Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles Opens at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 6/14

The exhibition will be accompanied by two audio tours, one for adults and one for children.

Admission to Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles is free for Frist Center members and $10.00 for adults. Visitors 18 and younger are admitted free of charge. Advance tickets can be purchased on site at the Frist Center beginning April 1, 2013.

Beginning April 1, Frist Center members may reserve tickets by calling the Frist Center Member Hotline at 615.744.3248.

To accommodate out-of-town visitors, a limited number of non-member advance tickets for each day of the exhibition will be available online starting April 1, 2013 through, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Each order carries a $1.50 convenience charge that benefits the Community Foundation. Purchasers will download a voucher from that will be redeemable at the Frist Center for exhibition admission on the specific date for which the voucher has been bought. Tickets purchased through are non-refundable.

During the run of Sensuous Steel, Nashville's Lane Motor Museum and the Frist Center will offer reciprocal admission discounts when ticket stubs are presented. Each ticket stub from the Lane Motor Museum is good for one half-price admission at the Frist, and each Frist Center ticket stub can be used at the Lane Motor Museum to receive a discount on a single ticket. The Lane Motor Museum is located at 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville. Learn more at

Sensuous Steel Hotel & Ticket Packages

Unique all-inclusive travel packages to see Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles will be available through the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. website. ( In addition to lodging and admission to Sensuous Steel, packages also include tickets to Nashville's famed Lane Motor Museum, and more. For information and to book your package, go to

Exhibition Credit

This exhibition was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts with Guest Curator Ken Gross.

Exhibition Catalogue

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, published by Peter Bodensteiner and Stance & Speed, LLC in conjunction with the Frist Center. All automobile photographs are by Peter Harholdt. The catalogue contains scholarly essays by exhibition curator Ken Gross, who will discuss automobile design in the culture of the 1920s and 1930s, and independent historian Thomas Mellins, whose essay places the automobiles in the context of the international explosion of the Art Deco style in design, architecture, and the visual arts. Individual object entries are by Ken Gross, Jonathan Stein, and Richard Adatto. Ken Gross is the editor.

Exhibition Sponsors

Lead Sponsors: Barbara, Jack, Sara, and Richard Bovender

Platinum Sponsor: The HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals

Media Sponsor:

Hospitality Sponsor: Union Station Hotel

Member Preview Sponsor: Chubb Insurance

Thank you to Belmont University and Ocean Way Recording Studios who are donating recording time and professional expertise for the production of the audio tour.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the Frist Center

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., is an art exhibition center dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, regional, U.S. and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions. The Frist Center's Martin ArtQuest Gallery, open until 5:30 p.m. each day, features interactive stations relating to Frist Center exhibitions. Gallery admission to the Frist Center is free for visitors 18 and younger and to Frist Center members. With possible exception for some specially-ticketed exhibitions, Frist Center admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors, military and college students with ID. College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings, 5-9 p.m. Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation by calling (615) 744-3247.The Frist Center is open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5:30 p.m., with the Frist Center Cafe opening at noon. Additional information is available by calling (615) 244-3340 or by visiting our website at

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Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles Opens at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 6/14