Past Exhibitions

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

  • Rubens, Jordaens, Van Dyck, And Their Circle

    November 26, 2002 – January 26, 2003 — From energetic preliminary studies for paintings to highly finished works, drawings provide marvelous insight into artists’ creative processes. Among the finest artists in western art history have been the seventeenth century masters Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens and Anthony Van Dyck, each a master draftsman in...

  • What’s My Line

    October 11, 2002 – January 5, 2003 —  As a complement to James McNeill Whistler: Prosaic Views, Poetic Vision, Exploration of Prints explains each step of Whistler’s printmaking processes, while providing a look at the tools of the trade. James McNeill Whistler: Prosaic Views, Poetic Vision brings together lithographs,...

  • Gloria Dearcangelis

    October 11, 2002 – January 5, 2003 — Seattle artist Gloria DeArcangelis’ portrait and figure subjects are illuminated through a warm and powerful light, which, contrasted with a surrounding atmosphere of deep shadows, lends to them an aura of psychological intensity and genuine human presence. DeArcangelis idealizes her models, often depicting them as beautifully...

  • James McNeill Whistler

    October 11, 2002 – January 5, 2003 — Organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art, this exhibition brings together 44 of James McNeill Whistler’s lithographs, etchings, drawings and watercolors, to provide an intimate and expanded view of the artist’s work as he explored revolutionary ways of depicting space,...

  • Whistler, Sargent, And Steer

    October 11, 2002 – January 5, 2003 — Whistler, Sargent, and Steer was an exceptional exhibition of the works of James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent and British Impressionist Philip Wilson Steer, organized exclusively for the Frist Art Museum. Organized by Tate Curator David Fraser Jenkins, the exhibition contained 38 works...

  • Stories Of The Past And Present

    October 4, 2002 – February 25, 2003 — The Frist Art Museum worked in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville’s Family Resource Centers - St. Luke’s, Northeast, Cayce and Woodbine Community Organization - to develop murals that recognize and honor the rich history of each neighborhood.  Led...

  • Andy Goldsworthy

    July 26, 2002 – October 27, 2002 — British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy ventures into some of the most beautiful and often remote locations on the planet, where he produces, and then photographs, sculptural arrangements of natural materials such as wood, stones, water, dirt, grass, leaves, twigs, snow and ice. Expressing the innate human...

  • Animating Stone

    July 26, 2002 – November 3, 2002 — For more than forty years, Nashvillians Clara and Nelson Davenport have made frequent forays in search of the stone carvings produced by the Inuit people of northern Canada. Following traditions that are thousands of years old, contemporary Inuit carving is valued for its strong, graceful...

  • Kids Curate 21st-century Design

    June 21, 2002 – September 15, 2002 — This Education Gallery exhibition was a companion to the Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940 - 1960 exhibition, on view in the Ingram Gallery.  It presented a selection of 21st-century design items curated by a team of students from...

  • Rie Oishi

    June 21, 2002 – September 15, 2002 — Japanese artist Rie Oishi, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks to generate abstraction relating to what she calls "the precarious transitions between signifier and signified, the word and the ‘thing,’ experience and narrative, idea and object. This hushed and luminous installation...

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