Stories of Self and Society: Teaching with Contemporary Art and the Work of Nick Cave

Selected date

Saturday December 9

Selected time

9:00 AM  –  3:00 PM


Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Two-Day Educator Workshop: Nick Cave: Feat.

Registration for one or two days: $25 per day for Frist Center members; $30 per day for not-yet-members.

All materials, gallery admission, parking in Frist Center lots, continental breakfast, and lunch included


Advance registration required by December 4. Visit to reserve your place. Questions? Call 615.744.3355.


Chicago-based artist Nick Cave (b. 1959) is known for his mixed-media sculptures, multimedia installations, and “soundsuits,” elaborate human-shaped sculptural forms composed of a wide variety of found and repurposed commonplace materials. The works are accessible to audiences of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, yet on a deeper level speak to issues of racial and social justice and the need for more time and space in contemporary society to cultivate individual dreams and aspirations.


During this workshop, guest educators Dennis Greenwell of Central Magnet School, Murfreesboro, and Jessica Hamlin of Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University will offer insightful discussions and activities to dig deeper into Nick Cave’s work, and contemporary art in general.


Frist Center educator workshops are designed for educators of all subjects, pre-K–12, but all are welcome.



Educational Programming and Community Outreach Activity Sponsor for Nick Cave: Feat.: Ameriprise Financial