Join us for a day of performances, art making, music, and more celebrating the exhibitions Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous, Shahpour Pouyan: Winter in Paradise, ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now, and Black Joy, in Spite of . . .

Schedule of Events

1:00–5:00 p.m.

  • Demonstration: Creating Surfaces in Clay (Studio A)
    Presented by the Clay Lady
    During this demonstration guests will watch the artist use clay-slab and hand-building techniques to create meaningful architectural structures inspired by the work of Shahpour Pouyan. 
Three brown clay figures
  • Activity: Mask Making (Studio B)
    Create pieces of wearable art in this mask-making activity inspired by the work of Alexander McQueen.
Two colorful paper masks adorned with feathers, stickers and jewels.

Button with owls in yellow and green
Woman working at a T Gardens booth
  • Watercolor Portraits (Martin ArtQuest)
    Presented by Mandy Berry Fine Art
    Mandy Berry will be in ArtQuest creating free watercolor portraits for visitors. You can get a solo portrait or bring friends and family to add to your personalized artwork!
Pencil and watercolor sketch of three young women
  • Multisensory Cart (Ingram Gallery)
  • Scavenger Hunt (Grand Lobby)
  • Photobooth (Grand Lobby)
  • Tabletop Games (Grand Lobby)
  • Lowrider Cars (Turner Courtyard)
    Presented by Chicano Dreamz Nashville Car Club
    Admire prints of lowrider cars in the exhibition ¡Printing the Revolution!, then come outside to see the cars themselves! A lowrider is a customized car with a lowered body that became popular in Chicano culture in the 1940s and continues to be popular today. With unique and recognizable aesthetic properties, the cars are works of art. Chicano Dreamz Nashville Car Club will be displaying cars in the Turner Courtyard for guests to admire and take photos with.
  • Lawn Games (Turner Courtyard)

1:30–2:00 p.m.

  • Performance: Nashville Pipes and Drums (Turner Courtyard)
    Nashville Pipes and Drums has been Middle Tennessee’s premier bagpipe band since 1984. Their mission is to preserve and grow the musical tradition of the great Highland bagpipe and Scottish drumming in Nashville and draw on the rich cultural heritage of Scotland’s national instrument and Scottish military pipe bands.
Nashville Pipes and Drums corp marching and playing the bagpipes

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Docent-Guided Tour: Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous (Ingram Gallery)


2:00–4:00 p.m.

Pop-In Double Dutch with Music City Double Dutch (Auditorium)
Test your jump rope skills with help from the Music City Double Dutch Street Team! Inspired by the exhibition Black Joy, in Spite of . . . the street team will be demoing double Dutch moves and will be helping guests with all the tips and tricks needed to jump between the ropes. Jump ropes will be scattered all around the auditorium for visitors to use—or you can just come and watch the action!


2:30–3:30 p.m.

Music in the Galleries: Mariachi México Internacional (Upper-Level Galleries)

Mariachi band playing on stage with a dancer in a long colorful dress


3:30–4:00 p.m.

  • Performance: Nashville Pipes and Drums (Turner Courtyard)
    Nashville Pipes and Drums has been Middle Tennessee’s premier bagpipe band since 1984. Their mission is to preserve and grow the musical tradition of the great Highland bagpipe and Scottish drumming in Nashville and draw on the rich cultural heritage of Scotland’s national instrument and Scottish military pipe bands.
Nashville Pipes and Drums corp marching and playing the bagpipes


3:30–4:30 p.m.

Docent-Guided Tour: ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now (Upper-Level Galleries)



Admission

  • Free for members and guests ages 18 and younger
  • $15 for adults*
  • $3 for EBT cardholders (with ID, per adult for up to 4 adults)

*Military, senior, and student discounts are not available during Frist Arts Fest.

Parking

Discounted parking is available in the Frist Art Museum lots on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking is at a premium in our area, but there are many lots close by. There is a parking lot on Tenth Avenue directly across the street from Cummins Station. There is also parking available in the Gateway Parking Lot behind Union Station, accessible from an entrance just past the Flying Saucer restaurant on Tenth Avenue.

Here’s an interactive map from Nashville Downtown Partnership’s Park It Downtown


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Supported in part by

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