Donations of Non-Perishable Food Items Will Go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 27, 2014)—Beginning Monday, November 3, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer free admission to guests bringing non-perishable food items to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee on Mondays through December. The items most needed by Second Harvest this year are peanut butter, canned chicken or tuna, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta and cereal. Since 2012, visitors to the Frist Center have contributed 8,692 pounds of donated food, which equates to 7,243 meals.

“Second Harvest relies on community support to feed children, families and seniors at risk of hunger,” said Jaynee Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest. “We are thankful for our continued partnership with the Frist Center and the collective generosity of its guests.”

Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 450 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit

On Exhibition
Kandinsky: A Retrospective
Sept. 26, 2014–Jan. 4, 2015
Ingram Gallery

Considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Wassily Kandinsky is often credited with creating the first purely non-objective painting. Featuring over 80 paintings, watercolors, drawings and a reconstituted mural, this exhibition celebrates some of the most significant aspects of the artist’s oeuvre. Beginning with his early paintings influenced by symbolists such as Edvard Munch, Russian folk painting and Fauvism, the exhibition also includes works Kandinsky created while part of the Munich-based group, der Blaue Reiter, which greatly influenced his stylistic shift toward pure abstraction. The exhibition also surveys the artist’s work during his time in Russia through World War I and after the October Revolution, the time he spent at the Bauhaus in Germany, and concludes with late works he created in Paris.

Drawing extensively from the collection of Kandinsky’s works from Paris’s Centre Pompidou, which were donated by Kandinsky’s widow, the exhibition also features an additional selection of works by other Der Blaue Reiter artists from the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, providing a context through which viewers can appreciate Kandinsky’s significance.

Kandinsky: A Retrospective is organized by the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Platinum Sponsor: The HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and TriStar Health

Silver Sponsors: Anne and Joe Russell

Hospitality Sponsor: Union Station Hotel

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible
Sept. 26, 2014–Jan. 4, 2015
Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

Helen Pashgian explores the nature of perception by using natural and artificial light to illuminate reflective, translucent or transparent industrial materials such as fiberglass, polyester resin, plastic, glass and other substances. A pioneer of the Light and Space Movement of the 1960s, Pashgian and others within this small group of Southern California artists sought to make the spectators’ sensory experience the focus of their work. This exhibition presents a selection of her paired columns, luminous seven foot structures that refract light in surprising ways due to their internal copper rods, as well as other works.

Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible is organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart
May 9–Nov. 2, 2014
Conte Community Arts Gallery

Although known primarily as a country music star, Marty Stuart has been taking photographs of the people and places surrounding him since he first went on tour with bluegrass performer Lester Flatt at age 13. His work ranges from intimate and often candid behind-the-scenes depictions of legendary musicians, to images that capture the eccentricities of characters from the back roads of America, to dignified portraits of members of the impoverished Lakota tribe in South Dakota. Whatever the subject, Stuart is able to sensitively tease out something unexpected or hidden beneath the surface through a skillful awareness of timing and composition. This exhibition—the first of its kind in a Nashville art museum in fifteen years—demonstrates that Marty Stuart is a master storyteller not only through his songs, but also through his revealing photographs.

This exhibition is organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy
Oct. 31, 2014–January 25, 2015
Upper-Level Galleries

The first exhibition dedicated to Italian Renaissance art in Nashville since 1934, Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy explores the role of the two major new religious orders in the revival of the arts in Italy during the period 1200 to 1550. The exhibition presents drawings, illuminated manuscripts, liturgical objects, paintings, prints, printed books and sculptures drawn from the collections of major American and European libraries and museums, including works of art from the Vatican Library and Vatican Museums that have never before been exhibited in the United States.

Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy is organized by Trinita Kennedy, curator, Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

This exhibition has been made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the Robert Lehman Foundation.

Supporting Sponsors: Lynn and Ken Melkus

Hospitality Sponsor: Union Station Hotel

A fully illustrated catalogue published by Philip Wilson Publishers in conjunction with the Frist Center will accompany the exhibition.

The exhibition catalogue is published with the assistance of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund.

Young Tennessee Artists: 2014 Statewide Upper-Level Studio Art
November 7, 2014 –March 8, 2014
Conte Community Arts Gallery

This fifth biennial exhibition showcases a selection of the finest artwork created in Advanced Placement*(AP) and International Baccalaureate** (IB) studio art programs throughout Tennessee in 2014. The thirty-nine drawings, paintings, photographs, and mixed-media works represent student artists from sixteen schools and were chosen from 600 submissions statewide.

This exhibition was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Presenting Sponsor: Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.

* Advanced Placement is a trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this exhibition.

** International Baccalaureate is a registered trademark worldwide by the IB Organization, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this exhibition.

Tina Barney: The Europeans
January 19–May 10, 2015
Ingram Gallery

Tina Barney: The Europeans presents a selection of 21 sumptuous photographs from the artist’s larger body of work by the same name. With an eye for detail, composition and color, American photographer Tina Barney creates images renowned for their seductive beauty and poignant insight. Between 1996 and 2004, Barney traveled to Austria, England, Italy, Spain, France and Germany with a large format camera, lights and assistants. With the help of friends and curators who provided introductions and her own natural instinct for propriety, Barney gained access to the inner circle of the Old World elite. She worked quickly and closely with her subjects devising scenes and relationships, colors and patterns that lead the eye through the image while engendering narratives both melancholic and endearing.

Tina Barney: The Europeans was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House
February 13–May 10, 2015
Ingram Gallery

This exhibition showcases the renowned collection of Old Master paintings, furniture, porcelain, sculptures, costume and decorative arts from Houghton Hall, one of England’s finest country estates. Located in Norfolk, one hundred miles northeast of London, Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, England’s first Prime Minister. More than 200 exquisite objects will be presented in vignettes with large-scale photo murals to evoke the luxurious interior of the house, from its intimately scaled library to the grand public spaces of its Marble Parlour—with a fully set dining table—and its remarkably proportioned Stone Hall and Saloon. Specific highlights include furniture by William Kent, Sèvres porcelain and Garrard silver, as well as family portraits by William Hogarth, Joshua Reynolds and John Singer Sargent. Seen together, the collection demonstrates the rarified taste and access to great makers which such aristocrats had. Assembled by eight generations of descendants of Sir Robert Walpole, including the current Marquess of Cholmondeley, this collection comprises a fascinating chronicle of English history and offers a rare glimpse into the private interior of one of Britain’s grandest country houses.

This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in collaboration with Houghton Hall. An indemnity has been granted by the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Acknowledgement of Support:
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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About the Frist Center
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting and originating high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. Located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., the Frist Center offers the finest visual art from local, regional, national, and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions that inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. The Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery features interactive stations relating to Frist Center exhibitions. Information on accessibility may be found at”>http:// Gallery admission is free for visitors 18 and younger and to members; $10 for adults and $7 for seniors, military and college students with ID. College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings (with the exception of Frist Fridays), 5:00–9:00 p.m. Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation by calling 615.744.3247. The galleries, Café and Gift Shop are open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. and Sundays, 1:00–5:30 p.m., with the Café opening at noon. Additional information is available by calling 615.244.3340 or by visiting our website at

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