Matthew Ritchie talks about his exhibition at the Frist

A Garden in the Flood features the work of renowned transmedia artist Matthew Ritchie and includes dramatic paintings, an architectural structure, and hallucinatory animations—some made using artificial intelligence. At its heart is a new video work with a sound bed specially commissioned from renowned composer Hanna Benn and performed by the Fisk Jubilee Singers with their late music director, Dr. Paul T. Kwami.

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Dec 1

Frist at Home: Architecture

Thursday, December 1, 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
Dec 1

Guided Meditation in Weaving Splendor

Thursday, December 1, 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Ingram Gallery
$5 members; $20 not-yet-members (includes gallery admission and parking); registration required

Join us on select Thursday nights as The Happy Hour leads a meditation practice in the exhibition that taps into both your personal story and the larger impact you can make on the world. By slowing down and entering this meditative state, you can explore the fabric of what makes you uniquely you.  Read More
Dec 1

Drop-In Drawing

Thursday, December 1, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Gallery admission required
Materials included (first come, first served); all skill levels welcome

Occurs every Thursday evening
Practice different techniques and skills, access technical guidance, and be inspired by the artworks in our galleries and the architecture of our building. Borrow materials from the station near the Ingram Gallery Information Desk or bring your own! (Note that only pencils and digital drawing surfaces are allowed in the… Read More
Dec 1

Thirty-Minute Exhibition Tour 

Thursday, December 1, 6:30–7:00 p.m.

Meet at Ingram Gallery Information Desk; Gallery admission required

Repeats every Thursday evening
Learn more about one of our current exhibitions on this informal thirty-minute tour with a Frist Art Museum docent. Tours meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk. Read More
Dec 3

Artist Demonstration: Rima Day

Saturday, December 3, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ingram Gallery
Free for members; gallery admission required for not-yet-members

Join artist Rima Day to learn more about the techniques and processes used to create the textiles in Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Read More
Dec 3

Persian Cooking Demonstration and Tasting

Presented by Louisa Shafia 

Saturday, December 3, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Rechter Room

Join Louisa Shafia, chef and author of the award-winning cookbook The New Persian Kitchen, as she takes us on a journey through Persian flavors like saffron, pomegranate molasses, cardamom, and rosewater. In this class, you’ll learn about and taste iconic Persian dishes including pomegranate walnut stew, yogurt with beets and mint, and fluffy saffron rice with barberries.  Read More
Dec 3

Architecture Tour

Saturday, December 3, 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
Dec 4

Performance: Theatre Nohgaku

Sunday, December 4, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Auditorium
Free; first-come, first seated

Join us for this special performance inspired by Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  Theatre Nohgaku is an international performance ensemble whose members share a passion for Nō and a conviction that it has profound power for audiences today. They perform traditional and contemporary work that reaches… Read More
Dec 8

Frist at Home: Matthew Ritchie

Thursday, December 8, 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 Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the… Read More
Dec 8

Drop-In Drawing

Thursday, December 8, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Gallery admission required
Materials included (first come, first served); all skill levels welcome

Occurs every Thursday evening
Practice different techniques and skills, access technical guidance, and be inspired by the artworks in our galleries and the architecture of our building. Borrow materials from the station near the Ingram Gallery Information Desk or bring your own! (Note that only pencils and digital drawing surfaces are allowed in the… Read More
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