Wednesday, October 31, 2007

At the Frist Center for Visual Arts

Artists Forum
Friday, November 2
6:30 p.m.
Hear Tennessee-based artists Breanna Rockstad-Kincaid and Jane-Allen McKinney discuss the thoughts and processes behind their work.
Following the discussion, enjoy Lisa Webb on keyboard in the Grand Lobby.
Image: Jane Allen McKinney. The TSU Olympian, 2004. Brass, copper, aluminum, and precast concrete. Courtesy of the artist.

Art History Lecture:
"The Power of Conversation: Talking Art and Literature in European Salons (1780-1939)"
Saturday, November 3, 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Barbara Hahn, Distinguished Professor of German at Vanderbilt University, will explore the informal gatherings of Jewish women in Germany before Hitlers military occupation in Europe. The talk will examine the influence of these gatherings that hosted artists, scholars, and politicians whose cultural discussions laid the foundation for the flourishing European culture of today.

Frist Center Holiday Card Contest
Saturday, November 3
10:3011:30 a.m.
Upper Level, Studio A
Designed for children ages 5 to 13, the Frist Center will host a holiday collage art-making activity. Those wishing to participate will have the opportunity to enter their artwork in a holiday card contest. After all of the artwork is reviewed and a winner is chosen, a reproduction of the winning entry will be used as the front image of the Frist Center's 2007 holiday card. In addition, the winner will receive an ArtQuest journal and fifty holiday cards with envelopes to send to friends and family.

Chess as Art?
Marcel Duchamp, one of the founding members of The Socit Anonyme once asked, "And why isn't my playing chess an art activity?"

Good question. During the run of The Socit Anonyme: Modernism for America ( exhibition, come play chess (make art la Marcel Duchamp) in the Grand Lobby. There are two chess sets available during regular Frist Center hours.

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