Past Exhibitions

Community Partners Art Show

May 23–Jun 9, 2024
Since 2000, the Frist Art Museum has partnered with local organizations to promote opportunities for collaboration and provide educational programs. Partners often serve as a point of access for people who might experience barriers to visiting the Frist or who are otherwise unaware of the museum’s offerings. This exhibition highlights… Read More

Monuments and Myths: The America of Sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Daniel Chester French

Mar 1–May 27, 2024
Daniel Chester French (1850–1931) and Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907) were the preeminent American sculptors of the Gilded Age. As friendly rivals, they transformed sculpture in the United States, producing dozens of the nation’s most recognizable public artworks—from Saint-Gaudens’s Diana atop New York City’s Madison Square Garden to French’s Seated Abraham Lincoln… Read More

2024 Art in the Atrium
Featuring Shabazz Larkin

Apr 26–May 20, 2024
Featuring Shabazz Larkin This year’s Art in the Atrium project is devoted to the work of Nashville-based artist Shabazz Larkin. In association with the exhibition Monuments and Myths: The America of Sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Daniel Chester French (on view March 1–May 27, 2024) a large-scale adorned pillar made… Read More

Southern/Modern

Jan 26–Apr 28, 2024
The first comprehensive survey of paintings and works on paper created in the American South from 1913 to 1955, Southern/Modern features more than one hundred works drawn from public and private collections across the country. The exhibition focuses on artists such as Carroll Cloar, Aaron Douglas, Caroline Durieux, Will Henry… Read More

Carving a New Tradition: The Art of LaToya M. Hobbs

Jan 26–Apr 28, 2024
Curated by Dr. Rebecca VanDiver, associate professor of African American art at Vanderbilt University, Carving a New Tradition showcases a selection of recent prints and mixed-media artwork from the studio of the Arkansas-born, Baltimore-based painter and printmaker LaToya M. Hobbs. Hobbs is a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art and… Read More

The Power of Resilience

Aug 25, 2023–Apr 1, 2024
This exhibition features works by more than eighty adult artists with disabilities who are served by five social service agencies in Middle Tennessee. Guided by teaching artists, groups at AbleVoices; Borderless Arts; Friends Life Community; Healing Arts Project, Inc.; and Metro Parks disABILITIES made individual and collaborative works of art. Read More

2024 Williamson County Schools Art Show

Feb 17–Mar 3, 2024
The 2024 Williamson County Schools Art Show features some of the finest artwork created by students in the school district. Over four hundred and fifty young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade are included in this exhibition. Read More

2024 Multi-District School Art Show

Jan 13–Feb 4, 2024
The 2024 Multi-District School Art Show features some of the finest artwork created by students at more than thirty schools in three Tennessee public school districts. Over three hundred young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade are included in this exhibition. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected two works… Read More

Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800: Highlights from LACMA’s Collection

Oct 20, 2023–Jan 28, 2024
Imperial expansion, conquest, colonization, and the transatlantic slave trade marked the period spanning from 1500 to 1800. Cataclysmic social and geopolitical shifts brought people into closer contact than ever before in real and imagined ways, propelling the creative refashioning of the material culture that surrounded them. After the Spaniards began… Read More

Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage 

Sep 15–Dec 31, 2023
The first major museum exhibition devoted to the subject, Multiplicity presents over 80 major collage and collage-informed works that reflect the breadth and complexity of Black identity. Featuring an intergenerational group of 52 living artists, Multiplicity explores the varying ways collage is employed and how the technique suggests diverse conceptual concerns such as cultural… Read More