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Frist Center Presents Acclaimed Folk and Self-taught Alabama Artists

This summer the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville will present two exhibitions exploring parallels between folk and self-taught artists of the American South. Creation Story: Gee’s Bend Quilts and the Art of Thornton Dial includes 44 works–20 quilts by the women of Gee’s Bend and 24 paintings and assemblages by Thornton Dial–drawn

Pop Art on the Bible Belt

In 1934,during the Great Depression, the WPA workers built the main Post Office on Broadway in Nashville. The impressive Art Deco building on Broadway, flanked by the old Customs House and the Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse on one side, and the Union Station on the other, went largely unappreciated by the residents. Ten years ago,