About the Frist Gala

The Frist Gala and its Patron Party are among the premier social events in Nashville. As the primary fundraiser for the Frist Art Museum, the Frist Gala nets more than $600,000 each year to support the museum’s education and outreach programs. Attendees include corporate and civic leaders from across Middle Tennessee.

The 2019 Gala will take its thematic inspiration from the Frist Art Museum’s presentation of Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a collaboration between the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Frist Art Museum.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Cocktail reception and black-tie dinner
Frist Art Museum

2019 Gala Chairs:
Mrs. Thomas H. Cato (Susanne)
Mrs. Alec T. Estes (Kathleen)

Honorary Chair: 
Mrs. Thomas F. Frist, Jr.


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