Current Exhibitions

Aug 12, 2022–Jul 31, 2023

Elise Kendrick: Salon Noir

Sep 2, 2022–Apr 16, 2023

2022 Young Tennessee Artists

Join us for Frist Arts Fest—A New Weekend-Long Event!

Celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions at our inaugural Frist Arts Fest event on February 4–5. Enjoy artist talks, gallery tours, art-making activities in our studios, DJ sets with WNXP 91.1 FM, a guided movement program with the Nashville Ballet, a local artist market, a “sip & sketch” activity, food trucks, games, and more. There’s something for everyone!

Jeffrey Gibson Exhibition Opening Soon

Opening Friday, February 3, Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric showcases the vibrant work of one of today’s leading artists, whose multidisciplinary practice combines aspects of traditional Indigenous arts and cultures with a modernist visual vocabulary.

Exhibition Featuring Work by Otobong Nkanga Opens February 3

Otobong Nkanga: Gently Basking in Debris, opening in the Gordon CAP Gallery on February 3, features the striking paintings, tapestries, videos, and sculptures by the Nigerian Belgian artist who explores connections between geography, nature, and the human body.

Frist After Five: Celebrating Black Arts & Culture in February

Every Thursday in February from 6:00–8:00 p.m., we are excited to celebrate Black arts and culture with special programming in the Frist Café. Join us for live music, poetry, local contemporary art, food trucks, and good vibes!

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Feb 2

Member Preview: Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric

Thursday, February 2, 12:00–5:30 p.m.

Reservations are not required

Please join us for a Member Preview of the Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric exhibition on Thursday, February 2, from noon to 5:30 p.m. As a benefit of membership, our members are invited to enjoy exclusive viewings of our new exhibitions at member previews. Member previews take place the… Read More
Feb 2

Frist at Home: Architecture

Thursday, February 2, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Presented on Zoom; registration required

Join us wherever you are for a Frist at Home tour—a closer look at the architecture of our building. Read More
Feb 2

Drop-In Drawing

Thursday, February 2, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Gallery admission required
Materials included (first come, first served); all skill levels welcome

Occurs the first Thursday evening of the month
Practice different techniques and skills, access technical guidance, and be inspired by the artworks in our galleries and the architecture of our building. Borrow materials from the station near the Ingram Gallery Information Desk or bring your own! (Note that only pencils and digital drawing surfaces are allowed in the… Read More
Feb 2

Frist After Five: Celebrating Black Arts & Culture

Thursday, February 2, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Frist Café
Free (gallery admission available for purchase)

Event repeats on Thursdays, Feb. 9, 16, and 23
Every Thursday in February from 6:00–8:00 p.m., we are excited to celebrate Black arts and culture with special programming in the Frist Café. Join us for live music, poetry, local contemporary art, food trucks, and good vibes! On February 2, enjoy poetry by Wolfe, a musical performance by Chuck Indigo, and… Read More
Feb 2

Artist's Perspective: Jeffrey Gibson

Thursday, February 2, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated

In celebration of the opening of The Body Electric, join Jeffrey Gibson in conversation with Frist Art Museum senior curator Katie Delmez to learn more about Gibson’s multidisciplinary artistic practice. Read More
Feb 3

Artist’s Perspective: Otobong Nkanga

Friday, February 3, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated

Join Otobong Nkanga for this lecture about her artistic practice and the exhibition Gently Basking in Debris. … Read More
Feb 4

Frist Arts Fest
Weekend Celebration

Saturday, February 4, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

$15 adult admission*
Members and 18 and under free!

Event continues on Sunday, February 5, 1:00–5:30 p.m.
It’s a contemporary art takeover at the Frist! Join us for a kickoff weekend celebrating the art of Jeffrey Gibson, Otobong Nkanga, Matthew Ritchie, and others. Enjoy artist talks and tours, art-making activities, DJ sets, food trucks, games, an artists’ market, and more! Join us Saturday… Read More
Feb 4

Artists’ Conversation: Jeffrey Gibson, Otobong Nkanga, and Matthew Ritchie

Saturday, February 4, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Auditorium
Included with admission to Frist Arts Fest (Members and 18 and under free; Adult admission: $15)
First come, first seated

Join artists Jeffrey Gibson, Otobong Nkanga, and Matthew Ritchie for this special conversation moderated by Frist Art Museum executive director and CEO Seth Feman, PhD. This program is part of the Frist Arts Fest weekend celebration, taking place February 4 and 5. Read More
Feb 4

Architecture Tour

Saturday, February 4, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Meet in the Grand Lobby
Free; no reservations necessary

Offered every Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
When was the Frist Art Museum built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries? Enjoy a guided tour of our landmark art deco building at 3:30 p.m. every Saturday. Read More
Feb 5

Member Morning: Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric

Sunday, February 5, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Reservations are not required

Join us for a members-only viewing of the Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric exhibition. As a benefit of membership, our members are invited to enjoy exclusive viewings of our new exhibitions at member previews and Member Mornings. Member previews take place the day before new exhibitions open to the… Read More
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