A Day at the Frist- Visiting Your Local Museums
I thrive off of new experiences. Plays, musicals, concerts, museums, you name it. I love it. There’s a feeling of nostalgia that I get each time I get to visit a new place. Feeling cultured and ready to take in all of the information the place has to offer me. Museums are most certainly at the top of the list for places that excite me. Every time I visit a museum, a part of it leaves with me. I feel as though I’ve established a connection with its history that can’t be replaced by what they teach in school from books because there’s nothing like seeing and feeling it up close and in person.
Last October, I was sent on a business trip to Toronto by myself. I had a day to explore the city so I began to Google museums around the area, and that is when I came across the Royal Ontario Museum. Long story short, it was AMAZING, so amazing that I didn’t even have time to see all of it. I can’t wait to go back!
Side note: If you ever have the opportunity to travel somewhere by yourself, do yourself a favor and go. It will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made. How can you truly enjoy different experiences with someone else if you never know what it feels like to make awesome memories with just yourself? I wish that I had done this sooner.
A couple of weeks ago, I was presented with an opportunity to view the Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty exhibit at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts with some other talented bloggers in the city, and of course I jumped on it! The first reason that I couldn’t miss it was that Irving Penn was a renowned Vogue photographer with breathtaking photos, and the second reason is because I had never been to the Frist Center. It’s crazy that I’ve been living in the Nashville area since 2009, but this was my first time visiting. Needless to say, I was impressed.
As I walked throughout Irving Penn’s exhibit, I had chills looking at his amazing art. His photographs are nothing like I’ve ever seen before and his attention detail goes unmatched. He is known for his portraits, nudes, still lifes, and travel photos. I felt like I could connect with him through his work. As they say, a picture is worth a 1000 words, and each of his photographs told its own unique story. I could feel his passion through his work, and that is something that we all, as creatives, can hope for.
After viewing Irving Penn’s exhibit, the rest of the ladies and myself were able to tour the rest of the Frist Center. We finished the magical evening off in a cute little café located downstairs, where we ate hors d’oeuvres, listened to a live band, and discussed the amazing time that we had just spent together. This was truly a night to remember, and I’m thankful for the new connections that I was able to make. I’m planning to go back just to take it all in again before the exhibit ends on May 29th! If you’re having a hard time finding things to do in the city, a visit to the Frist Center should be next up on your to-do list! Whether it’s a date night with your man or lady, girls night out, or simply “me” time, this is something perfect for you to do.
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