Past Exhibitions

Our archive of exhibitions previously viewed at the Frist Center.

  • 2016 Sumner County Schools Art Show

    December 10, 2016 – January 2, 2017 — December 10, 2016–January 2, 2017 Education Corridor, Upper Level The inaugural Sumner County Schools Art Show features artwork created by more than 200 young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected two works per grade level, and high school art teachers selected two works...

  • Harmony Korine: Shadows and Loops

    November 4, 2016 – January 16, 2017 — With their crude figures, rough surfaces, and distorted patterns, Harmony Korine’s paintings emphasize expression over nuance, instability over clarity. He says, “I’m chasing something that is more of a feeling, something more inexplicable, a connection to colors and dirt and character,...

  • Samurai: The Way of the Warrior

    November 4, 2016 – January 16, 2017 — Samurai: The Way of the Warrior is a dramatic and historical exhibition that examines the traditions of this legendary warrior class whose political dominance affected Japanese art and culture for nearly seven hundred years. The exhibition is drawn from the rich...

  • Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

    July 29, 2016 – November 6, 2016 — Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise is the largest presentation of Newcomb arts and crafts in more than twenty-five years and offers new insights into the Newcomb community’s enduring mark on American art and industry. With 180 objects...

  • Found Narratives

    June 10, 2016 – September 18, 2016 — Found Narratives showcases individual and collaborative works from four community organizations, created in response to Shinique Smith’s exhibition Wonder and Rainbows, which was on view in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery at the Frist Center from October 9, 2015, through January 10, 2016. Under the...

  • Inka Essenhigh: Between Worlds

    May 27, 2016 – October 9, 2016 — Inka Essenhigh’s paintings and prints evoke allegorical traditions in which nature and humanity are magically entwined. Her images are inspired by archetypes, representations that symbolize spiritual truths shared by people across the ages. Fantastic beings—from both the mythical past and the...

  • Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975

    May 27, 2016 – October 9, 2016 — Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975 celebrates the visual dynamism and spirit of innovation characterizing Italian coachbuilt cars, concept cars and motorcycles produced during the post–World War II economic revival. Returning to the Frist Center after the 2013 presentation of Sensuous...

  • 2016 Mayor’s Art Show

    April 7, 2016 – May 12, 2016 — Section 1: April 7–21 Features work from the Antioch, Cane Ridge, Glencliff, Hillsboro, Hunters Lane, Pearl-Cohn, and Stratford clusters Section 2: April 28–May 12 Features work from the Hillwood, Maplewood, McGavock, Overton, and Whites Creek clusters Created as an opportunity to recognize the artistic accomplishments...

  • The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography and Film

    March 11, 2016 – July 4, 2016 — From early vanguard Constructivist works by Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky to the modernist images of Arkady Shaikhet and Max Penson, Soviet photographers played a pivotal role in the history of modern photography. The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography and Film examines how photography,...

  • 2016 Williamson County Schools Art Show

    February 27, 2016 – March 13, 2016 — The 2016 Williamson County Schools 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...

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