Frist Center to Offer Free Admission on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1/20
Nashville -- The Frist Center offers free admission on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2014 from 10:00 a.m..-5:30 p.m. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is located at 919 Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit www.fristcenter.org for more information.
In Our Galleries:
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell
Nov. 1, 2013-Feb. 9, 2014 Upper-Level Galleries
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.
Aug. 30, 2013-Feb. 2, 2014 Conte Community Arts Gallery
This exhibition includes work by eight Nashville-area artists who explore the impact of contemporary codes of technology, architecture, film, text and graphic design on our lives. The title merges the term abstract-a synopsis of a larger idea-with the notion of metrics; how we measure and are defined by our systems. As with much abstract art, the works comprise relationships between forms, sources of inspiration, and meanings that are personal and not always obvious. Their images function like rebuses or riddles, open to interpretation, yet still offering experiences of pleasure, beauty, humor, and provocation.