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Frist Art Museum Presents On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami

November 17, 2021
The Frist Art Museum presents On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami, an exhibition that explores the diverse cultural and political landscapes of Cuba and its diaspora through the paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, and installations of fifty artists. Drawn from one of the largest public collections of Cuban art in the United States, On the Horizon will be on view in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery from January 28, 2021, through May 1, 2022. Read More

Frist Art Museum Organizes First Major Exhibition in the U.S. Devoted to Medieval Art in Bologna

September 8, 2021
The Frist Art Museum presents Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City, the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus on medieval art made in the prosperous northern Italian city of Bologna. Conceived and organized by Frist Art Museum senior curator Trinita Kennedy, the exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, paintings, and sculptures will be on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Galleries from November 5, 2021, through January 30, 2022. Read More

Frist Art Museum Announces 2022 Schedule of Exhibitions

August 17, 2021
Contemporary Cuban Art · A “Light and Space” Group Show with Robert Irwin, Helen Pashgian, James Turrell, and Others · Treasures of Asian Textiles · Alma W. Thomas · Matthew Ritchie · LeXander Bryant · Virginia Overton and More Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Photographs and Sculptures by Renowned South African Artist Mary Sibande

August 12, 2021
The Frist Art Museum presents Mary Sibande: Blue Purple Red, an exhibition of the Johannesburg-based artist’s hyperrealistic sculptures and photographs that confront inequities of race, gender, politics, and economics in South Africa. Organized by the Frist Art Museum, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from October 8, 2021, through January 2, 2022. Read More

American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939 Concludes Frist Art Museum’s
20th-Anniversary Year

August 10, 2021
The Frist Art Museum presents American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939, an exhibition that offers an in-depth examination of an international style that manifested stateside in decorative arts, fine arts, architecture, and design during the 1920s and 1930s. Co-organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, American Art Deco will conclude the Frist’s 20th-anniversary year and be on view in the Ingram Gallery from October 8, 2021, through January 2, 2022. Read More

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