Frist seeks volunteers for fall exhibit

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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is currently seeking volunteers for their next exhibit, an opportunity that comes with a chance to win a free Frist membership for a year.

The Frist Center will open The Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. Nashville is one of only three cities in the world to host this exhibition.  It opened in Madrid at MAPFRE in January 2010, and is currently on view at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, where it will remain until Sept. 6, before traveling to the Frist Center. The exhibition will remain on view in Nashville through Jan. 23, 2011, when the works in the show return to Paris.

The exhibition includes 100 paintings from the permanent collection of the Musee d’Orsay and tells the story of the development of Impressionism through the magnificent works of artists living in Parisin the mid-to-late 19th century.

Volunteers will be selected based on availability, level of commitment, and the needs of the Frist Center. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check. For further information on volunteering, visit the Frist’s website.