Feb 23
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Apr 21
Rome: City and Empire

Rome: City and Empire

Presented by Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum

NOTE: The exhibition of Roman antiquities, Rome: City and Empire, currently on view at the Frist Art Museum, will be closing early due to construction issues in the downtown area. The last day to see the exhibition will be this Saturday, April 21. The museum will offer free admission this Friday, April 20 from 10am to 9pm to accommodate as many visitors as possible before the extraordinary exhibition leaves Nashville.

Rome: City and Empire has been on loan from the British Museum. The decision to close ahead of the scheduled closing date of May 28 has been a difficult one but was made as a precautionary step to ensure protection of the objects. Lending institutions reserve the right to withdraw objects or an entire exhibition at any time. Earlier this month, 13 of the most fragile objects were removed from view and placed in safe storage. No work in the exhibition has been damaged or compromised.

The stories of Rome and its vast empire continue to captivate and intrigue people almost three thousand years after its foundation. Rome: City and Empire brings to Nashville more than two hundred of the British Museum’s most engaging and beautiful Roman objects. They tell the dramatic story of how Rome grew from a cluster of small villages into a mighty empire.

The British Museum’s exceptionally broad collections have enabled the creation of a truly inspiring experience. Visitors will explore how the empire was won and held and learn about the rich diversity of her peoples. The exhibition is an accessible introduction to the Roman imperial period, yet also provides a range and depth of material for those with an existing interest in Roman history.
The Frist Art Museum is the exclusive North American venue.

The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Frist Art Museum.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Image: Statue head of Augustus (Rome, Italy), 30–25 BC. Marble, 14 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. The British Museum, 1888,1210.1. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Source: Frist Art Museum

Admission Info

The museum will offer free admission this Friday, April 20 from 10am to 9pm to accommodate as many visitors as possible before the extraordinary exhibition leaves Nashville.

FREE/Frist Art Museum members & Visitors 18 years of age and younger                  
$12/Adults                                                                    
$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

2018/02/23 - 2018/04/21

Location Info

Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203