Art Trunks

Art Trunks are mobile educational kits designed to enrich the appreciation and understanding of present and past art exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum.

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Since 2000, the Frist Art Museum has partnered with local organizations to provide art educational programs to Nashville-area communities. This partnership begins by offering the Art Trunk Program to groups of all ages throughout Davidson County and features collaborations with trusted community institutions serving pre-school and after-school youth, English as a second language and adult basic education learners, families, and senior citizen groups.

Art Trunks are mobile educational kits designed to enrich the appreciation and understanding of present and past art exhibitions at the Frist Art Museum. The Art Trunk Program provides unique opportunities for participants to become more informed about works of art, their meanings, and the artists who created them. Each trunk has a theme and includes reproductions of artwork from specific exhibitions and guided lesson plans for three activity sessions.

Current art trunks are available only to our community partners located within Davidson County. The Art Trunk Program also provides art trunk training for the staff of our community partners, training for Frist Art Museum intern artists and volunteers, and a transportation subsidy.

Art Trunks typically include current exhibition-themed books, teaching lesson plans, an exhibition catalog, 11 × 17 in. images of selected art works, and various art-making materials (such as pencils, paper, paints, brushes, etc.).

 

CURRENT ART TRUNK

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists
Download Lesson Plan 1 (PDF)
Download Lesson Plan 2 (PDF)
Download Lesson Plan 3 (PDF)

Author and narrator: Chelsea Kaiah (teaching assistant), Apache/Ute; videographer: Lesa Dowdy; additional actors (Lesson 3): Rosemary Brunton (educator for community engagement), Brandi Coates (education assistant), and Shaun Giles (assistant director for community engagement); producer: Rosemary Brunton; rights and reproductions manager: Wallace Joiner


 

ART TRUNK ARCHIVES
Art trunks designed in conjunction with past Frist Art Museum exhibitions are available for use by any group or individual. The portfolios include color reproductions of artwork from specific exhibitions, related books and materials about the exhibition, and guided lesson plans for three activity sessions.

For more information about our archived art trunks, contact our outreach educators by email or phone: 615.744.3323.


ART TRUNK ARCHIVE VIDEOS
Starting in the summer of 2016, we began creating instructional videos to accompany some of our Art Trunk activities. Below are the Art Trunk videos that have been produced to date.

 

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing
Download Lesson Plan (PDF)

Author: Oakland Museum of California; narrator: Chelsea Kaiah, teaching assistant; videographer: Lesa Dowdy; additional actors: Rosemary Brunton, educator for community engagement, and Rachel Van Doren, intern; producer: Rosemary Brunton; rights and reproductions manager: Wallace Joiner


 

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment
Download Lesson Plan (PDF)

Author and narrator: Rosemary Brunton, educator for community engagement; videographer: Lesa Dowdy; additional actor: Shaun Giles, assistant director for community engagement; rights and reproductions manager: Wallace Joiner


 

Art Trunk: Nick Cave: Feat.
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Author: Nick Cave; narrator: Rosemary Brunton (educator for community engagement); videographer: Emily Harper Beard (community relations manager); actors: Brandi Coates (teaching assistant), Veronica de la Cruz (education coordinator), and Stephany Avila-Ramos (high school intern); producer: Rosemary Brunton; rights and reproductions manager: Wallace Joiner

 


Art Trunk: Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea
Watch this series of videos to learn about art activities related to our 2017 exhibition, Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea. You can also download complete plans for each lesson.

Lesson 1: Tibetan Mandala
Download Lesson Plan 1 (PDF)

 

Lesson 2: Japanese Daruma Doll
Download Lesson Plan 2 (PDF)

 

Lesson 3: Korean Folding Screen
Download Lesson Plan 3 (PDF)

Authors: Brandi Coates, education intern, and Rosemary Brunton, educator for community engagement; narrator: Brandi Coates; videographer: Emily Harper Beard, community relations manager; rights and reproductions manager: Wallace Joiner

 


Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

Lesson 1: Concrete Pottery
Download Lesson Plan 1 (PDF)

 

Lesson 2: Layered Landscape
Download Lesson Plan 2 (PDF)

 

Lesson 3: Artistic Tile
Download Lesson Plan 3 (PDF)

Author and narrator: Rosemary Brunton, educator for community engagement; videographer: Emily Harper Beard, community relations manager; rights and reproductions manager: Wallace Joiner

 

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