Frist Art Museum offers free admission on Mondays for non-perishable food items

The Frist Art Museum is offering free admission on Mondays to guests bringing non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, through December 31. Since 2012, Frist visitors have donated more than 23,000 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Look for the collection barrels next to the Visitor Services desk. The items most needed by Second Harvest are peanut butter, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, and cereal.

“It is an unfortunate reality that one in eight people, including one in five children, struggle with hunger in our community,” said Jaynee Day, president/CEO of Second Harvest. “We are so thankful for our continued partnership with the Frist and the collective generosity of its guests for helping provide food to our neighbors who need it most.”

For 40 years, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has followed its mission of feeding hungry people and finding innovative ways to solve hunger issues in our communities. As a private, not-for-profit and tax-exempt organization, Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 490 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs.

The following exhibitions are on view during the drive:
Paris 1900: City of Entertainment
October 12, 2018–January 6, 2019
Ingram Gallery

This exhibition allows audiences to relive the splendor of the French capital at the time of the Paris Exposition Universelle when it heralded the arrival of the 20th century. More than ever before, Paris was seen throughout the world as a sparkling city of luxury with a sophisticated way of life. More than 250 works—paintings, decorative art, costumes, and fashion accessories, posters, photographs, and sculptures, mainly kept by the Paris city museums—immerse visitors in the atmosphere of Belle Époque Paris. They are presented in six groupings: Paris, Showcase of the World; Art Nouveau; Paris, Capital of the Arts; The Parisian Woman; Traversing Paris, and Paris by Night. The Frist Art Museum is one of three venues in the United States to present this iteration of an exhibition that was on view at the Petit Palais in 2014.

Exhibition organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts, with exceptional loans from the MuséeCarnavalet – History of Paris and the Palais Galliera Museum of Fashion, Paris Musées

Do Ho Suh: Specimens
October 12, 2018–January 6, 2019
Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery
Do Ho Suh creates astonishingly detailed and lyrical sculptural installations that alter perceptions of built environments and how the body relates to space. The centerpiece of this exhibition is his Specimen series, which explores details of Suh’s domestic existence such as light switches, door handles, electric panels and appliances taken from his living spaces and recreated in fabric. By isolating these objects, Suh invites the viewer to reflect on their everyday interaction with the seemingly mundane.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum
2018 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs
October 20, 2018–March 17, 2019
Conte Community Arts Gallery
For our biennial Young Tennessee Artists exhibition, works by 27 student artists were selected from advanced studio programs by a panel of local professionals from across the state.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum
Life, Love & Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy
November 16, 2018–February 18, 2019
Upper-Level Galleries
During the Italian Renaissance, cassoni (elaborately decorated wedding chests) were an important part of marriage rituals and among the most prestigious furnishings in the house or palace of the newlyweds. Usually commissioned in twos, the chests were an expression of the family’s wealth and position in society. They were often conspicuously paraded through the streets from the bride’s family home to her husband’s home—a clear statement of a new economic and political alliance between elite families. The tales and imagery represented on the lavish wood panels that decorated the chests offer insight into Renaissance life and society. Drawing on a core selection of outstanding panels and chests belonging to the Museo Stibbert in Florence that rarely travel together, this exhibition explores and illustrates life, love, and marriage in Renaissance Florence. The function, craftsmanship, decorative techniques, and the significance and sources of the imagery will also be discussed.

This exhibition was organized by Contemporanea Progetti with the Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy—and is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.