published Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Free admission to Frist Center with food donation

Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville is offering free admission on Mondays through Dec. 30 to any guest bringing in nonperishable food items for donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

The items most needed by the food bank are peanut butter, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta and cereal. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to about 400 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. It partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes and youth enrichment programs.

Currently on exhibit at The Frist are:

• 30 Americans: With works by some of the most important black artists of the last three decades, the exhibition focuses on issues of racial, sexual and historical identity in contemporary culture. The exhibition includes 70 works from the Rubell Family Collection in Miami. Through Jan. 12, 2014.

• American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell: Featuring more than 40 paintings and a selection of drawings, tearsheets and other related works such as original Saturday Evening Post covers, the exhibit traces the evolution of Rockwell’s art and iconography throughout his career. Through Feb. 9, 2014.

• Ana Maria Tavares: Deviating Utopia: Tavares finds inspiration in the architecture of the modern city and employs materials such as steel, glass and mirrors to make structures that border between design and fine art. Through Jan. 12, 2014.

The Frist Center is located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville. Admission is $10 adults, $7 for senior adults, military and college students with ID, free to ages 18 and under. The galleries, cafe and gift shop are open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Mondays.

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