Past Exhibitions

Our archive of exhibitions previously viewed at the Frist Center.

  • 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...

  • CALL TO ARTISTS

    March 10, 2015 – May 15, 2015 — Anthology: Visual Narratives from Nashville's Print Community is a juried exhibition that celebrates Nashville’s small presses and artists who use printing techniques in artistically significant ways to tell stories. Whether in graphic novels, songs, concrete poems, updated folktales and urban...

  • 2015 Williamson County Schools Art Show

    February 28, 2015 – March 15, 2015 — The 2015 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...

  • Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-Century American Art

    February 27, 2015 – June 7, 2015 — Telling Tales assembles paintings and sculptures from the collection of the New-York Historical Society that recount stories relating to American cultural aspirations and everyday life in the early to mid-nineteenth century. The sections, including the thematic groupings History Painting, Scenes of Everyday Life, and...

  • Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House

    February 13, 2015 – May 10, 2015 — This landmark exhibition showcases the art and architecture of Houghton Hall, one of England’s grandest country houses. Located in Norfolk, roughly one hundred miles northeast of London, Houghton was built in the early 1700s for Britain’s first prime minister, Sir Robert...

  • 2015 Franklin Special School District Art Show

    January 31, 2015 – February 15, 2015 — The 2015 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...

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