News

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

Frist Art Museum Presents Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

April 7, 2022
The Frist Art Museum presents Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an exhibition of sculptures, paintings, and immersive installations by a loose-knit group of artists working in Southern California from the 1960s to the present. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Light, Space, Surface will be on view in the Frist’s Ingram and Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Galleries from June 3 through September 4, 2022. Read More

Frist Art Museum Board of Trustees Names Dr. Seth Feman New Executive Director and CEO

February 23, 2022
The Frist Art Museum Board of Trustees has announced Nashville-raised Seth Feman, PhD, as its new Executive Director and CEO. As a scholar, educator, and curator with a decade in several leadership roles at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. Feman returns to Nashville to direct the Frist into its next chapter of growth and service to the community. His appointment follows the retirement of Dr. Susan H. Edwards, who has served as the Frist’s Executive Director and CEO since 2004. Read More

Works by Nashville Art Teachers to Accompany Alma W. Thomas Exhibition at the Frist Art Museum

February 1, 2022
The Frist Art Museum presents Nashville Art Teachers: Beyond the Classroom, a group exhibition that salutes art teachers working in Davidson County and their extraordinary efforts during the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring the artwork of elementary, middle, and high school art teachers, the exhibition will be on view in the always-free Conte Community Arts Gallery from March 4 through August 28, 2022. Read More

Major Retrospective of Alma W. Thomas at Frist Art Museum Examines Artist’s Wide-Ranging Creative Life

January 4, 2022
The Frist Art Museum presents Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful, a comprehensive overview of the artist’s long, dynamic life (1891–1978) and multifaceted career that was defined by constant creativity. Featuring more than 150 works, including her joyful and colorful abstract paintings and many objects that have never been exhibited or published before, the exhibition demonstrates how Thomas’s artistic practices extended to every aspect of her life—from community service and teaching to gardening and dress. Co-organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art and The Columbus Museum, Georgia, Everything Is Beautiful will be on view in the Frist’s Upper-Level Galleries from February 25 through June 5, 2022. Read More

Frist Art Museum Presents Debut Solo Museum Exhibition by Nashville-Based Artist LeXander Bryant

December 8, 2021
The Frist Art Museum presents Nashville-based artist LeXander Bryant’s debut solo museum exhibition Forget Me Nots. Featuring multimedia works—including a sculpture, photographs, murals, and a new video—the exhibition addresses themes of perseverance amid adversity, family struc­tures and bonds, economic inequality, community activism, and more. Organized by the Frist Art Museum, Forget Me Nots will be on view in the Frist’s Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from January 28 through May 1, 2022. Read More

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