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File #: RS2021-1111    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/10/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 9/7/2021 Final action: 9/7/2021
Title: A resolution celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Frist Art Museum.
Sponsors: Joy Styles, Zulfat Suara, Russ Bradford, Nancy VanReece, Freddie OConnell, Burkley Allen, Brandon Taylor, Kyonzte Toombs, Delishia Porterfield, Emily Benedict, Angie Henderson
Attachments: 1. RS2021-1111 Amendment
A resolution celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Frist Art Museum.

WHEREAS, the Frist Art Museum, formerly known as The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and has presented more than 254 exhibitions over the past two decades; and
WHEREAS, the museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit exhibition center dedicated to presenting and originating high-quality multi-cultural fine art exhibitions along with related educational programs and community outreach activities; and
WHEREAS, the Frist Art Museum has focused on the work of individual artists and their impact on society and has consistently engaged the community through their Free Family Festival Days, live community performances, and mobile Art Trunks for schools and Community Partners; and
WHEREAS, the Frist was formerly Nashville's main post office, opening in 1934, and then reopening as an art museum on April 8, 2001; and
WHEREAS, the post office was constructed in 1933-34 under the direction of local firm Marr & Holman and was financed by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Construction; and
WHEREAS, the building has long been central to the life of the city and was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984; and
WHEREAS, through a public-private partnership between Metro Nashville Government and Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr., the building was transformed into a visual arts center and opened to the public in 2001; and
WHEREAS, since opening, the Frist has hosted artists and artworks from collections around the world and invited Nashville's community members and visitors to share in its vision of inspiring people through art to look at the world in new ways; and
WHEREAS, on April 2, 2018, the name was formally changed to the Frist Art Museum to convey more clearly what visitors can expect when entering the building; and
WHEREAS, the Frist Art Museum presents 12 to 15 exhibitions each...

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