Past Exhibitions

Our archive of exhibitions previously viewed at the Frist Center.

  • 2015 Franklin Special School District Art Show

    January 31, 2015 – February 15, 2015 — The 2015 Franklin Special School District Art Show features some of the finest artwork created by students in the district. More than sixty young artists from kindergarten through eighth grade are included in this exhibition. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected two works per grade...

  • 2015 Wilson County Schools Art Show

    January 31, 2015 – February 15, 2015 — The 2015 Wilson County Schools Art Show features some of the finest artwork created by students in the district. More than 150 young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade are included in this exhibition. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected two works per grade level,...

  • Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy

    October 31, 2014 – January 25, 2015 — Beginning in the early thirteenth century, Italy was transformed by two innovative new religious orders known as the Dominicans, founded by Saint Dominic of Caleruega (1170–1221; canonized 1234), and the Franciscans, founded by Saint Francis of Assisi (1181/82–1226; canonized 1228). Whereas earlier religious orders, such as the...

  • Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible

    September 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015 — Helen Pashgian explores the nature of perception by using natural and artificial light to illuminate reflective, translucent or transparent industrial materials such as fiberglass, polyester resin, plastic, glass and other substances.  A pioneer of the Light and Space Movement of the 1960s, Pashgian and...

  • Kandinsky: A Retrospective

    September 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015 — Considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Wassily Kandinsky is often credited with creating the first purely non-objective painting. Featuring more than 100 paintings, watercolors, drawings and a reconstituted mural, Kandinsky celebrates some of the most significant aspects of the artist&rsquo...

  • Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art

    June 27, 2014 — A survey of works from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s drawn from the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Real/Surreal examines American artists' representations of reality as a subjective and malleable state of mind rather than a fixed truth. Influenced by...

  • Maira Kalman: The Elements of Style

    June 6, 2014 – September 1, 2014 — This exhibition features paintings on paper by Maira Kalman that were used to illustrate a 2005 republication of the authoritative American English writing style guide The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. Kalman’s illustrations whimsically embody the didactic examples...

  • Watch Me Move: The Animation Show

    June 6, 2014 – September 1, 2014 — In 1911, American cartoonist and animator Winsor McCay prefaced his short film Little Nemo with the invitation to “Watch Me Move,” introducing a cast of colorful characters in a playful promenade. This exhibition uses these same words to invite visitors to a celebration of animation....

  • American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart

    May 9, 2014 – November 2, 2014 — Although known primarily as a country music star, Marty Stuart (b. 1958) is a master storyteller not only through his songs, but also through his revealing photographs. He has been taking photographs of the people and places surrounding him since he first went on tour...

  • 2014 Mayor’s Art Show

    April 10, 2014 – May 15, 2014 — Section 1: April 10–24, 2014 Features work from the Antioch, Cane Ridge, Glencliff, Hillsboro, Hunters Lane, Pearl-Cohn, and Stratford clusters Section 2: May 1–15, 2013 Features work from the Hillwood, Maplewood, McGavock, Overton, and Whites Creek clusters Created as an opportunity to recognize the artistic accomplishments of...

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