Past Exhibitions

Our archive of exhibitions previously viewed at the Frist Center.

  • 2017 Mayor’s Art Show

    April 27, 2017 – May 11, 2017 — Section 1: April 6–20 Features work from the Hillwood, Maplewood, McGavock, Overton, and Whites Creek clusters Section 2: April 27–May 11 Features work from the Antioch, Cane Ridge, Glencliff, Hillsboro, Hunters Lane, Pearl-Cohn, and Stratford clusters Created as an opportunity to recognize the artistic...

  • From Post Office to Art Center

    March 3, 2017 – April 23, 2017 — This panel exhibition, featuring historical photographs, outlines the transformation of a federal post office to Nashville's premier art exhibition center. Architectural historian Christine Kreyling guest curated this exhibition with Frist Center staff. To learn more about the art deco landmark that houses the Frist Center, please...

  • 2017 Williamson County Schools Art Show

    February 25, 2017 – March 12, 2017 — The 2017 Williamson County Schools Art Show features some of the finest artwork created by students in the school district. More than four hundred young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade are included in this exhibition. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected two works...

  • Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

    February 24, 2017 – May 29, 2017 — Irving Penn (b. 1917, Plainfield, NJ; d. 2009, New York, NY) was one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous. His pictures, a unique blend of classical elegance and formal innovation, were widely seen in print during...

  • Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea

    February 10, 2017 – May 7, 2017 — The historical Buddha lived in the sixth century BCE. Born Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini (present-day Nepal), he renounced his life as a prince to pursue a spiritual calling. The titles Buddha (enlightened or awakened one) and Shakyamuni (sage of the Shakya clan) were awarded to...

  • Sand Mandala Painting

    February 10, 2017 – May 7, 2017 — Ritual in Action: Making a Mandala Sand Painting This gallery contains a completed mandala of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Tibetan monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery constructed the mandala with colored sand over the course of five days (February 10–14, 2017). It will...

  • Claire Morgan: Stop Me Feeling

    February 10, 2017 – May 7, 2017 — Stop Me Feeling is the first solo exhibition in the United States for Claire Morgan (b. Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1980) and presents six recent works exemplifying her ecologically minded artistic practice. In beguiling installations, cabinet sculptures, paintings, and works on paper,...

  • 2017 Wilson County Schools Art Show

    January 28, 2017 – February 12, 2017 — Location: Education Corridor, Upper Level The 2017 Wilson County Schools Art Show features some of the finest artwork created by students in the district. More than 200 young artists from kindergarten through twelfth grade are included in this exhibition. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected...

  • 2017 Franklin Special School District Art Show

    January 28, 2017 – February 12, 2017 — Location: Education Corridor, Upper Level The 2017 Franklin Special School District Art Show features artwork created by more than sixty young artists from kindergarten through eighth grade. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected two works per grade level at each of their...

  • 2017 Lebanon Special School District Art Show

    January 28, 2017 – February 12, 2017 — Location: Education Corridor, Upper Level The 2017 Lebanon Special School District Art Show features artwork created by more than forty young artists from kindergarten through eighth grade. Elementary and middle school art teachers selected two works per grade level at each of their...

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