Events

Upcoming events

Feb 4

Frist Arts Fest
Weekend Celebration

Saturday, February 4, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

$15 adult admission*
Members and 18 and under free!

Event continues on Sunday, February 5, 1:00–5:30 p.m.
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… Read More
Feb 4

Artists’ Conversation: Jeffrey Gibson and Matthew Ritchie

Saturday, February 4, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Auditorium
Included with admission to Frist Arts Fest (Members and 18 and under free; Adult admission: $15)
First come, first seated

Join artists Jeffrey Gibson and Matthew Ritchie for this special conversation moderated by Frist Art Museum executive director and CEO Seth Feman, PhD. Program update: Regrettably, Otobong Nkanga must depart Nashville earlier than originally planned and is not able to participate in this program. Join us on ZoomIf you can’t… Read More
Feb 4

Architecture Tour

Saturday, February 4, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Meet in the Grand Lobby
Free; no reservations necessary

Offered every Saturday at 3:30 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 3:30 p.m. every Saturday. Read More
Feb 5

Member Morning: Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric

Sunday, February 5, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Reservations are not required

Join us for a members-only viewing of the Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric exhibition. As a benefit of membership, our members are invited to enjoy exclusive viewings of our new exhibitions at member previews and Member Mornings. Member previews take place the day before new exhibitions open to the… Read More
Feb 9

Frist After Five: Celebrating Black Arts & Culture

Thursday, February 9, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Frist Café
Free (gallery admission available for purchase)

Similar events on Thursdays, Feb. 16 and 23
Every Thursday in February from 6:00–8:00 p.m., we are excited to celebrate Black arts and culture with special programming in the Frist Café. Join us for live music, poetry, local contemporary art, food trucks, and good vibes! On February 9, enjoy poetry by Wisdom, a musical performance by Crystal Rose and… Read More
Feb 9

Gallery Talk: William Blake and A Garden in the Flood

Thursday, February 9, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Upper-Level Galleries
Free for members; gallery admission required for not-yet-members

Join Dr. Roger Moore as he discusses the deep influence of the poetry and art of William Blake on Matthew Ritchie’s work. Read More
Feb 11

Architecture Tour

Saturday, February 11, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Meet in the Grand Lobby
Free; no reservations necessary

Offered every Saturday at 3:30 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 3:30 p.m. every Saturday. Read More
Feb 12

Family Sunday: Jeffrey Gibson

Sunday, February 12, 1:00–5:30 p.m.

Ingram Gallery and Martin ArtQuest
Free for members and guests ages 18 and younger; gallery admission required for not-yet-members

Repeats every second Sunday of the month
The Frist loves families! On the second Sunday of each month, join us for family tours, multisensory gallery experiences, and a visit to the Martin ArtQuest Gallery. A Family Tour begins at 1:45 p.m. at the Ingram Gallery information desk. A Multisensory Exploration Station is available in the Ingram Gallery… Read More
Feb 15

Art History Course: Contemporary Art

Wednesday, February 15, 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Zoom
Price per class: $12 members; $15 not-yet-members
Price for the entire course: $30 members; $40 not-yet-members

Additional courses on February 22 and March 1
Learn more about themes in contemporary art through the work of Jeffrey Gibson, Otobong Nkanga, and Matthew Ritchie in this three-part course presented on Zoom. At the end of the course, participants can visit the exhibitions with Tom Williams during an in-person meet up.  Read More
Feb 16

Educator Workshop: Jeffrey Gibson

Thursday, February 16, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Studio B and Ingram Gallery
Register by February 13

Workshop repeats on Saturday, February 18
Explore the Jeffrey Gibson exhibition, learn about the artist's multidisciplinary practice, and take part in an art-making activity. Read More

Exhibitions on view today