Picasso exhibition extended one week! Limited tickets available.

We are excited to announce that Picasso. Figures will remain at the Frist for one additional week, now closing on Sunday, May 9! The exhibition Liliana Porter: Man with Axe and Other Stories will also remain on view during the extension. Tickets are almost sold out, so reserve yours today. We currently have a full house of exhibitions, and you can view them all with one ticket.

The museum is currently open five days a week—Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday—through the run of Picasso. Figures.

Masks are required in our building.

The Frist Art Museum turns 20!

Twenty years ago, on April 8, 2001, we opened the doors of our historic building to our community.

We have been celebrating our birthday all year long and now invite you to reminisce virtually with us by looking back on a selection of important exhibitions from each year of our history. We’ve created a page on our website that will be updated regularly, starting with 2001 and 2002. Follow us @FristArtMuseum and use #FristTurns20 to share your memories of the past 20 years!

Calling all Teen Artists

Calling ALL teens from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties! If you are between the ages of 13 and 19, we want to see your art. A jury of Frist Art Museum curators and educators will select artworks to be featured this summer in an exhibition titled Teens Take the Frist! (June 18–September 5, 2021).

N2020 is Live

The Frist presents N2020: Community Reflections, an online initiative that showcases creative expressions by an array of Nashville artists in response to the historic events and challenges of 2020. The exhibition launched on March 3, 2021, the one-year anniversary of Nashville’s devastating 2020 tornado.

Artist and North Nashville native Woke3, guest curator on the project, collaborated with photographers, choreographers, dancers, musicians, videographers, and spoken-word artists in his community to reflect on the past year and consider paths forward.

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Upcoming events

Apr 14

Teen ARTlab with fashion designer Rae Yo Young

Wednesday, April 14, 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Free; registration required; Presented on Zoom; for ages 13–19 only

Rae Yo Young is a fashion designer and multifaceted artist based in Nashville. Their art focuses on self-expression and is inspired by 1990s and early 2000s Harajuku fashion, southern culture, a multitude of fashion trends from subcultures throughout the world, and the exploration of their lost ancestral identity as a… Read More
Apr 14

The Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice

Wednesday, April 14, 8:00–9:00 p.m.

Each virtual gathering is free and open to the public.

The Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice, a trans-institutional partnership comprising Vanderbilt University, Fisk University, the Frist Art Museum, and Millions of Conversations, launches its Spring Program on April 1, 2021. The EADJ, founded by Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair and Professor of Fine Arts María Magdalena Campos-Pons, is a forum for diverse and inclusive discussion about the role of art in forging a more just and democratic future. Read More
Apr 15

Frist at Home: Picasso. Figures

Thursday, April 15, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Free; registration required
Presented on Zoom

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home tour about Picasso. Figures. Spend thirty minutes in the company of our docents and other art-lovers. Read More
Apr 16

Film: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Friday, April 16, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Free; registration required

Join us for a virtual screening of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Creating the American West in Art. A link to stream the film will be provided, following a special introduction by Sarah Childress on Zoom. Read More
Apr 22

Frist at Home: Picasso. Figures

Thursday, April 22, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Free; registration required
Presented on Zoom

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home 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 Picasso. Figures. Read More
Apr 24

Adult ARTlab: Picasso and the Figure

Saturday, April 24, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Frist Art Museum Studio C; Ages 18+ only; registration required

In this workshop with teaching artist Robert Scobey, students will learn how Pablo Picasso approached representations of the human figure throughout his career. Participants will explore the evolution of Picasso’s many styles through works in the exhibition Picasso. Figures, and then create their own paintings, using acrylic paint and collage. Read More
Apr 29

Frist at Home: Picasso. Figures

Thursday, April 29, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Free; registration required
Presented on Zoom

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 Picasso. Figures. Read More
May 14

Film: Meek’s Cutoff (2010)

Friday, May 14, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Free; registration required

Join us for a virtual screening of Meek’s Cutoff, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Creating the American West in Art. A link to stream the film will be provided, following a special introduction by Sarah Childress on Zoom. Read More
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