NASHVILLE, TN – Feb. 21, 2019 – “Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the ‘It’ City,” an exhibition of photographs by Davidson County residents of diverse ages and backgrounds, captures how the area’s population boom has affected them and the lives of the people around them. It will be on display March 22-Aug. 4 in the free Conte Community Arts Gallery at the Frist Art Museum.
“Connect/Disconnect” is a community exhibition inspired by a 2017 Tennessean article about how Nashville grows at a rate of 100 people per day. The exhibition explores the rising connectivity between neighborhoods and communities, and the potential for disconnection between people and socioeconomic classes as the city strives to adapt to record growth.
Wanting to provide a platform for individuals to share their views, the Frist issued a call for digital photographs that address the theme of connection or disconnection in Nashville communities. Nearly 200 images were submitted by more than 100 Davidson County residents. Fifty photographs were chosen by a panel of three jurors: Frist Art Museum executive director and CEO Susan H. Edwards; educator and photographer Carlton Wilkinson; and musician and photographer Marty Stuart, whose work was the subject of the 2014 Frist exhibition “American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart.”
“Connect/Disconnect” is sponsored in part by our O’Keeffe Circle members, the U.S. Bank Foundation, and the Bonnaroo Works Fund.
The Frist Art Museum is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Photo credit: Timothy Hursley
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