Frist Art Museum

I’m still in Nashville, after the awesome Unrig Summit over the weekend. So I wanted to see some of Nashville, in addition to the music, which I’ve been enjoying every night. Today, I visited and made a donation to the Frist Art Museum. It’s a small museum with no permanent collection. But the exhibits were outstanding, from a number of Mellon artworks — and a super docent who gave a really interesting tour — to an amazing Dorothea Lange collection. I hadn’t really appreciated the full breadth and power of Dorothea Lange‘s photography before. Incredibly powerful depictions of the human condition from the Great Depression through the Japanese internment. I want to respect copyright and not post a reproduction of the works that most moved me.

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  • andrew sovjani April 6, 2019, 10:50 am

    Real, raw and poignant images came out of the FSA….and you could believe them, before photoshop, and relatively apolitical. Wish there was an equivalent to the FSA and their support of the arts in current times. Nice work in recognizing art’s role in activism! The Frist is great. I’ve enjoyed catching up with this effort and will endeavor to mirror it when I can.

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