When one thinks of art deco, initial thoughts probably conjure glamorous fashion and impeccably designed architecture. The era, arguably, is probably one of the most recognizable and magisterial in history when it comes to the aforementioned traits. If you’d like to take a walk back in time to this glorious period, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is happy to be your gracious host and, dare I say, transporter.
The center is hosting an incredible exhibit entitled Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles. This is not your typical Main Street, America car show. The cars in the exhibit are some of the rarest in the world and also some of the most striking ever constructed. The exhibit is organized by guest curator Ken Gross, who is one of the most knowledgeable and highly decorated curators, historians, judges, and writers in the automotive history scene.
The Frist Center is celebrating the exhibition with An Art Deco Affair, an evening that is sure to be rich in culture, with jazz age cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and tours of the exhibit. Dress code is summer chic, with “flappers and dapper gents” encouraged to attend. Escape the pressures of modern life and treat yourself to an evening of culture and light frivolity. Just don’t try and drive the cars home after you’ve had a few of those prohibition cocktails.
WHEN: Saturday, August 10 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Nashville, TN 37203
TICKETS: $50 members, $75 non-members. Please click here to purchase tickets or call 615-244-3340 or 615-744-3248.