Past Exhibitions

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

  • Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea

    February 10, 2017 – May 7, 2017 — The historical Buddha lived in the sixth century BCE. Born Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini (present-day Nepal), he renounced his life as a prince to pursue a spiritual calling. The titles Buddha (enlightened or awakened one) and Shakyamuni (sage of the Shakya clan) were awarded to...

  • Sand Mandala Painting

    February 10, 2017 – May 7, 2017 — Ritual in Action: Making a Mandala Sand Painting This gallery contains a completed mandala of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Tibetan monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery constructed the mandala with colored sand over the course of five days (February 10–14, 2017). It will...

  • Claire Morgan: Stop Me Feeling

    February 10, 2017 – May 7, 2017 — Stop Me Feeling is the first solo exhibition in the United States for Claire Morgan (b. Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1980) and presents six recent works exemplifying her ecologically minded artistic practice. In beguiling installations, cabinet sculptures, paintings, and works on paper,...

  • 2017 Wilson County Schools Art Show

    January 28, 2017 – February 12, 2017 — Location: Education Corridor, Upper Level The 2017 Wilson County Schools Art Show features some of the finest artwork created by students in the district. More than 200 young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade are included in this exhibition. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected...

  • 2017 Franklin Special School District Art Show

    January 28, 2017 – February 12, 2017 — Location: Education Corridor, Upper Level The 2017 Franklin Special School District Art Show features artwork created by more than sixty young artists from kindergarten through eighth grade. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected two works per grade level at each of their...

  • 2017 Lebanon Special School District Art Show

    January 28, 2017 – February 12, 2017 — Location: Education Corridor, Upper Level The 2017 Lebanon Special School District Art Show features artwork created by more than forty young artists from kindergarten through eighth grade. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected two works per grade level at each of their...

  • 2017 Fayetteville City Schools Art Show

    January 28, 2017 – February 12, 2017 — Location: Education Corridor, Upper Level The 2017 Fayetteville City Schools Art Show features some of the finest artwork created by students in the district. More than twenty young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade are included in this exhibition. Elementary and middle school...

  • 2016 Sumner County Schools Art Show

    December 10, 2016 – January 2, 2017 — December 10, 2016–January 2, 2017 Education Corridor, Upper Level The inaugural Sumner County Schools Art Show features artwork created by more than 200 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...

  • Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors

    November 18, 2016 – February 12, 2017 — Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors is a hypnotic and immersive multichannel video installation of musicians performing in a historic mansion in New York’s Hudson River Valley. Combining the Icelandic artist’s interests in music, endurance, and beauty, the hour-long, nine-screen video...

  • Harmony Korine: Shadows and Loops

    November 4, 2016 – January 16, 2017 — With their crude figures, rough surfaces, and distorted patterns, Harmony Korine’s paintings emphasize expression over nuance, instability over clarity. He says, “I’m chasing something that is more of a feeling, something more inexplicable, a connection to colors and dirt and character,...

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