Future Exhibitions

2022 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Art Programs

Sep 2, 2022–Feb 12, 2023
The Frist Art Museum’s ninth biennial Young Tennessee Artists exhibition will showcase some of the finest two-dimensional artwork by students in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) studio art programs. The submission period ran from February 14 through May 13, 2022. Artwork for the exhibition will be selected by a jury… Read More

Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Oct 7–Dec 31, 2022
This exhibition presents rarely seen Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Persian, and Turkish costumes and textiles drawn from the renowned collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Made with fine materials, exemplary techniques, and stunning artistry, Asian luxury textiles have been integral to global trade for centuries.  The exhibition traces the history of… Read More

Virginia Overton: Saved

Oct 7–Dec 31, 2022
Though she has worked in New York City since the early 2000s, Nashville-born artist Virginia Overton maintains strong connections with Middle Tennessee, where her family has owned a farm for more than a century. For her site-specific installations, Overton salvages such elements as plywood, refrigerator parts, and farm utensils, then… Read More

Matthew Ritchie:
A Garden in the Flood

Nov 11, 2022–Mar 5, 2023
Renowned transmedia artist Matthew Ritchie invites viewers to experience the richness and fragility of the world by connecting such fields as philosophy and mythology, epic poetry and science fiction, and history and physics. This exhibition’s interweaving of paradise and chaos offers a meditation on art’s capacity to help overcome our… Read More

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 1902, and twenty-two other children’s books, Potter imagined an enchanting world of animals and gardens. Through clothing, diaries, letters, photographs,… 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 19th century to the present day. Featuring 125 works of art, as well as 35 musical instruments, the exhibition will demonstrate that guitars figure prominently in the visual stories… Read More