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Exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Spotlights History and Enduring Legacy of Chicano Graphic Artists

May 22, 2024
 ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now June 28–September 29, 2024 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 22, 2024)—The Frist Art Museum presents ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now, an exhibition that explores how Chicano activist artists forged… Read More

Internationally Renowned Iranian Artist Shahpour Pouyan Critiques Oppressive Power Through Sculpture, Drawing, and a Debut Virtual Reality Installation

April 18, 2024
The Frist Art Museum presents Shahpour Pouyan: Winter in Paradise, a multimedia exhibition of architectural drawings, ceramic sculptures, and an ambitious new virtual reality experience. Organized by the Frist Art Museum, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from May 30 through August 25, 2024. Read More

Exhibition of Fashion and Photography Explores Creative Partnership Between the Designer Lee Alexander McQueen and Photographer Ann Ray

April 3, 2024
The Frist Art Museum presents Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous, a showcase of garments and photographs that explores the creative partnership between the late British fashion designer, Alexander McQueen, and his trusted friend, French photographer Ann Ray. Organized by Barrett Barrera Projects, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery from May 30 through August 25, 2024. Read More

Community Exhibition Pairs Historical Imagery with Contemporary Works by Black Artists in Tennessee

February 26, 2024
The Frist Art Museum presents Black Joy, in Spite of . . . ,an exhibition of historical photographs of Tennesseans paired with art of the present day. Organized by guest curator Brigette Janea Jones, the exhibition will be on view in the always-free Conte Community Arts Gallery from April 5 through September 2, 2024. Read More

Frist Art Museum Elects Five New Members to Board of Trustees

February 13, 2024
Five new board members have been elected to the Frist Art Museum Board of Trustees. The new members are Phillip G. Billington, Ramon L. Cisneros, Donald R. Hardin Jr., Dee Patel, and Tara Scarlett. Read More

Exhibition of Gilded Age Sculpture Examines the Intersecting Careers and Legacies of Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Daniel Chester French

January 18, 2024
The Frist Art Museum presents Monuments and Myths: The America of Sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Daniel Chester French, the first major exhibition devoted to the intersecting careers of the two foremost American sculptors of the Gilded Age. Co-organized by the American Federation of Arts, Chesterwood, and the Saint-Gaudens Memorial in partnership with the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Galleries from March 1 through May 27, 2024. Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Woodblocks, Prints, and Mixed-Media Works by LaToya M. Hobbs

November 30, 2023
The Frist Art Museum presents Carving a New Tradition: The Art of LaToya M. Hobbs, an exhibition of recent woodblock prints and mixed-media portraits from the Arkansas-born, Baltimore-based painter and printmaker. Organized by the Frist Art Museum with Dr. Rebecca VanDiver, associate professor of African American art at Vanderbilt University, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from January 26 through April 28, 2024. Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Major Survey of Modern Art Created in the American South  

November 16, 2023
The Frist Art Museum presents Southern/Modern, the first comprehensive survey of paintings and works on paper created in the American South between 1913 and 1955 that reflect a period of change and upheaval across the region. Organized by the Mint Museum in collaboration with the Georgia Museum of Art, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery from January 26 through April 28, 2024. Read More

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

October 4, 2023
Celebrating a full house of stunning art, the Frist Art Museum will hold a weekend-long Frist Arts Fest on November 4–5 spotlighting the current exhibitions. Read More

Exhibition of Spanish American Art Examines the Interconnectedness of Cultures in the Early Modern World

September 6, 2023
The Frist Art Museum presents Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800: Highlights from LACMA’s Collection, an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and more created in Mexico and Central and South America during the early modern era. This is the first exhibition from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)’s notable holdings of Spanish American art and will be on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Galleries from October 20, 2023, through January 28, 2024.   Read More