Past Exhibitions

Our archive of exhibitions previously viewed at the Frist Art Museum.

  • 2019 Multi-District School Art Show

    January 26, 2019 – February 10, 2019 — The 2019 Multi-District School Art Show features artwork created by students at over thirty schools in four Tennessee school districts. More than three hundred young artists from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade are included in this exhibition. Elementary and middle school art teachers will select two works per...

  • Sumner County School District Art Show

    December 8, 2018 – January 2, 2019 — The third annual Sumner County School District Art Show features artwork created by young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Elementary and middle school art teachers will select two works per grade level, and high school art teachers will select two works from each art...

  • Life, Love & Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy

    November 16, 2018 – February 18, 2019 — During the Renaissance, a period spanning from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries, elaborately decorated wooden wedding chests known as cassoni (cassone: singular) were an integral part of Italian marriage rituals. Commissioned in pairs and shaped like ancient sarcophagi, they were paraded from the bride&rsquo...

  • 2018 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs

    October 20, 2018 – March 17, 2019 — The Frist Art Museum’s seventh biennial Young Tennessee Artists exhibition showcases some of the finest two-dimensional artwork by high school students across the state. Students in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) studio art programs during the 2017–18 academic...

  • Do Ho Suh: Specimens

    October 12, 2018 – January 6, 2019 — Do Ho Suh's sculptural installations poetically reflect on the meanings and messages contained in spaces, both real and imagined. He often transcribes architecture and other aspects of the domestic environment into structures of sheer polyester fabric. These gossamer edifices, combining traditional Korean sewing techniques...

  • Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

    October 12, 2018 – January 6, 2019 — For more than a hundred years, Paris has been celebrated as the City of Light, standing as a symbol of elegance, pleasure, and festivity, and drawing visitors from around the world. Although the French capital was quite different from its idealized representation...

  • Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture

    July 20, 2018 – October 28, 2018 — Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed. —Garry Winogrand Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture explores the changing relationship between viewer, photographer, and architect, from the 1930s to the present. Demonstrating how photographers connect...

  • The Presence of Your Absence Is Everywhere: Afruz Amighi

    June 22, 2018 – September 16, 2018 — This exhibition presents recent sculptures and drawings by the critically acclaimed artist Afruz Amighi, who was born in Iran in 1974 and has lived in the United States since 1977. Her work is in the permanent collection of major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum...

  • Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century

    June 22, 2018 – September 16, 2018 — Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century, a sweeping survey of contemporary art from around the world, celebrates paint’s capacity to weave together images of physical reality, memories, emotions, and the virtual world. The artists in the...

  • We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968

    March 30, 2018 – October 14, 2018 — While fellow southern cities such as Birmingham, Greensboro, and Little Rock may have been the focus of more headlines, Nashville played an important role in the civil rights movement during the late 1950s and 1960s. In addition to being the first metropolis in the southeast...

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