Frist Center Announces Upcoming Schedule Of Events

Calendar of Events December 1-February 15, 2009

OF SPECIAL NOTE IN DECEMBER: Thursday, December 3 Off the Wall Lecture Series:

6:30 p.m. "The Surrealist Literary Movement in Paris"

Auditorium

Free

Thursday, December 17 Lecture

6:30 p.m. "Thomas Hart Benton: An Epic Life"

Auditorium

Free

Join Henry Adams, author of Thomas Hart Benton: An American Original (Knopf, 1989) as well as the recent book Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock (Bloomsbury Press, October 2009), as he reviews the trajectory of Benton's life, as he ranged from Gertrude Stein's Paris to the highways of the American West.

Friday, December 18 ARTini: Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song

7:00 p.m.

Meet at the information desk
Join Anne Taylor, curator of interpretation, as she leads an informal conversation about one or two works of art in this exhibition. Complete your evening by relaxing in the Grand Lobby with beverages from the café and visiting with friends.
Monday, December 21 Senior Monday Holiday Concert

2:00 p.m. The Caroling Troubadours

Auditorium

Free

Join SAra Martin McConnell, director of Fifty Forward's Music for Seniors program, as she brings the delightful Caroling Troubadours to the Frist Center for a special Senior Monday holiday concert. Join Sarah, Joe Freel and Kathy Chiavola for a program of sing-along holiday classics.

 

December 2009
Thursday, December 3 Off the Wall Lecture Series:

6:30 p.m. "The Surrealist Literary Movement in Paris"

Auditorium

Free

You have seen Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris and delved into the minds of the Surrealists. Now learn more about the tumultuous yet edifying times they lived in by attending the Frist Center's three-part Off the Wall lecture series being held in conjunction with the exhibition. In the early twentieth century, Surrealist writers such as André Breton, Louis Aragon and Paul Éluard envisioned the city of Paris as an interactive playground for literary experimentation and an exploration of the unconscious. Dr. Lisa Weiss, assistant director of the W. T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies and lecturer in French at Vanderbilt University, will address the literary roots of Surrealism and consider how the movement's poetry and prose intersected with the city's urban landscape and everyday life.

Thursday, December 3 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. Linda Sack

Free

Dulcimer player Linda Sack studied under David Schnaufer, who is widely regarded as the finest dulcimer player in the world until his death three years ago. She performs in Nashville and around the Southeast and brings her music to the Frist Center to complement Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song.

Friday, December 4 Architecture Tour

6:30 p.m.

Meet in the Grand Lobby

Free

Grab some refreshments in the café and stroll around the Frist Center as you learn more about our landmark building from one of our always-engaging docents. (Note: In January, architecture tours will move to the first Saturday of the month at 4:30 p.m. to coincide with First Saturday Art Crawl.)

Friday, December 4 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. Sarah Edmonds

Free

When a young jazz vocalist has musicians like Beegie and Billy Adair in her corner, you know she's something special. Sarah Edmonds studied with big band director Billy Adair, and renowned Nashville jazz pianist Beegie Adair performed on Sarah's EP.

Saturday, December 5 Blair School of Music Suzuki Strings

2:00 p.m.

Auditorium

Free
The Blair School of Music Suzuki Strings share sounds of the season at what has become a holiday tradition at the Frist Center. Enjoy the talents of approximately 50 Blair School of Music's violin and cello students ages 5-13. In addition to traditional carols, the students will perform classical works by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. The Blair Suzuki String Program is directed by Carol Smith.

Tuesday, December 8 Little Kids Rock - Holiday Concert

12:30 p.m. Mountain View Elementary School Guitars

Grand Lobby

Free

Join the talented guitar students of Mountain View Elementary School (under the direction of Mark Hale) as they perform songs of the season in the magnificent acoustics of the Frist Center's Grand Lobby. Little Kids Rock is a national program that provides free instruments and musical instruction to schools. Among the selections: Jingle Bells, Feast of Lights and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 10 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. Linda Sack

Free

Enjoy dulcimer player Linda Sack and friends as they perform traditional American tunes to complement Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song.

Friday, December 11 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. Linda Sack

Free

Enjoy dulcimer player Linda Sack and friends as they perform traditional American tunes to complement Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song.

Saturday, December 12 Kids Club: Winter Wonderland

10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m.

or 3:00 p.m.

Frist Center Studios

Free

Call 615.744.3357 to reserve a space.

Designed for 5-10 year olds, the Frist Center Kids Club offers exciting opportunities for children to discover, explore and create art. Free membership includes a Kids Club card, rewards for participation, hands-on activities in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery and monthly projects in the art studios. Featured activity: Inspired by the winter season, Kids Club members will create their own unique three-dimensional snowman.

Thursday, December 17 Lecture

6:30 p.m. "Thomas Hart Benton: An Epic Life"

Auditorium

Free

Thomas Hart Benton was not only a famous American painter, but he was also a notable writer, musician, and spokesman for American country music. While best known as the leader of the "American Scene" movement of the 1930s, he also had a notable early career as a Modernist in Paris and was the teacher of the abstract painter Jackson Pollock. Join Henry Adams, author of the principal biography of Benton, as he reviews the trajectory of Benton's life, as he ranged from Gertrude Stein's Paris to the highways of the American West.
Henry Adams is the author of Thomas Hart Benton: An American Original (Knopf, 1989) as well as the recent book Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock (Bloomsbury Press, October 2009).

Thursday, December 17 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. Kristie L. Sibley

Free

This is Kristie Sibley's second appearance at Music in the Grand Lobby. Becoming increasingly known as one of the area's most versatile and expressive Gospel singers, Sibley's soaring and expressive voice is also at home singing jazz standards and music from the Great American Songbook. She has opened for CeCe Winans, Steven Curtis Chapman, Albertina Walker and Mom & Pop Winans.

Friday, December 18 ARTini: Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song

7:00 p.m.

Meet at the information desk
Join Anne Taylor, curator of interpretation, as she leads an informal conversation about one or two works of art in this exhibition. Complete your evening by relaxing in the Grand Lobby with beverages from the café and visiting with friends.
Friday, December 18 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. The Contrarian Ensemble

Free http://www.contrarians.discoveringstuff.com/About_the_Band.html

The Contrarian Ensemble is widely known and sought after by folk and contra dancers in Middle Tennessee. This delightful community band, comprising guitar, mandolin, accordion, fiddle, recorder and percussion, plays music of and by the folk. From contemporary reels, jigs and waltzes, to music of the early 17th century, the Contrarians will inspire you to rise and dance. And visitors are welcome to do just that.

Saturday, December 19 Duology

2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Grand Lobby

Free

Acoustic guitarists Barry Coggins and Joseph Brunelle return to the Grand Lobby for a performance of tunes from their celebrated Christmas CD.

Monday, December 21 Senior Monday & Holiday Concert

10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts and WAMB-AM present Senior Mondays, a series of events for those who admit their "senior" status. On these days, gallery admission is $4.25 (1/2 price) for seniors and a special senior parking fee of $2.00 in the Frist Center lots is offered, based on availability. Visitors may also donate non-perishable food items to Second Harvest and receive free admission. Seniors receive a 15 percent discount on Gift Shop purchases and on Frist Center Café refreshments purchased during the event. Seniors are invited to enjoy a live radio broadcast by WAMB's Harry Stephenson in the Grand Lobby. Special gallery talks and other activities are scheduled throughout the day.

Monday, December 21 Senior Monday Holiday Concert

2:00 p.m. The Caroling Troubadours

Auditorium

Free

Join SAra Martin McConnell, director of Fifty Forward's Music for Seniors program, as she brings the delightful Caroling Troubadours to the Frist Center for a special Senior Monday holiday concert. Join Sarah, Joe Freel and Kathy Chiavola for a program of sing-along holiday classics.

 

January 2010

Saturday, January 2 Architecture Tour

4:30 p.m.

Meet in the Grand Lobby

Free

Coming downtown to the first Saturday Art Crawl? Then start your evening at the Frist Center, as we've moved our monthly architecture tour to the first Saturday of each month.
"When was the Frist Center built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?" These are just a few of the questions that are answered in the Frist Center's popular monthly architecture tours. Stroll around the Frist Center as you learn more about our landmark building from one of our always-engaging docents.

Friday, January 8 Films at the Frist: Superman

7:00 p.m.

Auditorium

Free

Heroes are coming to Nashville! On Friday, January 29, 2010, the Frist Center opens Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. A four-part film series designed in conjunction with the exhibition will examine what it means to be a hero. This series begins before the exhibition opens, continues through April 2010 and presents a diverse group of heroes. It will start with the iconic hero in the red cape in Superman, delve into the eternal beauty of the woman who was the impetus for the Trojan War in Helen of Troy, examine the strength and bravery of Ancient Greek warriors with the movie 300 and will finish with the everyday hero, Atticus Finch, in To Kill a Mockingbird.

About Superman:

When the greatest scientist on the planet of Krypton, Jor-El, is unable to convince the council that their planet is nearing a fatal shift in orbit, he assumes the duty of preserving the Krypton race. Only moments before the planet is destroyed, he sends his infant son, Kal-El, to Earth in a starship. Raised by the Kents, a farm couple, the young boy is given a new name (Clark Kent). As he grows, Clark realizes he has superhuman powers that set him apart from those around him. The Kents advise him to use his powers wisely, and once Clark leaves home, he discovers how he can use his abilities to protect Earth in memory of his home planet Krypton. As an adult in Metropolis, Clark assumes the role of a reporter for the Daily Planet, while secretly transforming and protecting the city as Superman. Starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman and Margot Kidder. Directed by Richard Donner; 1978. 143 minutes. 35mm. Rated PG.

Friday, January 8 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. Charlie Rauh

Guitarist/composer Charlie Rauh's pieces are marked by sparse melodic themes engulfed in dense harmonic structures that often thrive on conceptual improvisation. Among his influences are composer philosopher Hildegard Von Bingen (1098-1179), jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and multi-instrumentalist and composer Fred Frith.

Saturday, January 9 Kids Club: Picasso Inspired Self-Portraits!

10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m.

or 3:00 p.m.

Frist Center Studios

Free

Call 615.744.3357 to reserve a space.

Designed for 5-10 year olds, the Frist Center Kids Club offers exciting opportunities for children to discover, explore and create art. Free membership includes a Kids Club card, rewards for participation, hands-on activities in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery and monthly projects in the art studios. Featured activity: Explore the many faces of Pablo Picasso! Kids Club members will use Picasso's unique style and watercolor resist techniques to create their own self-portraits.

Thursday, January 14 Gallery Talk with Musical Accompaniment: "Thomas

7:00 p.m. Hart Benton and the Sounds of Americana"

Meet at the information desk

Free with purchase of gallery admission


Join Robert Webb Fry II, Sr., lecturer of music history and literature at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, as he addresses Thomas Hart Benton's use of American folk music as a thematic element in much of his work. Accompanied by Ben Sanders on fiddle, Fry will discuss the sights and sounds of Thomas Hart Benton's America through a selection of images and songs.

Thursday, January 14 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. The Tree Ring Review

The Tree Ring Review is a dynamic collaboration of three of Nashville's brightest newcomers in the world of American roots music. Included in the mix: multi-talented instrumentalist Bryan Clark's eclectic folk and Americana stylings; country and bluegrass songstress Donna Romanello; and the sultry duo, Ronny & Sarah.

Friday, January 15 ARTini: Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Times

7:00 p.m.

Meet at information desk

Free with purchase of gallery admission

Join Anne Taylor, curator of interpretation at the Frist Center, as she leads an informal conversation about one or two works of art in this exhibition. Complete your evening by relaxing in the Grand Lobby with beverages from the café and visiting with friends.

Friday, January 15 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. John Danley (guitar and paintbrush)

Free
John Danley is an experimental, fingerstyle guitarist who composes and performs his own blend of acoustic, instrumental music. His 8th CD, Acoustic Dimorphism, has just been released. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, college universities, festivals and art galleries across the country, and has shared the stage with such artists as David Gray, Iris DeMent, Gove Scrivenor, Reese Wynans, Cheryl Wheeler, Peppino D'Agostino and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Visitors are welcome to purchase beverages and snacks in the Frist Center Café to bring into the Grand Lobby.
Monday, January 18 Senior Monday

10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts and WAMB-AM present Senior Mondays, a series of events for those who admit their "senior" status. On these days, gallery admission is $4.25 (1/2 price) for seniors and a special senior parking fee of $2.00 in the Frist Center lots is offered, based on availability. Visitors may also donate non-perishable food items to Second Harvest and receive free admission. Seniors receive a 15 percent discount on Gift Shop purchases and on Frist Center Café refreshments purchased during the event. Seniors are invited to enjoy a live radio broadcast by WAMB's Harry Stephenson in the Grand Lobby. Special gallery talks and other activities are scheduled throughout the day.

Tuesday, January 19 ARTini: Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Times

12:00 p.m.

Meet at the information desk

Free with purchase of gallery admission

Take a break from your day and join Anne Taylor, curator of interpretation at the Frist Center, as she leads an informal conversation about one or two works of art in this exhibition. Complete your visit with stop in the café or gift shop.

Thursday, January 28 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. Stephen Anderson

Free

On Thursday evenings, the Frist Center presents free music in the Grand Lobby. Choose from a variety of red and white wines, beer and other beverages from the Frist Center Cafe. Bistro seating is offered, so visitors can relax and enjoy music performed by guitarist Stephen Anderson.

Friday, January 29 Curator's Perspective: "Heroes and Mortals in Ancient

6:30 p.m. Greece"

Auditorium

Free

Dr. Regine Schulz, director of international curatorial relations and curator of ancient art at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, will explore the integral cultural role heroes played in ancient Greek society. Their stories created norms, defined trends, and shaped behavior. Although they were not gods, but mortals who lived and died, the ancient Greeks believed that heroes had superhuman powers, especially after death when they had power over the living. As a consequence, they were worshiped alongside the gods.
This lecture will present the life cycles, distinctive characteristics, and unique tales of some of these heroes, such as Heracles and Odysseus, and will also ask the question: did the famous Helen really have the qualities essential to being a heroine? And although they were not heroes in the Greek sense, the admiration of musicians and dancers will be also discussed since they served as role models for society and were similar to our contemporary heroes.

February 2010
Monday, February 1 Story Time

10:30 a.m.

Art Library and Resource Center

Free

Join a Frist Center educator for an enthusiastic reading of an award-winning children's book. This program is designed for pre-kindergarten children and their families.
Wednesday, February 3 Art Making: Sgraffito Designs

10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Grand Lobby

Free

Drop in, be inspired, and create your own work of art in the Grand Lobby throughout the day. Featured activity: Join us at the Frist Center to design your own Greek-inspired scene using scratch art paper and the sgraffito technique, which was often employed by the ancient Greeks to design of some of their vases.
Thursday, February 4 Artist's Forum:

6:30 p.m. Kristi Hargrove and Iwonka Waskowski

Rechter Room

Free

Artist's Forum is a program in which Nashville-based and regional emerging and recognized artists discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work. Participants are encouraged to come and be a part of the dialogue about the artistic process.

Kristi Hargrove, assistant professor of fine arts at Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film, has more than 15 years experience as an artist and educator. She has shown in numerous national and regional exhibitions and is currently represented by Finer Things Gallery in Nashville. Her practice primarily revolves around drawing, but she also works in photography and video. Hargrove's graduate studies included spending time with artist mentors in Chicago and New York while grounding her art in issues related to French Feminism and psychoanalytical theory. Currently, Hargrove's work addresses issues of body and animal morphing and the topic of desire.
Iwonka Waskowski is a native of Chicago, Illinois, where she began her college studies at the age of 16 at Loyola University. At Loyola, she focused on psychology, with an interest in fine arts. A career in visual merchandising with Crate & Barrel eventually led her to New York, where she worked for three years. Inspired by the creative environment fostered by her career, Waskowski decided to pursue a fine arts degree, which she received from Watkins College in 2005. An active member of the artists' community in Nashville, Waskowski has been involved in local art groups including Untitled Artist Group, the Fugitive Art Center, the Secret Show Series, Off the Wall and others. Her work can be found at several local galleries. Waskowski currently holds the position of career service coordinator at Watkins.
Friday, February 5 ARTini:

7:00 p.m. Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece

Meet at the information desk

Free with purchase of gallery admission

Join Anne Henderson, director of education and outreach at the Frist Center, as she leads an informal conversation about one or two works of art in this exhibition. Complete your evening by relaxing in the Grand Lobby with beverages from the café, including special ARTinis, and visiting with friends.

Friday, February 5 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. John Danley (guitar and paintbrush)

Free
John Danley is an experimental, fingerstyle guitarist who composes and performs his own blend of acoustic, instrumental music. His 8th CD, Acoustic Dimorphism, has just been released. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, college universities, festivals and art galleries across the country, and has shared the stage with such artists as David Gray, Iris DeMent, Gove Scrivenor, Reese Wynans, Cheryl Wheeler, Peppino D'Agostino and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Visitors are welcome to purchase beverages and snacks in the Frist Center Café to bring into the Grand Lobby.

Saturday, February 6 Architecture Tour of the Frist Center

4:30 p.m.

Meet in the Grand Lobby

Free

Coming downtown to the First Saturday Art Crawl? Then start your evening at the Frist Center, as we've moved our monthly architecture tour to the first Saturday of each month.
"When was the Frist Center built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?" These are just a few of the questions that are answered in the Frist Center's popular monthly architecture tours. Stroll around the Frist Center as you learn more about our landmark building from one of our always-engaging docents.

Monday, February 8 Story Time

10:30 a.m.

Art Library and Resource Center

Free

Join a Frist Center educator for an enthusiastic reading of an award-winning children's book. This program is designed for pre-kindergarten children and their families.
Tuesday, February 9 ARTini:

12:00 p.m. Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece

Meet at the information desk

Free with purchase of gallery admission

Take a break from your day and join Anne Henderson, director of education and outreach at the Frist Center, as she leads an informal conversation about one or two works of art in this exhibition. Complete your visit with stop in the café or gift shop.

Wednesday, February 10 Art Making: Endearing Elephants

10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Grand Lobby

Free

Drop in, be inspired, and create your own work of art in the Grand Lobby throughout the day. Featured activity: Create your own elephant valentine for someone dear to you!
Thursday, February 11 Gallery Talk:

7:00 p.m. Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece

Meet at the information desk

Free with purchase of gallery admission

Join Anne Taylor, curator of interpretation at the Frist Center, for a tour of this exhibition. Complete your evening by enjoying Music in the Grand Lobby or visiting with friends in the café.

Thursday, February 11 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. String Jazz with Billy Contreras and Buddy Spicher

Free

Buddy Spicher hailed from Wheeling, WV, home of the Wheeling Jamboree, and ended up in Nashville on some of the most important recordings in the last 50 years, including Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline. In the early 90s, he took on a brilliant young student fiddler, Billy Contreras. Hear a legend and a legend in the making when Billy and Buddy play for Music in the Grand Lobby. Spectacular music in a spectacular venue.

Friday, February 12 Films at the Frist: Helen of Troy

7:00 p.m.

Auditorium

Free

This, the second in a four-part film series designed in conjunction with the Heroes exhibition continues the exploration of what it means to be a hero. Helen of Troy delves into the eternal beauty of the woman who was the impetus for the Trojan War.

About the movie:

After being shipwrecked on a peace-seeking mission to Sparta, Prince Paris of Troy is washed up on a beach, where he meets and falls in love with a woman he thinks is a slave girl. Determined to carry out his mission and deliver the peaceful intentions of his king, Paris soon leaves the woman to make his way to the Spartan Palace. There, he meets King Menelaus and soon realizes that the woman he loves is actually Queen Helen of Sparta. Menelaus, in turn, quickly recognizes the feelings Paris and Helen have for each other and has the Prince of Troy arrested. Not wanting any harm to come to him, Helen decides to help Paris escape and ends up fleeing Troy with him. This impetuous action is the one that launched a thousand ships and became the impetus for the Trojan War. Starring Rossana Podestà and Jacques Sernas. Directed by Robert Wise, 1956. 118 minutes. 35mm. Not Rated.
Thursday, February 12 Music in the Grand Lobby

6:00-8:00 p.m. Benita Hill

www.benitahill.com

Benita Hill's silken voice and arresting jazz tunes reflect the sum total of one truly remarkable life. A former backup singer for the Allman Brothers Band and a hit songwriter with two number-one singles for Garth Brooks under her stylish belt, she made a seemingly oblique turn to the world of jazz. She has shared the stage with Chuck Mangione, Michael Franks and Yolanda Adams.
Saturday, February 13 Kids Club: Story Boxes

10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., or 3:00 p.m.

Frist Center Studios

Free

Call 615.744.3357 to reserve a space.

Designed for 5-10 year olds, the Frist Center Kids Club offers exciting opportunities for children to discover, explore, and create art. Free membership includes a Kids Club card, rewards for participation, hands-on activities in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, and monthly projects in the art studios. Featured activity: Inspired by the stories of Greek heroes, participants will design boxes that describe or tell a story about themselves.
Monday, February 15 Story Time

10:30 a.m.

Art Library and Resource Center

Free

Join a Frist Center Educator for an enthusiastic reading of an award-winning children's book. This program is designed for pre-kindergarten children and their families.

Current Exhibitions
Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris
Upper-Level Galleries
September 10, 2009-January 3, 2010

Including more than 100 photographs by such artists as Eugène Atget, Hans Bellmer, Ilse Bing, Brassaï, André Kertész and Man Ray, Twilight Visions will celebrate Paris as the literal and metaphoric base of Surrealism.

This exhibition was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts with guest curator Therese Lichtenstein, Ph.D.


Georgia O'Keeffe and Her Times: American Modernisms from the Lane Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Ingram Gallery
October 2, 2009-January 31, 2010

This exhibition of forty-five paintings and eight photographs featuring masterpieces by Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Arthur G. Dove, Stuart Davis and Marsden Hartley from the Lane Collection, traces the development and diversity of American Modernism through the eyes of a passionate collector. William H. Lane (1914-1995), owner of a small Massachusetts manufacturing plant, formed his pioneering collection in the early 1950s when these painters were little understood, though today they are considered to be among the most important American artists of the early twentieth century.
This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song

Ingram Gallery

October 2, 2009-January 31, 2010

In conjunction with the Nashville Public Library's call for a citywide celebration of beloved author Mark Twain, the Frist Center presents a selection of drawings and watercolors by another promoter of American narratives and everyday life, Thomas Hart Benton. A second section of the exhibition focuses on another source of inspiration for the artist-one particularly appropriate for Nashville-folk music and musicians. Benton's lifelong admiration of Americana music is well known, yet works of this subject matter have not yet been assembled as an exhibition.

This exhibition was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Oliver Herring: Common Threads

Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

October 2, 2009-January 31, 2010

This exhibition includes four objects and a selection of short videos by New York-based artist Oliver Herring. Collaborating with friends and strangers in the creation of his sculptures, performances and video art, Herring documents his growing interest in using art as a tool of social engagement.
This exhibition was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Upcoming Exhibitions
Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece
Upper-Level Galleries
January 29-April 25, 2010

Featuring more than 100 works, including statues, reliefs, vases, bronzes, and jewelry made between the sixth and first centuries BCE from U.S. and European museums, this exhibition explores the human need for heroes through the arts of ancient Greece.

Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece has been organized by the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, in cooperation with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Onassis Foundation (USA), New York.
The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Masterieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce

Ingram Gallery

February 19-May 16, 2010

Featuring 60 works from the Museo de Arte de Ponce (MAP), located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the collection of European art originally acquired by philanthropist Luis A. Ferré, this exhibition ranges from the gold-leaf idealism of the late Middle Ages to the detailed realism of the end of the 19th Century and brings together iconic works from the collection's Italian, French, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, German and Austrian schools of painting.

This exhibition was organized by Museo de Arte de Ponce, The Luis A. Ferré Foundation, Inc., Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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VISITOR INFORMATION

Accredited by the American Association 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 features 21 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. Beginning Jan. 2, 2010, Frist Center admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors and military and college students with ID. Thursday and Friday evenings, 5:00-9:00 p.m., admission is free for college students with a valid college ID. Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation by calling (615) 744-3246. The Frist Center is open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the Café opening at noon. Additional information is available by calling (615) 244-3340 or by visiting our Web site at www.fristcenter.org.

 

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