What’s Happening at The Frist Art Museum

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The Frist Art Museum has experiences for art and culture lovers all year round. Check out upcoming events and exhibits that will leave you inspired.

Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous

May 30-August 25, 2024

Exemplifying creativity and oozing difference, the Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous is a must-see. A fashion-based art exhibit, this new showcase tells the story of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen and his trusted friend Ann Ray, a French photographer. McQueen created beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing throughout his life and Ray was there on the journey capturing his works in photos.

Shahpour Pouyan: Winter in Paradise

May 30-August 25, 2024

In works of art astonishing for their beauty, sophistication, and virtuosity, Shahpour Pouyan critiques political power and expresses a poetic melancholy about the human condition. Born in Isfahan, Iran, in 1979, he now divides his time between Tehran and London, and his work is in the permanent collections of the British Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Victoria and Albert Museum. Winter in Paradise will be this internationally renowned artist’s largest solo museum exhibition to date. Three major projects from the past decade will show Pouyan’s extraordinary mastery of a range of traditional and new media and his engagement with history and contemporary events.

Black Joy in Spite Of…

April 5-September 2, 2024

his exhibition offers a three-dimensional picture of the Black American experience by focusing on moments of joy despite a history of pain and struggle. Guest curator Brigette Janea Jones has selected photographs made throughout Tennessee that depict the enslaved and their descendants during various time periods, including enslavement, Reconstruction, the modern civil rights movement, the crack era, and more. The images capture scenes of family connection, friendship, pride, and resistance that highlight the humanity of each individual and counter the more common focus on trauma.

Afrofuturistic Visions: Dreamscapes of Sicasso

August 11, 2023 -July 28, 2024

This installation showcases the beauty of African American people, culture, and history. Inspired by artist Sicasso, she encourages those who witness her work to immerse themselves in dreamscape spaces. The installation, located in the Grand Lobby elevator on the east end of the building, features five vinyl prints of Sicasso’s art. Guests will be taken on a visual journey through African American figures of power, resilience, and grace, based in a retro-futuristic world.

The Power of Resilience

August 25-April 1, 2024 

This exhibition features works by more than eighty adult artists with disabilities who are served by five social service agencies in Middle Tennessee. Guided by teaching artists, groups at AbleVoices; Borderless Arts; Friends Life Community; Healing Arts Project, Inc.; and Metro Parks disABILITIES made individual and collaborative works of art. These creations were inspired by the notion of resilience—the ability to withstand, adjust to, or recover from life’s difficulties, often by overcoming fear, isolation, and insecurity. By focusing on the artists’ unique abilities and boundless creativity, The Power of Resilience promotes growth, healing, and empathy among all people.

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