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Exhibition of Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami Opens January 28

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami features approximately seventy works by fifty Cuban artists of multiple generations, including María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Yoan Capote, Los Carpinteros, Teresita Fernández, and Zilia Sánchez. Through paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and installations drawn from one of the largest public collections of Cuban art in the United States, the exhibition inspires dialogue regarding the physical, social, and political landscape of the island and its diaspora. Watch a preview.

Nashville-Based Artist LeXander Bryant Opens Debut Solo Museum Exhibition on January 28

Nashville-based artist LeXander Bryant’s debut solo museum exhibition Forget Me Nots opens in the Gordon CAP Gallery on January 28. Bryant’s artwork addresses themes of perseverance amid adversity, family struc­tures and bonds, economic inequality, and community activism, and offer an opportunity to consider one’s present position by thinking critically about the past and envisioning one’s legacy. Listen to the artist speak about his work.

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Jan 20

Wharf Park Master Plan: An Invitation to the Cumberland River

Thursday, January 20, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Online; registration required

The Frist Art Museum is pleased to support the Civic Design Center Urban Forum free virtual program a future “Southside Riverfront Park.” Join Agency Landscape + Planning, the firm that was awarded the bid to design the “Southside Riverfront Park” now known as Wharf Park, as they discuss the… Read More
Jan 20

Frist at Home: Medieval Bologna

Thursday, January 20, 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 Medieval Bologna: Art for a University… Read More
Jan 22

A Taste of Bologna Cooking Class

Saturday, January 22, 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville, TN 37209
$85 members; $95 not-yet-members
Space is limited.

Join Chef Paulette Licitra for a hands-on workshop inspired by the exhibition Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City exploring dishes from Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna region. Learn to make fresh pasta, shaping it into charming ricotta-stuffed tortellini, and authentic Bolognese meat sauce from scratch. At the end of the class, participants will dine together to sample their creations. Our meal will be rounded out with an Italian salad, dessert, wine, and espresso.  Read More
Jan 22

Architecture Tour

Saturday, January 22, 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
Jan 27

Frist at Home: Medieval Bologna

Thursday, January 27, 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 Medieval Bologna: Art for a University… Read More
Jan 27

Curator’s Perspective
On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Thursday, January 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Zoom; free; registration required

he Pérez Art Museum Miami. Originally presented in three parts at the Pérez Art Museum Miami in 2017 and 2018, the exhibition explores the diverse cultural and emotional landscapes of recent Cuban art. During this one-hour lecture, Ostrander will address the theme of the horizon as an organizing strategy used by the artists in this exhibition. Read More
Jan 28

Curator's Tour:
On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Friday, January 28, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Ingram Gallery; gallery admission required (registration is not required)

Join independent curator Tobias Ostrander for a tour of On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Ostrander will be accompanied by exhibiting artists Kenia Arguiñao, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Reynier Leyva Novo, Sandra Ramos, and Antonia Wright, who will speak about their work on display. Read More
Jan 29

Conversation: LeXander Bryant and His Family

Saturday, January 29, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Join LeXander Bryant for this intimate gallery talk in conversation with his family to learn more about the works in his first solo museum exhibition, Forget Me Nots. Read More
Jan 29

Architecture Tour

Saturday, January 29, 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
Feb 3

Frist at Home: On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Thursday, February 3, 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 On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art… Read More
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