NASHVILLE, TN – Aug. 14, 2019 – The Frist Art Museum announces its 2020 schedule of exhibitions.
In the Ingram Gallery, the year begins with “J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime,” an exhibition of works by one of the greatest landscape painters of all time. “Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style” highlights Mackintosh’s artistic production and locates it within the unique context of late 19-century Glasgow. “African Art from the New Orleans Museum of Art” features ancestral figures, masks, and ceremonial costumes from one of the most important collections of traditional Sub-Saharan African art in the United States.
In the Upper-Level Galleries, an exhibition of works by Jitish Kallat features the dramatic interactive installation, “Covering Letter.” “Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange” invites consideration of worn and weathered American flags as symbols of the U.S.’s identity, history, and future. “Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World” is the first major U.S. survey of the artist’s work and includes installations, sculptures, and paintings that explore themes of multiple identities. “Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City” focuses on illuminated manuscripts, paintings, and sculptures made in Italy at the end of the Middle Ages.
In the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery, the Frist presents “Terry Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar,” a survey of the late artist’s multidisciplinary practices, which explores the intersection of music, art, and African American history through sculpture, prints, and video; and the text-based works of Bethany Collins, who examines the historic intersection of language and racism in her multimedia practice.
In the Conte Community Arts Gallery, the Frist presents “The Nashville Flood: Ten Years Later” commemorating the city’s historic natural disaster in photographs and oral histories; “We Count: First-Time Voters,” which honors the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment with visual representations of diverse group of Nashvillians’ first voting experiences; and “2020 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs,” the eighth biennial showcase of the finest two-dimensional artwork by high school students across the state.
For more information on these and other exhibitions, visit www.fristartmuseum.org.
About the Frist Art Museum
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting and originating high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. Located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., the Frist Art Museum offers the finest visual art from local, regional, national, and international sources in exhibitions that inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. The Frist Art Museum’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery features interactive stations relating to Frist Art Museum exhibitions. Information on accessibility can be found at FristArtMuseum.org/accessibility. Gallery admission is free for visitors 18 and younger and for members; $15 for adults; $10 for seniors and college students with ID; and $8 for military. College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings (with the exception of Frist Fridays), 5–9 p.m. Groups of 10 or more can receive discounts with advance reservations by calling 615-744-3247. The galleries, café, and gift shop are open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays, and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.to 9 p.m.; and Sundays, 1–5:30 p.m., with the café opening at noon. For additional information, call 615-244-3340 or visit www.FristArtMuseum.org.
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Ellen Jones Pryor