Support the Frist: Become a Friend of Contemporary Art

Since 2001, the Frist Center has brought internationally acclaimed exhibitions to our community, exposing many to contemporary art for the first time. The appetite for the art of our time has grown and continues to impact the local art scene. With this acute appreciation in mind, the Friends of Contemporary Art was started in 2015 to support the Frist Center's organization and presentation of contemporary exhibitions.

The Friends of Contemporary Art believe that today’s art has special relevance to the Frist Center and our visitors. The benefits enjoyed by this group reflect this vision and include the following:

• Recognition on all Gordon CAP Gallery exhibitions
• Recognition with special feature contemporary exhibitions
• Invitations to all private FOCA events
• Invitations to all member previews and Circle receptions
• Recognition as a Frist annual donor on all appropriate materials
• Opportunities for private tours and travel

Please consider joining the Friends of Contemporary Art. We look forward to another year of connecting with artists, curators, and fellow contemporary art enthusiasts.




Current and upcoming contemporary art exhibitions at the Frist:

Harmony Korine: Shadows and Loops
November 4, 2016–January 16, 2017

Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors
November 11, 2016–February 12, 2017

Claire Morgan: Stop Me Feeling
February 10–May 17, 2017

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty
February 24–May 29, 2017

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now
May 26–September 10, 2017

Vadis Turner: Tempest
May 26–September 10, 2017

Nick Cave: Feat.
November 10, 2017–June 24, 2018

Harmony Korine. Burst Manga, 2014. Ink on canvas, 102 x 84 in. Collection of David Perry. © Harmony Korine. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Robert McKeever

Jimmy Baker (b. 1980). Arrangement 1, 2013. Oil and UV ink on canvas over panel, 22 x 22 x 1 3/4 in. Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photo: courtesy of the artist


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