Exhibitions

Terry Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar

Feb 20, 2020–Jan 10, 2021
The Frist Art Museum and Fisk University Galleries present Terry Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar, concurrent presentations of sculptures, prints, installations, and video by the multidisciplinary and multimedia artist and musician, on view in the Frist’s Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from February 20, 2020 through… Read More

We Count: First-Time Voters

May 1, 2020–Jan 3, 2021
We Count: First-Time Voters honors the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and the importance of civic engagement by highlighting the history of voting in the United States and the first voting experiences of a diverse group of Nashvillians. Five local artists created visual representations of these voting experiences in a variety of mediums. Read More

Blood at the Root

Oct 1–Nov 1, 2020
Blood at the Root is an immersive outdoor installation created by Nashville artists EXO:DUS (Elisheba Israel Mrozik and Aaron Mrozik) that explores how implicit bias can develop over time within families. The work will be on view in the Frist’s Turner Courtyard on Thursdays through Sundays, October 1 through November 1, 2020, and is free to the public. Read More

Rina Banerjee:
Make Me a Summary of the World

Oct 9, 2020–Jan 10, 2021
Rina Banerjee explores the idea that in the current social imaginary, characteristics of society that were once thought to anchor identity—languages, political and economic ideologies, nationality, race, and sexuality—limit the ways individuals can define themselves or be defined by others. While the resulting ambiguity may seem to be a sign of cultural disarray, works in this exhibition offer the tantalizing possibility of a more inclusive and open-ended future. Read More

2020 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs

Oct 9, 2020–Feb 7, 2021
The Frist Art Museum’s eighth biennial Young Tennessee Artists exhibition showcases some of the finest artwork by high school students across the state. Students in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) studio art programs during the 2019–20 academic year were invited to submit their work to this exhibition. After reviewing more… Read More