Frist Center For The Visual Arts

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    Food for Thought presents ‘Nick Cave: Feat.’ Dec. 12

    In partnership with The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Vanderbilt University presents “Food for Thought,” a series of lunchtime conversations with Vanderbilt professors, Frist Center curators, and other members of the Nashville community. The Dec. 12 session, inspired by the exhibition "Nick Cave: Feat.," will delve into how contemporary performance art can offer powerful and transformative opportunities for communities. Read More

    Dec. 4, 2017

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    Vanderbilt presents ‘Food for Thought’ lunchtime conversation at Frist Center

    In partnership with The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Vanderbilt University presents “Food for Thought,” a three-part series of lunchtime conversations with Vanderbilt professors, Frist Center curators, and other members of the Nashville community. The next event is Nov. 14 at noon. Read More

    Nov. 3, 2017

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    Specialists on Islam to give public talks at Vanderbilt

    A series of public talks by renowned experts on Islam is taking place at Vanderbilt University in conjunction with an interdisciplinary faculty seminar striving to increase understanding and interest in Islam from a global perspective. Read More

    Jan. 25, 2016

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    The Role of Art in Pop Culture Through the Works of Norman Rockwell and 30 Americans

    Watch video of the most recent presentation in the Food for Thought lunchtime series, ­The Role of Art in Pop Culture Through the Works of Norman Rockwell and 30 Americans, which took place on December 3. In partnership with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Vanderbilt… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2013

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    In new Frist exhibition, geometric shapes express cultural patterns

    The works of former Vanderbilt art professor Amelia Winger-Bearskin will be part of the new exhibit 'Abstractometry' at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Read More

    Jul. 19, 2013

  • Burial urn, K’iché Maya, Southern Highlands, Guatemala. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, gift of John Bourne, 2009. (Photo © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore)

    Upcoming Frist events to feature Vanderbilt anthropologists

    Several events planned in conjunction with an upcoming exhibition at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will feature lectures by Vanderbilt anthropologists and be co-sponsored by Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies. Read More

    Feb. 26, 2013

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

    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… Read More

    Nov. 27, 2012

  • German professor to discuss ‘Bertolt Brecht and Expressionism’ at the Frist

    "Winter Landscape in Moonlight" by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1919. Oil on canvas. (Detroit Institute of Arts) Peggy Setje-Eilers, assistant professor of German at Vanderbilt, will discuss “Bertolt Brecht and Expressionism” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Frist Center for the Visual… Read More

    Oct. 24, 2012

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    Get free admission to the Frist Sept. 29

    Frist Center for the Visual Arts On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will open its doors free of charge along with more than 1,400 other participating venues across the country for Museum Day Live! Now in its eighth year, Museum Day Live!… Read More

    Sep. 24, 2012

  • Vanderbilt sponsoring events in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

    "Carrie Mae Weems: Afro-Chic" (video still), 2010. (courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York) Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades… Read More

    Sep. 18, 2012

  • Vanderbilt sponsoring events for opening of Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

    "Carrie Mae Weems: Afro-Chic" (video still), 2010. (courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York) Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae… Read More

    Sep. 13, 2012

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    Hosford featured in ‘Metamorphoses’ exhibition at Frist

    Mark Hosford (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) Works by four Nashville-area artists – including Vanderbilt Associate Professor of Art Mark Hosford and alumna Kristi Hargrove – will be on view in the Frist Center for the Visual Art’s Conte Community Arts Gallery June 8-Oct. 28. Metamorphoses,… Read More

    May. 18, 2012

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    Visit the Frist for free May 18 and 19

    The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, will offer free admission on Friday, May 18, in celebration of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ Art Museum Day and International Museum Day. In addition, the Frist Center will offer free admission… Read More

    May. 14, 2012

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    Frist’s Jhaveri to speak on introducing children to the arts May 17

    A child learns to draw at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts' Martin ArtQuest interactive gallery. (Vanderbilt) Vandy Moms presents a talk by Keri Jhaveri, youth and family educator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, about helping children enjoy their… Read More

    May. 3, 2012

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    Poets mark National Poetry Month with Sunday readings at Frist Center

    To celebrate National Poetry Month (April) and the exhibition To See as Artists See: American Art from the Phillips Collection, nationally and locally known poets will read poems by American poets from the late 19th century through the 20th century at the Frist Center for… Read More

    Apr. 12, 2012

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    ‘Future Creatures’ subject of Clayton’s talk at Frist Center April 21

    Patricia Piccinini's "The Long Awaited," 2008. Silicone, fiberglass, human hair, leather, plywood, fabric. Collection of Penny Clive. Courtesy of the Artist. Photography by Graham Baring. Jay Clayton, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and chair of the department, will present “Connecting Disciplines: Future Creatures… Read More

    Apr. 10, 2012

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    Former visiting artist’s grape hyacinth project now in bloom

    (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Acclaimed Cuban artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt senior art majors and other volunteers, participated in a campus art project last October, when they planted 4,400 grape hyacinth bulbs, mapping out Campos-Pons’ hometown. Outline of the artist's Cuban hometown, courtesy Google… Read More

    Mar. 27, 2012

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    Williams, others elected to Frist Board of Trustees

    Gail Carr Williams (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt Associate Director of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations Gail Carr Williams and others with ties to the university have been elected to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ Board of Trustees. In all, five accomplished community leaders were elected, and… Read More

    Mar. 23, 2012

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    Become citizen documentarian through Frist photo project

    The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will distribute 1,000 disposable cameras, inviting the Nashville public to photograph aspects of their community that move them. Once the cameras are returned, the film will be developed and the resulting photos juried to be included in an exhibition titled… Read More

    Mar. 22, 2012

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    Hoffman to discuss ‘Biennials and Curatorial Ambivalence’ in Frist lecture

    Jens Hoffman Jens Hoffman, director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, will discuss “Biennials and Curatorial Ambivalence” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The lecture, to be held in the center’s auditorium,… Read More

    Mar. 14, 2012