Past Exhibitions

Our archive of exhibitions previously viewed at the Frist Center.

  • 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...

  • Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting

    February 5, 2016 – May 1, 2016 — Drawn from one of the oldest and most significant private collections in Europe, Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting features works by Goya, Murillo, Rubens, Titian, and more from the splendid palaces of the Alba dynasty in Spain....

  • Guido van der Werve: Nummers 2 6 8 14

    February 5, 2016 – May 1, 2016 — This exhibition presents four films from Guido van der Werve’s Nummers (Numbers) series, which reveal the artist’s interest in wittily subverting relationships between time, nature, culture, and the body. Incorporating classical music and his own compositions, as well...

  • Wilson Country Schools Art Show

    January 30, 2016 – February 14, 2016 — The 2016 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...

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