The Frist Offers Free Admission Mondays with Donations of Food to Second Harvest, Beg. 10/28

The Frist Offers Free Admission Mondays with Donations of Food to Second Harvest, Beg. 10/28

Beginning Monday, October 28, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will continue its holiday tradition of offering free admission to guests bringing non-perishable food items to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee on Mondays through December 30. The items most needed by Second Harvest are peanut butter, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta and cereal. "We anticipate an increase in demand for the next several months due to cuts to Food Stamp distributions," said Jaynee Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest. "Food donations will help us respond to the need and ensure that families can put food on the table every night."

Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee's mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide and also a member of Feeding America - The Nation's Food Bank Network. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 400 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Their partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, visit www.secondharvestmidtn.org.

On Exhibition:

30 Americans

Oct. 11, 2013-Jan.12, 2014 Ingram Gallery

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.

Free Gallery Admission on Mondays through Dec. 30 with Donations of Food to Second Harvest

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 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.

Presenting Sponsors: Anne and Joe Russell Supporting Sponsor: Christie's
Hospitality Sponsor: Union Station Hotel

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts gratefully acknowledges our Picasso Circle Members as Exhibition Patrons.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Ana Maria Tavares: Deviating Utopias

Oct.11, 2013-Jan. 12, 2014
Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

Ana Maria Tavares finds inspiration in the architecture of the modern city, particularly the stylistic grammar of Oscar Niemeyer and other utopian modernist Brazilian architects who have transformed urban Brazil in the post World War II years. She employs materials such as steel, glass, and mirrors, often alluding to building interiors and product design, to make structures that occupy the border between design and fine art. Airports and departure lounges-places

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.

that symbolize exit from everyday life-are a recurrent theme in her work, evoking feelings relating to floating and falling, meditating, and the co-existence of the real and virtual.

The centerpiece of this exhibition is her four-sided immersive video, Airshaft, 2008, comprising sequences of elaborate interiors as seen from multiple perspectives in constant motion. Airshaft will also feature a site-related component. It is complemented by Nashville composer Brian Siskind's Nitero?i, water that hides. This sonic collage brings together mid-century/post-war orchestral vinyl, recontextualized into a dark, deep, and teeming sound environment.

This exhibition is organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and curated by Frist Center Chief Curator Mark Scala.

Abstractometry

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.

Participating artists include Alex Blau, Patrick DeGuira, Warren Greene, Ron Lambert, James Perrin, Christopher Roberson, Terry Thacker and Amelia Winger-Bearskin.

This exhibition is organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and curated by Frist Center Chief Curator Mark Scala.

About the Frist Center: Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts 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. The Frist Center offers the finest visual art from local, regional, national, and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions that inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. Located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., 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. 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 (with the exception of Frist Fridays), 5-9 p.m. Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation by calling (615) 744-3247. The Frist Center galleries, Cafe? and Gift Shop are 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 www.fristcenter.org.

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