Educator Guides

Educator packets are pre-visit materials designed to prepare students for their experience at the Frist Art Museum. Available for selected exhibitions, the packets contain color reproductions and a guide with exhibition information, curriculum connections, related activities, and resources. These materials are automatically distributed to educators who schedule docent-guided or self-guided tours. 



Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists



Packets from past exhibitions are available for educators to use as a resource. Educators may contact Shaun Giles (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 615.744.3254), Educator for Community Engagement, to request archived guides.

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art

A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

Nick Cave: Feat. 

Rome: City and Empire

World War I and American Art

Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea

Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting

Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-Century American Art

Kandinsky: A Retrospective

Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan

30 Americans  

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection 

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video 

To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection

To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior

The Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 19471957

Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece

Masterpieces of European Painting from Museo de Arte de Ponce

Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Times and Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song

Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration

Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

The Best of Photography and Film from the George Eastman House Collection

American Anthem

Illusions of Innocence and Golden Children

Whistler, Sargent, and Steer (Portraits and Personalities)

Reflections in Black

Art of Tennessee

Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist


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