Member News

As a way of saying “thanks,” the Frist Center is pleased to offer exclusive events and offers to its members throughout the year.

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Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea
Member Preview: Thursday, February 9, 6:00–8:00 p.m.



Friday, December 2, noon
Samurai: The Way of the Warrior
With Ginny Soenksen, Frist Center assistant curator of interpretation
Meet at the exhibition entrance
Free to members; admission or passes required for guests

Enjoy our Curator’s Tours but don’t like the crowds? We are offering a special members-only Samurai: The Way of the Warrior curator’s tour led by Ginny Soenksen.. Please join us for this wonderful member opportunity.

Spectacular helmet (suigyu kumageue-nari kawari kabuto), Japan, beginning of the 19th century. Steel, gilded copper, leather, wood, horsehair, lacquer, and silk. Collection of Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy


Check out the current AT THE FRIST Member Newsletter and Program and Event Guide.


Reciprocal Membership Network

Benefactor and Circle Level members receive free reciprocal membership privileges at more than 30 museums including:

Baltimore: The Walters Art Museum
Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Cincinnati: Taft Museum of Art
Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Denver: Denver Art Museum
Farmington (CT): Hill-Stead Museum
Hartford: Wadsworth Athenum Museum of Art
Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts
Kansas City: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum
New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art
New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
New York: The Frick Collection
New York: National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
Newark (NJ) The Newark Museum
Norfolk: Chrysler Museum of Art
Northampton: Smith College Museum of Art
Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pittsburgh: Frick Art and Historical Center
Portland (ME): Portland Museum of Art
Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum
Providence: The RISD Museum of Art
Raleigh: North Carolina Museum of Art
Rockland (ME): Farnsworth Art Museum
Salem (MA): Peabody Essex Museum
San Francisco: Asian Art Museum
Santa Fe: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Toronto, Ontario: Art Gallery of Ontario
Washington: Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery
Washington: National Portrait Gallery
Washington: The Textile Museum
Washington: Corcoran Gallery of Art
Washington: The Phillips Collection
West Palm Beach: Norton Museum of Art
Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum

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