N2020 is Live

The Frist presents N2020: Community Reflections, an online initiative that showcases creative expressions by an array of Nashville artists in response to the historic events and challenges of 2020. The exhibition is also screening on-site in the auditorium during museum hours.

Artist and North Nashville native Woke3, guest curator on the project, collaborated with photographers, choreographers, dancers, musicians, videographers, and spoken-word artists in his community to reflect on the past year and consider paths forward.

The Frist Art Museum turns 20!

We continue to celebrate our birthday and invite you to reminisce virtually with us by looking back on a selection of important exhibitions from each year of our history. We’ve created a page on our website that will be updated regularly and now includes descriptions and images from 2001 through 2006.

Follow us @FristArtMuseum and use #FristTurns20 to share your memories of the past 20 years!

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Upcoming events

May 20

Frist at Home: Creating the American West in Art

Thursday, May 20, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Free; registration required
Presented on Zoom

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home online tour—a closer look at some of the art currently at the museum. Spend thirty minutes in the company of our docents and other art lovers. This conversation will focus on Creating the American West in Art. Read More
May 20

Teen ARTlab with artist Jerry Phillips

Thursday, May 20, 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required; free

Join artist Jerry Phillips in a low-key drawing workshop where he will demonstrate how he uses colored pencils and simple No. 2 graphite pencils. Explore your creativity while experimenting with color. You are encouraged to prepare for this ARTlab by collecting photographs or printed imagery that you find significant or… Read More
May 27

Frist at Home: Creating the American West in Art

Thursday, May 27, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; free; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home online tour—a closer look at some of the art currently at the museum. Spend thirty minutes in the company of our docents and other art lovers. This conversation will focus on Creating the American West in Art. Read More
Jun 3

Frist at Home: Architecture

Thursday, June 3, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; free; registration required

Join us from wherever you are for an engaging conversation with Frist docents about A Landmark Repurposed. Read More
Jun 10

Frist at Home: Creating the American West in Art

Thursday, June 10, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; free; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home online tour—a closer look at some of the art currently at the museum. Spend thirty minutes in the company of our docents and other art lovers. This conversation will focus on Creating the American West in Art. Read More
Jun 10

Artist’s Perspective: Bethany Collins

Thursday, June 10, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Free; registration required
Presented on Zoom

Language and how it can reflect a cultural ethos, particularly the nuance of racial and national identities, is the primary subject in Bethany Collins’s multimedia practice. Her works exploring historical texts such as The Odyssey and “The Star Spangled Banner” prompt reflection on patriotism and individual position within national identity. Join Collins… Read More
Jun 11

Curator’s Perspective: The Acme of Originality—Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Cutting-Edge Tearoom Designs

Friday, June 11, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Free; registration required
Presented on Zoom

Over a 21-year period, between 1896 and 1917, the architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh created some of his most imaginative interiors and decorative schemes for Catherine Cranston’s four tearooms in central Glasgow. These commissions provided him with crucial opportunities to experiment with an increasingly sophisticated approach to interiors, furniture,… Read More
Jun 24

Lecture and Tasting
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Tea Movement

Thursday, June 24, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Free; registration required
Presented on Zoom

Tea historian Bruce Richardson discusses the history of British tea, Mackintosh’s relationship with Catherine Cranston, and the influence of japonisme on Scottish tea and art at the turn of the twentieth century. This one-hour illustrated Zoom lecture will include an optional at-home tea tasting Read More
Jul 17

Adult ARTlab: Patterned Textiles

Saturday, July 17, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Frist Art Museum Studio C; registration required

In this workshop with teaching artist Yanira Vissepo, participants will acquire basic skills for designing and making their own patterned textiles, inspired by the exhibition Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style. After students explore the work of Mackintosh and his contemporaries during a walk through the exhibition, they will sketch and create their own designs. Then, they will use techniques such as stenciling and block printing to transfer images onto fabric, with a emphasis on pattern making. Read More
Aug 7

Performance: Nashville Pipes and Drums

Saturday, August 7, 10:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

Frist Art Museum Turner Courtyard; free

Listen to the sounds of Scotland and learn more about its rich cultural heritage during this day of performances in the Turner Courtyard. Inspired by the exhibition Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, Nashville Pipes and Drums will present fifteen-minute performances at the top of each… Read More
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