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...

  • 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...

  • Frank Lloyd Wright: Building the Imperial Hotel

    January 31, 2014 – May 11, 2014 — The flow of artistic and cultural influence between Japan and the West was not one way.  While the Western artists featured in Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan were captivated by the exotic beauty and striking formal qualities...

  • Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan

    January 31, 2014 – May 11, 2014 — The late 19th and early 20th centuries witnessed an explosion of interest in all things Japanese that prompted a correspondingly radical shift in modern art dubbed japonisme by the Parisian critic Philippe Burty in 1872.  Some of the greatest American and European artists...

  • Lain York: Selections from the National Gallery

    January 31, 2014 – May 11, 2014 — Lain York: Selections from the National Gallery presents recent works by Nashville artist Lain York that were inspired by eighteenth-and nineteenth-century texts, political cartoons, and engravings. History, as York approaches it, is a matter of reconstructing the often ambiguous information that comes to...

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