NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Frist Friday: A Night in Paris is presented 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Frist Art Museum.
Inspired by the exhibition “Paris 1900: City of Entertainment,” the evening will offer visitors opportunities to experience art in new and unexpected ways with live performances, interactive gallery activities, and French food and beverage specials.
Suspended Gravity Circus
Suspended Gravity Circus features a diverse group of movement artists who combine physical strength with aerial acrobatics. Their stunning aerial arts performance is inspired by Montmartre circuses and famed dancer Loïe Fuller.
Champagne Superchillin’—French expat Juliette Buchs, Fly Golden Eagle’s Ben Trimble, and Clear Plastic Masks’ Charles Garmendia—creates what NPR Music calls “intoxicating pop music for the dark corners of the dance hall.” On their 2018 album Amor Fati the band stirs up a woozy cocktail of retro chic French pop, eccentric garage, coquettish jazz, and sleek new wave.
6-6:30 p.m., 7-7:30 p.m.
Studio Tenn presents La Vie Quartet, Nashville’s premier touring string quartet with their classic French catalogue, vocal numbers (including their take on “Non, je ne regrette rien”), and reimagined performances of current pop singles.
In-Gallery Talk with Table 3 Restaurant & Market: “Dining out in Paris in 1900–French Food and Drink”
At the turn of the 20th Century, Auguste Escoffier took French food to a new level and the world noticed. Champagne flowed at Maxim’s and absinthe was an inspiration to artists at Montmartre cabarets. Join Wendy Burch, owner of Table 3 Restaurant & Market, to learn more about French restaurants during la Belle Époque.
Artist-led Activity with New Hat Projects
New Hat Projects art and design studio founders Kelly Diehl and Elizabeth Williams will lead a collaborative pattern making activity, referencing Paris 1900 through a contemporary lens.
Food and Beverage
Cocorico, Et Voila Bistro and Bakery, and Gypsy Crepe Company will serve food and beverages 6-8:30 p.m. in the courtyard; Hood River Distillers will offer free “Absinthe Frappe” cocktail samples using Lucid Absinthe; and Bake It French will offer free macaron samples in a variety of flavors.
Admission to each Frist Friday is $12 for not-yet-members, $9 for seniors, and $7 for military.
Advance general adult admission tickets are on sale now at www.FristArtMuseum.org/FristFriday. Discounted tickets for seniors and military will be available only at the door.
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 newly renovated 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; $12 for adults; $9 for seniors and college students with ID; and $7 for active military. College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings (with the exception of Frist Fridays), 5:00–9:00 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, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:00–5:30 p.m., with the café opening at noon. For additional information, call 615.244.3340 or visit www.FristArtMuseum.org.
Ellen Jones Pryor