Friday, August 24, 2007

August 26: Free day at the Frist Museum downtown

Contribution by Cesar A. Muedas
FREE admission for adults (children under 18 always free; regular admission fee = $8.50). Check online description of current exhibits.
When: Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Where: Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway - Nashville, TN 37203 (Directions available online)
Why: Besides the obvious reasons, free days at the Frist typically see large attendance of Spanish-speaking families and that circumstance may create the setting for students of the Spanish language to practice in a conversational setting with several native speakers.
Not to miss: Lots of fun at Art Quest (2nd floor). Extraordinary hands-on experience for children of all ages, ethnicities and languages.
The Hispanic connection:
Last year the Frist Center for the Visual Arts was the recipient of a prestigious grant from the Federal Institute for Museum and Library Sciences. As a result of that funding, through its ambitious HOPE Initiative (Hispanic Outreach Project for Education), the Frist Center has developed a number of strong relationships with schools of the MNPS system that have a significant population of Hispanic students.
In addition to bilingual exhibit-related publications, the Frist Center also maintains a Spanish-version of its informational webpage.
The list of active volunteers of the Frist Center includes close to 20 Hispanic residents and citizens of middle Tennessee. Its Docent Program has graduated already 3 bilingual (Spanish-English) professionals.


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