Don’t Miss Alma W. Thomas! Exhibition Closing June 5

Time is running out to see Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful, an unprecedented look at Thomas’s joyful, colorful abstract paintings that express her interest in flora and fauna, music, space travel, and spirituality.  Enjoy this short video of Dr. Seth Feman, our new executive director and CEO and the co-curator of Everything Is Beautiful, talking about one of his favorite paintings in the exhibition.

We Need You! Become a Frist Volunteer.

Join our team! We are looking for people of all ages to help in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, the gift shop, and Guest Services. Volunteers enjoy FREE access to all Frist exhibitions, free parking, discounts in the gift shop, and more. It’s a great opportunity for high school students (volunteers must be at least 15 years old). Submit your application by Wednesday, June 1, to be included in the next training session on Saturday, June 4.

Love Renaissance Art?

Join the Friends of Renaissance Art and support our upcoming Knights in Armor exhibition, which will showcase stunning examples of European arms and armor from the renowned collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy.

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May 19

Frist at Home: Architecture

Thursday, May 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
May 22

“Complexity of spirit”: Black Artistic Fellowship in Expression, Representation, and the Life of Alma W. Thomas

Sunday, May 22, 2:30–4:00 p.m.

Auditorium
Free; registration required

These creative pursuits illuminate how, in the face of representational mandates levied at Black artists and women artists about the kinds of images and selves they should present, Thomas publicly expressed “the complexity of her spirit,” as James V. Herring put it.—Tiffany Barber, “In Quiet Pursuit of Art… Read More
May 26

Frist at Home: Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful

Thursday, May 26, 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 Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful. Read More
Jun 2

Frist at Home: Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful

Thursday, June 2, 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 Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful. Read More
Jun 2

Curator’s Tour
Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Thursday, June 2, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Ingram Gallery
Free to members; $15 for not-yet-members; registration required

Learn more about the immersive installations, paintings, and sculptures on view in Light, Space, Surface on this tour of the exhibition with organizing curator Carol S. Eliel.  Eliel is the senior curator of modern art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Working at the museum since 1984, she has organized… Read More
Jun 5

Member Morning:
Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Sunday, June 5, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Reservations are not required

Join us for a members-only viewing of Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which opens in the Ingram Gallery on June 3. As a benefit of membership, our members are invited to enjoy exclusive viewings of our new exhibitions at member previews… Read More
Jun 30

Curator’s Perspective: The Aesthetic of Knights in Armor

Thursday, June 30, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Auditorium; free; first come, first seated

Join organizing curator Riccardo Franci to learn about the exhibition Knights in Armor, in which some of the most aesthetically significant works from the Museo Stibbert’s collection of arms and armor are on display. While the aesthetics of arms and armor were always important to the warriors of the Middle Ages… Read More
Jul 3

Member Morning: Knights in Armor

Sunday, July 3, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Reservations are not required

Join us for a members-only viewing of Knights in Armor, which opens in the Upper-Level Galleries on July 1. As a benefit of membership, our members are invited to enjoy exclusive viewings of our new exhibitions at member previews and Member Mornings. Member previews take place the day… Read More
Jul 28

Film: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 

Thursday, July 28, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated

This beloved cult classic replays Arthurian mythology in hilarious absurdist mode. In tenth-century England, King Arthur travels the countryside to find knights who will join him at his Round Table in Camelot. When God sends them on a quest to find the Holy Grail, King Arthur decides the knights should separate and search for the Grail individually. They eventually reunite in hopes that Tim the Enchanter will set them on the right path. Will faith, Tim’s “pointed” guidance, and holy hand grenades be enough to ensure the success of their quest?     Read More
Aug 6

Adult ARTlab: Metalworking 

Saturday, August 6, 10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Frist Art Museum and The Forge Nashville (formerly Fort Houston), 217 Willow Street, Nashville

This workshop is also offered on Sept 17 and Oct 1
Presented by The Forge Nashville (formerly Fort Houston)  $50 members; $65 not-yet-members (all supplies, gallery admission, and parking validation included) Ages 18+ only. Space is limited. All skill levels are welcome.  Register for August 6 Register for September 17 Register for October 1 Join the… Read More
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