Frist Calendar of Events December 1, 2018–February 28, 2019

Frist Calendar of Events December 1, 2018–February 28, 2019

Please disregard previous versions of this calendar. This information is current as of November 29, 2018. Dates and programs are subject to change.



DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

 

Saturday, December 1                       Nashville Flute Choir

Saturday, December 1                       Blair Suzuki Strings

Tuesday, December 4                        Food for Thought: Paris 1900

 

Thursday, December 6                       Curator’s Tour: Life, Love & Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy presented by Trinita Kennedy, curator

 

Saturday, December 8                       Figure Study: Paris 1900

Saturday, December 15                     Paris 1900 tour in French

 

Sunday, December 16                        Holiday Concert: The Providence Pipes

 

Monday, December 17                      Senior Monday Special Event: Holiday Sing-Along with Sarah Martin McConnell

 

Monday, December 24                      Frist Art Museum closes at 3 p.m.

 

Tuesday, December 25                      Frist Art Museum closed


Friday, December 21                          Music at the Frist – Good Companye presents A Renaissance Noël
                                                                   


Monday, December 31                      Family Monday

 

 

December 2018

Saturday, December 1                                                              Nashville Flute Choir
1:00 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                                                              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                                                              Blair Suzuki Strings
2:00 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                                                              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: Paris 1900
Noon

Frist Art Museum Auditorium
Free with advance registration (lunch and gallery admission included)

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 exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment. Panelists: Robert Barsky, professor of French, English and Jewish studies and professor of law, Vanderbilt University; Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Vanderbilt University.

Thursday, December 6                                                              Curator’s Tour: Life, Love & 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: Paris 1900
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 that 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

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, December 13                                                           Educator SPARK Evening with artist/curator
5:30–8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:00 p.m.)                    David Onri Anderson 

Frist Studios

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

Join us for Educator SPARK, which meets monthly from September through May. Between 5:30 and 8:00 p.m., spark your creativity and curiosity by exploring Frist Art Museum exhibitions and enjoying light refreshments with other educators. From 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., participate in an informal idea exchange session (led by a different host each month), and continue your conversations afterward in a comfortable setting. This month’s SPARK will be led by David Onri Anderson (davidonrianderson.com).

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


Thursday, 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 that 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                                                            Paris 1900 tour in French
2:30 p.m.

Meet at the exhibition entrance
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members (registration not required)

Enjoy Paris 1900: City of Entertainment with this guided tour in French, offered by multilingual docent Keith McLusky.

Saturday, December 15                                                            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, 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 that 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; registration strongly recommended. RSVP at FristArtMuseum.org/singalong

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 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 served)

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, 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.                                                                             Good Companye presents A Renaissance No
ël
Frist Art Museum Café                                                                                
Free

Join us for a special evening of holiday music from the Renaissance, performed by a diverse array of renowned musicians. A Renaissance Noël will include a wide variety of medieval and Renaissance songs from France, England, Germany, and Spain.

The Players of Good Companye: Yvonne Kendall earned her doctorate in early music at Stanford University. Balancing research and performance, she publishes widely, including articles for Oxford University Press journals and Grove Music, while performing early dance on historical wind instruments. She performed widely in Houston at notable venues including the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Rothko Chapel, and the Villa de Matel. She was also founder of the acclaimed Renaissance ensemble Collegium Mysterium, and she has served as choreographer and program annotator for a number of ensembles. Returning to her Middle Tennessee home, Yvonne has performed with Early Music Nashville, Bacchanalia, Music City Baroque, and Alias.

Her new ensemble Good Companye, features an all-star lineup of Nashville-area specialists: Patrick Dailey, a national award winning countertenor on the Tennessee State University faculty; Francis Perry, a lutenist on the Belmont faculty; Tammy King, a historical strings expert and fiddler for the Grammy Award–winning SteelDrivers; Sheri Hoffman, studio musician and specialist on historical flutes and recorders; and Eric Branscome, recorder player and chair of the Austin Peay State University department of 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                                                            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 that 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 22                                                            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, 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 of a current exhibition that 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 24                                                             Frist Art Museum closes at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, December 25                                                             Frist Art Museum closed


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.
                                                                             Embers Music (pianist)
Frist Center Café
Free

Music is a language measured in rhythm and song, and for pianist Embers Music, that language describes motion and emotion. This pianist does not simply hear music; she sees it in dancing forces across her mind’s eye. That envisioned dance is the instrument whereby she explores dynamics and tempo to share thoughts and feelings and dreams.

 

Embers joins an array of talented musicians and songwriters who can be heard at the Frist on Thursday and Friday evenings. Enjoy a beverage or snack before the evening’s program or your visit to the Frist Art Museum galleries.

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 that 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

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, December 31                                                             Family Monday
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Entire family admitted for the price of one adult admission; free to members and to guests who bring nonperishable food items for Second Harvest

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.)

 

January 2019


Thursday, January 3                                                                   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, January 4                                                                         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, January 5                                                                   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, January 5                                                                    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, January 6                                                                       Exhibitions Close
Paris 1900: City of Entertainment
Do Ho Suh: Specimens

 


Sunday, January 6                                                                       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, January 10                                                                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, January 11                                                                       Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Blues harmonica player Tim Gartland 

Frist Art Museum Café
Free

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

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

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


Saturday, January 12                                                                 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 that 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, January 12                                                                 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, January 13                                                                    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 that 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, January 13                                                                    Jazz on the Move
3:00 p.m.
Frist Art Museum Auditorium

The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Art Museum, presents the 13th season of the popular  performance and education series Jazz on the Move. Each installment features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artists/educators, the series offers audiences world-class music, as well as opportunities to learn more about the genre. Each performance is led by an individual jazz artist intimately familiar with the jazz great being profiled, with an outstanding group of supporting musicians. Those attending Jazz on the Move will be able to visit the Frist’s exhibitions free of charge and will also receive discounted parking in the Frist visitor parking lot.

Monday, January 14                                                                  Family Monday
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.


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 bilingual storytime in English and Spanish, family tours, and Martin ArtQuest Gallery—open exclusively to families on these dates! (School groups are welcome the rest of the month.)

Thursday, January 17                                                                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).


Thursday, January 17                                                                Drop-In Drawing
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Free to members; gallery admission required
Materials included (first come, first served)
No registration required
All skill levels welcome

On the third Thursday of each month, explore your creative side, practice different techniques and skills, gain instructional guidance, and be inspired by the artworks in the galleries and the architecture of the building. Borrow drawing materials from our station near the Ingram Gallery Information Desk, or bring your own! (Note that only pencils and digital drawing surfaces will be allowed in the galleries.)

Thursday, January 17                                                                Educator SPARK Evening
5:30–8:00 p.m. (Presentation at 6:00 p.m.)                    With artist Bridget Bailey
Frist Art Museum Studios
Free for K–12, homeschool, and college/university educators (gallery admission and parking validation included)

Join us for our fourth season of Educator SPARK, which meets monthly from September through May. Between 5:30 and 8:00 p.m., spark your creativity and curiosity by exploring Frist Art Museum exhibitions and enjoying light refreshments with other educators. From 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., participate in an informal idea exchange session (led by a different host each month), and continue your conversations afterward in a comfortable setting. Visit FristArtMuseum.org to find out which local and regional artists will appear at future SPARK evenings. This month’s SPARK will be led by Bridget Bailey (bridgetbailey.weebly.com).

 

Select Thursdays                                                                          Art After Dark
6:30 p.m.
Meet at the exhibition entrance
Admission required; members free
Register at FristArtMuseum.org/talk

Enrich your Thursday nights with open-ended discussions in the galleries that will heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts. Come alone or bring your friends to explore in depth a single work of art, in the company of Frist Art Museum educators. The chosen object changes every session, making each Art After Dark a new experience. Space is limited to 15 participants to encourage interaction, so reservations are recommended (no extra fee).

 

January 17

Life, Love & Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy

 

February 21

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

 

March 21

Claudio Parmiggiani: Dematerialization

Questions? Call 615.744.3355.

 

Friday, January 18                                                                       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).

 

Saturday, January 19                                                                 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 that 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, January 19                                                                 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, January 20                                                                    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 that 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, January 21                                                                  Senior Monday
10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, January 24                                                                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).

 

Friday, January 25                                                                       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, January 26                                                                 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.

Saturday, January 26                                                                 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 Museun’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, January 27                                                                    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 that 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, January 31                                                                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).

 

February 2019

 

Friday, February 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).

 

Saturday, February 2                         Exhibitions Open

 

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French

Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

 

A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art

from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

 

Claudio Parmiggiani: Dematerialization

 

Saturday, February 2                                                                 Claudio Parmiggiani: Dematerialization
11:00 a.m.
                                                                                      Gallery talk with Susan Edwards
Meet at the exhibition entrance
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members 
Reservations recommended but not required (no fee); register at FristArtMuseum.org/talk
Questions? Call 615.744.3355

Claudio Parmiggiani: Dematerialization, the artist’s first museum exhibition in the United States, explores universal themes of time, absence, memory, and silence. Join Susan Edwards, executive director and CEO of the Frist Art Museum, for a deeper look at Parmiggiani’s artistic practice and his signature process of delocazione (displacement).

Saturday, February 2                                                                 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.

 

Thursday, February 7                                                                Lecture
6:30 p.m.                                                                                         A Magnificent Legacy: French Art in the Mellon Collection presented by Kimberly A. Jones, curator of nineteenth-century French paintings, National Gallery of Art 
Frist Art Museum Auditorium                                                
Free; first come, first seated                                                   

Offering more than seventy works by masters from every important school of French art, from Romanticism through the School of Paris, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift of French 19th- and early 20th-century art to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. In this lecture, Kimberly A. Jones will explore the tradition of philanthropy that motivated the creation of their renowned collection, told through the story of the Mellons’ love for French art.

Kimberly A. Jones received her PhD from the University of Maryland in 1996. A former museum fellow at the Musée national du château de Pau and the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, she joined the curatorial staff of the National Gallery of Art in 1995.

Thursday, February 7                                                                Music at the Frist                                   
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Colin O’Brien

Frist Art Museum Café                                                                                
Free

Colin O’Brien’s music is informed by the past and speaks to the present. A playful performer, Colin delights his audiences with catchy melodies, groovy rhythms, soulful lyrics, fancy footwork, and old-time hat tricks. His banjo, fiddle and guitar playing, percussive dancing, and lyrics all express an earnest regard for the traditional, natural, and true. 

O’Brien is a nationally touring independent performer based in Nashville. He has shared bills with artists such as The Infamous String Dusters, Great American Taxi, Trampled by Turtles, Tim O’Brien, Del McCoury, Steve Martin, Sam Bush, Darol Anger, and Peter Rowan.

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, February 8                                                                       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, February 9                                                                 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, February 10                                                                  Jazz on the Move
3:00 p.m.
Frist Art Museum Auditorium

The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Art Museum, presents the 13th season of the popular  performance and education series Jazz on the Move. Each installment features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artists/educators, the series offers audiences world-class music, as well as opportunities to learn more about the genre. Each performance is led by an individual jazz artist intimately familiar with the jazz great being profiled, with an outstanding group of supporting musicians. Those attending Jazz on the Move will be able to visit the Frist’s exhibitions free of charge and will also receive discounted parking in the Frist visitor parking lot.

Monday, February 11                                                                Family Monday
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

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 bilingual storytime in English and Spanish, family tours, and Martin ArtQuest Gallery—open exclusively to families on these dates! (School groups are welcome the rest of the month.)


Thursday, February 14, or Saturday, February 16        Educator Workshop
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
                                                                   Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon
$25 Frist Art Museum members;                                     Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum
$30 not-yet-members (all materials,                               of Fine Arts
gallery admission, parking validation,
continental breakfast, and lunch included).

Space is limited to 20 participants. Open to educators of all subjects, pre-K–12. Select either February 14 or February 16 when you sign up at FristArtMuseum.org/educator. Registration required by February 11.

During this workshop, examine paintings by masters such as Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Henri Rousseau, and Vincent van Gogh. Participate in a gallery tour and studio activities, receive teaching materials, and discuss curriculum connections.

Thursday, February 14                                                              Love Struck: A Valentine’s Day Event
5:30–8:30 p.m.

Upper-Level Galleries and West Foyer
$35 members; $50 not-yet-members; free to Warhol Society members 
Space is limited. Registration required by February 8. Sign up at FristArtMuseum.org/love

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends and loved ones at this festive soirée, inspired by Life, Love & Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy. Take a guided tour of the exhibition, enjoy musical performances in the galleries and, in our west foyer, sample authentic Italian treats by Il Pandolce, accompanied by sips of prosecco. Each ticket covers one admission, two drinks, assorted light bites, and parking validation. 

Thursday, February 14                                                              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, February 15                                                                    Music at the Frist                 
6:00–8:00 p.m.                                                                             Tantsova Grupa (Eastern European Folk Dance)
Frist Art Museum Café                                                              
Free                                                                                

Tantsova Grupa, Bulgarian for “dance group,” is a Nashville-based musical ensemble created in 2009 to accompany the Nashville International Folk Dancers. The band’s repertoire includes village dances from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Armenia, Russia, Hungary, France and Israel. Tantsova Grupa has performed for Nashville International Folk Dancers’ Autumn Leaves workshops; Celebration of Cultures, Celebrate Nashville and Folk Fest in Centennial Park; international dance workshops in Knoxville; The Ravenwood Annual International Food & Music Festival; and public libraries in Middle Tennessee.

 

The musicians are: Nermin Begovic, accordion; Mary Lou Durham, fiddle; Janet Epstein, recorders; Michael Lewandowski, mandolin; Billy Ramirez, drums; Holly Tashian, bass; and Carole VanderWal, clarinet. For more information, visit www.nifddance.com. Folk dancers welcome in the café!

Saturday, February 16                                                              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, February 18                                                                Exhibition Closes
Life, Love & Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy

 

Monday, February 18                                                              Senior Monday

10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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

Tuesdays, February 19 and 26  and March 5  – Art History Course: The Radical Vision of Nineteenth-Century French Artists presented by Mishoe Brennecke, professor of art history, University of the South                                                                                                                                                                           
Frist Art Museum Rechter Room

6:00–7:30 p.m.   

Price per class: $12 members; $15 not-yet members
Price for the entire course: $30 members; $40 not-yet-members (register for all three classes at the same time, using the discount code ALL3)

Visit FristArtMuseum.org/arthistory to sign up. Registration required by February 6.

In this three-part course, learn about the movements and styles in French art represented in Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art. Each class is a standalone offering that can be taken by itself or in conjunction with the others.

February 19: Origins of French Impressionism

This class will consider the artistic and historical factors that contributed to the development of French Impressionism, with attention given to the Romantic and Realist movements and the critical influence of Édouard Manet on the formation of the style.

Additional classes:
 
February 26:
French Impressionism

March 5: Beyond French Impressionism

Mishoe Brennecke is a professor of art history at the University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee. Brennecke earned her MA in art history from Columbia University and her PhD in art history from the City University of New York. She specializes in American and European art of the nineteenth century and teaches courses in American, British, and French art of the late seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Her current research focuses on the life and work of Johannes Oertel, a nineteenth-century German American painter. She is working on a catalogue of the large collection of Oertel’s paintings owned by the University of the South.

Thursday, February 21                                                              Drop-In Drawing
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Free to members; gallery admission required
Materials included (first come, first served)
No registration required
All skill levels welcome

On the third Thursday of each month, explore your creative side, practice different techniques and skills, gain instructional guidance, and be inspired by the artworks in the galleries and the architecture of the building. Borrow drawing materials from our station near the Ingram Gallery Information Desk, or bring your own! (Note that only pencils and digital drawing surfaces will be allowed in the galleries.)

Thursday, February 21                                                              Educator SPARK, with artist Sisavanh Houghton
5:30–8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:00 p.m.) 
                                                                       
Frist Art Museum Studios

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

Join us for our fourth season of Educator SPARK, which meets monthly from September through May. Between 5:30 and 8:00 p.m., spark your creativity and curiosity by exploring Frist Art Museum exhibitions and enjoying light refreshments with other educators. From 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., participate in an informal idea exchange session (led by a different host each month), and continue your conversations afterward in a comfortable setting. Visit FristArtMuseum.org for a list of upcoming local and regional artists. This month’s SPARK will be led by artist Sisavanh Houghton (sisavanhphouthavong.com).

Thursday, February 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).

Friday, February 22                                                                    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, February 23                                                               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.

 

Tuesday, February 26                                                                Art History Class: French Impressionism
6:00–7:30 p.m.                                                                             presented by Mishoe Brennecke, professor of art history,

Frist Art Museum Rechter Room                                           University of the South
$12 members; $15 not-yet members
(discount available for full course)

Visit FristArtMuseum.org/arthistory to sign up. Registration required by February 6.

In this class, learn from Dr. Mishoe Brennecke, professor of art history at the University of South (Sewanee), about the historical circumstances that led to the formation of the French Impressionists as a group, their group exhibitions, their relationship to the artistic establishment, and the critics’ response to their works. We will discuss the subjects and styles of some of its members—Degas, Monet, Morisot, and Renoir.

This class is the second offering in The Radical Vision of Nineteenth-Century French Artists, a three-part course on the movements and styles in French art represented in Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art. The price for the entire course is $30 for members and $40 for not-yet-members (to receive the discount for the full course, which begins on February 19, register for all three classes at the same time, using the code ALL3).

Final class:

March 5: 
Beyond French Impressionism

Thursday, February 28                                                              Curator’s Tour
noon                                                                                                 Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon
Meet at the exhibition entrance                                           Collection of French Art and A Sporting Vision: The Paul
Free to members; admission required for                        Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art presented by Mark not-yet-members                                                        Scala, chief curator

A Members-Only Curator’s Tour will be held on Friday, March 1, at noon.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gifts to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts include works from such renowned artists as Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh, along with representative masterpieces of British sporting art by Benjamin Marshall and George Stubbs. Join Mark Scala as he takes a closer look at some exhibition highlights in this one-hour tour.
Friday, February 28                                                                    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).


Current Exhibitions

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

This exhibition allows 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—immerse visitors in the atmosphere of Belle Époque Paris. They are 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 is 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

Life, Love & Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy
November 16, 2018–February 18, 2019
Upper-Level Galleries

During the Italian Renaissance, cassoni—elaborately decorated wedding chests—were an important part of marriage rituals and among the most prestigious furnishings in the house or palace of the newlyweds. Usually commissioned in twos, the chests were an expression of the family’s wealth and position in society. They were often conspicuously paraded through the streets from the bride’s family home to her husband’s home—a clear statement of a new economic and political alliance between elite families. The tales and imagery represented on the lavish wood panels that decorated the chests offer insight into Renaissance life and society. Drawing on a core selection of outstanding panels and chests belonging to the Museo Stibbert in Florence that rarely travel together, this exhibition explores and illustrates life, love, and marriage in Renaissance Florence. The function, craftsmanship, decorative techniques, and the significance and sources of the imagery will also be discussed. 

This exhibition was organized by Contemporanea Progetti with the Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy

2018 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs

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

For 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

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

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art
from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
February 2–May 5, 2019
Ingram Gallery

Offering more than seventy works by masters such as Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Henri Rousseau, and Vincent van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift of French nineteenth and early twentieth-century art to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. With its core of Impressionist paintings, the collection also comprises masterpieces from every important school of French art, from Romanticism through the School of Paris. These works represent more than 150 years of art and exemplify the Mellons’ personal vision and highly original acquisition strategies, which provide a context for understanding this unique collection.

Organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art
from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

February 2–May 5, 2019
Ingram Gallery

With representative masterpieces of the genre—including works by Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall, George Morland, and George Stubbs—this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and marks an opportunity to view the entire breadth of this outstanding and comprehensive collection. It also proposes a fresh look at sporting art within wider social and artistic contexts, including the scientific and industrial revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, the transformation of the British countryside, the evolutionary history of the horse and other animals, and society’s changing habits and customs.

Organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Claudio Parmiggiani: Dematerialization
February 2–May 5, 2019
Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani (b. 1943) resists classification. Though associated with the Arte Povera movement and conceptualism of the 1960s and ’70s, he works somewhere in between. His art evokes universal themes of time, absence, memory, and silence, while drawing on classical references as well as the subtle quietude of paintings by Giorgio Morandi. Parmiggiani’s signature process of delocazione (displacement) was originally inspired by the silhouettes of dust left behind after objects were removed. For more than forty years, Parmiggiani has created his own version of this effect by stoking the flames from controlled combustions, filling rooms with smoke and capturing the outlines of objects in the resulting soot. Mirroring the technical process of photograms, these haunting images record the paradoxical presence of objects now absent. This will be the artist’s first museum exhibition in the United States.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum

December 8, 2018January 2, 2019

Sumner County School District Art Show

The third annual Sumner County School District Art Show features artwork created by young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Elementary and middle school art teachers will select two works per grade level, and high school art teachers will select two works from each art course offered at their schools. All Sumner County schools are eligible to participate.


January 26–February 10, 2019

2019 Multi-District Art Show

The 2019 Multi-District School Art Show will feature artwork created by students at over thirty schools in four Tennessee school districts. More than three hundred young artists from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade will be included in this exhibition. Elementary and middle school art teachers will select two works per grade level, and high school art teachers will select two works per course.

Schools from the following districts are represented in this art show:

Fayetteville City Schools

Franklin Special School District

Lebanon Special School District

Wilson County Schools

 

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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