Past Exhibitions

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

  • 2019 Mayor’s Art Show

    April 11, 2019 – May 16, 2019 — Section 1: April 11–25 Features work from the Hillwood, Maplewood, McGavock, Overton, and Whites Creek clusters Section 2: May 2–16 Features work from the Antioch, Cane Ridge, Glencliff, Hillsboro, Hunters Lane, Pearl-Cohn, and Stratford clusters Created as an opportunity to recognize the artistic accomplishments of...

  • Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

    March 15, 2019 – May 27, 2019 — Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) is widely recognized as one of the most important documentary photographers of the twentieth century. She was a prominent advocate of the medium’s power to effect change and used her camera as a political tool to expose what she saw...

  • Claudio Parmiggiani: Dematerialization

    February 2, 2019 – May 5, 2019 — Claudio Parmiggiani makes room-size installations as well as two- and three-dimensional works that address the passage of time, mortality, absence, memory, and silence. His art stands against the grain of our frenetic, cacophonous, image-infused culture. In many of his pieces, sound is implied but unheard. In others,...

  • A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art

    February 2, 2019 – May 5, 2019 — With representative masterpieces of the genre—including works by Sir Francis Grant, John Frederick Herring, Benjamin Marshall, George Morland, and George Stubbs—this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s gift of British sporting art to the Virginia Museum of Fine...

  • Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art

    February 2, 2019 – May 5, 2019 — While its primary focus is on Impressionism, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times contains examples of French art created throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, featuring styles ranging from Romanticism to Cubism. Among the highlights are works by seminal figures, including...

  • 2019 Multi-District School Art Show

    January 26, 2019 – February 10, 2019 — The 2019 Multi-District School Art Show features artwork created by students at over thirty schools in four Tennessee school districts. More than three hundred young artists from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade are included in this exhibition. Elementary and middle school art teachers will select two works per...

  • Sumner County School District Art Show

    December 8, 2018 – January 2, 2019 — The third annual Sumner County School District Art Show features artwork created by young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Elementary and middle school art teachers will select two works per grade level, and high school art teachers will select two works from each art...

  • Life, Love & Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy

    November 16, 2018 – February 18, 2019 — During the Renaissance, a period spanning from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries, elaborately decorated wooden wedding chests known as cassoni (cassone: singular) were an integral part of Italian marriage rituals. Commissioned in pairs and shaped like ancient sarcophagi, they were paraded from the bride&rsquo...

  • 2018 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs

    October 20, 2018 – March 17, 2019 — The Frist Art Museum’s seventh biennial Young Tennessee Artists exhibition showcases some of the finest two-dimensional artwork by high school students across the state. Students in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) studio art programs during the 2017–18 academic...

  • Do Ho Suh: Specimens

    October 12, 2018 – January 6, 2019 — Do Ho Suh's sculptural installations poetically reflect on the meanings and messages contained in spaces, both real and imagined. He often transcribes architecture and other aspects of the domestic environment into structures of sheer polyester fabric. These gossamer edifices, combining traditional Korean sewing techniques...

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