Frist Art Museum presents "Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century" | Nashville Public Radio
  • JUNE 22 - SEPTEMBER 16
  • Frist Art Museum, Nashville
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    June 22, 2018 and September 16, 2018
  • Category: Visual Arts and Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    June 22, 2018 and September 16, 2018
  • Mondays, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursdays, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fridays, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Venue

Event Description

The Frist Art Museum presents "Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century" an exhibition in the Ingram Gallery June 22nd–September 16th. This exhibit is a survey of contemporary art from around the world, celebrating paint’s capacity to weave together images of physical reality, memories, emotions, & the virtual world. The artists in the exhibition dramatically describe the destabilizing effects of such 21st-century forces as globalism, mass migration, radical ideologies, & complex technologies. The feelings these artists express, which range from despair at humanity’s darker side to exhilaration at ever-expanding possibilities, are associated with the sublime, a concept that has traditionally referred to being awestruck by the unfathomable power of God & nature. While this can involve sensations of terror & helplessness, it can also relate to wonder, as discussed by the 19th-century artist & critic John Ruskin: Anything which elevates the mind is sublime, and elevation of mind is produced by the contemplation of greatness of any kind. ... Sublimity is, therefore, only another word for the effect of greatness upon the feelings; greatness, whether of matter, space, power, virtue, or beauty: and there is perhaps no desirable quality of a work of art, which, in its perfection, is not, in some way or degree, sublime. Hours Mon. - Wed.: 10 am-5:30 pm Thur. & Fri.: 10 am-9:00 pm (Martin ArtQuest closes at 5:30 pm) Sat.: 10 am-5:30 pm. Sun.: 1:00-5:30 pm (Cafe opens at noon on Sunday)