Past Exhibitions

Our archive of exhibitions previously viewed at the Frist Center.

  • 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...

  • 2014 Williamson County Schools Art Show

    March 1, 2014 – March 16, 2014 — The 2014 Williamson County Art Show features some of the finest artwork created by students in the school district. More than three hundred young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade are included in this exhibition. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected two works per grade...

  • Goya: The Disasters of War

    February 28, 2014 – June 8, 2014 — Featuring a complete set of the first published edition of etchings produced by canonical Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, The Disasters of War documents the horrors of the Peninsular War of 1808–14 between Spain and France under Napoleon Bonaparte. The 81 aquatint etchings, 80 numbered works from...

  • Steve Mumford’s War Journals, 2003–2013

    February 28, 2014 – June 8, 2014 — From 2003 until 2013, artist Steve Mumford travelled to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, to create artworks documenting the experiences of American troops, civilians caught in the conflict, and prisoners being held at...

  • 2014 Wilson County Schools Art Show

    February 1, 2014 – February 16, 2014 — The 2014 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,...

  • 2014 Franklin Special School District Art Show

    February 1, 2014 – February 16, 2014 — The 2014 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...

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