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Frist Art Museum

Frist Art Museum The vision of the Frist Art Museum is to inspire people to look at their world in new ways through art. The Frist Art Museum is a nonprofit art-exhibition center, with approximately 24,000 square feet of gallery space, dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, state and regional artists, as well as major U.S.

and international exhibitions. Unlike any traditional museum you’ve ever visited, the Frist Art Museum has become a magnet for Nashville’s rapidly expanding visual arts scene. With an exhibitions schedule that has new art flowing through the magnificent Art Deco building every 6 to 8 weeks, no matter how often you visit, there is always something new and exciting to see in the spacious galleries.

Operating as usual

WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY 🦃 We remain thankful for another year of inspiring people through art to look at their wor...
11/24/2022

WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY 🦃
We remain thankful for another year of inspiring people through art to look at their world in new ways. We will resume our regular business hours tomorrow, November 25, at 10:00 a.m.

Join the Warhol Society Board!The Warhol Society Board was created to increase awareness of and engagement with opportun...
11/23/2022

Join the Warhol Society Board!
The Warhol Society Board was created to increase awareness of and engagement with opportunities at the Frist Art Museum for young professionals, ages 21-40.

Deadline for applications is Dec 2.

Learn more and apply today -
https://fristartmuseum.org/warhol-society

Join the Warhol Society Board!The Warhol Society Board was created to increase awareness of and engagement with opportun...
11/23/2022

Join the Warhol Society Board!
The Warhol Society Board was created to increase awareness of and engagement with opportunities at the Frist Art Museum for young professionals, ages 21-40.
Deadline for applications is Dec 2. Learn more and apply today -
https://fristartmuseum.org/warhol-society

✨ ON VIEW AT #THEFRIST✨VIRGINIA OVERTON: SAVEDFor her site-specific installations, Overton salvages such elements as ply...
11/22/2022
Virginia Overton: Saved at the Frist Art Museum

✨ ON VIEW AT #THEFRIST✨
VIRGINIA OVERTON: SAVED
For her site-specific installations, Overton salvages such elements as plywood, refrigerator parts, and farm utensils, then creates new meanings through surprising arrangements. Learn more -
https://youtu.be/tNtiNZbVKl4

Though she has worked in New York City since the early 2000s, Nashville-born artist Virginia Overton maintains strong connections with Middle Tennessee, wher...

Be a member. See the world.A membership to the Frist Art Museum is more than just free admission; it is a passport to so...
11/21/2022

Be a member. See the world.
A membership to the Frist Art Museum is more than just free admission; it is a passport to some of the greatest art collections in the world.
For more information about levels or benefits, visit
https://fristartmuseum.org/membership/

Working in a variety of mediums and across disciplines, Matthew Ritchie seeks to visualize the deep, though ultimately f...
11/20/2022

Working in a variety of mediums and across disciplines, Matthew Ritchie seeks to visualize the deep, though ultimately futile, desire to create “theories of everything” explaining the workings of the universe. For Ritchie, information from history, literature, music, mythology, philosophy, science, or technology is a means to an expressive end—another medium like paint, clay, or film. Just as we don’t need to know the story behind a song to enjoy it, so it is with his art: “All my works can be fully experienced without reading a single text,” he writes. “But like the tales of cheherazade in One Thousand and One Nights or a multiverse like the Marvel Universe, there are stories within stories here—should you choose to explore them.” #FristMatthewRitchie

✨TOMORROW✨ November 19, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Join API Middle Tennessee and the #FristArtMuseum for an Asian street market...
11/18/2022

✨TOMORROW✨
November 19, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Join API Middle Tennessee and the #FristArtMuseum for an Asian street market celebrating #FristWeavingSplendor. Visit local vendors set up around the museum and join us in the auditorium at 2:00 p.m. for performances and a community fashion show.

Food vendors:
Mijo Gordito
Ricey & Co.
The Wok Bros
SUPRM Snax

More at FristArtMuseum.org

CURRENTLY ON VIEW-WEAVING SPLENDOR presents many of the most extraordinary textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art...
11/17/2022

CURRENTLY ON VIEW-

WEAVING SPLENDOR presents many of the most extraordinary textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Because they are fragile and light sensitive, these works of art are rarely displayed. Dating from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries, they give insight into Asia’s diverse and enduring traditions, showing how Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Persian, and Turkish artists have combined innovative and meticulous techniques with precious materials to create luxurious textiles. Weaving—interlacing warp and weft threads, often using a loom—is an ancient method of creating fabric that reaches astonishing heights in Asia. Each textile on view, whether woven from cotton, bast fiber, silk, or wool, tells a complex and fascinating story. Make a plan to enjoy this exhibition soon! #FristWeavingSplendor

📸 John Schweikert

Thursday evenings, 6:00–8:00 p.m., practice different techniques and skills, access technical guidance, and be inspired ...
11/16/2022

Thursday evenings, 6:00–8:00 p.m., practice different techniques and skills, access technical guidance, and be inspired by the artworks in our galleries and the architecture of our building. #DropinDrawing

✨THIS SATURDAY✨ November 19, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Join API Middle Tennessee and the #FristArtMuseum for an Asian street m...
11/15/2022

✨THIS SATURDAY✨
November 19, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Join API Middle Tennessee and the #FristArtMuseum for an Asian street market celebrating #FristWeavingSplendor. Visit local vendors set up around the museum and join us in the auditorium at 2:00 p.m. for performances and a community fashion show. More at FristArtMuseum.org

11/15/2022
Frist After Five

Thursday Nights Come Alive at #theFrist!
We are once again offering public programming and activities Thursday evenings, with films, tours, art-making, music, and more...AND college students with ID get in free! 🤗 Check our calendar regularly at FristArtMuseum.org

In Tennessee, a portion of funds from the purchase of certain Specialty License Plates supports the arts. What better wa...
11/14/2022

In Tennessee, a portion of funds from the purchase of certain Specialty License Plates supports the arts. What better way to tell the world you support the arts than with a TN Arts Commission arts plate? Buy yours today - tnspecialtyplates.org

Today, November 13, is FAMily Sunday! From 1:00–5:30 p.m. enjoy special activities in the Weaving Splendor exhibition an...
11/13/2022

Today, November 13, is FAMily Sunday! From 1:00–5:30 p.m. enjoy special activities in the Weaving Splendor exhibition and new Weaving Splendor activities in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery.

(Family Sundays occur on the second Sunday of each month.)

When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries? Enjoy a g...
11/12/2022

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.

Today, November 12, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., join artist M Kelley in our galleries to learn more about the techniques and p...
11/12/2022

Today, November 12, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., join artist M Kelley in our galleries to learn more about the techniques and processes used to create the textiles in #FristWeavingSplendor.
For a full schedule of artist demonstrations, visit FristArtMuseum.org/events

Tonight, November 11, 4:00 p.m., join artist Matthew Ritchie and #FristArtMuseum chief curator Mark Scala for a tour of ...
11/11/2022

Tonight, November 11, 4:00 p.m., join artist Matthew Ritchie and #FristArtMuseum chief curator Mark Scala for a tour of A GARDEN IN THE FLOOD to learn more about Ritchie’s transmedia artistic practice and art’s capacity to help overcome our current social fragmentation.

Free admission will be extended to veterans; active-duty, retired, Reserve, and National Guard service members; and thei...
11/11/2022

Free admission will be extended to veterans; active-duty, retired, Reserve, and National Guard service members; and their families on today, November 11.
Pro Tip: The Frist’s Broadway terrace is a wonderful place to watch the Nashville Veterans Day Parade!

11/10/2022

Today we are excited to introduce Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood to media and members.

This moment culminates several years of conversation, planning, and work with our chief curator Mark Scala. Matthew’s works were featured in our 2018 exhibition Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century.

For a schedule of opening programs for #FristMatthewRitchie, visit FristArtMuseum.org

In celebration of our new exhibition and accompanying catalogue MATTHEW RITCHIE: A GARDEN IN THE FLOOD, join Matthew Rit...
11/09/2022

In celebration of our new exhibition and accompanying catalogue MATTHEW RITCHIE: A GARDEN IN THE FLOOD, join Matthew Ritchie Thursday, November 10, 6:30 p.m., to learn more about his career and artistic practice that integrates disciplines and combines mediums.

Before the Artist’s Perspective, at 6:00 p.m., we will be offering a screening of TELMUN presented by Matthew Ritchie. This new work, created for Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood, is a collaboration with composer Hanna Benn and Nashville’s Grammy Award–winning Fisk Jubilee Singers with their late musical director Dr. Paul T. Kwami.

11/08/2022
Frist After Five

Thursday Nights Come Alive at #theFrist!
We are once again offering public programming and activities Thursday evenings, with films, tours, art-making, music, and more...AND college students with ID get in free! 🤗 Check our calendar regularly at FristArtMuseum.org

🥘 LIMITED SPACE 🥘One of the countries featured in #FristWeavingSplendor is Iran, a place known for its exquisite hand-wo...
11/06/2022

🥘 LIMITED SPACE 🥘

One of the countries featured in #FristWeavingSplendor is Iran, a place known for its exquisite hand-woven rugs. But did you know that Iran’s textiles are matched by its bright, beautiful cuisine?

Join Louisa Shafia, chef and author of the award-winning cookbook The New Persian Kitchen, Saturday, December 3, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., as she takes us on a journey through Persian flavors like saffron, pomegranate molasses, cardamom, and rosewater. In this class, you’ll learn about and taste iconic Persian dishes including pomegranate walnut stew, yogurt with beets and mint, and fluffy saffron rice with barberries.

Registration is required and space is limited. Learn more at FristArtMuseum.org

#persian #persiancooking #cookingclass #thenewpersiankitchen

Every Saturday, enjoy a guided tour of our landmark art deco building at 4:30 p.m. On the first Saturday of each month, ...
11/05/2022

Every Saturday, enjoy a guided tour of our landmark art deco building at 4:30 p.m.

On the first Saturday of each month, certified American Sign Language interpretation is provided with this tour #FristBuilding

Tonight, November 3, 6:00–8:00 p.m., join us for Drop-in Drawing to practice different techniques and skills, access tec...
11/03/2022

Tonight, November 3, 6:00–8:00 p.m., join us for Drop-in Drawing to practice different techniques and skills, access technical guidance, and be inspired by the artworks in our galleries and the architecture of our building.

11/01/2022
Frist After Five

Thursday Nights Come Alive at #theFrist!
We are once again offering public programming and activities Thursday evenings, with films, tours, art-making, music, and more...AND college students with ID get in free! 🤗 Check our calendar regularly at FristArtMuseum.org

🥘 LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE 🥘One of the countries featured in #FristWeavingSplendor is Iran, a place known for its exquisi...
10/31/2022

🥘 LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE 🥘

One of the countries featured in #FristWeavingSplendor is Iran, a place known for its exquisite hand-woven rugs. But did you know that Iran’s textiles are matched by its bright, beautiful cuisine?

Join Louisa Shafia, chef and author of the award-winning cookbook The New Persian Kitchen, Saturday, December 3, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., as she takes us on a journey through Persian flavors like saffron, pomegranate molasses, cardamom, and rosewater. In this class, you’ll learn about and taste iconic Persian dishes including pomegranate walnut stew, yogurt with beets and mint, and fluffy saffron rice with barberries.

Registration is required and space is limited. Learn more at https://fristartmuseum.org/event/persian-cooking-workshop/

#persian #persiancooking #cookingclass #thenewpersiankitchen

✨ COMING SOON✨ Opening November 11, 2022, renowned transmedia artist Matthew Ritchie will invite viewers to experience t...
10/31/2022

✨ COMING SOON✨
Opening November 11, 2022, renowned transmedia artist Matthew Ritchie will invite viewers to experience the richness and complexity of the world by connecting such fields as philosophy and mythology, epic poetry and music, and history and physics. Interweaving dualities of harmony and chaos, the exhibition offers a meditation on art’s capacity to help overcome social fragmentation—to be a connective tissue that is healing and beautiful #FristMatthewRitchie

Be a member. See the world.A membership to the Frist Art Museum is more than just free admission; it is a passport to so...
10/30/2022

Be a member. See the world.
A membership to the Frist Art Museum is more than just free admission; it is a passport to some of the greatest art collections in the world.
For more information about levels or benefits, visit
https://fristartmuseum.org/membership/

While our historic building is very old, we assure you that ghosts will not be a problem during your visit this weekend....
10/28/2022

While our historic building is very old, we assure you that ghosts will not be a problem during your visit this weekend. #weaintafraid

Spend your weekend at the #FristArtMuseum and be inspired through art to view your world in new and exciting ways! #Fris...
10/28/2022

Spend your weekend at the #FristArtMuseum and be inspired through art to view your world in new and exciting ways! #FristWeavingSplendor

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We were at Frist Art Museum yesterday assisting them with their Asian Street Fair. This event, put on by API of Middle Tennessee was filled with great food from vendors set up in the courtyard to vendors selling items (jewelry, clothing, etc) in the auditorium to a lovely fashion show. The pink ensemble from the Philippines was our favorite! #eventplanner #events #uniqueevents #nashvilleeventplanner #nashvilleevents #middletnevents #tennesseeevents
VOTING STARTS NOW! We have 8 beautiful contestants for our LIKES challenge, each of them wearing Chart Optical glasses at our recent event at the Frist. Whoever has the most likes (or loves) on their individual picture by 8pm CST TONIGHT will win a $100 gift certificate to Chart Optical! Feel free to share on your personal page!
Thank you API Middle Tennessee and Frist Art Museum for inviting us to the Asian business market and fashion show at the Frist this weekend! Chart Optical is an Asian-owned business featuring an exciting collection of Asian-fit eyewear. Our frames and lenses are thoughtfully curated to make sure we have something unique for everyone. Make an appointment today! Call or text (629) 888-1121.
It's no secret that the Frist Art Museum knows how to bring state-of-the-art exhibits to Music City. And there's a brand new one that just arrived. Check it out!
Frist Art Museum trip! for Matthew Ritchie’s ‘A Garden in the Flood’ exhibition and tour with Ritchie and Frist Chief Curator Mark Scala. I loved Scala’s description of Ritchie’s work as the “history of contiguity, of change, of things falling apart and coming together again.” Exhibition is open through March 5. So glad WKU art and design students Liz Carter and JaCory Nelson came too! (sorry no pic) Yvonne Petkus WKU Department of Art & Design WKU Potter College of Arts & Letters Frist Art Museum
Play a part—work at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Education and Public Programs departments play pivotal roles in sharing the Museum's mission to preserve, protect, and interpret the history of country music to music lovers of all ages. The Museum is currently hiring for a wide range of positions (both full- and part-time), including Family and Community Programs Administrative Coordinator, at this world-class institution which welcomes over a million visitors each year. And employees get perks, including access to 24-7 parking, 401(k) with employer match, generous vacation and sick paid time off, complimentary admission to the Museum for you and your family and friends, and free or discounted entry to Frist Art Museum, the Nashville Zoo, Dollywood Theme & Water Parks, the National Museum of African American Music, Ryman Auditorium, and more. Apply today: https://www.countrymusichalloffame.org/about/employment
Last day of Frist Art Museum Art Trunk with the afterschool kids. They loved this project! Their tapestries turned out great. Thank you Frist! 🎨🖌
Recently, FiftyForward members have taken day trips to Cheekwood, Frist Art Museum, and Rattlesnake Saloon. Join the fun by signing up for some new exciting trips planned this month, like Nashville Symphony, Historic Granville, Tennessee, and Christmas Village. Learn more about upcoming day trips: https://issuu.com/fiftyforward/docs/fiftyforward-november-2022-newsletter/6
Recently, FiftyForward members have taken day trips to Cheekwood, Frist Art Museum, and Rattlesnake Saloon. Join the fun by signing up for some new exciting trips planned this month, like Nashville Symphony, Historic Granville, Tennessee, and Christmas Village. Learn more about upcoming day trips: https://issuu.com/fiftyforward/docs/fiftyforward-november-2022-newsletter/6
Recently, FiftyForward members have taken day trips to Cheekwood, Frist Art Museum, and Rattlesnake Saloon. Join the fun by signing up for some new exciting trips planned this month, like Nashville Symphony, Historic Granville, Tennessee, and Christmas Village. Learn more about upcoming day trips: https://issuu.com/fiftyforward/docs/fiftyforward-november-2022-newsletter/6
Another fun moment from our day trip to Frist Art Museum yesterday. I love to draw but haven't really done much with it i years. I hope to pick it back up and start learning new skills... #nashville
Play a part — work at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Museum Sales and Marketing departments play pivotal roles in sharing the Museum's mission to preserve, protect, and interpret the history of country music — from the heart of downtown Nashville to audiences around the world. These departments are currently hiring for a wide range of positions (both full- and part-time) including Digital Marketing Coordinator and Ticketing Services Manager, among other openings at this world-class institution which welcomes over a million visitors each year. And employees get perks, including access to 24-7 parking, 401(k) with employer match, generous vacation and sick paid time off, complimentary admission to the Museum for you and your family and friends, and free or discounted entry to Frist Art Museum, the Nashville Zoo, Dollywood Theme & Water Parks, the National Museum of African American Music, Ryman Auditorium, and more. Apply today: https://www.countrymusichalloffame.org/about/employment
Now Open: Virginia Overton at Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee (until 31 December 2022) Virginia Overton’s site-responsive installations are the subject of a solo exhibition ‘Saved’ at Frist Art Museum in Nashville, the artist’s place of birth. Also in Nashville, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens will publicly unveil 'Untitled (4x8)', a new outdoor sculpture by Virginia, on 8 October, timed to coincide with the Frist Art Museum opening. Visit fristartmuseum.org to find out more. Images: Virginia Overton 'Saved' at Frist Art Museum, Nashville. © the artist. Photos: John Schweikert. #VirginiaOverton #WhiteCube #fristartmuseum Frist Art Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is now hiring for the Museum's Development department. These positions, including Manager of Advancement, Government Relations, are key to the continued advancement and expansion of the Museum's collections and exhibitions — in pursuing the Museum's mission to preserve, protect, and interpret the history of country music. And employees get perks, including access to 24-7 parking, 401(k) with employer match, generous vacation and sick paid time off, complimentary admission to the Museum for you and your family and friends, and free or discounted entry to Frist Art Museum, the Nashville Zoo, Dollywood Theme & Water Parks, theNational Museum of African American Music, Ryman Auditorium, and more. Play a part — work at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: https://www.countrymusichalloffame.org/about/employment
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is now hiring for a wide range of positions in the Facilities, Financial Services, Operations, and Technology departments. These positions play key roles in the Museum’s mission to preserve, protect, and interpret the history of country music by maintaining the Museum's day-to-day functions as a world-class institution and carrying its award-winning sustainability efforts and nonprofit principles into the future. And employees get perks, including access to 24-7 parking, 401(k) with employer match, generous vacation and sick paid time off, complimentary admission to the Museum for you and your family and friends, and free or discounted entry to Frist Art Museum, the Nashville Zoo, Dollywood Theme & Water Parks, the National Museum of African American Music, Ryman Auditorium, and more. Play a part — work at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: https://www.countrymusichalloffame.org/about/employment
We love the Frist Art Museum and you will definitely want to make sure you check out the new Asian Textiles, "Weaving Splendor” exhibit for an immersive experience into the culture with ceremonial robes, hand woven silks, and elaborate tapestries that are sure to leave you inspired. The exhibit is open now until December 31! Learn more here: https://urbaanite.com/asian-textiles-weaving-splendor-frist-museum/ #nashvilleartscene #thefristmuseum #localart #artgallery
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