It’s a contemporary art takeover at the Frist!

Join us for a kickoff weekend celebrating the art of Jeffrey Gibson, Otobong Nkanga, Matthew Ritchie, and others.

Enjoy artist talks and tours, art-making activities, DJ sets, food trucks, games, an artists’ market, and more!

Join us Saturday and Sunday! Bring Saturday’s wristband back for $5 admission on Sunday. 

*All normal discounts suspended during event.


Schedule—Saturday, February 4

All Day (10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.)

Martin ArtQuest® Gallery
Enjoy new activities inspired by Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric

Courtyard
Food trucks
• Zilla’s Pit BBQ
• The Pepper Pott

Grand Lobby
Tabletop games
Photobooth

Photobooth experience sponsored by:

Nashville Photo booth logo


10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Studio Activities in Studios A, B, and C
Tree and Bubble Collage: Join educators for a drop-in activity inspired by Otobong Nkanga. Collage colorful and patterned circles on a tree branch template to create a unique composition.

Community Quilt: Join educators for a drop-in activity inspired by artist Jeffrey Gibson and his colorful Quilt Block Paintings. Create a unique quilt square design and add it to a community quilt.

Pocket Whimsies*: Join educators for a drop-in activity inspired by artist Jeffrey Gibson and his colorful “whimsies.” Create a playful ornamental bird to adorn your keychain, lunchbox, or backpack. 

*Note: This art activity uses small parts. Therefore, it may be best for participants aged five or older.

Rechter Room
Films by Matthew Ritchie

Café
Creative Market
Soul’d Creative Collective will host a vendor market in the Frist Art Museum Café with locally owned Nashville businesses. Shop for vintage clothing, homemade baked goods, holistic health products, art, and more!

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Ingram Gallery
Multisensory exploration station in Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric


11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Auditorium
Artists’ Conversation: Jeffrey Gibson and Matthew Ritchie.


1:30–2:30 p.m.

Ingram Gallery
Docent-guided tour of Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric with ASL interpretation

Bridges Deaf and Hard of Hearing logo


2:30–3:30 p.m.

Upper-Level Gallery
Docent-guided tour of Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood with ASL interpretation


3:00–5:30 p.m.

Auditorium
DJ set by Dan Digs of WNXP 91.1 FM

WNXP Radio logo


3:30–4:30 p.m.

Grand Lobby
Docent-guided Architecture Tour with ASL interpretation

Schedule—Sunday, February 5

All Day (1:00–5:30 p.m.)

Martin ArtQuest Gallery
Enjoy new activities inspired by Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric

Courtyard
Food trucks
• Bill’s Hot Fish & Chicken
• Taste of Aloha

Grand Lobby
Tabletop games
Nashville Photobooth Co.

Photobooth experience sponsored by:

Nashville Photo booth logo


1:00–3:00 p.m.

Ingram Gallery
Multisensory exploration station in Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric


1:00–5:00 p.m.

Studio Activities in Studios A, B, and C
Tree and Bubble Collage: Join educators for a drop-in activity inspired by Otobong Nkanga. Collage colorful and patterned circles on a tree branch template to create a unique composition.

Community Quilt: Join educators for a drop-in activity inspired by artist Jeffrey Gibson and his colorful Quilt Block Paintings. Create a unique quilt square design and add it to a community quilt.

Pocket Whimsies*: Join educators for a drop-in activity inspired by artist Jeffrey Gibson and his colorful “whimsies.” Create a playful ornamental bird to adorn your keychain, lunchbox, or backpack. 

*Note: This art activity uses small parts. Therefore, it may be best for participants aged five or older.

Rechter Room
Films by Matthew Ritchie


The event schedule is subject to change.

1:30–2:00 p.m.

Auditorium
Guided movement with the Nashville Ballet

Nashville Ballet logo

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Ingram Gallery
Docent-guided tour of Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric


1:30–5:00 p.m.

Café
Sip & Sketch with multidisciplinary artist Dexter Morton. Born and raised in Chattanooga, Dex’s work is heavily inspired by Black culture and childhood nostalgia. He now lives in Nashville, creating commissioned pieces, designing clothing, and instructing others in self-expression through art.


1:45–2:15 p.m.

Ingram Gallery
Family Tour of Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric


2:30–3:00 p.m.

Auditorium
Guided movement with the Nashville Ballet

Nashville Ballet logo


3:30–5:30 p.m.

Auditorium
DJ set by Aaron Monty of WNXP 91.1 FM

WNXP Radio logo

Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric and Otobong Nkanga: Gently Basking in Debris are part of the
Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art, a program of Tri-Star Arts.

TN Triennial logo

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