Exhibits at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Each season, new exhibits fill the halls of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts offering both family and friends a chance to explore great art from ancient history to present day. Current exhibits include: Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors, Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea, Claire Morgan: Stop Me Feeling, and Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty.
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February 10-May 7, 2017
Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea showcases rare works of art revealing Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist practices of Tibet, Japan, and Korea. The exhibit is sectioned off into five themes that encourage comparisons among regional aesthetics while distinguishing aspects unique to each area. See more.
Sand Mandala Painting
Representations of Buddhism
One-Day Educator Workshop: Secrets of Buddhist Art
February 10-May 7, 2017
Stop Me Feeling will be Claire Morgan's first solo exhibit in the United States. Her art includes installations, cabinet sculptures, paintings, and works on paper which stages encounters between humans and nature, and confronts issues of life and death. See more.
February 24-May 29, 2017
See the work of one of the most influential photographers of fashion and fame during the 20th century with the Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty exhibit at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. See more.
Film: Funny Face
There's always something to do at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. 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 Center exhibitions & examine ways in which art relates to everyday life & culture. Also, the Frist Center 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.
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Ragnar Kjartansson. The Visitors, 2012. Nine-channel video projection, 64 minutes. Photo: Elísabet Davids. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik
Attributed to Gyeju (flourished ca. 1680s). Seated Buddha, Korea, 17th century, Joseon period (1392–1912). Wood, lacquer, gold, and rock crystal, 28 x 20 x 18 in. Newark Museum, Purchase 2013 Mr. and Mrs. William V. Griffin Fund, 2013.26
Claire Morgan. Within You Without You, 2015. Dunnock (taxidermy), torn colored polythene, nylon, and glass, 29 x 24 3/8 x 24 3/8 in. Courtesy of Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Paris, St. Moritz. © Claire Morgan
Irving Penn. Bee, New York, 1995, printed 2001. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. © The Irving Penn Foundation