Past Exhibitions

Our archive of exhibitions previously viewed at the Frist Center.

  • Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville’s Print Community

    November 6, 2015 – February 7, 2016 — Nashville is renowned for its love of storytelling in words, images, and voices. For years, the city has been home to major publishing houses, printing presses, nationally recognized writing programs, and great authors, poets, journalists, and songwriters. Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville’s...

  • Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti

    October 30, 2015 – January 6, 2016 — Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti offers an intimate view into the mind of Michelangelo Buonarroti, one of the giants in the history of Western art. A careful selection of drawings attests to the versatile artist’s activities as a...

  • Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    October 9, 2015 – January 10, 2016 — Ink, Silk, and Gold presents nearly one hundred works of Islamic art spanning the eighth to the twenty-first centuries from the impressive collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This exhibition offers a chronological and regional story of...

  • Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows

    October 9, 2015 – January 10, 2016 — For the past decade, New York–based artist Shinique Smith has created highly expressive paintings, sculptures, and installations that reflect influences as diverse as dance, Eastern spirituality, fashion, Abstract Expressionism, music, childhood wonder, and poetry. Many of her collaged works contain recycled...

  • From Post Office to Art Center

    July 10, 2015 – November 1, 2015 — 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...

  • Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte

    June 26, 2015 – October 12, 2015 — Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection With additional works from the collection of The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach The Wiener Werkstätte (or Vienna Workshops) was an association of artists...

  • Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape

    June 5, 2015 – September 7, 2015 — Jaume Plensa’s figurative and text-based works explore spirituality, beauty, and the relationship between humanity and nature. Evincing an aura of serenity, his sculptures echo the sense of transcendent idealism associated with classical statuary of such sacred luminaries as Athena and the Buddha....

  • Italian Style: Fashion since 1945

    June 5, 2015 – September 7, 2015 — Italian Style: Fashion since 1945 chronicles the birth and growth of the Italian fashion industry from the post-World War II recovery years to the present day. Based on new archival research, this elegant and comprehensive exhibition explores the development of both womens- and menswear...

  • 2015 Mayor’s Art Show

    April 9, 2015 – May 21, 2015 — Section 1: April 9–23, 2015 Features work from the Hillwood, Maplewood, McGavock, Overton, and Whites Creek clusters  Section 2: May 7–21, 2015 Features work from the Antioch, Cane Ridge, Glencliff, Hillsboro, Hunters Lane, Pearl-Cohn, and Stratford clusters Created as an opportunity to recognize the artistic accomplishments of Metro...

  • Exquisite Nashville

    March 13, 2015 – July 5, 2015 — In the 21st century, Nashville’s population has undergone significant transformations. New residents coming from other parts of the United States and elsewhere have set the stage for dynamic cross-cultural interactions, from music and food to art, religion, and business. The Frist Center education...

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