Frist Center Launches New Website

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts today has launched a new website that offers visitors a dynamic platform from which to explore the exhibitions, programs and activities and learning opportunities both on site and in cyberspace.

Developed by Nashville-based online and interactive marketers and website design company Paramore, the www.fristcenter.org accommodates any browser size. Modern mobile browsers, including iPhone, Android and Blackberry, are also supported. A news ticker at the top of every page displays daily news, and a full-featured search engine quickly returns information. The new website also includes the ability to share any page with friends/followers on Facebook and Twitter and provides email link functionality on every page.

Through the Calendar+Exhibitions area, visitors may access detailed information about past, present and future exhibitions through landing pages that aggregate background, images, gallery guides, programs and audio and video files. The Calendar area of the site invites visitors to filter by date and categories, including exhibitions, lectures and gallery talks, educator workshops, performances, tours, films and music.

In the secure Join+Support area of the site, visitors can become Frist Center Members and learn how to become involved with the Frist Center through memberships, sponsorships and other activities. There is also information about specialty license plates that can be purchased to support the arts and links to the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission websites. There is also a special password-protected area of in which Frist Center Members can learn about special Members-only offers, update information and manage their memberships.

The Learn area of the website contains resources for schools and educators, as well as a tour of the Martin ArtQuest Gallery and a Multimedia area featuring a variety of videos and audio tours when available.

The Frist Center's outreach efforts are detailed in the Community section of the site. There, visitors will find a list of the Frist Center's Community Partners, information about Art Trunks, transportation subsidies, the Speakers Bureau, Senior Monday's and the Frist's Affinity Day program.

The Martin ArtQuest Gallery is featured on the site through images and a video produced by Frist Center interns.

Frist Center sponsors are acknowledged on pages with logos and links throughout the site.

"This new website is an exciting leap forward for us," said First Center Marketing Director and project manager Kathy Demonbreun. "The site employs photography, audio and video to support our exhibitions and programs and in a wonderfully dynamic way, really reflects the institution we have become in our first ten years."

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

About the Frist Center

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 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 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 Café 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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