August 17, 2019 – 7:00 pm

Art Deco Affair



2019 Art Deco Affair
7–10 p.m.



CUE THE MUSIC . . . one of Nashville’s most exciting events is back! As the summer fundraiser for the Frist Art Museum, Art Deco Affair pays tribute to our historic building by celebrating all things art deco.
Enjoy music by DJ Houndstooth, mingle with friends over cocktails, and experience special mini-tours of the museum’s blockbuster summer exhibition—Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.

General admission: $75 (includes open bar, light bites, and after-hours access to the Frist Art Museum’s galleries)

VIP: $125 per person (includes all of the above, PLUS access to a private bar and two complimentary tickets to the Frist Art Museum for your next visit)
We’re partnering with Dream Nashville to offer a unique after-party experience. VIP ticketholders will receive free, expedited entrance (AKA skip the line!) to Dream Nashville’s Dirty Little Secret. VIP guests will be allowed entry from 10 to 11 p.m. on August 17. (Names will be held at the venue entrance.)

All proceeds from Art Deco Affair go toward the care of our historic 1930s building. Because Art Deco Affair is a benefit for the Frist Art Museum, tickets are nonrefundable.

Specialty cocktail
“Frida at the Frist” in celebration of our exhibition on Frida Kahlo. It will be a cool cucumber infusion of aloe vera juice, orange liqueur, and tequila with a hint of jalapeno essence.

Gallery Talk Schedule
7:30 p.m.—Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism
8:00 p.m.—Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism or Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s
8:30 p.m.—Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism
9:00 p.m.—Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

Lyft Discount
We've partnered with Lyft to offer exclusive ride discounts to the Art Deco Affair! Save 10% off 2 rides to or from the event with code ARTDECOAFFAIR19.


Marc Adesso
Lauren Ballejos
Keith Batts
Elizabeth and Chap Bernet
Maggie and Will Finn
Ann Granville Heaton
Emmanuel LeGrair
Leigh Lovett
Victoria Parker
Samantha Perez
Grace Stranch
Jasmine and Alex Sweet
Malaka Watson

For more information about this event, contact Alyssa Blades at or 615.744.3963.

The Frist Art Museum will be photographing this event. By your presence at the event, you consent to the use of your photograph and likeness in promotional materials for the museum.

Eventbrite is the ticketing platform for the 2019 Art Deco Affair. The Frist Art Museum is not selling tickets through another ticketing platform. The Frist Art Museum is not responsible for any tickets purchased through a third party.

Blackbird Media

Media Sponsor


VIP Partner

Nashville Scene

Print Media Sponsor

Bright Event

Lighting Sponsor

Clean Plate Club

Catering Sponsor

Please be seated

Hospitality Sponsor

Las Paletas

Dessert Sponsor

Earl Swensson Associates

Selfie-Spot Sponsor

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