Frist Center to Offer Free Admission for Military Vets, 11/11
In recognition of the service, commitment and dedication of the American military community, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer free admission for active-duty, retired, Reserve and National Guard Service members and their families on Veterans Day 2013. Visitors need only to identify themselves to any member of the Visitor Services staff as veterans or service members to gain free admission on November 11, 2013.
The Frist Center galleries will be open from 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Visitors will also have the opportunity to watch the Nashville Veterans Day Parade from the Frist Center's Broadway terrace.
In Our Galleries
Oct. 11, 2013-Jan. 12, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations. Drawn from the extensive Rubell Family Collection in Miami, the exhibition comprises 70 works-including paintings, sculpture, photographs, videos, collages and multimedia works-from leading artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kara Walker, Nick Cave, Wangechi Mutu and Robert Colescott.
30 Americans was organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami.
Platinum Sponsor: The HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell
Nov. 1, 2013-Feb. 9, 2014
Norman Rockwell, one of America's most beloved and recognized artists, honed his visual storytelling abilities creating illustrations for some of the nation's most prominent publications, and is fondly remembered for his emotionally appealing, idealized scenes of early 20th century American life. Rockwell's images portray scenes of human triumph and frailty with affectionate humor, dignity and kindness, often emphasizing the importance of tolerance and America's democratic ideals.
Featuring over 40 paintings and a selection of drawings, tear-sheets, and other related works, including original Saturday Evening Post covers, American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell traces the evolution of Rockwell's art and iconography throughout his career-from carefully choreographed reflections on childhood innocence to consciousness-raising images documenting the traumatic realities of desegregation in the South.
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell is made possible with the generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Masterpieces Program; the Henry Luce Foundation; Curtis Publishing Co.; Norman Rockwell Family Agency; and the Stockman Family Foundation.