Past Exhibitions

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

  • Sumner County Schools Art Show

    December 14, 2019 – January 2, 2020 — The fourth annual Sumner County Schools Art Show features artwork created by nearly two hundred young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected two works per grade level, and high school art teachers selected two works per course.  Eighteen...

  • OSGEMEOS: In between

    September 27, 2019 – January 12, 2020 — OSGEMEOS: In between is an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by the Brazilian artist duo internationally celebrated for their vivid and playful public murals and studio work. The identical twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo—OSGEMEOS (the artists’...

  • Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

    September 27, 2019 – January 12, 2020 — Women have long been the creative force behind Native American art; however, Hearts of Our People is the first major exhibition devoted solely to their work. This groundbreaking and comprehensive project features more than 115 objects—including traditional textiles, baskets, beadwork, and pottery,...

  • Murals of North Nashville Now

    August 10, 2019 – January 5, 2020 — With Nashville’s rapid growth in recent years, a vibrant street art scene has emerged. New murals can be seen on walls across the city, from The Nations to the Gulch to Nolensville Road. Murals found in North Nashville, a historically...

  • Teens Take the Frist

    July 13, 2019 – September 21, 2019 — As a part of the Frist Art Museum’s vision to inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways, we held our first open call for artwork by teens earlier this year. The resulting exhibition...

  • Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

    June 21, 2019 – September 29, 2019 — Featuring works by Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Dorothea Tanning, and more, this exhibition explores the Surrealists’ portrayals of monsters, fragmented bodies, and other depictions of the grotesque as...

  • Diana Al-Hadid: Sublimations

    May 24, 2019 – September 2, 2019 — Visually extravagant and conceptually provocative, Diana Al-Hadid’s sculptures, wall panels, and drawings are inspired by a range of sources, from art and architectural history to mythology and literature from around the world. Transforming the vestiges of such inheritances into improvised assemblages, intricate fields of dripping...

  • Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

    May 24, 2019 – September 2, 2019 — This exhibition captures the vitality and expressiveness of twentieth-century Mexican art with iconic works by Frida Kahlo, her husband Diego Rivera, and their contemporaries, including Manuel Álvarez Bravo, María Izquierdo, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Among the more than 150 works on...

  • 2019 Mayor’s Art Show

    April 11, 2019 – May 16, 2019 — Section 1: April 11–25 Features work from the Hillwood, Maplewood, McGavock, Overton, and Whites Creek clusters Section 2: May 2–16 Features work from the Antioch, Cane Ridge, Glencliff, Hillsboro, Hunters Lane, Pearl-Cohn, and Stratford clusters Created as an opportunity to recognize the artistic accomplishments of...

  • Connect/Disconnect: Growth in the “It” City

    March 22, 2019 – August 4, 2019 — In 2013, The New York Times called Nashville an “it” city because of its economic health and rising cultural profile. A 2017 article in The Tennessean stated that Nashville’s population was expanding at a rate of one hundred...

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