Each autumn as the season changes so does the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. New exhibits fill the halls offering both family and friends a chance to explore great art from ancient history to present day. Current & upcoming exhibits include: Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows, Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art, and Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti.
SHINIQUE SMITH: WONDER AND RAINBOWS
October 9-January 10
New York based artist Shinique Smith’s work will be on display for all to see this fall during the exhibit Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows. You may see various paintings, sculptures, installations, and more pieces that are influenced by dance, Eastern spirituality, fashion, Abstract Expressionism, music, childhood wonder, and poetry. See more.
October 9-January 10
View Islamic art that spans from the eighth to the twenty-first century during Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. There are four main sections of the exhibit which explore a different time period of the Islamic culture. Take a look.
October 30-February 7
See everything from paintings to photography in the unique exhibitPhantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art exploring the themes of trauma, loss, and transformation all while considering the possibility of an animating spirit that can exist independently of the body. The exhibit is broken up into four sections including “Objects and Absences,” “Violence, Empathy, and Erasure,” “Sublimation,” and “The Mind-Body Problem” with each area showing works of art that will terrify and engage your mind. Find out more.
October 30-January 6
Enter the mind of one of the world’s most famous artists withMichelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti. The works range from sketches to presentation drawings. Check it out.
|Art History Course: The Art, Life, and Myth of Michelangelo
|Lecture: “Michelangelo and the Intrigue of Drawing”
There’s always something to do at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The little ones may take part in theMartin Art Quest Gallery, a colorful interactive space offering thirty incredible hands-on stations relate art concepts to Frist Center exhibitions & examine ways in which art relates to everyday life & culture. Also, the Frist Center participates in the First Saturday Art Crawl by offering a FREE Architecture Tour at 4:30pmevery first Saturday of the month. Just click: visitmusiccity.com/saturdayartcrawl to discover more about this amazing Music City event.
First Picture – Shinique Smith. By the Light, 2013. Ink, acrylic, fabric, and paper collage on canvas over wood panel. Photo by Zack Balber, courtesy Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. © Shinique Smith
Second Picture – Mosque lamp, Egypt (Cairo), early 1320s. Glass with gold and enamel decoration. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, 37.614. Photograph © 2015 MFA, Boston
Third Picture – Adam Fuss (British, b. 1961). Medusa, from the series Home and the World, 2010. Gelatin silver print photogram, edition 3 of 9, 94 1/2 x 56 3/4 in. Courtesy of the artist and Cheim & Read, New York. © Adam Fuss
Fourth Picture – Michelangelo Buonarroti. Madonna and Child, ca. 1524. Black chalk, red chalk, red wash, white heightening and ink. 541 x 396 mm. Casa Buonarroti, Florence, inv. 71F