Next Occurrence:

  • March 21, 2019 – 6:30 pm

Art After Dark

Select Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.

Meet at the exhibition entrance
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Enrich your Thursday nights with open-ended discussions in the galleries that will heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts. Come alone or bring your friends to explore in depth a single work of art, in the company of Frist Art Museum educators. The chosen object changes every session, making each Art After Dark a new experience. Reservations are recommended, but not required (no extra fee).

February 21
Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art
with Jason Trimmer, educator of interpretation

Heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by exploring in depth a single work. Jason Trimmer, educator of interpretation, will discuss the history of Edgar Degas’s The Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen. The talk will focus on the renowned sculpture’s construction, critical reception, and reproductions (both authorized and unauthorized).

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, model executed ca. 1880 (cast in 1922). Bronze, cloth skirt with tutu and satin hair ribbon, 38 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, State Operating Fund and the Art Lovers’ Society, 45.22.1. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Travis Fullerton


March 21
Claudio Parmiggiani: Dematerialization
with Meagan Rust, educator of interpretation

Claudio Parmiggiani. Untitled, 2017. Smoke and soot on boards, two panels: 94 1/2 x 44 7/8 in. each. Image courtesy of the artist and Bortolami, New York. © Claudio Parmiggiani


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