Exhibitions

Elise Kendrick: Salon Noir

Aug 12, 2022–Jul 31, 2023
The Frist Art Museum presents its first micro-exhibition, Elise Kendrick: Salon Noir. This exhibition includes artwork by Nashville artist Elise Kendrick that explores and pays homage to the beauty of African American women, their unique hairstyles, and the Black salon experience. Under the direction of student curator Jonathan Diggs, Salon… Read More

2022 Young Tennessee Artists

Sep 2, 2022–Feb 12, 2023
The Frist Art Museum’s ninth biennial Young Tennessee Artists exhibition showcases some of the finest two-dimensional artwork by students in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) studio art programs. The submission period ran from February 14 through May 13, 2022. Artwork for the exhibition was selected by a jury of Tennessee… Read More

Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Oct 7–Dec 31, 2022
This exhibition presents rarely seen Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Persian, and Turkish textiles drawn from the renowned collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Made with fine materials, exemplary techniques, and stunning artistry, Asian luxury textiles have been integral to global trade for centuries.  The exhibition traces the history of these works… Read More

Virginia Overton: Saved

Oct 7–Dec 31, 2022
Though she has worked in New York City since the early 2000s, Nashville-born artist Virginia Overton maintains strong connections with Middle Tennessee, where her family has owned a farm for more than a century. For her site-specific installations, Overton salvages such elements as plywood, refrigerator parts, and farm utensils, then… Read More

Matthew Ritchie:
A Garden in the Flood

Nov 11, 2022–Mar 5, 2023
Renowned transmedia artist Matthew Ritchie invites viewers to experience the richness and complexity of the world by connecting such fields as philosophy and mythology, epic poetry and music, and history and physics.  Interweaving dualities of harmony and chaos, the exhibition offers a meditation on art’s capacity to help overcome social… Read More