It’s going to be a busy week at the Frist. As a thank you to the community the Frist Center is offering free admission to EVERYONE for almost a month starting this week. It started yesterday and will continue through February 19th.
While you’re there be sure to check out William Eggleston: Anointing the Overlooked, a photography exhibit featuring over 50 photographs by the famous photographer, a Memphis, TN native whose work has influenced countless photographers and directors including David Lynch.
Eggleston was one of the first photographers to really use color film. He helped legitimize it as an art medium when most photographers wouldn’t touch the stuff because they were so stuck on black and white. You might recognize some of his pictures, including the album art from Radio City by Big Star. Even if you don’t recognize his stuff you’ll undoubtedly be able to see how influential his work has been.