Current Exhibitions

Elise Kendrick: Salon Noir Opens Friday, August 12

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our first micro-exhibition, Elise Kendrick: Salon Noir. The exhibition includes artwork by Nashville artist Elise Kendrick that explores and pays homage to the beauty of African American women, their unique hairstyles, and the Black salon experience. Under the direction of student curator Jonathan Diggs, Salon Noir offers an immersive experience within a common, accessible space: the elevator.

Thursday Nights Come Alive at the Frist!

On Thursday evenings, we are once again offering public programming and activities, including film screenings, tours, art-making opportunities, live music, and more! College students with ID get in free from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Check our events calendar regularly for the latest program information.

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Upcoming events

Aug 11

Frist at Home:
Knights in Armor

Thursday, August 11, 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 Knights in Armor. Read More
Aug 11

Drop-In Drawing

Thursday, August 11, 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
Aug 11

Thirty-Minute Exhibition Tour 

Thursday, August 11, 6:30–7:00 p.m.

Meet at Ingram Gallery Information Desk; Gallery admission required

Repeats every Thursday evening
Learn more about our exhibitions on this informal thirty-minute tour with a Frist Art Museum docent. Tours meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk.  … Read More
Aug 11

In-Gallery Performance: Nashville Ambient Ensemble

Thursday, August 11, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Ingram Gallery; gallery admission required

Join the Nashville Ambient Ensemble among the artworks of Light Space Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as they perform new music composed for the exhibition’s audio tour. … Read More
Aug 13

Teen ARTlab: Embroidered Patch Workshop with Beizar Aradini

Saturday, August 13, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Studio C
For ages 13–19 only

THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT. Join artist Beizar Aradini for an introduction to hand embroidery and patch making! Participants will learn how to transfer their image onto fabric, use basic hand embroidery techniques to fill in their designs, and line the back of their patch.  Attendees are encouraged to bring… Read More
Aug 14

Family Sunday

Sunday, August 14, 1:00–5:30 p.m.

Upper-Level Galleries and Martin ArtQuest

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. Knights in Armor Family Tours begin at 1:15 p.m. and meet at the Ingram Gallery information deskMultisensory Exploration Stations are available… Read More
Aug 18

Frist at Home: Architecture

Thursday, August 18, 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
Aug 18

Drop-In Drawing

Thursday, August 18, 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
Aug 18

Guided Meditation in Light, Space, Surface

Thursday, August 18, 6:00–7:00 p.m.

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

Go beyond your everyday perception of the world around you as The Happy Hour leads a meditation practice in the exhibition Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. During this program, you will be guided through unique meditations that tap into both your inner and outer vision, altering your expectations of what a grounding meditation experience can look and feel like.  Read More
Aug 18

Salon Noir Opening Soirée

Thursday, August 18, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Grand Lobby
Free

Join us to celebrate the opening of Elise Kendrick: Salon Noir. Learn more about the micro-exhibition from artist Elise Kendrick and student curator Jonathan Diggs, enjoy music, and more!… Read More
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