See what’s going on at the Frist during the dates you are planning to visit.

Exhibitions

A Landmark Repurposed: From Post Office to Art Museum

Jan 8, 2021–Feb 27, 2022
Celebrating the Frist Art Museum’s 20th anniversary, this reimagined exhibition highlights the landmark building’s role as a civic institution, from its creation as Nashville’s main post office in 1934 to its reopening as a museum on April 8, 2001. Read More

Medieval Bologna:
Art for a University City

Nov 5, 2021–Jan 30, 2022
This is the first museum exhibition in the United States to focus on medieval art made in the northern Italian city of Bologna. Home to the oldest university in Europe, Bologna fostered a unique artistic culture at the end of the Middle Ages. With its large population of sophisticated readers,… Read More

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Jan 28–May 1, 2022
On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami features approximately seventy works by fifty Cuban artists of multiple generations, including María Magdalena Campos-Pons (currently a professor at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University), Yoan Capote, Los Carpinteros, Teresita Fernández, and Zilia Sánchez. Through paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and installations… Read More

LeXander Bryant: Forget Me Nots

Jan 28–May 1, 2022
Nashville-based artist LeXander Bryant’s debut solo museum exhibition Forget Me Nots addresses themes of perseverance amid adversity, family struc­tures and bonds, economic inequality, community activism, and more. The centerpiece of this multimedia exhibition is a suspended cracked concrete slab out of which blue forget-me-not flowers bloom. The installation references the… Read More

Alma W. Thomas:
Everything Is Beautiful

Feb 25–Jun 5, 2022
Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful provides a fresh perspective on the artist’s long, dynamic life (1891–1978) and multifaceted career that was defined by constant creativity. This major retrospective traces her journey from semi-rural Georgia to Washington, DC, to becoming the first Black woman to have a solo show at the… Read More

Nashville Art Teachers:
Beyond the Classroom

Mar 4–Aug 28, 2022
Nashville Art Teachers: Beyond the Classroom salutes the heroic efforts of teachers during the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. It features the work of elementary, middle, and high school art teachers working in Davidson County and is presented concurrently with Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful. Thomas (1891–1978), the first… Read More

Light, Space, Surface:
Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Jun 3–Sep 4, 2022
This exhibition includes sculptures, paintings, and immersive and experiential installations by a loose-knit group of artists working in Southern California from the 1960s to the present. The renowned “Light and Space” and “Finish Fetish” artists are united by an interest in manipulating the medium of light, projected or reflected, to… Read More

Knights in Armor

Jul 1–Oct 9, 2022
Knights in Armor showcases stunning examples of European arms and armor from the renowned collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy. One hundred and thirty rare objects—including full suits of armor, mounted equestrian figures, helmets, swords, and other weaponry—tell the tale of the European knight from the Middle Ages… Read More

Weaving Splendor:
Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Oct 7–Dec 31, 2022
Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents rarely seen Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Persian costumes and textiles drawn from the renowned collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Made with fine materials, exemplary techniques, and stunning artistry, Asian luxury textiles were central to global… Read More

Virginia Overton

Oct 7–Dec 31, 2022
Though she has worked in New York City since the early 2000s, Nashville-born artist Virginia Overton maintains strong connections with Middle Tennessee, where her family has owned a farm for more than a century. For her site-specific installations, Overton seeks out the creative potential in everyday materials. Through elements such… Read More

Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood

Nov 11, 2022–Mar 5, 2023
Renowned transmedia artist Matthew Ritchie invites viewers to experience the richness and fragility of the world by connecting such fields as philosophy and mythology, epic poetry and science fiction, and history and physics. This exhibition’s interweaving of paradise and chaos offers a meditation on art’s capacity to help overcome our… Read More

Events

Wharf Park Master Plan: An Invitation to the Cumberland River

Thursday, January 20, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Online; registration required

The Frist Art Museum is pleased to support the Civic Design Center Urban Forum free virtual program a future “Southside Riverfront Park.” Join Agency Landscape + Planning, the firm that was awarded the bid to design the “Southside Riverfront Park” now known as Wharf Park, as they discuss the… Read More

Frist at Home: Medieval Bologna

Thursday, January 20, 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 Medieval Bologna: Art for a University… Read More

A Taste of Bologna Cooking Class

Saturday, January 22, 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville, TN 37209
$85 members; $95 not-yet-members
Space is limited.

Join Chef Paulette Licitra for a hands-on workshop inspired by the exhibition Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City exploring dishes from Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna region. Learn to make fresh pasta, shaping it into charming ricotta-stuffed tortellini, and authentic Bolognese meat sauce from scratch. At the end of the class, participants will dine together to sample their creations. Our meal will be rounded out with an Italian salad, dessert, wine, and espresso.  Read More

Architecture Tour

Saturday, January 22, 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

Frist at Home: Medieval Bologna

Thursday, January 27, 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 Medieval Bologna: Art for a University… Read More

Curator’s Perspective
On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Thursday, January 27, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Zoom; free; registration required

he Pérez Art Museum Miami. Originally presented in three parts at the Pérez Art Museum Miami in 2017 and 2018, the exhibition explores the diverse cultural and emotional landscapes of recent Cuban art. During this one-hour lecture, Ostrander will address the theme of the horizon as an organizing strategy used by the artists in this exhibition. Read More

Curator's Tour:
On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Friday, January 28, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Ingram Gallery; gallery admission required (registration is not required)

Join independent curator Tobias Ostrander for a tour of On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Ostrander will be accompanied by exhibiting artists Kenia Arguiñao, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Reynier Leyva Novo, Sandra Ramos, and Antonia Wright, who will speak about their work on display. Read More

Conversation: LeXander Bryant and His Family

Saturday, January 29, 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Join LeXander Bryant for this intimate gallery talk in conversation with his family to learn more about the works in his first solo museum exhibition, Forget Me Nots. Read More

Architecture Tour

Saturday, January 29, 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

Frist at Home: On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Thursday, February 3, 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 On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art… Read More

Architecture Tour

Saturday, February 5, 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

Frist at Home: On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Thursday, February 10, 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 On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art… Read More

Visita guiada en español

Saturday, February 12, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Galería Ingram; Gratis para los miembros; se requiere admisión para los no miembros

¿Habla usted español? Únase a nosotros para un recorrido por En el horizonte: Arte cubano contemporáneo del Pérez Art Museum Miami, presentado por Alix Weiss Sharp, docente. Guided Exhibition Tour in SpanishIngram GalleryFree to members; admission required for not-yet-members  ¿Habla usted español? Join us for a tour of On the Horizon: Contemporary… Read More

Architecture Tour

Saturday, February 12, 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

Frist at Home: Architecture

Thursday, February 17, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home tour—a closer look at the architecture of our building. Read More

Architecture Tour

Saturday, February 19, 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

Educator Workshop:
On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Thursday, February 24, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Studio and Ingram Gallery; registration required

Event repeats on Saturday, February 26, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 24, or Saturday, February 26 (choose one)$30 members; $35 not-yet-members (all materials, gallery admission, continental breakfast, lunch, and parking validation included)  Register for February 24 Register for February 26 During this workshop, explore the paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and installations of contemporary Cuban artists. Read More

Frist at Home: On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Thursday, February 24, 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 On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art… Read More

Curators’ Perspective
Alma W. Thomas: Learning from the Artist-Educator

Thursday, February 24, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Presented on Zoom
Free; registration required

Join Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful co-curators Seth Feman and Jonathan Frederick Walz to learn more about the exhibition and how Thomas’s artistic practices extended to every facet of her life. Drawing from their essays in the accompanying catalogue as well as from the exhibition, Walz will present on Thomas’s marionettes and Feman will share more about Thomas’s teaching practice. Read More

Educator Workshop
Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful

Thursday, March 3, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Studio B and Upper-Level Galleries; register by February 28

Repeats on Saturday, March 5
Thursday, March 3, or Saturday, March 5 (choose one)9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.Studio B and Upper-Level Galleries$30 members; $35 not-yet-members (all materials, gallery admission, parking validation, continental breakfast, and lunch included)Open to educators of all subjects, pre-K–12. Limited to 20 participants. Register by February 28. Register for March 3… Read More

Frist at Home:
Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful

Thursday, March 3, 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 Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful. Read More

Frist at Home: On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Thursday, March 10, 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 On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art… Read More

Visita guiada en español

Saturday, March 12, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Galería Ingram; Gratis para los miembros; se requiere admisión para los no miembros

¿Habla usted español? Únase a nosotros para un recorrido por En el horizonte: Arte cubano contemporáneo del Pérez Art Museum Miami, presentado por Alix Weiss Sharp, docente. Guided Exhibition Tour in SpanishIngram GalleryFree to members; admission required for not-yet-members  ¿Habla usted español? Join us for a tour of On the Horizon: Contemporary… Read More

Frist at Home: Architecture

Thursday, March 17, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home tour—a closer look at the architecture of our building. Read More

Frist at Home:
Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful

Thursday, March 24, 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 Alma W. Thomas: Everything is Beautiful. Read More

Panel Discussion
Patria y Vida: Reflections on Art and Politics in Cuba

Thursday, March 24, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Zoom; free; registration required

Join the Frist Art Museum and the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (CLACX) at Vanderbilt University for a panel inspired by the exhibition On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Read More

Frist at Home: On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Thursday, March 31, 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 On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art… Read More

Visita guiada en español

Saturday, April 9, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Galería Ingram; Gratis para los miembros; se requiere admisión para los no miembros

¿Habla usted español? Únase a nosotros para un recorrido por En el horizonte: Arte cubano contemporáneo del Pérez Art Museum Miami, presentado por Alix Weiss Sharp, docente. Guided Exhibition Tour in SpanishIngram GalleryFree to members; admission required for not-yet-members  ¿Habla usted español? Join us for a tour of On the Horizon: Contemporary… Read More
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