Past Exhibitions

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

  • Leaves Of Gold

    October 1, 2001 – January 6, 2002 — This exhibition explored the era, before mechanical printing techniques, when artists and scribes labored devotedly to craft intricate illuminated manuscripts by hand.  Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and with the support of...

  • Petah Coyne

    October 1, 2001 – January 13, 2002 — The second exhibition in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery featured works by New York artist Petah Coyne. Coyne is internationally renowned for her complex wall, floor and ceiling sculptures made of such delicate materials as wax and horsehair. Fairy Tales was organized by the Frist...

  • Simple Expressions

    July 21, 2001 – September 9, 2001 — This exhibition offered a selection of works created by Nashville youth in response to the different artistic influences seen in the exhibition Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The abstract paintings created by preschool children relate to the simple...

  • Modernism & Abstraction

    July 21, 2001 – September 9, 2001 — The exhibition showed radical transformations of American art in the 20th century by artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis and Franz Kline. Modernism & Abstraction is one of eight exhibitions in Treasures to Go, from the Smithsonian American Art Museum , touring the...

  • Face To Face

    April 8, 2001 – March 24, 2002 — This collection of 54 works of art was created by Nashvillians participating in the Frist Art Museum’s community outreach program. 

  • European Masterworks

    April 8, 2001 – July 8, 2001 — Featured approximately 95 works surveying nearly 600 years of painting by some of Europe’s greatest masters, including Tintoretto, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas and Picasso.  European Masterworks was on exhibition on the Frist Art Museum’s opening day, April 8, 2001.

  • Michael Aurbach

    April 8, 2001 – August 19, 2001 — The installation of a sculptural tableau in the Contemporary Artists Project Gallery provided humorous commentary on secrecy and the exercise of power by people in positions of authority. Nashville artist Michael Aurbach is known for consummately crafted and thought-provoking sculptures, which have been exhibited widely throughout...

  • An Enduring Legacy

    April 8, 2001 – March 10, 2002 — An Enduring Legacy: Art of the Americas from Nashville Collections was one of the exhibitions on view when the Frist Art Museum first opened its doors on April 8, 2001.  The exhibition presented 145 works of painting, sculpture, photography, furniture and decorative arts...

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