Frist Art Museum Offers Online Programming

If you're missing the joy of discovering new art while you shelter in place, you're in luck. The Frist Art Museum recently announced that it's moving some of its previously scheduled programs online.

While the museum looks forward to reopening when it is safe and responsible to do so, Frist Media and Public Relations Director Buddy Kite says the museum remains steadfast in its goals "to provide opportunities for deeper and dynamic connections with the subject matter of the art on view — to fulfill our vision of helping people, through art, to see their world in new ways.”

This mission echoes the message behind the two new exhibits that began just days before the forced hiatus: seeing America and our world as one whole again from a new perspective. Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange features a collection of worn American flags gathered from farmers and small business owners from each of the 50 states, and Jitish Kallat: Return to Sender contains images from the Voyager disks sent out beyond our solar system describing Earth and its people as one whole.

The Frist will begin its online programming on Friday, April 3, with Artist’s Perspective with Mel Ziegler, a conversation between Frist Chief Curator Mark Scala and the artist, and will continue next Tuesday with the first in a three-part series on J.M.W. Turner and Romanticism, taught by Jim Womack.

For a closer look at Return to Sender, the Frist has posted a description and a video interview with the artist on their website. The Frist will announce more programs in the near future, including the first exclusively online exhibition, as they brainstorm new ways to bring the museum into the homes of art lovers.

Program schedule:

All programs will be presented on Zoom.

Artist’s Perspective with Mel Ziegler 

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Presentation is free, but registration is required.

Art History Course: J.M.W. Turner and Romanticism

April 7, 14 and 21, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Discounts offered for registering for all three classes at once.

Price per class: $12 for members and $15 for not-yet members

Price for entire class: $30 for members and $40 for not-yet members

Be sure to check out the Frist on social media, and sign up for their weekly newsletter to stay updated on current and future programs and to join the online community of artists and art lovers discussing and sharing their own works.