Exhibitions

Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800: Highlights from LACMA’s Collection

Oct 20, 2023–Jan 28, 2024
Imperial expansion, conquest, colonization, and the transatlantic slave trade marked the period spanning from 1500 to 1800. Cataclysmic social and geopolitical shifts brought people into closer contact than ever before in real and imagined ways, propelling the creative refashioning of the material culture that surrounded them. After the Spaniards began… Read More

Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage 

Sep 15–Dec 31, 2023
The first major museum exhibition devoted to the subject, Multiplicity presents over 80 major collage and collage-informed works that reflect the breadth and complexity of Black identity. Featuring an intergenerational group of 52 living artists, Multiplicity explores the varying ways collage is employed and how the technique suggests diverse conceptual concerns such as cultural… Read More

Raqib Shaw: Ballads of East and West

Sep 15–Dec 31, 2023
Raqib Shaw was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, in 1974, but spent most of his childhood in the beautiful Valley of Kashmir immersed in his family’s business of selling jewelry, textiles, and carpets. On a trip to London, he became entranced by old masters’ paintings at the National Gallery. Read More

The Power of Resilience

Aug 25, 2023–Apr 1, 2024
This exhibition features works by more than eighty adult artists with disabilities who are served by five social service agencies in Middle Tennessee. Guided by teaching artists, groups at AbleVoices; Borderless Arts; Friends Life Community; Healing Arts Project, Inc.; and Metro Parks disABILITIES made individual and collaborative works of art. Read More

Afrofuturistic Visions: Dreamscapes of Sicasso

Aug 11, 2023–Jul 28, 2024
The Frist Art Museum presents Afrofuturistic Visions: Dreamscapes of Sicasso, an installation that showcases the beauty of African American people, culture, and history. The inspired artist Sicasso encourages those who witness her work to immerse themselves in dreamscape spaces. The installation, located in the Grand Lobby elevator on the east… Read More

Art in the Atrium by TC

Jun 5–Dec 31, 2023
As part of the Frist Art Museum’s ambition to creatively activate spaces throughout its historic building, we present our inaugural Art in the Atrium project, underscoring that art is all around us. Nashville-based artist TC is creating two new large-scale collages on the landings of both of our grand staircases. Read More