“Francisco Goya and the Alba Family”
Presented by Dr. Christopher Johns, Norman and Roselea Goldberg Professor of History of Art, Vanderbilt University
Thursday, April 7, 12:00 p.m.
Frist Center Auditorium
Join the Frist Center for a lecture that will trace the evolution of Goya’s career, with special emphasis on his portraits of the 13th Duchess of Alba. Dr. Johns will begin with the context of the Spanish Enlightenment, which informed Goya’s earlier artistic development, and then discuss the horrors of the French occupation and resulting civil war, which Goya reflected in key works during his forties. The lecture also will pay special attention to Goya’s final isolation in the Quinta del Sordo—the house of the deaf man—where he indulged his darkest thoughts in a series of images unparalleled for their condemnation of the human condition.
Frist Center Celebrates Its 15th Birthday with FREE Admission!
Friday, April 8
The Frist Center will offer free admission all day on April 8 in honor of their 15th birthday.
Volunteer at the Frist Center!
With summer just around the corner and Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975 opening on May 27, there’s no better time to volunteer at the Frist. They are currently recruiting new volunteers to help as Visitor Service Ambassadors, ArtQuest Assistants, and Gift Shop Assistants. Register by April 28 for the May 21 training session or by July 7 for the July 30 training session.
If you have questions, call 615.744.3329 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Mayor’s Art Show
Education Corridor, Upper Level
Section 1: April 7–21
Features work from the Antioch, Cane Ridge, Glencliff, Hillsboro, Hunters Lane, Pearl-Cohn, and Stratford clusters
Section 2: April 28–May 12
Features work from the Hillwood, Maplewood, McGavock, Overton, and Whites Creek clusters
Created as an opportunity to recognize the artistic accomplishments of Metro Nashville Public School students, the Mayor’s Art Show was launched by Mayor Phil Bredesen during the 1990s. The Frist Center began hosting this annual art show in 2004 during Mayor Bill Purcell’s term and is continuing the tradition with Mayor Megan Barry.
Art teachers at each school selected two works per grade level for inclusion in the exhibition. The variety of images and subject matter reflects the diverse backgrounds and ideas of Metro schoolchildren.
Slow Art Day
Saturday, April 9
10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
The Frist Center is excited to participate in Slow Art Day, a global event with a simple mission—to help more people discover for themselves the joy of appreciating art. On April 9, museums and galleries all over the world will encourage visitors to slow down and contemplate several works of art for an extended period of time, with the goal of making new discoveries.
Special Slow Art Day activities include art-making in Martin ArtQuest and a Drop-In Drawing workshop.