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 and upcoming exhibits include: Pattern Recognition: Art and Music Videos in Middle Tennessee; State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now; Vadis Turner: Tempest; and Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection.
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April 29-October 8, 2017
Discover how digital media can alter our perception of time and reality with the Pattern Recognition: Art and Music Videos in Middle Tennessee exhibit. The works of art showcase natural and computer-generated patterns which display in unexpected ways. It features the work of McLean Fahnestock, Morgan Highby-Flowers, Joon Sung, and John Warren who all live within Middle Tennessee. See more.
May 26-September 10, 2017
Check out the work of artists from across America with the exhibit curated by Don Bacigalupi and Chad Alligood called State of Art: Discovering American Art Now. The two curators have traveled everywhere and looked at hundreds of artists to create a fantastic showcase of modern art in the United States. See more.
May 26-September 10, 2017
Vadis Turner takes objects commonly associated with women and transforms them into bold statements which challenge conventional gender roles. Things like ribbons and bedding are used to express the female experience, especially rites of passage. Experience it for yourself with the exhibit Vadis Turner: Tempest. See more.
Mini-ARTlabs (for ages 11-18)
ARTlab (for ages 15-18)
Artist's Perspective: Vadis Turner
June 23-October 15, 2017
Australian Aboriginals have been around for fifty thousand years. At first, they were painted on rocks, bodies, and the ground for ceremonies. Since the 1970s, they have been painted on large rectangular paintings to sell as a way to gain recognition for the culture and respect for their laws and sacred beliefs. The exhibit Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from Kaplan & Levi Collection explores the artwork of both the old and the new. See more.
Curator's Tour: Ancestral Modern
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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Irving Penn. Bee, New York, 1995, printed 2001. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation. © The Irving Penn Foundation
Morgan Higby-Flowers. Time-Blot-Simulation 2, 2011. Digital print, 36 x 32 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Morgan Higby-Flowers
Jonathan Monaghan (b. 1986). Rainbow Narcosis, 2012. High-definition computer-animated video, Duration: 8 minutes, 46 seconds. Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photo: courtesy of the artist and Curator’s Office, Washington, DC
Vadis Turner. Primrose Path Engulfed in Smoke, 2011. Ribbon, clothing, quilts, bedspreads, and mixed media, 68 x 65 x 5 in. (172.7 x 165.1 x 12.7 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Geary Contemporary, New York. © 2016 Vadis Turner
Tommy Mitchell. Walu, 2008. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 40 x 60 in. Seattle Art Museum, Promised gift of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan. © Tommy Mitchell. Courtesy American Federation of Arts