Future Exhibitions

Beatrix Potter:
Drawn to Nature

Apr 7–Sep 17, 2023
This magical, family-friendly exhibition celebrates the creative and ecological achievements of the beloved English author and illustrator Beatrix Potter (1866–1943). In The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first published in London in 1901, and twenty-two other children’s books, Potter imagined an enchanting world of animals and gardens. Through letters, photographs, sketches,… Read More

Guitar Town:
Picturing Performance Today

Apr 21–Aug 20, 2023
Guitar Town: Picturing Performance Today features work by ten Nashville-based photographers who capture the energy of Nashville’s diverse music scene through images of guitar players performing in venues across the city. Highlighting a variety of musical styles and attitudes, the photographers employ dramatic angles, surprising cropping, and hair-trigger responses as… Read More

Storied Strings:
The Guitar in American Art

May 26–Aug 13, 2023
Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art is the first exhibition to explore the instrument’s symbolism in American art from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Featuring 125 works of art as well as thirty-five exceptional instruments, the exhibition will demonstrate that guitars figure prominently in the visual stories… Read More

Ron Jude: 12 Hz

May 26–Aug 13, 2023
Ron Jude’s imposing, large-scale black-and-white photographs made in Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Iceland depict the raw materials of the planet and its systems—lava flows, rocks formed from volcanic ash, river and tidal currents, and glacial valleys—that are the foundation of organic life. Stripped bare of the evidence of human existence,… Read More

The Power of Resilience

Aug 25–Dec 31, 2023
The Power of Resilience will highlight the work of adult artists with disabilities at five middle Tennessee organizations. Local teaching artists will work with groups at Able Voices; Borderless Arts; Friends Life Community; Healing Arts Project, Inc.; and Metro Parks disABILITIES to create individual and collaborative works in a variety of… Read More

Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage 

Sep 15–Dec 31, 2023
The first major museum exhibition devoted to the subject, Multiplicity presents 75 major collage and collage-informed works that reflect the breadth and complexity of Black identity. Featuring an intergenerational group of artists, Multiplicity explores the varying ways collage is employed and how the technique suggests diverse conceptual concerns such as cultural hybridity, notions of… Read More

Raqib Shaw: Ballads of East and West

Sep 15–Dec 31, 2023
Raqib Shaw grew up in Kashmir, India, 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. He eventually moved to the city in 1998 to study art and has lived there ever… Read More

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

Oct 20, 2023–Jan 28, 2024
Imperial expansion, conquest, and colonization 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 colonizing the so-called New World… Read More