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.

The Frist Art Museum turns 20!

We continue to celebrate our birthday and 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 and now includes descriptions and images from 2001 through 2006.

Follow us @FristArtMuseum and use #FristTurns20 to share your memories of the past 20 years!

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Upcoming events

May 13

Frist at Home: Creating the American West in Art

Thursday, May 13, 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 Creating the American West in Art. 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
May 16

Performance:
N2020 in a Day

Sunday, May 16, 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Centennial Park
Free

N2020 in a Day is an outdoor community engagement program presented in conjunction with the exhibition N2020: Community Reflections, organized by the Frist Art Museum with guest curator Woke3. The performance will include choreographers, dancers, musicians, and spoken-word poets, showcasing local artists, their perspectives on the year 2020, and their resilience in… Read More
May 20

Frist at Home: Creating the American West in Art

Thursday, May 20, 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 Creating the American West in Art. Read More
May 20

Teen ARTlab with artist Jerry Phillips

Thursday, May 20, 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required; free

Join artist Jerry Phillips in a low-key drawing workshop where he will demonstrate how he uses colored pencils and simple No. 2 graphite pencils. Explore your creativity while experimenting with color. You are encouraged to prepare for this ARTlab by collecting photographs or printed imagery that you find significant or… Read More
May 27

Frist at Home: Creating the American West in Art

Thursday, May 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 Creating the American West in Art. Read More
Jun 3

Frist at Home: Architecture

Thursday, June 3, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; free; registration required

Join us from wherever you are for an engaging conversation with Frist docents about A Landmark Repurposed. Read More
Jun 10

Frist at Home: Creating the American West in Art

Thursday, June 10, 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 Creating the American West in Art. Read More
Jun 10

Artist’s Perspective: Bethany Collins

Thursday, June 10, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Free; registration required
Presented on Zoom

Language and how it can reflect a cultural ethos, particularly the nuance of racial and national identities, is the primary subject in Bethany Collins’s multimedia practice. Her works exploring historical texts such as The Odyssey and “The Star Spangled Banner” prompt reflection on patriotism and individual position within national identity. Join Collins… Read More
Jun 11

Curator’s Perspective: The Acme of Originality—Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Cutting-Edge Tearoom Designs

Friday, June 11, 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Free; registration required
Presented on Zoom

Over a 21-year period, between 1896 and 1917, the architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh created some of his most imaginative interiors and decorative schemes for Catherine Cranston’s four tearooms in central Glasgow. These commissions provided him with crucial opportunities to experiment with an increasingly sophisticated approach to interiors, furniture,… Read More
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