Career-Spanning Kara Walker Exhibition Now Open

Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation offers a broad overview of the artist’s career and explores racial and gender exploitation, abuse, and inequity.

A leading artist of her generation, Walker works in a range of mediums, including prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture, film, and the large-scale silhouette cutouts for which she is perhaps most recognized. Her powerful and provocative images employ contradictions to critique the painful legacies of slavery, sexism, violence, imperialism, and other power structures.

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Join us in celebrating the Frist’s 20th birthday. We invite you to reminisce virtually with us by looking back on a selection of important exhibitions from each year of our history.

The 250+ exhibitions shown in our galleries speak to the continued focus on our founding mission. Contributions in celebration of our twentieth year ensure that the Frist Art Museum can continue presenting thought-provoking arts and education experiences for all ages, both in-person and online, and provide support for museum overhead and essential services. Every gift makes a difference.

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Aug 5

Frist at Home: Architecture

Thursday, August 5, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home tour—a closer look at the architecture of our building. 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
Aug 7

Vaccination Day

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

Frist Café

The Metro Public Health Department will be on-site at the Frist Art Museum providing COVID-19 vaccines from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 7. Both the two-dose Pfizer vaccine and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available. There is no cost to get vaccinated, and… Read More
Aug 7

Architecture Tour

Saturday, August 7, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Meet in the Grand Lobby; no reservations necessary

Offered every Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries? Enjoy a guided tour of our landmark art deco building at 4:30 p.m. every Saturday. Read More
Aug 12

Frist at Home: Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style

Thursday, August 12, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; 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 Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh… Read More
Aug 14

Educator workshop
Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick

Saturday, August 14, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Upper-Level Galleries and Studios; registration required

Repeats on September 10
During this workshop, explore the nuances of Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Participate in a tour, spend time on your own in the galleries, receive teaching materials, discuss curriculum connections, and participate in art-making activities. Read More
Aug 14

Architecture Tour

Saturday, August 14, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Meet in the Grand Lobby; no reservations necessary

Offered every Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries? Enjoy a guided tour of our landmark art deco building at 4:30 p.m. every Saturday. Read More
Aug 19

Frist at Home: Architecture

Thursday, August 19, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home tour—a closer look at the architecture of our building. Read More
Aug 21

Sensory Dreams, Sated: A tasting inspired by Kara Walker

Saturday, August 21, 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Frist Art Museum Auditorium; $50 members; $60 not-yet-members (gallery admission, parking validation, and tasting included).

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Join Chef Keshia M. Hay of Sip N Bite for an edible interpretation of the works of Kara Walker. This program will begin with a visit to the exhibition Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, followed by a three-course tasting with drink pairings by Perfectly Cordial. Read More
Aug 21

Architecture Tour

Saturday, August 21, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Meet in the Grand Lobby; no reservations necessary

Offered every Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries? Enjoy a guided tour of our landmark art deco building at 4:30 p.m. every Saturday. Read More
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