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Frist Arts Fest Weekend Celebrates Contemporary Art with Artist Talks and Tours, Art-Making Activities, Music, and More!

January 17, 2023
Celebrating the openings of new exhibitions, the Frist Art Museum will hold its inaugural weekend-long Frist Arts Fest on February 4–5. The event marks the first time in the Frist’s history that all three main galleries are featuring contemporary art. Read More

Nigerian Belgian Artist Otobong Nkanga Explores Connections Between Geography, Nature, and the Human Body in Striking Paintings, Tapestry, and Video

January 4, 2023
The Frist Art Museum presents Otobong Nkanga: Gently Basking in Debris, an exhibition of tapestries, drawings, video, sculpture, and more that make metaphorical connections between the landscape and human body. Organized by the Frist Art Museum, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from February 3 through April 23, 2023, and is part of the Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art, a program of Tri-Star Arts. Read More

Vibrant Paintings, Installations, and Video by Celebrated Multidisciplinary Indigenous Artist Jeffrey Gibson at Nashville’s Frist Art Museum

December 12, 2022
The Frist Art Museum presents Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric, a major exhibition devoted to one of today’s leading artists whose multidisciplinary practice combines aspects of traditional Indigenous art and culture with a modernist visual vocabulary. Organized by SITE Santa Fe, The Body Electric will be on view in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery from February 3 through April 23, 2023, and is part of the Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art, a program of Tri-Star Arts. Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Career Survey and New Works by Renowned Transmedia Artist Matthew Ritchie

September 21, 2022
The Frist Art Museum presents Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood, a thematic survey of the artist’s work since 2000, comprising paintings, drawings, sculpture, and video. Organized by the Frist Art Museum, the exhibition will be on view in the Upper-Level Galleries from November 11, 2022 through March 5, 2023.  Read More

Frist Art Museum Announces 2023 Schedule of Exhibitions

August 31, 2022
The Frist Art Museum is excited to announce its 2023 schedule of exhibitions. In the Ingram Gallery, the year begins with Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric, a survey of the celebrated Indigenous multidisciplinary artist’s vibrant paintings, sculpture, video, and installations. Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Installations Made from Salvaged Materials by Nashville-Born Artist
Virginia Overton

August 24, 2022
The Frist Art Museum presents Virginia Overton: Saved, an exhibition of sculptures and site-specific installations made from repurposed everyday materials that create a dynamic visual poetry of reclamation and renewal. Organized by the Frist Art Museum, the exhibition will be on view in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from October 7 through December 31, 2022.  Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Extraordinary and Rarely Seen Textiles from Renowned Collection of Asian Art

August 17, 2022
The Frist Art Museum presents Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, an exhibition of Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Persian, and Turkish textiles drawn from one of the most significant collections of Asian art in the United States. Organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery from October 7 through December 31, 2022.  Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Elise Kendrick: Salon Noir

August 2, 2022
The Frist Art Museum presents Elise Kendrick: Salon Noir, a micro-exhibition celebrating the beauty of African American women, their unique hairstyles, and the Black salon experience through the works of Nashville artist Elise Kendrick. On view at the museum from August 12 through December 31, 2022, the exhibition offers an immersive experience within a common, accessible space. Read More

Frist Art Museum Extends Operating Hours and Public Programming

June 13, 2022
The Frist Art Museum will reinstate operating hours on Thursday evenings and Mondays. Beginning June 16, the galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and will be free to college students with ID from 5 to 8 p.m. Beginning June 20, Monday hours will be 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Showcase of Renaissance Arms and Armor

May 18, 2022
The Frist Art Museum presents Knights in Armor, an exhibition of remarkable Renaissance arms and armor from the renowned collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy. Organized by Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Museo Stibbert, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Galleries from July 1 through October 9, 2022. Read More