'A Landmark Repurposed'

'A Landmark Repurposed'

THE FRIST ART MUSEUM
Nashville, Tennessee + Online Events | https://fristartmuseum.org/exhibition/a-landmark-repurposed-from-post-office-to-art-museum/

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Commemorating the Frist Art Museum’s 20th anniversary, this reimagined exhibition highlights the landmark building’s role as a civic institution, from its creation as Nashville’s main post office in 1934 to its reopening as a museum on April 8, 2001. Through photos, video, and interviews, guests will learn about the building’s distinctive architectural styles—“starved” or “stripped” classicism and art deco—as well as how historical events affected the construction and function of the post office. The exhibition will also address how buildings can be repurposed, making connections with American Art Deco: Designing for the People, which will be on view in the Ingram Gallery from October 8, 2021, through January 2, 2022. A 20th anniversary edition of the exhibition catalogue will be available in the Frist’s gift shop.

EXHIBITION DATES
8th January 2021 - 27th February 2022

DIGITAL PROGRAMME - AONIA SAYS
Accompanying their commemorative 'Landmark' exhibition is a series of online tours that offer the opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes. These thirty-minute talks will take participants through some of the fascinating art on offer in this exhibition with a focus on the architecture of the iconic Museum building.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS & CREDITS
Exhibition organized by the Frist Art Museum
Image credit: Cast aluminum architectural icons, Grand Lobby. Photography by Bob Schatz. © Frist Art Museum
Copy credits: © 2021 Frist Art Museum

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