Frist Calendar of Events

Frist Calendar of Events

JULY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Monday, July 8                               Family Monday

Thursday, July 11                           Curator’s Tour – Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940 presented by Mark Scala, chief curator

Saturday, July 13                           Teens Take the Frist! 

Thursday, July 18                           Art After Dark

  • Drop-In Drawing
  • Gallery Talk in English: 

Frida’s Personal Style

  • Gallery Talk in Spanish:
    Diego Rivera’s murals

Saturday, July 20                           Guided Exhibition Tour in Spanish

Sunday, July 28                              Film: Coco

                                    

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July 2019

Friday, July 5                                                                                 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).

Saturday, July 6                                                                            Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour

10:30 a.m.

Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Interested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Saturday, July 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; free to members

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 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Middle Tennessee nonprofit serving the Deaf and hard of hearing community.

 

Saturday, July 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 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Middle Tennessee nonprofit serving the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Architecture tours are sponsored by Messer Construction. For more information, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277.


Monday, July 8                                                                             Family Monday
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
One adult admission covers your entire family; free to members

The Frist loves families! Bring the whole family to the museum for the price of one adult admission! Join us on the second Monday of the month for special programming, including trilingual storytime in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language, family tours with ASL interpretation, and Martin ArtQuest® Gallery—open exclusively to families on these dates! School groups are welcome the rest of the month. See FristArtMuseum.org for the full schedule and updates. The story for this month is Elena’s Serenade, written by Campbell Geeslin and illustrated by Ana Juan.


Thursday, July 11                                                                         Curator’s Tour
Noon                                                                                                 Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and
Meet at the exhibition entrance                                           1940s presented by Mark Scala, chief curator
Free to members; admission required
for not-yet-members

Members-Only Curator’s Tour will be held on Friday, July 12, at noon.

Featuring works by Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, and more, Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s examines the ways in which artists responded to unsettling world events, such as Hitler’s rise to power and World War II—events that profoundly challenged the revolutionary hopes that had inspired the Surrealists in the 1920s. Join Frist Art Museum chief curator Mark Scala on this one-hour tour of the exhibition to learn more about how these artists utilized the myth of the monster to comprehend the effects of war on society.

Thursday, July 11                                                                         Music at the Frist
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Bassoonery

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

The members of Bassoonery have been symphony orchestra members, teachers, and band directors. Founded by former Nashville Symphony Orchestra member Patricia Gunter, this delightful ensemble, with repertoire spanning Bach to Gershwin, always delights Frist Art Museum visitors.

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, July 12                                                                               Music at the Frist
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Michael Roberts (classical guitarist)
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 Dale 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, July 13                                                                         Docent-Guided Exhibition Tours

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Interested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

 

Saturday, July 13                                                                         Teens Take the Frist!
1:00–4:00 p.m.

Frist Art Museum Education Corridor and Studios
Ages 13–19
Free

If you are 19 or younger, this event is for you! Join us for a teen-focused afternoon of collaborations with muralists from Norf Art Collective, youth musicians, a fashion photo booth, door prizes, and more! Bring your friends—it’s going to be hot. Visit FristArtMuseum.org/teens for the latest details.

Saturday, July 13                                                                         Architecture Tour
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

Start your evening with the popular tour of the Frist Art Museum’s historic 1934 art deco building, led by our volunteer docents. Built during the Great Depression as the city’s central post office, this architectural treasure reopened as an art museum in April 2001. For more information, visit FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Sponsored by Messer Construction Co.

Monday, July 15                                                                          Senior Monday

10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby

On the third Monday of each month, seniors visiting the Frist receive an additional discount on gallery admission, as well as discounted parking (subject to availability in the Frist lot) and 15 percent off gift shop items and café refreshments. Enjoy live music by Snappy Pappy in the Grand Lobby from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and a docent-guided exhibition tour at 1:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, July 18                                                                         Art After Dark

Enrich your experience of our exhibitions! Each month, join us on the third Thursday for live music, thought-provoking conversations and lectures, Drop-In Drawing, and more. There is something for everyone. The galleries are open until 9:00 p.m.

5:00–8:00 p.m.
Drop-In Drawing
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members
Materials included (first come, first served)
All skill levels welcome

Each month, practice different techniques and skills, access technical guidance, and be inspired by the artworks in the galleries and the architecture of the building. Borrow materials from our station near the Ingram Gallery Information Desk, or bring your own! (Note that only pencils and digital drawing surfaces are allowed in the galleries.)

 

6:00–8:00 p.m.
Music in the Café: Jazz fiddler Billy Contreras and friends

(see below for description)

 

6:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk in English: Frida’s Personal Style

presented by Lauren E. Rudd, associate professor of apparel design, Middle Tennessee State University

Frist Art Museum Ingram Gallery; meet at the exhibition entrance

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Reservations recommended; sign up at FristArtMuseum.org/talk

Learn about how Frida Kahlo expressed herself through fashion during this gallery talk.

 

7:00 p.m.

Visita Guiada en Español
Presentado por Elvira Aballí Morell, doctorando, Departamento de Español y Portugués, Universidad de Vanderbilt

Frist Museo de Arte Galería Ingram;                                                     

reunirse en la entrada de la exposición                             

Gratis para los miembros; se requiere admisión para los no miembros

Se recomienda reservar: regístrese en FristArtMuseum.org/talk

Aprende más sobre los murales de Diego Rivera.

 

Thursday, July 18                                                                         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 his all-star musician friends. 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.

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, July 19                                                                               Volunteer Applications Deadline

9:30 a.m.– noon

 

Want to help us inspire others to look at their world in new ways? Visit FristArtMuseum.org/volunteer to learn about our program, view current opportunities, submit an application, or inquire about future training sessions. You must be at least 15 years old and pass a background check.

 

Questions? Contact Volunteer Services at 615.744.3329 or Volunteer@FristArtMuseum.org. This summer training sessions will take place on Saturday, July 27, from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

Friday, July 19                                                                               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. Satisfied, his long-awaited fourth album, was released in April and is garnering rave reviews.

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, July 20                                                                         Docent-Guided Exhibition Tours

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Interested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.


Saturday, July 20                                                                         Guided Exhibition Tour in Spanish
2:30 p.m.
Space is limited to 20.
Sign up at FristArtMuseum.org/tours (registration required).
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

¿Habla usted español? Join us for a tour of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism in Spanish, offered by docent Alix Weiss Sharp.

Saturday, July 20                                                                         Architecture Tour
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

Start your evening with the popular tour of the Frist Art Museum’s historic 1934 art deco building, led by our volunteer docents. Built during the Great Depression as the city’s central post office, this architectural treasure reopened as an art museum in April 2001. For more information, visit FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Sponsored by Messer Construction Co.

Thursday, July 25                                                                         Music at the Frist
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Freedom Coalition

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Conceived in Nashville by guitarist Ben Rice and drummer Anson Hohne, The Freedom Coalition is an ever-changing group of musicians participating in collective, impromptu expression. Using free improvisation as a catalyzing force to expand their own creative conscience and make beautiful music, the members of The Freedom Coalition hope to encourage and empower others to do the same.

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, July 26                                                                               Music at the Frist
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                            
Latin vocalist Luna Morena
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Luna Morena returns to the Frist’s Music in the Café series for a night of dynamic and electrifying Latin music. She made her first appearances at the Frist with the popular Latin ensemble Serenatta.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Luna comes from a musical family. At the Andre Soler Drama Institute she began her professional career, performing in musicals, recording background vocals and jingles, entertaining at corporate events and touring internationally. She performs in English and Spanish to musical arrangements by her oldest brother, Gio Lamb, in a variety of Latin styles, including bossa, tango, reggae, flamenco, and traditional Mexican 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, July 27                                                                         Docent-Guided Exhibition Tours

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Interested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

 

 

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

Start your evening with the popular tour of the Frist Art Museum’s historic 1934 art deco building, led by our volunteer docents. Built during the Great Depression as the city’s central post office, this architectural treasure reopened as an art museum in April 2001. For more information, visit FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Sponsored by Messer Construction Co.


Sunday, July 28                                                                            Film: Coco
1:30 p.m.
Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated

Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead, where he meets a charming trickster named Héctor. The two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, 2017. Blu-ray. 105 minutes. PG


August 2019

Thursday, August 1                                                                     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, August 2                                                                           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).

Saturday, August 3                                                                     Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour

10:30 a.m.

Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Interested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.


Saturday, August 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; free to members

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 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Middle Tennessee nonprofit serving the Deaf and hard of hearing community.

 

Saturday, August 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 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Middle Tennessee nonprofit serving the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Architecture tours are sponsored by Messer Construction. For more information, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277.

 

 

Sunday, August 4                                                                        Exhibition Closes
                  Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the “It” City

 

Thursday, August 8                                                                     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, August 9                                                                           Two-Part Tour

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.                                                                Diana Al-Hadid: Sublimations

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens and Frist Art Museum

$12 Cheekwood and Frist members; $25 not-yet-members

(price covers admission to both venues)

Register by August 7 at FristArtMuseum.org/AlHadidTour

Join Cheekwood and Frist Art Museum staff to examine works by Syrian American artist Diana Al-Hadid. Begin the day with her outdoor installation at Cheekwood. Then tour the exhibition in the Frist Art Museum’s Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery.

Friday, August 9                                                                           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, August 10                                                                   Exhibition Opens                  Murals of North Nashville Now

 


Saturday, August 10                                                                  Docent-Guided Exhibition Tours

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-membersInterested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

 

 

 

Saturday, August 10                                                                   Architecture Tour
4:30­–5:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

Start your evening with the popular tour of the Frist Art Museum’s historic 1934 art deco building, led by our volunteer docents. Built during the Great Depression as the city’s central post office, this architectural treasure reopened as an art museum in April 2001. For more information, visit FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Sponsored by Messer Construction Co.

 

Monday, August 12                                                                    Family Monday

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Free to members; not-yet-members
can bring the whole family for the price of one adult admission

The Frist loves families! Join us on the second Monday of the month for special programming, including trilingual storytime in English, Spanish, and ASL, family tours, and Martin ArtQuest® Gallery—open exclusively to families on these dates! The story for this month is Frida, written by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Ana Juan. See FristArtMuseum.org for the schedule.

 

Thursday, August 15                                                                  Art After Dark

Enrich your experience of our exhibitions! Each month, join us on the third Thursday for live music, thought-provoking conversations and lectures, Drop-In Drawing, and more. There is something for everyone.

5:00–8:00 p.m.

Drop-In Drawing

Frist Art Museum

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Materials included (first come, first served)

All skill levels welcome

Each month, practice different techniques and skills, access technical guidance, and be inspired by the artworks in the galleries and the architecture of the building. Borrow materials from our station near the Ingram Gallery Information Desk, or bring your own! (Note that only pencils and digital drawing surfaces are allowed in the galleries.)

 

6:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk in English

presented by Meagan Rust, educator for interpretation

Frist Art Museum Ingram Gallery; meet at the exhibition entrance

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Reservations recommended; sign up at FristArtMuseum.org/talk

Take a closer look at Frida Kahlo’s Diego on My Mind (Self-Portrait as Tehuana) during this open-ended discussion with a Frist Art Museum educator.

 

7:00 p.m.

Visita Guiada en Español

presentado por Elvira Aballí Morell, doctorando, Departamento de Español y Portugués, Universidad de Vanderbilt

Frist Museo de Arte Galería Ingram; reunirse en la entrada de la exposición

Gratis para los miembros; se requiere admisión para los no miembros

Se recomienda reservar: regístrese en FristArtMuseum.org/talk

Echa un vistazo más de cerca a Diego en mi pensamiento (Autorretrato como Tehuana) de Frida Kahlo.


Thursday, August 15                                                                  Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Mandolinist Mike Compton
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Mike Compton is a Grammy and International Bluegrass Music Association Award–winning recording artist; a solo, duo and band performer; and a passionate mandolin teacher. The New York Times calls Compton “a new bluegrass instrumental hero.”
Born in Meridian, Mississippi, Compton took up the mandolin as a teenager. Drawn to the powerful mix of old-time fiddle stylings, blues influences and pure creativity embodied in Bill Monroe’s playing, he moved to Nashville in 1977 and quickly found work with veteran banjoist and former Monroe sideman Hubert Davis. In Nashville, Compton recorded albums with the John Hartford String Band and toured extensively with the band until Hartford’s death in 2001. At the same time, he collaborated with other masters, including guitarist David Grier, renowned mandolinists David Grisman and Mike Marshall, and producer T-Bone Burnett, for whom he performed not only as a Soggy Bottom Boy on 2001’s Grammy Album of the Year, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, but on the following Grammy-winning Down from the Mountain soundtrack and tours, and on the Cold Mountain soundtrack and tours.

Honored in 2002 with a special resolution by the Mississippi State Senate for his accomplishments, Mike Compton is in demand today at every level, from solo tours, treasured performances with the Nashville Bluegrass Band, and appearances with Grier and other duet partners, to instructional settings like the International Bluegrass Music Museum’s wildly successful Monroe Mandolin Camp, to studio recordings with bluegrass legends such as Ralph Stanley and country stars like Faith Hill. As Mandolin Magazine put it, Mike Compton is “a certified mandolin icon.”

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, August 16                                                                        Music at the Frist
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Rod McGaha (trumpet)

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

A Chicago native, Rod McGaha first showed up on the city’s jazz scene as a young prodigy and received guidance from legendary tenor saxophonist Von Freeman. He has since performed as the opening act for Take 6, as a featured soloist with Max Roach’s critically acclaimed group, and in the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

By the time he was 22, McGaha was busy trying to find a way to express his spiritual beliefs musically, while utilizing his knowledge and skills in jazz. He has played in bands for Kenny Rogers and Bebe and CeCe Winans and was music director for Shelby Lynne.

McGaha has performed at many of the world’s great concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Chicago’s legendary Jazz Showcase, and in in Egypt, Japan, Germany, South Africa, Poland and Mexico.

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, August 17                                                                  Docent-Guided Exhibition Tours
10:30 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Interested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Saturday, August 17                                                                   Architecture Tour
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

Start your evening with the popular tour of the Frist Art Museum’s historic 1934 art deco building, led by our volunteer docents. Built during the Great Depression as the city’s central post office, this architectural treasure reopened as an art museum in April 2001. For more information, visit FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Sponsored by Messer Construction Co.

Saturday, August 17                                                                   Art Deco Affair
General admission: $75 per person
(includes open bar, light bites, and after-hours access to the Frist Art Museum’s galleries)

VIP: $125 per person
(includes all of the above, PLUS access to a private bar and two complimentary tickets to the Frist Art Museum for your next visit).

CUE THE MUSIC…one of Nashville’s most exciting events is back! As the summer fundraiser for the Frist Art Museum, Art Deco Affair pays tribute to our historic building by celebrating all things art deco.

Enjoy music by DJ Houndstooth, mingle with friends over cocktails, and experience special mini-tours of the museum’s blockbuster summer exhibition—Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.

And, we’re partnering with Dream Nashville to offer a unique after-party experience. VIP ticketholders will receive free, expedited entrance (AKA skip the line!) to Dream Nashville’s Dirty Little Secret. VIP guests will be allowed entry from 10 to 11 p.m. on August 17. (Names will be held at the venue entrance.)

All proceeds from Art Deco Affair go toward the care of our historic 1930s building. Visit FristArtMuseum.org/artdecoaffair for more details.

Monday, August 19                                                                    Senior Monday

10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby

On the third Monday of each month, seniors visiting the Frist receive an additional discount on gallery admission, as well as discounted parking (subject to availability in the Frist lot) and 15 percent off gift shop items and café refreshments. Enjoy live music by Snappy Pappy in the Grand Lobby from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and a docent-guided exhibition tour at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 22                                                                  Art History Class Lifestyle Lounge
6:30 p.m.                                                                                         presented by Thaxton Waters
Frist Art Museum Rechter Room
Free; reservations required.
Sign up at FristArtMuseum.org/arthistory by August 19.

Join Thaxton Waters for this special edition of Art History Class Lifestyle Lounge at the Frist Art Museum, featuring music and conversation inspired by Murals of North Nashville Now and the historic neighborhood.

Founded in 2013, Art History Class Lifestyle Lounge & Gallery is a community culture museum about historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their communities. It hosts meetings, lectures, workshops, social gatherings, and movies, and supports other enrichment programs.

Thursday, August 22                                                                  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 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).

Friday, August 23                                                                         Music at the Frist
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Jazz vocalist Sonja Hopkins
Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Nashville-based songwriter and jazz vocalist Sonja Hopkins has a vocal texture that encompasses the high-spirited tones of nostalgic jazz. She has been singing since her childhood in Mobile, Alabama, where she began her journey in a small Baptist church.

Hopkins’ gospel roots can be heard when she renders tunes like “In a Sentimental Mood” and “At Last.” With subtle soulful undertones, she seeks to convey her passion for love and music. She brings a fresh, eclectic sensibility to contemporary jazz; however, she also has the vocal strength and richness to deliver jazz classics like “Misty” and “Cry Me a River.”

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, August 24                                                                  Docent-Guided Exhibition Tours

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Interested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.


Saturday, August 24                                                                   Architecture Tour
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

Start your evening with the popular tour of the Frist Art Museum’s historic 1934 art deco building, led by our volunteer docents. Built during the Great Depression as the city’s central post office, this architectural treasure reopened as an art museum in April 2001. For more information, visit FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Sponsored by Messer Construction Co.

 

Thursday, August 29                                                                  Music at the Frist                 

6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Shelby Bottom Duo

Frist Art Museum Café

Free

Michael August and Nell Levin formed the Shelby Bottom String Band in 2008. Shelby Bottom Duo continues the band’s tradition of entertaining, irreverent social commentary, humanity, and humor. Their repertoire includes originals like “East Nashville Rag,” the title cut of the band’s CD; Displacement Blues,” named by The Tennessean as “Nashville’s newest social justice anthem,” and “Fat and Bald,” an audience favorite about life’s unintended consequences.

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, August 29                                                                        Gallery Talk: Surrealist Art Encounters Politics 

6:30 p.m.                                                                                         presented by Robin Adèle Greeley, associate professor of art

Meet at the exhibition entrance                                           history, University of Connecticut

Free to members; admission required
for not-yet-members

Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s explores the Surrealists’ portrayals of monsters, fragmented bodies, and other depictions of the grotesque as metaphors for the destabilizing consequences of war and psychological fears and fantasies of unbridled power. Learn about the impact of the Spanish Civil War and political discord on Surrealist art during this gallery talk with Robin Adèle Greeley.

Robin Adèle Greeley specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American art and has published widely on the relationship between art and politics. A founding member of the Symbolic Reparations Research Project, she is currently engaged in analyzing policies and practices of aesthetic memorialization in symbolic reparations for victims of human rights violations in the Americas. Her most recent book is La interculturalidad y sus imaginarios: Conversaciones con Néstor García Canclini (Barcelona: Gedisa, 2018).

 

 

Thursday, August 30                                                                  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 Dale 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, August 31                                                                  Docent-Guided Exhibition Tours

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Interested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Saturday, August 31                                                                   Architecture Tour
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

Start your evening with the popular tour of the Frist Art Museum’s historic 1934 art deco building, led by our volunteer docents. Built during the Great Depression as the city’s central post office, this architectural treasure reopened as an art museum in April 2001. For more information, visit FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Sponsored by Messer Construction Co.

 

September 2019

The Frist Art Museum’s Teen Arts Action Group

Are you between the ages of 15–18 and interested in working in an artistic environment with peers and professional artists? The Frist Art Museum’s Teen Arts Action Group (TAAG) is for you! Apply through our volunteer program to gain community service hours and leadership experience as a Teen Ambassador. For more information, visit FristArtMuseum.org/teens.

Our September 21 session, when we welcome new members, will include a meetup with Hatch Show Print.

 

 

Monday, September 2                                                              Exhibitions Close
                  Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the                  Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

                  Diana Al-Hadid: Sublimations

Thursday, September 5                                                            Music at the Frist
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Giri and Uma Peters

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Giri (age 14) and Uma (age 11) Peters are an Indian American brother/sister duo from Nashville. These award-winning multi-instrumentalists—Giri on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, and Uma on clawhammer and gourd banjo—have been electrifying audiences with their refreshing, soulful blend of old-time, folk, and roots music. Their musicianship and vocal harmonies showcase a level of creativity and originality well beyond their years. They have attracted the attention of MacArthur “Genius Grant” awardee Rhiannon Giddens, who is acting as a master artist for Uma as part of the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. They have had the privilege of playing with dobro master Jerry Douglas, “Duke of Folk” Dan Zanes, and blues harmonica great Phil Wiggins. Giri and Uma have performed at festivals around the country.

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 6                                                                  Music at the Frist
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Choro Nashville (Brazilian music)

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Choro Nashville is a six-member acoustic music group dedicated to the century-old Brazilian music known as Choro or Chorinho, which today still influences much of Brazil’s best-known music. Choro is often compared to American ragtime music, with a mixture of improvisation and composition played to an energetic and syncopated rhythm.

Choro Nashville features Randy Leago on woodwinds and cavaquinho, Chris Moran on guitar and bandolim, Larry Seeman on seven-string guitar and cavaquinho, Carlos Ruiz on percussion, and Jonah Kraut on guitar.

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 7                                                             Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour

10:30 a.m.

Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Interested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

 

 

Saturday, September 7                                                             Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour with ASL Interpreter

1:30 p.m.

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

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 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Middle Tennessee nonprofit serving the Deaf and hard of hearing community.

 

Saturday, September 7                                                             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 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Middle Tennessee nonprofit serving the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Architecture tours are sponsored by Messer Construction. For more information, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277.

 

Monday, September 9                                                   Family Monday
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
One adult admission covers your entire family; free to members

The Frist loves families! Bring the whole family to the museum for the price of one adult admission! Join us on the second Monday of the month for special programming, including trilingual storytime in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language, family tours with ASL interpretation, and Martin ArtQuest® Gallery—open exclusively to families on these dates! School groups are welcome the rest of the month. See FristArtMuseum.org for the full schedule and updates. The story for this month is Magritte’s Marvelous Hat, written and illustrated by D. B. Johnson.


Thursday, September 12                                                          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. Satisfied, his long-awaited fourth album, was released in April and is garnering rave reviews.

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 13                                                                Volunteer application deadline

Want to help us inspire others to look at their world in new ways? Visit FristArtMuseum.org/volunteer to learn about our program, view current opportunities, submit an application, or inquire about future training sessions. You must be at least 15 years old and pass a background check.

Questions? Contact Volunteer Services at 615.744.3329 or Volunteer@FristArtMuseum.org. The fall training session will take place on Saturday, September 21, from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

Friday, September 13                                                                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).

Saturday, September 14                                                          Docent-Guided Exhibition Tours
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Interested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

 

Saturday, September 14                                                          Architecture Tour
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

Start your evening with the popular tour of the Frist Art Museum’s historic 1934 art deco building, led by our volunteer docents. Built during the Great Depression as the city’s central post office, this architectural treasure reopened as an art museum in April 2001. For more information, visit FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Sponsored by Messer Construction Co.

  

Monday, September 16                                                           Senior Monday

10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby

On the third Monday of each month, seniors visiting the Frist receive an additional discount on gallery admission, as well as discounted parking (subject to availability in the Frist lot) and 15 percent off gift shop items and café refreshments. Enjoy live music by Snappy Pappy in the Grand Lobby from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and a docent-guided exhibition tour at 1:30 p.m.


Thursday, September 19                                                          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 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 WPLN’s Live in Studio C and for the last six years has been a featured group at 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).

 

Thursday, September 19                                                          Art After Dark

Frist Art Museum

Free to members; admission or registration required for some events

Enrich your experience of our exhibitions! Each month, join us on the third Thursday for live music, thought-provoking conversations and lectures, Drop-In Drawing, and more. There is something for everyone.

ARTlab Teen Studio: Printmaking with Hatch Show Print

3:30–6:00 p.m.

Studio C

Ages 13–19

Free; registration not required

Join us after school on third Thursdays, when ARTlab will be hosted in various places around the museum. Hang in the galleries with other teens, doodle in the studio, and nerd out with professional artists.

 

Drop-In Drawing

5:00–8:00 p.m.

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Materials included (first come, first served)

All skill levels welcome

Each month, practice different techniques and skills, access technical guidance, and be inspired by the artworks in the galleries and the architecture of the building. Borrow materials from our station near the Ingram Gallery Information Desk, or bring your own! (Note that only pencils and digital drawing surfaces are allowed in the galleries.)

 

Educator SPARK

6:00–7:30 p.m.

Studios

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

Join us for Educator SPARK, which meets monthly from September through May. Between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m., spark your creativity and curiosity by exploring Frist Art Museum exhibitions and enjoying light refreshments with other educators. During the first half hour, participate in an informal idea exchange session (led by a different artist-educator each month), and continue your conversations afterward in a comfortable setting.

 

Music in the Café: Duo Sudeste (see above)

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Music with Monsters & Myths

 

In-Gallery Performance presented by Timbre

6:30 p.m.

Upper-Level Galleries

Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Experience Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s through music during this Surrealist-inspired performance.

 

Galleries open until 9:00 p.m.

Friday, September 20                                                                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, September 21                                                          Docent-Guided Exhibition Tours
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Interested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

 

Saturday, September 21                                                          Architecture Tour
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

Start your evening with the popular tour of the Frist Art Museum’s historic 1934 art deco building, led by our volunteer docents. Built during the Great Depression as the city’s central post office, this architectural treasure reopened as an art museum in April 2001. For more information, visit FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Sponsored by Messer Construction Co.

Thursday, September 26                                                          Music at the Frist
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Choro Nashville (Brazilian music)

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Choro Nashville is a six-member acoustic music group dedicated to the century-old Brazilian music known as Choro or Chorinho, which today still influences much of Brazil’s best-known music. Choro is often compared to American ragtime music, with a mixture of improvisation and composition played to an energetic and syncopated rhythm.

Choro Nashville features Randy Leago on woodwinds and cavaquinho, Chris Moran on guitar and bandolim, Larry Seeman on seven-string guitar and cavaquinho, Carlos Ruiz on percussion, and Jonah Kraut on guitar.

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 27                                                                Exhibitions Open – Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists OSGEMEOS: In between
                 

Friday, September 27                                                                Panel Discussion:

6:30 p.m.                                                                                         Hearts and Hands: New Perspectives on Native Women’s Art

Frist Art Museum Auditorium

Free; first come, first seated

Hearts of Our People co-curators Jill Ahlberg Yohe and Teri Greeves (Kiowa) are joined by two members of the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Native Exhibition Advisory Board, heather ahtone (Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw) and America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), for this panel discussion of the exhibition. See FristArtMuseum.org for more about the panelists.

Friday, September 27                                                                Music at the Frist
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Embers Music (improvisational pianist)

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

Embers Music is mostly self-taught. She took piano lessons throughout middle school and high school, off and on, but didn’t really come into her own until she began exploring music for herself, alone. Every Embers Music performance is a reaction to the environment in which she plays, so the audience, to a large degree, plays a significant role in the improvisational music she creates.

Life has thrown many challenges at this pianist, and she has responded with an ever-brighter desire to answer pain with beauty. Music is one way that she gives that answer. Her stories flow in her drumming rhythms and wistful melodies, telling her heart of justice and kindness and endurance.

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 28                                                          Docent-Guided Exhibition Tours
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Interested in learning more about the various exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum? Join an informal tour; reservation not required.

Tours are also offered Sunday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. To check availability, contact Visitor Services at 615.744.3277. To schedule group tours, go to FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

 

Saturday, September 28                                                          Conversation: OSGEMEOS with Mark Scala, chief curator

2:00 p.m.

Frist Art Museum Auditorium

Free; first come, first seated

The twin brothers known as OSGEMEOS are known for colorful and lively paintings and sculptures, influenced by Brazilian culture, hip-hop, political commentary, and personal history, including what they call their “ludic world”—the spontaneously playful imagery they created together when they started making art as children. Join us for a conversation with the twins and Frist Art Museum chief curator Mark Scala to learn about their artistic practice and the works in the exhibition In between.


Saturday, September 28                                                          Architecture Tour
4:30–5:30 p.m.
Meet in the Frist Art Museum’s Grand Lobby
Free

Start your evening with the popular tour of the Frist Art Museum’s historic 1934 art deco building, led by our volunteer docents. Built during the Great Depression as the city’s central post office, this architectural treasure reopened as an art museum in April 2001. For more information, visit FristArtMuseum.org/tours.

Sponsored by Messer Construction Co.

 

Sunday, September 29  –  Exhibition Closes – Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

Current Exhibitions

Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the “It” City
March 22–August 4, 2019
Conte Community Arts Gallery

Inspired by a 2017 Tennessean article about how Nashville has been growing at a rate of one hundred people per day, Connect/Disconnect is a community exhibition that features photographs by Davidson County residents of diverse ages and backgrounds, showing how the population boom has affected them and the lives of the people around them. The exhibition seeks to explore the rising connectivity between neighborhoods and communities, and the potential for disconnection between people and socioeconomic classes as Nashville adapts to record growth. The images represent a range of perspectives, from depictions of friends and neighbors to old and new homes, construction sites, and recognizable landmarks.

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection
May 24–September 2, 2019
Ingram Gallery

With iconic works by Frida Kahlo, her husband Diego Rivera, and their contemporaries, including Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Maria Izquierdo, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siquieros, this exhibition allows visitors to explore the Gelman Collection, one of the most significant private holdings of twentieth-century Mexican art. The husband-and-wife collectors Jacques and Natasha Gelman were glamorous and wealthy Eastern European refugees who married in 1941, took part in Mexico City’s vibrant art scene, and purchased art mostly from their artist friends. In this exhibition of more than 100 works are self-portraits by Kahlo, Rivera’s Calla Lily Vendor, and numerous portraits of the Gelmans, plus intimate photographs that give insight into Kahlo and Rivera’s lifestyle.

Organized by the Vergel Foundation and MondoMostre in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL)

Diana Al-Hadid: Sublimations
May 24–September 2, 2019
Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

This exhibition features a selection of sculptures and wall reliefs by the Syrian American artist Diana Al-Hadid, who currently works in Brooklyn. Meditations on ruination and renewal, her works contain allusions ranging from archaeological excavations and sacred frescoes, mosaics, or tapestries to female bodies that often appear as if they are melting or dissolving. These shimmering orchestrations of abstract elements, evocative surfaces, and symbolic forms—made from materials such as polymer gypsum, fiberglass, and cardboard—seem to have grown organically, with time’s accumulation and decay assisting the artist’s imagination in producing these works. Yet Al-Hadid’s process of fabrication and spirit of inquiry reveal a highly purposeful vision, inspired by a variety of sources, from Arabic literature to depictions of women throughout art history.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum

Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s
June 21–September 29, 2019
Upper-Level Galleries

Featuring works by Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Dorothea Tanning, and others, this exhibition explores the Surrealists’ portrayals of monsters, fragmented bodies, and other depictions of the grotesque as metaphors for the destabilizing consequences of war and psychological fears and fantasies of unbridled power. Through 79 objects, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and periodicals drawn primarily from the collections of The Baltimore Museum of Art and The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Monsters & Myths highlights the brilliance and fertility of this period, which arose in response to Hitler’s rise to power, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II—events that profoundly challenged the revolutionary hopes that had guided most Surrealist artists in the 1920s. The powerfully disturbing images produced during this period were an effort to engage with psychological forces that propelled history, and the exhibition may inspire comparisons between the turmoil of the 1930s and 1940s and the political instability of today.

This exhibition was organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art and The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Teens Take the Frist!
July 13–September 21, 2019
Education Corridor, Upper Level

View current work by 57 aspiring artists from Middle Tennessee. This exhibition also features photography from youth in the YMCA Black and Latino Achievers programs taught by Jeremy Cowart, and a collaborative mural designed with the help of teaching artists Woke3 and ArJae from Nashville’s Norf Art Collective. Come see what teens have to say!

Murals of North Nashville Now
August 10, 2019–January 5, 2020
Conte Community Arts Gallery

In recent years, as the Nashville area rapidly grows and changes, a vibrant street art community has flourished. New murals can now be seen across the city, including on a silo in The Nations, walls in North Nashville, and buildings along Nolensville Road, the Gulch, 12 South, and many other neighborhoods. The exhibition celebrates this emergence and will feature site-specific murals created by several local artists, as well as a collaborative community mural that the public will be invited to participate in making. The project explores what role the arts play in urban redevelopment and in the expression of neighborhood and individual identities, further testifying that art can be found all around us, not just inside museums and galleries.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists
September 27, 2019–January 12, 2020
Ingram Gallery

This is the first major museum exhibition exclusively devoted to Native women artists from all over the United States and Canada, ranging across time and media. Developed in close cooperation with leading Native artists and historians, the exhibition offers multiple perspectives to enhance understanding of Native art practices. The approximately 115 objects, including textiles, baskets, jewelry, painting, sculpture, photography, video, and digital art, are organized into sections that reflect why Native women create art. Hearts of Our People not only helps visitors understand the traditional role of Native women artists in serving the cultural, economic, diplomatic, and domestic needs of their communities, but also goes beyond the longstanding convention of treating these artworks as unattributed representations of entire cultures. The contemporary works on view, in particular, highlight the intentionality of the individual artist and demonstrate how the artist has been influenced by the preceding generations.

Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art

This exhibition has been made possible in part by a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

OSGEMEOS: In between
September 27–January 12, 2020
Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

The Brazilian artist duo OSGEMEOS—identical twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo—is internationally celebrated for their vibrant and playful street art, public murals, and studio work. Through painting and sculpture, OSGEMEOS (the artists’ nom de plume; Portuguese for “the twins”) creates immersive spaces that blend wide-ranging influences, from folkloric and contemporary elements of Brazilian culture to graffiti, hip-hop, and international youth culture. Born in 1974 in São Paulo, OSGEMEOS progressed from clandestine street art to commissioned outdoor murals and art gallery exhibitions. Using a shared visual language, the twins often populate their works with a cast of long-limbed yellow figures with bold outlines, enlarged faces, and simplified features, telling stories of fantasy, family, social change, and how tradition and progress coexist in Brazil.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum

Eric Carle’s Picture Books: Celebrating 50 Years of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
October 18, 2019–February 23, 2020
Upper-Level Galleries

Eric Carle (b. 1929) is one of the most acclaimed and beloved illustrators of our time. The creator of more than seventy books, Carle combines winsome stories and exuberant collages that appeal to young readers and adults alike. Eric Carle’s Picture Books: Celebrating 50 Years of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” explores the artist’s personal history and interests, varied subjects, materials, and artistic techniques. The exhibition presents nearly one hundred original artworks, spanning five decades of Carle’s picture-book career. On view are illustrations ranging from Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, his 1967 collaboration with Bill Martin, Jr., to The Nonsense Show, his playful ode to Surrealism published in 2015. Between these milestones, twenty-two familiar titles are represented with a special section devoted to the golden anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Eric Carle’s Picture Books: Celebrating 50 Years of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” was organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts.

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; $15 for adults; $10 for seniors and college students with ID; and $8 for 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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