Current Exhibitions

Jeffrey Gibson Exhibition Now Open

Opening Friday, February 3, Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric showcases the vibrant work of one of today’s leading artists, whose multidisciplinary practice combines aspects of traditional Indigenous arts and cultures with a modernist visual vocabulary.

Works by Otobong Nkanga Now On View in the Gordon CAP Gallery

Otobong Nkanga: Gently Basking in Debris, a selection of works on display in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery, features the striking paintings, tapestries, videos, and sculptures by the Nigerian Belgian artist who explores connections between geography, nature, and the human body.

Frist After Five: Celebrating Black Arts & Culture in February

Every Thursday in February from 6:00–8:00 p.m., we are excited to celebrate Black arts and culture with special programming in the Frist Café. Join us for live music, poetry, local contemporary art, food trucks, and good vibes!

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Feb 9

Frist After Five: Celebrating Black Arts & Culture

Thursday, February 9, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Frist Café
Free (gallery admission available for purchase)

Similar events on Thursdays, Feb. 16 and 23
Every Thursday in February from 6:00–8:00 p.m., we are excited to celebrate Black arts and culture with special programming in the Frist Café. Join us for live music, poetry, local contemporary art, food trucks, and good vibes! On February 9, enjoy poetry by Wisdom, a musical performance by Crystal Rose and… Read More
Feb 9

Gallery Talk: William Blake and A Garden in the Flood

Thursday, February 9, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Upper-Level Galleries
Free for members; gallery admission required for not-yet-members

Join Dr. Roger Moore as he discusses the deep influence of the poetry and art of William Blake on Matthew Ritchie’s work. Read More
Feb 11

Architecture Tour

Saturday, February 11, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Meet in the Grand Lobby
Free; no reservations necessary

Offered every Saturday at 3:30 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 3:30 p.m. every Saturday. Read More
Feb 12

Family Sunday: Jeffrey Gibson

Sunday, February 12, 1:00–5:30 p.m.

Ingram Gallery and Martin ArtQuest
Free for members and guests ages 18 and younger; gallery admission required for not-yet-members

Repeats every second Sunday of the month
The Frist loves families! On the second Sunday of each month, join us for family tours, multisensory gallery experiences, and a visit to the Martin ArtQuest Gallery. A Family Tour begins at 1:45 p.m. at the Ingram Gallery information desk. A Multisensory Exploration Station is available in the Ingram Gallery… Read More
Feb 15

Art History Course: Contemporary Art

Wednesday, February 15, 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Zoom
Price per class: $12 members; $15 not-yet-members
Price for the entire course: $30 members; $40 not-yet-members

Additional courses on February 22 and March 1
Learn more about themes in contemporary art through the work of Jeffrey Gibson, Otobong Nkanga, and Matthew Ritchie in this three-part course presented on Zoom. At the end of the course, participants can visit the exhibitions with Tom Williams during an in-person meet up.  Read More
Feb 16

Educator Workshop: Jeffrey Gibson

Thursday, February 16, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Studio B and Ingram Gallery
Register by February 13

Workshop repeats on Saturday, February 18
Explore the Jeffrey Gibson exhibition, learn about the artist's multidisciplinary practice, and take part in an art-making activity. Read More
Feb 16

Frist at Home: Jeffrey Gibson

Thursday, February 16, 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 Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric. Read More
Feb 16

Guided Meditation

Thursday, February 16, 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 our galleries. During this program, you will be guided through unique meditations inspired by one of our current exhibitions.  Read More
Feb 16

Frist After Five: Celebrating Black Arts & Culture

Thursday, February 16, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Frist Café
Free (gallery admission available for purchase)

Similar event on Thursday, Feb. 23
Every Thursday in February from 6:00–8:00 p.m., we are excited to celebrate Black arts and culture with special programming in the Frist Café. Join us for live music, poetry, local contemporary art, food trucks, and good vibes! On February 16, enjoy poetry by Guru, a musical performance by Quez Cantrell, and… Read More
Feb 16

Thirty-Minute Exhibition Tour 

Thursday, February 16, 6:30–7:00 p.m.

Meet at Ingram Gallery Information Desk; Gallery admission required

Repeats every Thursday evening
Learn more about Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood on this informal thirty-minute tour with a Frist Art Museum docent. Tours meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk. Read More
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