Frist Art Museum Announces Lineup For FRIST FRIDAY: A NIGHT IN PARIS

The Frist Art Museum presents Frist Friday: A Night in Paris on Friday, October 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Inspired by the exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, the evening will offer visitors opportunities to experience art in new and unexpected ways with live performances, interactive gallery activities, and French food and beverage specials.

Live Performances

Suspended Gravity Circus

Auditorium, 6:15-6:40 p.m.

Suspended Gravity Circus features a diverse group of movement artists who combine physical strength with aerial acrobatics. Their stunning aerial arts performance is inspired by Montmartre circuses and famed dancer Loïe Fuller.

Champagne Superchillin'

Auditorium, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Champagne Superchillin'-French expat Juliette Buchs, Fly Golden Eagle's Ben Trimble, and Clear Plastic Masks' Charles Garmendia-creates what NPR Music calls "intoxicating pop music for the dark corners of the dance hall." On their 2018 album Amor Fati the band stirs up a woozy cocktail of retro chic French pop, eccentric garage, coquettish jazz, and sleek new wave.

Studio Tenn

Grand Lobby, 6:00-6:30 p.m. and 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Studio Tenn presents La Vie Quartet, Nashville's premier touring string quartet with their classic French catalogue, vocal numbers (including their take on "Non, je ne regrette rien"), and reimagined performances of current pop singles.


In-Gallery Talk with Table 3 Restaurant & Market

Dining out in Paris in 1900-French Food and Drink

At the turn of the 20th Century, Auguste Escoffier took French food to a new level and the world noticed. Champagne flowed at Maxim's and absinthe was an inspiration to artists at Montmartre cabarets. Join Wendy Burch, owner of Table 3 Restaurant & Market, to learn more about French restaurants during la Belle Époque.

Artist-led Activity with New Hat Projects

New Hat Projects art and design studio founders Kelly Diehl and Elizabeth Williams will lead a collaborative pattern making activity, referencing Paris 1900 through a contemporary lens.

Food and Beverage

Cocorico, Et Voila Bistro and Bakery, and Gypsy Crepe Company will serve food and beverages in the courtyard, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Hood River Distillers will offer free "Absinthe Frappe" cocktail samples using Lucid Absinthe.

Bake It French will offer free macaron samples in a variety of flavors.


Admission to each Frist Friday is free for Frist Art Museum members, visitors 18 years and younger, and college students with ID. General adult admission is $12.00 for not-yet-members, $9.00 for seniors, and $7.00 for military.

Advance general adult admission tickets for not-yet-members will go on sale Friday, September 28, at 10 a.m. at Discounted tickets for seniors and military will be available only at the door.

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