If you’re looking for some artful inspiration, The Frist is just what you need. Whenever we’re feeling stuck in a creative rut or just need to get re-connected to the art world, we get our fill in their galleries. During our last visit, we were treated to Italian Style: Fashion since 1945, Postcards of the Weiner Werkstatte, and Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape. From one floor filled with beautiful Italian designer clothes to another with postcard-sized prints from the early 1900s, we found imagery, color, and interactive displays that kept us pulled into each piece.
The Frist is a Visual Arts Center, so unlike traditional museums, it doesn’t house its own collection. That might sound strange, but it results in opening the center’s show lineup to a wider variety of pieces and exhibits. This translates into traveling exhibitions passing through the galleries as often as every 6 to 8 weeks – much faster than would happen in a typical museum.
If the Frist Center sounds like it’s up your alley, you can become a member to help fund the art center’s programming. There are different levels of membership, with discounts for students and teachers. With each level, members receive free admission to the galleries, guest passes for friends, admission to the Frist Fridays concert series, 10% off in the museum shop, and many other incentives.
During your visit, be sure to stop by the Martin ArtQuest Gallery. You can exercise your own inner artist or bring your family along for some fun with stations for drawing, water colors, and more.
Open your world to some visual inspiration – you’ll be happy you did!
C & A