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Exhibition featuring the work of Rina Banerjee is now open

Rina Banerjee explores the idea that in the current social imaginary, characteristics of society that were once thought to anchor identity—languages, political and economic ideologies, nationality, race, and sexuality—limit the ways individuals can define themselves or be defined by others.


Blood at the Root outdoor installation now open Thursdays–Sundays through November 1

Blood at the Root is an immersive outdoor pop-up installation created by Nashville artists EXO:DUS (Elisheba Israel Mrozik and Aaron Mrozik) that explores how implicit bias can develop over time within families. The work will be on view in the Frist’s Turner Courtyard on Thursdays through November 1, 2020, and is free to the public.

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Upcoming events

Oct 24

Printmaking Pop-Up at Blood at the Root

Saturday, October 24, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Turner Courtyard; free; while supplies last

Repeats on Sunday, October 25, 1–4 p.m.
This weekend, Nashville printmaker Caitlin Mello will be collaborating with EXO:DUS artist Elisheba Israel Mrozik on a design inspired by Blood at the Root in the Turner Courtyard. Read More
Oct 25

Artist’s Perspective: EXO:DUS

Sunday, October 25, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; free; registration required

Join Nashville artists EXO:DUS (Elisheba Israel Mrozik and Aaron Mrozik) to learn more about their immersive outdoor installation, Blood at the Root. Read More
Nov 4

Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice 2020

Episode 6: Performativity and the Social Body

Wednesday, November 4, 9:00–10:30 a.m.

Presented on Zoom; free; advance registration required

Vanderbilt University hosts a trans-institutional series of virtual conversations and artistic collaborations that address four themes over eight episodes with the objective of exploring creative approaches to living together in the South(s). Read More
Nov 5

Educator Workshop:
Rina Banerjee

Thursday, November 5, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom

Join us online as we highlight the work of Rina Banerjee in this educator workshop. Enjoy a virtual tour of the exhibition, followed by a live presentation and Q&A session with Rina Banerjee. Read More
Nov 5

We Count Conversation: Thaxton Waters II with Shaun Giles

Thursday, November 5, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; free; registration required

In response to the commonly held belief in the early 1900s that men should have the right to vote because they bear arms, women’s suffrage activist Anne Dallas Dudley said, “Yes, but women bear armies.” This phrase inspired the conversations about voting that Thaxton Waters II had with North Nashville… Read More
Nov 12

Curator's Perspective: Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance

Thursday, November 12, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; free; registration required

Presented by Kristin L. Spangenberg, curator of prints, Cincinnati Art Museum German artist Albrecht Dürer is celebrated as one of the finest printmakers of all time. Learn more about him and about Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance with Kristin L. Spangenberg, the exhibition’s organizer. Spangenberg serves as… Read More
Nov 19

Multitudes: Stories from Nashville’s Global Community

Thursday, November 19, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; free; registration required

Rina Banerjee investigates experiences of identity, tradition, and culture, informed by communities from all over the world. Join Michael McRay and the Frist Art Museum for a virtual event, featuring storytellers from Nashville’s own diverse population. Hear true stories inspired by the works in the exhibition Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World. Read More
Dec 3

Performance: One World, Many Journeys

Thursday, December 3, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; free; registration required

The Global Education Center will lend its cultural expertise to the Rina Banerjee exhibition by weaving together dance traditions from diverse cultures to highlight common stories of migration, identity, interactions with the natural world, and the interconnectedness of all people as we plant roots and find home. Read More
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