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FRIST ART MUSEUM - COMMUNITY ART PROGRAM AND PERFORMANCE

Frist Art Museum

Art Cases Concourse A, near Gate A-2
Aug. 29, 2018 ­ Feb. 24, 2019
 
Frist Art Museum
The Frist Art Museum (est. 2001) is a place to see art from around the world, from classic masterpieces to sensational contemporary installations. Located in downtown Nashville at 919 Broadway, the museum hosts touring exhibitions from some of the most prestigious collections in the world, as well as award-winning shows organized in-house, featuring artists of both local and international renown.
 
Community Art Project and Performance
Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville
The Frist Art Museum's exhibition, Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville. (Nov. 10, 2017 ­ June 24, 2018) featured work that explored themes of identity and social justice through a wide range of media, including sculpture, installation art, graphic design and video. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Chicago-based artist orchestrated a months-long community engagement project, Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville, that culminated in public performances at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

The blankets in this exhibit were created for 'Blanket Statement,' a performance that commented on the emotional weight of the community's burdens. Ten social services organizations and hundreds of Frist Art Museum visitors made 30 beaded blankets, using knotted shoelaces and pony beads. People of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities shared stories at several blanket-making events, and Nashville poets Rashad Rayford and Ciona Rouse performed compositions in honor of these stories. During 'Blanket Statement,' all the blankets were placed on Cave; he then slowly crawled out from underneath them and carried them ­and the burdens they represented off the stage. www.FristArtMuseum.org

The Frist Art Museum is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville. was sponsored in part by the Bonnaroo Works Fund and the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, with a special Creation Grant from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission. The Frist Art Museum's Education and Outreach programs are sponsored by Southwest, Lynn and Ken Melkus, The Memorial Foundation and First Tennessee.


Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to arts@nashintl.com.