FREE Family Festival Day
November 17, 2013
Explore what it means to be an American with a day of discovery and imagination, filled with art activities, live performances, and exciting programs inspired by our current exhibitions: American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, 30 Americans, and Ana Maria Tavares: Deviating Utopias.
Family Day programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are appropriate for all ages. Outdoor activities will be held weather permitting.
NOTE: Please access the Frist Center parking lots from Broadway. The Mayor’s 5K Run may limit access to the lots from Demonbreun.
Vintage Lawn Games
Break it Down with iJam
Meet the stars of Nashville Public Television’s ArtQuest: Art is All Around You
1:30, 2:00, 2:30, and 3:00 p.m.
1:45 and 3:30 p.m.
Artful Tales: “Whoosh!”
1:15, 2:45, and 3:45 p.m.
Nashville Puppet Truck’s “Tall Tale Circus”
1:45 and 4:00 p.m.
I See Utopia
2:15, 2:45, and 3:30 p.m.
Putting Down Family Roots
Martin ArtQuest Gallery
1:00–5:30 p.m. (Upper-Level)
Friday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
Frist Center Auditorium
Gallery admission required; members free
Seating is first come, first seated
Basquiat explores the meteoric rise and fall of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Jean-Michel is “discovered” by Andy Warhol’s art world and becomes a star. Stars Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Jeffrey Wright, and David Bowie. Written by Martin Lewison. Directed by Julian Schnabel, 1996. 107 minutes. DVD. Rated R.
Works by Basquiat can be seen in 30 Americans on view through January 12, 2014.
Family Workshop: “A Norman Rockwell Christmas”
Saturday, December 14, 10:00 a.m. (Advance registration required; call 615.744.3355 before Wednesday, November 27. Space is limited)
Frist Center Studio A
$25 members/$35 non-members
Be inspired by a traditional American Christmas. Collaborate with your family to create heirloom tree ornaments, including a pinecone elf, a clothespin soldier, a felt snowy owl, and a thumbprint glass ball. Afterwards, have cookies with Santa. This program connects participants to the exhibition American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.
Registration includes materials and refreshments for two adults and two children; appropriate for children 5 years of age and older. Additional participants are $3.00 each.
Call for Artists:
2013 Holiday Facebook Timeline Cover Image
Needed: works of art inspired by the holiday season for the Frist Center’s Facebook Fan page.
This call for artwork is for adults only (18+ only). Entries will be juried by Frist Center curators and educators and selected images will be posted on Facebook. Only four entries will be selected for the Frist Center’s cover image which will rotate each week during the month of December. Selected entries will also receive a Frist Center gift packet and a yearlong Frist Center membership. Deadline for submission is November 29, 2013.