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Frist Art Museum Presents Career-Spanning Exhibition
Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

June 2, 2021
The Frist Art Museum presents Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, an exhibition that offers a broad overview of the artist’s career and explores racial and gender exploitation, abuse, and inequity. Co-organized by First Art Museum executive director and CEO Dr. Susan H. Edwards and Nashville-based poet Ciona Rouse, Cut to the Quick will be on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Galleries from July 23 through October 10, 2021. Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Bethany Collins: Evensong

April 27, 2021
The Frist Art Museum presents Bethany Collins: Evensong, an exhibition of multimedia works—including paintings, drawings, prints, an artist’s book, and wallpaper—that explore the historic intersection of language and race. Organized by the Frist Art Museum, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from June 11 through September 12, 2021. Read More

Frist Art Museum Executive Director and CEO Dr. Susan H. Edwards Announces Plans for Retirement Within the Year

April 20, 2021
On Tuesday, April 20, at the quarterly board of trustees meeting, Dr. Susan H. Edwards, Executive Director and CEO of the Frist Art Museum since 2004, notified the board members of her plans to retire within the year. The museum’s board will now begin the process of selecting her successor. Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style

April 13, 2021
The Frist Art Museum presents Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, an immersive exhibition that showcases Charles Rennie Mackintosh—the greatest exponent of the Glasgow Style—as an architect, designer, and artist, and contextualizes his production within a larger circle of designers and craftspeople in Scotland’s largest city. Co-organized by Glasgow Museums and the American Federation of Arts, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery from June 11 through September 12, 2021. Read More

Picasso. Figures Extended One Week at Frist Art Museum

April 8, 2021
Picasso. Figures will remain at the Frist Art Museum for one additional week, now closing on Sunday, May 9. The exhibition Liliana Porter: Man with Axe and Other Stories will also remain on view during the extension. Nonrefundable advance timed entry tickets are required and available here. Tickets allow entry into all current exhibitions, including Picasso. Figures. Read More

Frist Art Museum Will Open Mondays in April for Final Weeks of Picasso. Figures

March 16, 2021
For the final weeks of Picasso. Figures, the Frist Art Museum will add Mondays in April to its operating schedule. The new dates are April 5, 12, 19, and 26. Non-refundable advance timed entry tickets are required and available here. Tickets purchased include entry into all current exhibitions on view, including Picasso. Figures. Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Online Exhibition N2020: Community Reflections

February 11, 2021
The Frist Art Museum presents N2020: Community Reflections, an online initiative that showcases creative expressions by an array of Nashville artists in response to the historic events and challenges of 2020. The exhibition launches on March 3, 2021—the one-year anniversary of Nashville’s devastating 2020 tornado—on FristArtMuseum.org/N2020 and will feature photographs, videos, spoken-word poetry, and dance performances. Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Creating the American West in Art

January 26, 2021
The Frist Art Museum presents Creating the American West in Art, an exhibition of nearly 80 paintings and sculptures ranging in date from 1822 to 1946 and made by such notable artists as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington, Charles Marion Russell, E. Irving Couse, Robert Henri, John Sloan, and Maynard Dixon. Drawn from the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist Art Museum’s Upper-Level Galleries from March 5 through June 27, 2021. Read More

Picasso. Figures Opens February 5

January 21, 2021
The Frist Art Museum will open Picasso. Figures, an exhibition from the incomparable collection of the Musée national Picasso-Paris, on February 5, 2021. Non-refundable advance timed entry tickets are required and now available at FristArtMuseum.org. Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Large-Scale Installation and Other Works by Argentina-Born Artist Liliana Porter

January 5, 2021
The Frist Art Museum presents Liliana Porter: Man with Axe and Other Stories, a large-scale installation that will be shown with additional works by the Argentina-born artist. Porter (b. 1941) is renowned for arranging discarded everyday objects to create theatrical vignettes that are philosophically provocative and slyly humorous. The exhibition will be on view in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from February 5 through May 2, 2021. Read More