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: World War I and American Art; Extrasensory; Nick Cave: Feat..
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October 6, 2017 - January 21, 2018
American artists played a vital role in World War I, creating anti-war cartoons, promoting US intervention through imagery, and some even worked as official war artists alongside the troops. Even in the decades following the war, many artists reflected on the significance of the war and its lasting effects on the country. In this exhibit, guests are treated to an unprecedented look at the works of over 70 artists, including George Bellows, John Singer Sargent, and Georgia O'Keeffe. See more.
October 13, 2017 - March 25, 2018
Over 900 community members created the works in Extrasensory from February to March 2017 in 31 free workshops. Teaching artists led the community art-makers to create site-specific installations that can be experienced through the five senses. The hope is that interacting with the work will inspire the viewer to see, smell, hear, touch, and taste the world in new ways. This installation is an accompaniment to the Nick Cave: Feat. exhibit, opening in November. See more.
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.
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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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
Childe Hassam (1859–1935). Early Morning on the Avenue in May 1917, 1917. Oil on canvas,30 1/8 x 36 1/8 in. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, Bequest of Candace C. Stimson, 1944.20. Photo: Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover/Art Resource, NY
Nick Cave. Heard performance. © Nick Cave. Photo: James Prinz Photography