Tickets: $30 for Frist Art Museum members; $45 for not-yet-members (includes admission to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Frist Art Museum, and parking at the Frist Art Museum).

Learn about the guitar from various perspectives in this afternoon-long experience: hear it played, learn its history, and see it represented in visual art from the past two centuries. Presented in partnership with the Country Museum Hall of Fame and Museum, this experience will include a forty-five-minute performance by an accomplished guitarist, a guided tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum focusing on some of the most significant guitars on display, and a guided tour of Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art at the Frist Art Museum. The experience begins at the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Transportation between museums will not be provided. 

Full Schedule: 
1:00–1:45 p.m. – Musician Spotlight: Dom Flemons 
2:00–3:00 p.m. – Guided tour of Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum galleries by Instrument Collection Curator Jack Clutter 
3:30–4:30 p.m. – Guided tour of the Frist Art Museum’s Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art by Chief Curator Mark Scala 

About Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons is a historian, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, storyteller, and host of the American Songster Radio show on WSM 650 AM. As a solo artist, Flemons earned a 2018 Best Folk Album Grammy nomination for his album Black Cowboys, received two Mid-America Emmy nominations for his episode of the PBS special SongCraft Presents, and is a recipient of the United States Artists Fellowship. He released his latest album, Traveling Wildfire, in March. As a co-founder of the stringband Carolina Chocolate Drops, he won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2011.  

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