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Musician Spotlight and Guided Tours: Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art


1:00-4:30 pm

3 Hrs 30 Min

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Learn about the guitar from various perspectives in this afternoon-long experience: hear it played, learn its history, and see it represented in visual art from the past two centuries. Presented in partnership with the Frist Art Museum in support of its exhibition Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art, this experience will include a forty-five-minute performance by an accomplished guitarist, a guided tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum focusing on some of the most significant guitars on display, and a guided tour of Storied Strings at the Frist Art Museum. Experience begins at the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. $45. $30 for Frist Art Museum members. Tickets available here. Complimentary parking at the Frist included with program ticket. Transportation between museums not provided.

Full Schedule:

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. – Musician Spotlight: Dom Flemons

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. – Guided tour of Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum galleries by Instrument Collection Curator Jack Clutter

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. – Guided tour of the Frist Art Museum’s Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art by Chief Curator Mark Scala

Dom Flemons is a historian, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, storyteller, and host of the American Songster Radio show on WSM 650 AM. As a solo artist, Flemons earned a 2018 Best Folk Album Grammy nomination for his album Black Cowboys, received two Mid-America Emmy nominations for his episode of the PBS special SongCraft Presents, and is a recipient of the United States Artists Fellowship. He released his latest album, Traveling Wildfire, in March. As a co-founder of the stringband Carolina Chocolate Drops, he won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2011.


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