July 18 Senior Monday Salutes Military Service Members

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July 18 Senior Monday Salutes Military Service Members
Past and Present with Free Admission, Special Music, Book Signing

NASHVILLE, TENN. –(June 14, 2011)– The Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ July 18 Senior Monday will honor all branches of the U.S. military by offering free admission to veterans, current service members, reservists, National Guard members and military retirees all day.

In addition to regular Senior Monday activities—including a live, remote WAMB Radio broadcast and live music provided by Snappy Pappy (whose leader, Harry Stephenson, serves in the Coast Guard Reserve)—Woody McMillin, author of In the Presence of Soldiers: The 2nd Army Maneuvers & Other World War II Activity in Tennessee, will be on hand from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. to sign copies of his acclaimed book and display artifacts from his WW II collection.

In exercises from 1941–44, more than 850,000 military personnel trained in Tennessee during seven separate maneuvers across 22 counties.  Twenty-five of the U.S. Army’s 92 divisions trained in the area, and by March 1944, one out of every 7 men overseas had trained in one of the Tennessee maneuvers. Through more than two years of meticulous research, McMillin details the contributions Middle Tennesseans made to the war effort.  The book will be available for purchase on site.

Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:  Belmont Village Assisted Living of Green Hills

Media Sponsor:WAMB

Senior Mondays
Senior Mondays take place the third Monday of each month.  For those who simply admit their “senior” status, gallery admission is $5.00 (half the price of regular admission) for seniors, and there is a special senior parking fee of $2.00 in the Frist Center lots as long as spaces are available.  Seniors receive a 15 percent discount on gift shop purchases and on Frist Center Café refreshments purchased throughout the day. Seniors are invited to enjoy a live WAMB Radio broadcast in the Grand Lobby and live music provided by Snappy Pappy from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  Special gallery talks and other activities are scheduled through the day.

About the Frist Center
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., is an art exhibition center dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, regional, U.S. and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions. The Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery (open until 5:30 p.m. each day) features interactive stations relating to Frist Center exhibitions. Gallery admission to the Frist Center is free for visitors 18 and younger and to Frist Center members. Frist Center admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors, military and college students with ID.  College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings (with the exception of Frist Fridays), 5–9 p.m.  Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation by calling (615) 744-3247.The Frist Center is open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. and Sundays, 1–5:30 p.m., with the Frist Center Café opening at noon. Additional information is available by calling (615) 244-3340 or by visiting our website at http://www.fristcenter.org.

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