Lecture Series: “Food for Thought”
Ink, Silk, and Gold—Exploring the Historic Empires of the Islamic World through the Visual Arts and Culture
Tuesday, December 8, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Free with advance registration; lunch and gallery admission included.
Registration now open. Call Vanderbilt University at 615.322.8585.
Trinita Kennedy, curator, Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Samira Sheikh, associate professor of history, Vanderbilt University
Join the Frist Center for a conversation about the artistic output of three great Islamic powers during the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, a period known as the Age of Empires. Frist Center curator Trinita Kennedy and Dr. Samira Sheikh will discuss objects from the Mughal, Safavid, and Ottoman courts and place them in their historical context.
The Frist Center is pleased to partner with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations for these lunchtime conversations. This program is being held in conjunction wtih our exhibition Ink, Silk, and Gold.
Educator Appreciation Night
Thursday, November 19, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Free for educators and guests (one guest per educator); check in at the Frist Center Rechter Room to receive admission stickers and discounts
The Frist Center welcomes educators for a special night of live music, Drop-in Drawing workshop, and gallery tours. Educators also receive special discounts in the Frist Café and Gift Shop and on memberships purchased at the event. This night is open to educators of all subjects, pre-K–12, and admission is free for each educator with a valid school ID. Each educator may bring one guest.
The Frist Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving. We hope you will enjoy time with your friends and family on this special day.
Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving): Closed
Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Friday, December 25 (Christmas Day): Closed
Friday, January 1 (New Year’s Day): Closed