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Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange

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

Mar 13 2020
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Oct 12 2020
Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange

Mel Ziegler (b. 1956), the Paul E. Shwab Chair of Fine Arts Professor at Vanderbilt University, is renowned as a social and community engagement artist whose work seeks to foster discourse and the sharing of ideas relating to history, politics, and society. Flag Exchange is an installation of fifty American flags—one from each state—suspended row after row from the ceiling and surrounding a stage where museum visitors and special guests are invited to speak or present performances relating to the meaning of the flag in their own lives. The flags themselves symbolize a nation that has survived tumult and stress. They were collected from 2011 to 2016, when Ziegler periodically drove across the United States with a supply of new American flags, offering a broad spectrum of society—from suburban residents to farmers and small business owners—an opportunity to receive new flags in exchange for their old torn and weathered ones. Displayed in a gallery, the symbolism of rows of tattered, irregular flags encourages reflection on America’s identity, history, and future.

Organized by the Frist Art Museum, in cooperation with Perrotin

Image: Exhibition view of A Living Thing: Flag Exchange, curated by Hesse McGraw, at Federal Hall, New York, 2017. Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli

Source: Frist Art Museum

ADMISSION INFO

Please visit here for reopening information.

Free/Frist Art Museum members
Free/Visitors 18 and younger
$15/Adults
$10/Seniors
$10/College students with ID*
$8/Active-duty military
$12/Adult for Groups (10+ with advance reservations)

*Admission is free for college students with school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5pm to 9pm (including Frist Fridays).

Contact: (615) 244-3340

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Aug 8, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 9, 2020 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
  • Aug 10, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Mon)
  • Aug 11, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Tue)
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  • Aug 13, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Thu)
  • Aug 14, 2020 at 10:00 am - 09:00 pm (Fri)
  • Aug 15, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Aug 16, 2020 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)
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  • Aug 21, 2020 at 10:00 am - 09:00 pm (Fri)
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  • Sep 5, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:30 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 6, 2020 at 01:00 pm - 05:30 pm (Sun)

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Additional time info:

Note: Frist Art Museum’s standard hours of operation will remain the same, with one exception: on Thursdays, they will close at 5:30pm instead of 9pm.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

If your event is being affected, canceled, or postponed due to the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, please provide the details below.:

The Frist Art Museum has established a plan for reopening in stages beginning June 22 with an initial members-only period. With continued improvement/stability of Davidson County COVID-19 metrics, the exhibition galleries will reopen to the general public on July 1 with required advance timed ticketing.

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