of each month, we offer an informal docent-guided tour of a current exhibition which 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.

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.

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. Join in the fun with our special guests Adventure Science Center, Dyer Observatory, and Suspended Gravity Circus. 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. Frm 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.

Suspended Gravity Circus
Auditorium, 6:15–6:40 p.m.
Suspended Gravity Circus features a diverse group of movement artists who combine physical strength with aerial acrobatics. Their stunning aerial arts performance is inspired by Montmartre circuses and famed dancer Loïe Fuller.  

Champagne Superchillin’
Auditorium, 7:30–8:45 p.m.
Champagne Superchillin’—French expat Juliette Buchs, Fly Golden Eagle’s Ben Trimble, and Clear Plastic Masks’ Charles Garmendia—creates what NPR Music calls “intoxicating pop music for the dark corners of the dance hall.” On their 2018 album Amor Fati the band stirs up a woozy cocktail of retro chic French pop, eccentric garage, coquettish jazz, and sleek new wave.

Studio Tenn
Grand Lobby, 6:00–6:30 p.m. and 7:00 –7:30 p.m.
Studio Tenn presents La Vie Quartet, Nashville’s premier touring string quartet with their classic French catalogue, vocal numbers (including their take on “Non, je ne regrette rien”), and reimagined performances of current pop singles.

Programs 

In-Gallery Talk with Table 3 Restaurant & Market
Dining out in Paris in 1900–French Food and Drink 
At the turn of the 20th Century, Auguste Escoffier took French food to a new level and the world noticed. Champagne flowed at Maxim’s and absinthe was an inspiration to artists at Montmartre cabarets. Join Wendy Burch, owner of Table 3 Restaurant & Market, to learn more about French restaurants during la Belle Époque.

Artist-led Activity with New Hat Projects
New Hat Projects art and design studio founders Kelly Diehl and Elizabeth Williams will lead a collaborative pattern making activity, referencing Paris 1900 through a contemporary lens.

Food and Beverage

Cocorico, Et Voila Bistro and Bakery, and Gypsy Crepe Company will serve food and beverages in the courtyard, 6:00–8:30 p.m.

Hood River Distillers will offer free “Absinthe Frappe” cocktail samples using Lucid Absinthe.

Bake It French will offer free macaron samples in a variety of flavors.  

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                                                                Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

Each Saturday of each month, we offer an informal docent-guided tour of a current exhibition which 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.

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.

Sunday, October 28                                                                   Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

An informal docent-guided tour of a current exhibition which 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.

 

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, 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                                                              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.

Sunday, November 4                                                                 Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

An informal docent-guided tour 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.

 

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 nonperishable 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                                                                          Do Ho Suh: Specimens
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 first session, on October 2, was on the exhibition We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968. The final session, on December 4, will focus on 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                                                           Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

Each Saturday of each month, we offer an informal docent-guided tour of a current exhibition which 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.

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.

Sunday, November 11                                                              Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

An informal docent-guided tour of a current exhibition which 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.

 

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 Purcell.

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.                                                                             Jazz 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 a mixture of 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  
Frist Art Museum Auditorium                                              Florentine Renaissance Palace presented by Jacqueline
Free                                                                                                   Marie  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                                                           Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
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 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.

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.

Sunday, November 18                                                              Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

An informal docent-guided tour of a current exhibition which 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.

 

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                                                           Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
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 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.

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.

Sunday, November 25                                                              Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

An informal docent-guided tour of a current exhibition which 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.

 

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).

Friday, November 30                                                                 Film: Hugo
7:00 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.

 

December 2018

Saturday, December 1                                                              Nashville Flute Choir
1:00–1:45 p.m.

Frist Art Museum Grand Lobby
Free

The members of the Nashville Flute Choir combine the sounds of C flutes, piccolos, alto flutes, bass flutes, and harmony instruments to produce beautiful music. The choir performs throughout the community, spreading good cheer with gentle renditions of heart-warming holiday carols.

Saturday, December 1                                                              Blair Suzuki Strings
2:00–4:00 p.m.
 
Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Free

The Blair School of Music’s Suzuki Strings, an ensemble of violin and cello students ages 5–13, impress and delight audiences with traditional carols and classical works, including compositions by Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. 

Saturday, December 1                                                              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, December 1                                                              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.

 

Tuesday, December 4                                                                Food for Thought
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 this session opens November 13.

In partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, the Frist Art Museum has been hosting Food for Thought, a series of lunchtime conversations. This final session will focus on the exhibitions Paris 1900: City of Entertainment. Panelists for the series include Vanderbilt professors, Frist curators, and other members of the Nashville community.

Thursday, December 6                                                              Curator’s Tour: Life, Love, and Marriage Chests in
noon                                                                                                 Renaissance Italy
presented by Trinita Kennedy, curator
Meet at the exhibition entrance
Free for members; admission required for not-yet-members

A Members-Only Curator’s Tour will be held on Friday, December 7, at noon.

Cassoni, or marriage chests, were an important part of marriage rituals in Renaissance Italy. Lavishly decorated with biblical and mythological imagery, these chests offer insight into the rituals of Renaissance society. Join Trinita Kennedy as she explores how cassoni and other domestic objects promoted values of love, marriage, and family life.

Thursday, December 6                                                              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, December 7                                                                    Music at the Frist                 
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Neo-soul vocalist Arte’Mis
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Arte’Mis (Tramaine Robinson) grew up singing in a church choir in Knoxville. Now residing in Nashville, she has carried that soulful foundation to everything from jazz and R&B to classical and musical theater, influenced by the likes of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jill Scott.

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, December 8                                                              Figure Study
1:00 p.m.

Frist Art Museum
Ingram Gallery and Studios

$15 members; $20 not-yet-members (gallery admission and parking validation included)
Space is limited to 15 participants. Ages 18+ only. Register by December 3 at FristArtMuseum.org/studio

 Enhance your artistic practice with the masterworks in Paris 1900: City of Entertainment. Bring your own nontoxic drawing or sculpting mediums to the studio for this workshop; only pencils (provided as needed) are allowed in our galleries.

Saturday, December 8                                                              Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

Each Saturday of each month, we offer an informal docent-guided tour of a current exhibition which 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.


Saturday, December 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.

Thursday, December 13                                                           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 David Onri Anderson.

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


Friday, December 13                                                                 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, December 14                                                                 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, December 15                                                            Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

Each Saturday of each month, we offer an informal docent-guided tour 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.

Saturday, December 15                                                            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, December 16                                                               Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

An informal docent-guided tour of a current exhibition which  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.

 

Sunday, December 16                                                               Holiday Concert: The Providence Pipes
2:00 p.m.

Frist Art Museum Grand Lobby
Free

This local recorder sextet takes listeners way back as they perform music from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the early Baroque. Their repertoire also includes folk songs, current hits, and a combination of traditional Christmas and Hanukkah music.

Monday, December 17                                                             Senior Monday Special Event: Holiday Sing-Along with Sarah 10:30–11:30 a.m.                                                                         Martin McConnell.
Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Free

The last Senior Monday program of the year, a holiday sing-along with Sarah Martin McConnell of Music for Seniors, has become a cherished annual finale and fills the auditorium to capacity. For this concert, Sarah will be joined by the students from Creswell Middle Prep School of the Arts.

Thursday, December 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.

Saturday, December 22                                                            Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

Each Saturday of each month, we offer an informal docent-guided tour of a current exhibition which 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.

Thursday, December 20                                                           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, December 21                                                                 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, December 22                                                            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, December 23                                                               Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

An informal docent-guided tour 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.

Thursday, December 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, December 28                                                                 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, December 29                                                            Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

Each Saturday of each month, we offer an informal docent-guided tour 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.


Saturday, December 29                                                            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, December 30                                                               Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour
1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Frist Art Museum’s Gallery Information Desk
Gallery admission required; members free

An informal docent-guided tour of a current exhibition which 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.

 

Monday, December 31                                                             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.)

 

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

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

Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville “Blanket Statement”
Nashville International Airport, Concourse A, Community Art Cases
September 3, 2018–February 24, 2019

As part of the Arts in the Airport program at Nashville International Airport, the Frist Art Museum is exhibiting several beaded blankets made with knotted shoelaces and pony beads that were created for “Blanket Statement,” one of three performances during Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville presented at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on April 6, 2018.

Each blanket took numerous hours and many hands to complete. People of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities shared stories at several blanket-making events, and Nashville poets Rashad Rayford and Ciona Rouse performed compositions in honor of these stories. During “Blanket Statement,” all thirty blankets were placed on Cave; he then slowly crawled out from underneath them and carried them—and the burdens they represented—off the stage.

The performance was held in conjunction with Nick Cave: Feat. (November 10, 2017–June 24, 2018), which  featured art works exploring themes of identity and social justice through a range of mediums, including sculpture, installation art, graphic design, and video.

Watch the full performance of Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville. 
 

Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville was supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Additional support provided by an Art Works grant by the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Creation Grant courtesy of the Metro Nashville Arts Commission.

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

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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