Frist Center Offers Free Admission on Mondays through December 2017 to Guests Bringing Donations of Nonperishable Food Items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Pinnacle Financial Partners Join as Presenting Sponsors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 31, 2017)—Beginning Monday, November 6, the Frist Center will offer free admission on Mondays to guests bringing nonperishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, through December 18. Since 2012, Frist Center visitors have donated more than 20,000 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. This year, Pinnacle Financial Partners will be partnering with the Frist to encourage participation in the holiday drive. Look for the collection barrels next to Visitor Services. The items most needed by Second Harvest are canned chicken, fruit, tuna, and vegetables; cereal; pasta; and peanut butter.
"It is an unfortunate reality that one in seven people, including one in five children, struggle with hunger in our community,” said Jaynee Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “We are so thankful for our continued partnership with the Frist Center and the collective generosity of its guests for helping provide food to our neighbors who need it most."
Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 450 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.
World War I and American Art
October 6, 2017–January 21, 2018
World War I and American Art is the first major exhibition to examine ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War, which happened while modernist art was being digested, adapted, and transformed by the American art world. Images made during the war reveal American artists in transition, using more experimental forms to capture the apocalyptic tenor of the conflict while also drawing on a straightforward realist manner to make the human experience accessible to their audience. George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent are among the more than seventy artists in this exhibition whose responses to and experiences in the Great War are explored. Mirroring the historical unfolding of the war itself, the exhibition’s organization first shows how artists interpreted the threat of war and the debate to enter it, and then how World War I involved them directly as soldiers, relief workers, political dissenters, and official artists. The exhibition includes many high-profile loans, including Sargent’s Gassed from the Imperial War Museums, London, which has not been seen in the United States since 1999.
This exhibition was organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
October 13, 2017–March 25, 2018
Conte Community Arts Gallery
Inspired by the dynamism and multisensory engagement of Nick Cave’s work, this companion exhibition to Nick Cave: Feat. features art made by members of the Middle Tennessee community. Local teaching artists led open workshops for community members of all abilities and learning styles to collaborate on creating works of art, each engaging the five senses through tactile responses by visitors. The artworks address themes of dreaming, transformation, and creative expression while highlighting various aspects of Cave’s work. Partner organizations for this program include Empower TN, Tennessee Disability Coalition, and VSA Tennessee: The State Organization on Arts and Disability. This exhibition was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
Nick Cave: Feat.
November 10, 2017–June 24, 2018
Chicago-based artist Nick Cave (b. 1959) is best known for his elaborate “soundsuits,” human-shaped sculptural forms composed of a wide variety of found and repurposed commonplace materials. This dynamic exhibition will include a selection of soundsuits, as well as a projected video, several wall-mounted sculptures, and a large multimedia installation. The works are accessible to audiences of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, and on a deeper level speak to issues of racial and social justice and the need for more time and space in contemporary society to cultivate individual dreams and aspirations. This exhibition was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
Acknowledgment of Support
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.