Opening Soon! See the Creative Genius of Alexander McQueen and Photographer Ann Ray

Alexander McQueen redefined contemporary fashion with his extraordinary ability to blend exquisite craftmanship with imaginative storytelling. Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous, opening Thursday, May 30, will feature more than 60 dress objects and 65 photographs and offer a rare glimpse into the life and mind of McQueen and introduce French photographer Ann Ray, the only photographer granted unfettered access to McQueen’s world.

Current Exhibitions

Frist Fridays Return in Glamorous Fashion!

We are thrilled to kick off the 2024 season of Frist Fridays—a reimagined series of art and music parties featuring DJ sets, one-night-only art activations, after-parties, and more!

Join us Friday, May 31, for the inaugural event celebrating the opening of Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous. Dress to impress for a fun and fashionable rendezvous at the Frist!

Teens, we want to see your art!

Calling all Middle Tennessee teens! If you’re between the ages of 13 and 19, we want to see your art inspired by the theme of NATURE. A jury of Frist Art Museum curators and educators will select artworks to be featured in an exhibition this summer titled Teens Take the Frist!

The deadline for entries is June 2.

ArtQuest Gets a McQueen-Inspired Makeover!

Martin ArtQuest is looking super stylish with new stations inspired by our upcoming Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous exhibition! We are thrilled to present twelve design sketches by McQueen to inspire guests to create looks for their own spring/summer ’24 collection. The Drawing in the Round station features our mannequin glamorously dressed in a McQ garment with a headpiece inspired by McQueen collaborator Philip Treacy’s elaborate creations. Other exhibition-focused activities include dress-up magnets, a photo framing exercise, and books about fashion and friendship.

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Friday, May 31, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

Frist Fridays 2024

Saturday, June 1, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Native Resonance Cohort Artist Showcase and Market

Saturday, June 8, 2:30–4:30 p.m.

The Sweetness of Life Culinary Experience

Sunday, June 9, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Family Ice Cream Social  

Sunday, June 9, 1:00–5:30 p.m.

Family Sunday

Sunday, June 9, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Family Drop-In ARTlab: Be a Fashion Designer

Thursday, June 20, 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Yoga in the Courtyard

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