Events

Upcoming events

Aug 20

Gallery Talk
Fundamentals of Perception: How Light Illuminates Art and Art Creates Light

Saturday, August 20, 2:30–3:30 p.m. |

Ingram Gallery
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members
No registration required

Join visual neuroscientist Frank Tong to learn about the interpretive act of sight—how the human brain processes light, shadows, shapes, and objects. Dr. Tong will discuss light-based works by Robert Irwin, Mary Corse, James Turrell, and Doug Wheeler in Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and point to how these artworks present puzzles to tantalize our visual system so we may reexamine what and how we see. Read More
Aug 20

Architecture Tour

Saturday, August 20, 4:30–5:30 p.m. |

Meet in the Grand Lobby; no reservations necessary

Offered every Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries? Enjoy a guided tour of our landmark art deco building at 4:30 p.m. every Saturday. Read More
Aug 21

All-Ages ARTlab: Light, Space, Surface

Sunday, August 21, 1:00–3:00 p.m. |

Studio C and Ingram Gallery
Registration required; space is limited.

Event repeats on August 21 from 3:30–5:30 p.m.
In this workshop, participants will explore the materials and processes of Light, Space, Surface and create their own illuminated artwork. Read More
Aug 25

Frist at Home:
Light, Space, Surface

Thursday, August 25, 1:30–2:00 p.m. |

Presented on Zoom; free; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home online tour—a closer look at some of the art currently at the museum. Spend thirty minutes in the company of our docents and other art lovers. This conversation will focus on Light, Space, Surface: Works from the… Read More
Aug 25

Drop-In Drawing

Thursday, August 25, 6:00–8:00 p.m. |

Gallery admission required;
Materials included (first come, first served); all skill levels welcome

Occurs every Thursday evening
Practice different techniques and skills, access technical guidance, and be inspired by the artworks in our galleries and the architecture of our building. Borrow materials from the station near the Ingram Gallery Information Desk or bring your own! (Note that only pencils and digital drawing surfaces are allowed in the… Read More
Aug 25

Pop-Up Poetry

Thursday, August 25, 6:00–8:00 p.m. |

Frist Art Museum Café
Free; cash bar in the Grand Lobby

Take in poetry from amazing Nashville poets, participate in an open mic, and enjoy live music by VibeOut. (@viiibeout) and Blue House Band (@bluehousebandofficial) at this pop-up poetry event celebrating Elise Kendrick: Salon Noir. Read More
Aug 25

Film: The Green Knight (2021)

Thursday, August 25, 6:30–8:30 p.m. |

Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated

An epic fantasy adventure, The Green Knight tells the story of Gawain, King Arthur’s feckless and headstrong nephew, who irresolutely embarks on a quest to meet the challenge of the eponymous Green Knight, a tree-like giant and tester of men. Gawain contends with magic, ghosts, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character as he navigates the perilous path towards honor and knighthood. Read More
Aug 25

Thirty-Minute Exhibition Tour 

Thursday, August 25, 6:30–7:00 p.m. |

Meet at Ingram Gallery Information Desk; Gallery admission required

Repeats every Thursday evening
Learn more about our exhibitions on this informal thirty-minute tour with a Frist Art Museum docent. Tours meet at the Ingram Gallery Information Desk.  … Read More
Aug 27

Architecture Tour

Saturday, August 27, 4:30–5:30 p.m. |

Meet in the Grand Lobby; no reservations necessary

Offered every Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries? Enjoy a guided tour of our landmark art deco building at 4:30 p.m. every Saturday. Read More
Sep 1

Frist at Home:
Light, Space, Surface

Thursday, September 1, 1:30–2:00 p.m. |

Presented on Zoom; free; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home online tour—a closer look at some of the art currently at the museum. Spend thirty minutes in the company of our docents and other art lovers. This conversation will focus on Light, Space, Surface: Works from the… Read More

Exhibitions on view today