Exhibits at the Frist Art Museum
Frist Art Museum
Each season, new exhibits fill the halls of the Frist Art Museum offering both family and friends a chance to explore great art from ancient history to present day. See below for current exhibits.
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November 10, 2017-June 24, 2018
Nick Cave works with a wide range of mediums, including sculpture, installation, video, and performance. His trademark, human-shaped sculptures called sound suits, are named for the noise they make when they move. As an African American man, Cave's works speak to social injustice, specifically race, gun violence, and civic responsibility. Through this immersive installation, Cave hopes to provide a transformative place where the viewer's narrative can be featured and their dreams can soar. See more.
June 22-September 16, 2018
Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century, a sweeping survey of contemporary art from around the world, celebrates paint’s capacity to weave together images of physical reality, memories, emotions, and the virtual world. The artists in the exhibition dramatically describe the destabilizing effects of such 21st-century forces as globalism, mass migration, radical ideologies, and complex technologies. See more.
June 22-September 16, 2018
This exhibition presents recent sculptures and drawings by the critically acclaimed artist Afruz Amighi, who was born in Iran in 1974 and has lived in the United States since 1977. Her work is in the permanent collection of major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2009, she received the inaugural Jameel Prize, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s prestigious international award for contemporary art and design inspired by the Islamic tradition. Using light and dark as her primary medium and telling stories in shadows, she creates sculptures made of industrial materials commonly found on urban construction sites. When illuminated, the sculptures defy their humble origins and mimic the effect of more decadent luxury objects, such as chandeliers, jewelry, and Persian metalwork. Recently, art deco architecture, Native American headdresses, and nuclear missiles have entered her repertoire of sources, alongside the art of the Middle East, as the artist engages with her mixed Iranian American heritage and current political events. The exhibition will include the suspended sculpture My House, My Tomb, which explores myths about the Taj Mahal and has never been exhibited in the United States. See more.
There's always something to do at the Frist Art Museum. The little ones may take part in the Martin Art Quest Gallery, a colorful interactive space offering thirty incredible hands-on stations that relate art concepts to Frist Art Museum exhibitions & examine ways in which art relates to everyday life & culture. Also, the Frist Art Museum participates in the First Saturday Art Crawl by offering a FREE Architecture Tour at 4:30pm every first Saturday of the month. Just click: visitmusiccity.com/saturdayartcrawl to discover more about this amazing Music City event.
Frist Fridays: Read about the July 27th event here.
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Nick Cave. Heard performance. © Nick Cave. Photo: James Prinz Photography