A Nashville resident whose work has been exhibited and collected internationally, Jack Spencer alters the surfaces of his photographs with techniques suggestive of painting-rich tones and colors, softly-focused or veiled forms, slight imperfections and painterly textures. Jack Spencer: Beyond the Surface is composed of approximately 70 photographs that exemplify the relationship between these compelling surfaces and Spencer's interest in myth, mystery and the ephemeral nature of existence. This exhibition is organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and curated by Frist Center Chief Curator Mark Scala. A catalogue published by Vanderbilt University Press will accompany the exhibition. July 12-Oct. 13, 2013 Upper-Level Galleries
The most beautiful love story ever told comes to life! The romantic Broadway musical for all generations, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Nashville! Based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's Beauty and the Beast at TPAC! Disney's Beauty & the Beast will be at Andrew Jackson Hall in Nashville, TN - September 24 through September 29, 2013
Vik Muniz is celebrated for his photographs of everyday materials, which have been arranged to reveal provocative and delightfully unexpected images when viewed from a distance. These transformative still lifes often relate to social concerns, as seen in the selections from the series Pictures of Junk and Pictures of Garbage on view in this exhibition. Merging high and low cultures, Muniz used castoff materials to recreate such masterpieces as Botticelli's The Birth of Venus and Jacques Louis David's The Death of Marat. By exploring the relationship between the supposedly timeless beauty of Western art and the grim realities of poverty and waste, Muniz reminds us that great cultural attainments throughout history have often been achieved in environments-and often as a consequence-of repression and economic disparity. This does not alter the greater truth of Muniz's vision: beauty, humanistic values, and spiritual aspiration can be found in the most abject of worlds. This exhibition is organized by the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C. Vik Muniz: Garbage Matters June 14-Sept. 15, 2013 Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery
The National Archives holds millions of records, both Union and Confederate. Discovering the Civil War draws on these through letters, diaries, photos, petitions, and patents to give visitors a chance to walk in the shoes of scolars in unlocking secrets, solving mysteries, and uncovering unexpected events from this pivotal point in our nation's history. The exhibit is divided into 12 thematic areas that combine great original treasures, engaging touch screen interactive, and social media tools. Discovering the Civil War runs from February,12 to September 1st, 2013
Step aboard the General Jackson Showboat, for their Heart of Tennessee: A Musical Journey, celebrates the deeply rich traditions of the music born in the Volunteer State.