Project Uplift presents the Frist Art Museum’s first micro-exhibition, Elise Kendrick: Salon Noir.
This exhibition includes artwork by Nashville artist Elise Kendrick that explores and pays homage to the beauty of African American women, their unique hairstyles, and the Black salon experience. Under the direction of student curator Jonathan Diggs, Salon Noir offers an immersive experience within a common, accessible space: the elevator (Ninth Avenue Elevator).
About the Artist
Like many Nashvillians, Elise R. Kendrick is a transplant to Music City. Originally from the suburbs of Gahanna, Ohio, she developed her love of creativity while spending her summers in theater and art camps as a youth and sharing time with her mother doing arts and crafts at the kitchen table. Early on, her parents encouraged her quirky attitude, as well as her unconventional approach to life, which made it easier to pursue art on the collegiate level. While attending Tennessee State University, one of Nashville’s historically Black colleges and universities, she received her bachelor of science degree in art with a concentration in jewelry and metals. After college, she began painting seriously.
Image: Elise Kendrick. April, 2021. Mixed media; 20 x 20 in. Courtesy of the artist. ©Elise Kendrick
Source: Frist Art Museum
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
Phone: (615) 244-3340
2022/08/12 - 2022/12/31
Additional time info:
Salon Noir Opening Soirée Thursday, 8/18 from 6pm-8pm in the Grand Lobby. Free Admission.
The Frist Art Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
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.
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.