Family Day @ FRIST
Sunday, October 18, 1:00–5:30 p.m.
The Frist Center invites you, your friends, and your family to enjoy a fun-filled day of art activities, live music, and exciting performances!
Check out Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Times: American Modernism from the Lane Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which features amazing examples of American Modernist paintings and photographs. Stroll through Thomas Hart Benton in Story and Song to see Benton’s original illustrations for Mark Twain’s books Life on the Mississippi, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and drawings, prints, and paintings from Benton’s lifelong admiration of folk music and musicians. Top off your day with a visit to the Upper-Level Galleries to explore the exhibition Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris, which includes photographs that evoke the mystery of the chance encounters experienced by the Surrealists as they wandered through the labyrinthine streets of Paris.
Events and Activities
Family Day programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are appropriate for all ages.
Musical Petting Zoo with Instrument Demonstration
Rechter Room (Main Level)
How well do you know your instruments? Join the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as they introduce you to a world of music. Bang a drum, strum an autoharp, and pick a banjo! The Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians an opportunity to try unusual and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. At the beginning of the program a professional musician will demonstrate a selection of instruments.
Live Music: Westbound Rangers
1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Be swept away into a world of music as you listen to Nashville’s own Americana band! The Westbound Rangers are an acoustic group formed here in Nashville to preserve and promote music from the past while infusing it with a new, unique sound.
Wood and Strings Theater presents Backwoods Ramblin’
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Auditorium (Main Level)
Come check out this main stage marionette production! Through the enchanting arts of puppetry and music, fun and humorous folklore, scenes, and music of the Appalachian hill country will spring to life!
1:45 and 4:00 p.m.
Art Library and Resource Center (Upper Level)
Listen and let your imagination go as a Frist Center educator reads the children’s book Nature's Paintbox: A Seasonal Gallery of Art and Verse, written by Patricia Thomas and illustrated by Craig Orback.
The Essence of Nature
Studio A (Upper Level)
Come explore the abstract qualities of the natural world using Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings as your muse. Create your own nature-based imagery as you experiment with various materials and the use of light and color!
Illustrations! The Art of Telling a Story
Studio B (Upper Level)
Grab a pen, a piece of paper, and try your hand at illustrating quotes from Mark Twain’s novels just as Thomas Hart Benton did!
Studio C (Upper Level)
Take a step back to 1930s Paris and create your very own fantasy postcard just like the ones Surrealist artists produced and collected in France.
Martin ArtQuest Gallery
Visit the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, located on the upper level, for more exciting hands-on art activities, including several that were inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Times: American Modernism from the Lane Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
by the Surrealists as they wandered through the labyrinthine city streets of Paris.