Don’t miss these events at the Frist featuring Vanderbilt experts, performers

Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Don’t miss these upcoming events at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts featuring Vanderbilt experts and performers.

Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.

“Expressions in Space: The Performative Aspect of Carrie Mae Weems”

Join Bridgette Kohnhorst, director of Great Performances at Vanderbilt and Sarratt Art Gallery, as she discusses the performative nature and kinesthetic qualities of Carrie Mae Weems’ work. With special attention to the series Beacon and Roaming, Kohnhorst will explore how Weems uses human subjects to capture, confront and reveal themes related to adversity, identity and cultural assumptions.

Meet at exhibition entrance. Admission is required; free for Frist members.          

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m.

Holiday Concert: Blair School of Music’s Suzuki Strings

The Blair School of Music Suzuki Strings perform songs of the season in an event that has become a holiday tradition at the Frist. Enjoy the talents of approximately 50 Blair violin and cello students ages 5-13. In addition to traditional carols, the students will perform classical works by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. The Blair Suzuki String Program is directed by Carol Smith.

Frist Center Auditorium. Free.

Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m.

“The Personal is Polemic: Carrie Mae Weems and the Camera’s Eye Depiction of Race, Gender and Class”

For the past three decades, Weems has developed works of art that shatter America’s normative gaze of race, class and gender with the critical eye of a black woman’s lens. Weaving together ethics, women’s studies and critical race theory, Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas, associate professor of ethics and society at Vanderbilt, will unmask, debunk and demystify some of the most personally profound yet politically polemical photographs comprising Weems’ body of work.

Meet at gallery entrance. Admission is required; free for Frist members.              

Contact: Maggie Carrigan, (615) 744-3351