Oct 05
Jan 21
World War I and American Art

World War I and American Art

Presented by Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum

World War I had a pervasive presence in the lives of Americans, before and after the United States entered the hostilities, and artists of all generations, aesthetic positions, regions of the country, and political points of view took notice and reacted. This exhibition provides an unprecedented opportunity to examine World War I and its impact on American art.

George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent are among the more than seventy artists whose response to the Great War is explored.

The exhibit, in the Ingram Gallery, runs October 6, 2017, through January 21, 2018. 

Frist Center Members: Enjoy a member preview for this exhibition on Thursday, Oct. 5, 6pm-8pm. The exhibit opens to the public Oct. 6, 2017 and will be on display through January 21, 2018.Image: John Steuart Curry (1897–1946). The Return of Private Davis from the Argonne, 1928–40. Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 52 1/4 in. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund, 2011.763. Photo © Estate of John Steuart Curry, courtesy of Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE

Source: Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Admission Info

FREE/Frist Center members & Visitors 18 years of age and younger                  
$9/College Students with ID* & Seniors (65 and older)                                             
$7/Active Military (with current military ID)       
$10/Groups of 10 or more (with advance reservation)   
*Admission is free for college students with school ID on Thursday and Friday evenings, 5pm-9pm (including Frist Fridays)

Phone: (615) 244-3340

Dates & Times

2017/10/05 - 2018/01/21

Additional time info:

Frist Center Members: Enjoy a member preview for this exhibition on Thursday, Oct. 5, 6pm-8pm.

  • The Frist Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (2017 only), Christmas, and New Year’s Day
  • The Café opens at 12 Noon on Sundays, 1 Hour Prior to the Museum’s Opening
  • Martin ArtQuest closes at 5:30pm on Thursdays & Fridays

Location Info

Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

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