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Picasso in Nashville

May 04, 2021

Hello All,

Long before tax season was extended to May 17th, I ordered tickets to go to Nashville to see the Picasso Figures exhibit at the Frist Center. I've visited this museum before and one thing that makes it unique is that it is housed in the old Post Office in downtown Nashville.  What an honor for the Frist Museum to celebrate their 20th anniversary year as the sole location in the US to show this Picasso exhibit on loan from Musée National Picasso-Paris the largest collection of Picasso's works in the world. It offers an in-depth look at Picasso’s career-long fascination with the human body. 

Decades ago Nashville was mostly known for country music, honky-tonks, the home of the Grand Old Opry in Ryman Auditorium and Vanderbilt University. Ken Burns created the documentary Country Music a 16 hour series that takes a look at the roots of country music going back to the 1800's. Nashville took front stage in this documentary which aired on PBS and gives an appreciation of country music by highlighting it's origins, the people and their influences. If you haven't had the opportunity to watch it yet, it is certainly worthwhile. 

Nashville has come a long way. Dolly Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University for research and development of the Moderna Covid vaccine last year, there is a wide variety of foodie level restaurants, more musicians(many musicians are seen any time of day walking with a guitar strapped on their back and a tip bucket balanced on their head), more live bands playing off Broadway than in any other US city, historical homes and plantations to tour, the Country museum Hall of Fame, the Parthenon, Distilleries and Belle Meade Plantation offering a fun History of Bourbon class where I learned to make mint juleps and an excellent old fashioned.  Their state history museum has a variety of exhibits on regional foods and it's roots, the history of music, clothing worn by the country legends, guitars and much more. Below are some pics of the paintings that will be at the Frist exhibit. What's your favorite Picasso painting and why? 

As always, thank you for being my valued client.  Stay healthy and have a happy and blessed month of May.