Future Exhibitions

Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous

May 30–Aug 25, 2024
Lee Alexander McQueen (1969–2010) redefined contemporary fashion with his extraordinary ability to blend exquisite craftsmanship with intimate and imaginative storytelling. Mythologized in his own lifetime, he was characterized as a troubled genius and one of the twentieth century’s most visionary designers. Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous offers a… Read More

Shahpour Pouyan: Winter in Paradise

May 30–Aug 25, 2024
In works of art astonishing for their beauty, sophistication, and virtuosity, Shahpour Pouyan critiques political power and expresses a poetic melancholy about the human condition. Born in Isfahan, Iran, in 1979, he now divides his time between Tehran and London, and his work is in the permanent collections of the British… Read More

Digital Art Making with FiftyForward

Jun 13–Jul 7, 2024
From September 2023 through May 2024, the Frist Art Museum presented a series of digital art workshops for participants ages 55 and older in partnership with FiftyForward and supported by a Vitality Arts grant from E. A. Michelson Philanthropy. FiftyForward, a key Middle Tennessee provider of programs and services for… Read More

¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now

Jun 28–Sep 29, 2024
¡Printing the Revolution! examines how graphic arts have been utilized to build community, engage the public around social concerns, and wrestle with shifting notions of the term Chicano, which Mexican Americans defiantly adopted in the 1960s and 1970s as a sign of a new political and cultural identity. During this… Read More

María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold

Sep 27, 2024–Jan 5, 2025
An exhibition of photography, installation, painting, and performance, María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold spans the nearly four-decade career of the artist, who was born in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1959. The first survey of Campos-Pons’s work since 2007, Behold highlights the artist’s exploration of connections between historical and present-day challenges. Her work draws from her… Read More

LaJuné McMillian:
The Portal’s Keeper—Origins

Sep 27, 2024–Jan 5, 2025
New York–based multidisciplinary artist Lajuné McMillian combines extended reality software and mediums including movement and sound to provide an exuberant visual critique of oppressive systems that commodify bodies and otherwise limit free expressions. Working with motion capture (witnessing) software, their work often translates the movements of Black people, seen as… Read More

Journey through Japan:
Myths to Manga

Oct 25, 2024–Feb 16, 2025
Designed with our younger audience in mind, yet fun and fascinating for all ages, this exhibition goes on a colorful, atmospheric exploration through Japan to show how popular stories have shaped the country’s art, design, and technology across the centuries. Divided into four thematic sections—Sky, Sea, Forest, and City—it presents… Read More