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Artist Demonstration: M Kelley

Presented by Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum, Nashville TN

Nov 12 2022
Artist Demonstration: M Kelley

Join artist M Kelley to learn more about the techniques and processes used to create the textiles in Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

M Kelley’s career includes a multifaceted and thorough approach to the arts. Driven by themes of communication and borderland archivism, their work explores the ways in which people of color and mixed descent navigate, generate, and hold space for cultural memory, traditional practices, place, and leadership while driving progress. By inviting others into collaboration, curiosity, and cross-pollination, Kelley creates immersive, interactive spaces for dialogue, design thinking, and connection.

Kelley’s civic and social-practice work focuses on sustainability for artists at all levels through creative placemaking, civic consulting, community development, advocacy, equitable access, and mentorship in the intersections of creativity, technology, and innovation, with an emphasis on activating creative community workspaces and making space for creative disruption.

They are a graduate of the Learning Lab, the Racial Equity in Arts Leadership Institute, and Vanderbilt University’s Leading Innovation in Arts and Culture. They are also a member of the Metro Nashville Committee for Antiracism and Racial Equity. They are proud to serve as a community ambassador of Nashville’s vibrant artist culture.

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Free/Frist Art Museum members
Free/Visitors 18 and younger
$10/Seniors 65+ (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$10/College students with ID (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$8/Active-duty military with ID (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$12/Person for Groups of 10 or more with advance reservations

Contact: (615) 244-3340

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Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203


Parking in Frist Art Museum lots is reserved for Frist Art Museum visitors, volunteers, and staff only. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking Lot Hours
Visitor parking begins 30 minutes before the museum’s doors open. The lot closes at 3AM. No cars are allowed in the lot between 3AM and 30 minutes before opening.

Guests are encouraged to carpool and use rideshare services. You may also want to consider using WeGo Public Transit.

Parking rates
Frist Art Museum visitors: $2 per hour / $20 daily maximum
Frist Art Museum non-visitors: $10 per hour / $30 daily maximum
(Credit cards only; no cash accepted)

A flat rate parking fee may apply for certain special events.

Here’s an interactive map from Nashville Downtown Partnerships Park It Downtown


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The Event Organizer is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test to attend this event.: No

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