Educator packets are pre-visit materials designed to prepare students for their experience at the Frist Art Museum. Available for selected exhibitions, the packets contain color reproductions and a guide with exhibition information, curriculum connections, related activities, and resources. These materials are automatically distributed to educators who schedule docent-guided or self-guided tours. 

Current Exhibitions

Southern/Modern image reproductions

Past Exhibitions

Packets from past exhibitions are available to educators. Visit the exhibition’s page (linked where available) to access digital educator guides; contact to request other materials.

Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage

Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric

Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful

American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939
American Art Deco image reproductions

Creating the American West in Art

Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World

J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime
J.M.W Turner: Quest for the Sublime image reproductions

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art
A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

Nick Cave: Feat. 

Rome: City and Empire
Rome: City and Empire image reproductions

World War I and American Art

Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea

Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

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

Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting

Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-Century American Art

Kandinsky: A Retrospective

Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan

30 Americans

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection 

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video 

To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection

To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior

The Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 19471957

Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece

Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce

Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Times and Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song

Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration

Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

The Best of Photography and Film from the George Eastman House Collection

American Anthem

Illusions of Innocence and Golden Children

Whistler, Sargent, and Steer (Portraits and Personalities)

Reflections in Black

Art of Tennessee

Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist

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