Frist's "Rome: City and Empire" Abruptly Ends!
The British Museum has called back its artifacts that were loaned to the Frist Center for the Arts for the "Rome: City and Empire" exhibit. The exhibit was supposed to run until May 28, and we had planned a field trip to see it. Reasons given for the abrupt cancellation of the exhibit were concerns about construction in the downtown area. I am guessing that the risk that the construction poses to the priceless Roman artifacts in terms of potential vibrations or in the event of a catastrophic accident (crane collapse onto the museum) was simply too great to allow the Frist to continue on with the exhibit. In fact some artifacts have already been taken off display and stored for the voyage back to the United Kingdom. The exhibit will close on Saturday. The museum is offering free admission to all (adults and children on Friday). If at all possible, don't miss this opportunity to see Roman artifacts that are usually seen only in London.