Current Exhibitions

Two New Exhibitions Opening October 7

Our installation team is preparing the Ingram and Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Galleries for two new exhibitions opening on Friday, October 7—Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Virginia Overton: Saved.

We're Having an Art Party!

Join us for our inaugural Art Party, presented by the Warhol Society Board! Enjoy drinks, light bites, an exclusive art-making activity, and after-hours museum access.

Ticket proceeds help support the Frist Art Museum as it works to inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways.

Be a part of our building’s history. Join the Art Deco Society today!

The Art Deco Society supports the care and maintenance of the Frist Art Museum’s art deco building. Built in the 1934, this former federal post office serves as a symbol of both the city’s rich history and its bright future. Your generosity as an Art Deco Society donor helps us maintain this historic treasure so future generations can view its beauty and learn from its vast history.

Thursday Nights Come Alive at the Frist!

Join us for Frist After Five! 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

Oct 6

Frist at Home:
Knights in Armor

Thursday, October 6, 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
Oct 6

Curators’ Perspectives: Textile Treasures from Asia in Weaving Splendor

Thursday, October 6, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated 

The world has always turned to Asia for luxurious textiles. In this special presentation about fine textiles and garments from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, you will have an opportunity to see why. Join Nelson-Atkins curators Ling-en Lu, Kimberly Masteller, and Yayoi Shinoda for a close examination of some of the sumptuous textile treasures from across Asia featured in Weaving Splendor.  Read More
Oct 8

Artist Demonstration: M Kelley

Saturday, October 8, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ingram Gallery
Free for members; gallery admission required for not-yet-members

Join artist M Kelley to learn more about the techniques and processes used to create the textiles in Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Read More
Oct 8

Architecture Tour

Saturday, October 8, 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
Oct 9

Member Morning

Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles and Virginia Overton: Saved

Sunday, October 9, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Reservations are not required

Join us for a members-only viewing of the Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Virginia Overton: Saved exhibitions. As a benefit of membership, our members are invited to enjoy exclusive viewings of our new exhibitions at member previews and Member Mornings. Read More
Oct 9

Family Sunday

Sunday, October 9, 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. A Knights in Armor Family Tour begins at 1:45 p.m. and meet at the Ingram Gallery information deskA Multisensory Exploration Station… Read More
Oct 13

Frist at Home: Weaving Splendor

Thursday, October 13, 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 Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles… Read More
Oct 15

Artist Demonstration: Maki Aizawa with Tsuyo Onodera

Saturday, October 15, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ingram Gallery
Free for members; gallery admission required for not-yet-members

Join artist Maki Aizawa with Tsuyo Onodera to learn more about the techniques and processes used to create the textiles in Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Read More
Oct 15

Teen ARTlab: Video Art with David Gumbs

Saturday, October 15, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required; free
For ages 13–19 only

Join digital multimedia artist David Gumbs as he demonstrates how to create real-time video art in seconds with a webcam, a mic, and the Isadora software. Learn how to make eye-catching live animations, using your webcam feed to create feedback loops or generate flowers that follow your movements as you… Read More
Oct 15

Architecture Tour

Saturday, October 15, 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
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