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Frist Exhibit s

Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Highlights from the Detroit Institute of Art
February 1, 2013 – May 19, 2012


Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael (Dutch, 1628–1682). The Jewish Cemetery, ca. 1654–55. Oil on canvas, 56 x 74 1/2 in. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Julius H. Haass in memory of his brother Dr. Ernest W. Haass, 26.3

Frist Center for the Visual Arts


Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Highlights from the Detroit Institute of Art (Feb. 1 – May 19, 2013) features some of the greatest Dutch masterpieces by painters such as Frans Hals, Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan Steen, Gerard Ter Borch, and Rembrandt van Rijn.

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Other current Frist exhibitions:
Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection (March 1 – June 23, 2013)
The exhibition focuses on select pieces of pre-Columbian artifacts collected by John Bourne and organized by The Walters Art Museum of Baltimore.

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For more information and to confirm admission times and fees:
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway. 615-744-3998.

Music in the Frist Lobby
Free Live Music in the Grand Lobby of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts

For more information and to confirm dates and times of performances, please visit Frist Center for the Visual Arts or call 615-744-3998.


The Parthenon Galleries at Centennial Park
2600 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Phone: 615-862-8431.

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Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

Affectionately Yours: American Miniature Portraits and the Stories They Tell

February 14 - August 25, 2013

Description from the Cheekwood website on the collection of miniature portraits:

The Raymond and Linda White Collection of American miniature portraits at Cheekwood is brimming with stories. Of the 114 miniatures, many were painted as gifts from one person to another, paying tribute to family ties and close personal relationships. From examples dating back to the 18th century to the early 20th century pieces, these small tributes were given and received by wealthy families as well as families of lesser means, commemorating loved ones both living and dead. In this way, each piece functions as a part of a love story of some kind. This exhibition not only showcases the miniature artwork, but pieces together the stories that have stayed with these portraits as they were passed from generation to generation.

For more information and to confirm admission times and fees:

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 615-353-2148 or 615-356-8000.


Gallery F @ Scarritt-Bennett
1000 19th Avenue South (at the corner of Grand Avenue and 19th Avenue South). 615-320-4651.


rauschenberg at VU
Robert Rauschenberg's Swim/ROCI USA (Wax Fireworks), 1990 (a gift of Donald & Ruth Saff to Vanderbilt's permanent collection.)

Fine Arts Gallery at Vanderbilt
Cohen Memorial Hall, 1220 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. 615-322-0605.


Nashville Metro Arts Gallery

Works by local contemporary artists. Admission is free.
Metro Office Building, 4th Floor, 800 2nd Ave. South, Nashville, TN. 615-862-6720.

The Metro Arts Gallery is a high-vaulted, light-filled corridor within the public area of Metro Arts Commission’s offices, located on the fourth floor of the Metro Office Building in the Richard Fulton Complex. The gallery includes 100 linear feet of wall space and several pedestals for displaying sculpture. MNAC’s address and hours of operation are Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt

Located in the main lobby of Sarratt Student Center on Vanderbilt campus; 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240. 625-322-2471.
All events are free.


Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery
Call for admission fees and gallery hours, please call 615-329-8720.

Fisk University Galleries
1000 Seventeenth Avenue North, Nashville TN 37208. 615-329-8720

>Gallery II: Permanent exhibition of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Modern Art, including works by O'Keefee, Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Toulouse-Latrec and more.


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