Past Exhibitions

Our archive of exhibitions previously viewed at the Frist Center.

  • Selections From 1000 Families

    April 12, 2002 – September 15, 2002 — For four years, German photographer Uwe Ommer traveled the world, creating empathetic photographs of 1,251 families in 130 countries on five continents. The results of his odyssey appear in his book, 1000 Families, published in three languages.   The Frist Center exhibited 100 images from this collection,  arrayed along...

  • Intimate Worlds

    April 12, 2002 – July 7, 2002 — Presenting one of the world’s finest private collections of Indian miniature paintings, Intimate Worlds includes approximately 90 paintings and drawings created across India from before the rise of Islamic Mughal rule in the north during the 1500s to the heyday of the British Raj in...

  • Realms Of Faith

    April 12, 2002 – August 15, 2004 — This exhibition presented precious objects in a variety of media from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, an institution renowned for its rich collections in these areas.  The exhibition encompasses both religious and secular works spanning the 4th through 14th centuries in the...

  • Identifying Self

    February 8, 2002 – May 27, 2002 — Forty young people from South Inglewood Community Center and Edgehill Center participated in the Frist Center’s education outreach program, Identifying Self, during which they explored issues of personal identity and self-worth.  Using works of art by John Ahearn, Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman,...

  • From Twilight To Dawn

    February 8, 2002 – May 27, 2002 — Drawn from the collection of UBS PaineWebber, From Twilight to Dawn concentrated on late 20th- and 21st-century works by such influential modern masters as Jasper Johns, Dan Flavin, Andy Warhol and Chuck Close, as well as works by critically acclaimed post-modernists...

  • Gregory Barsamian

    February 8, 2002 – May 26, 2002 — With this sculptural installation, Brooklyn artist Gregory Barsamian creates a visionary realm where elements are trapped in a state of constant transformation - hands become birds, and ghostly figures issue forth from sleeping heads.  Barsamian’s large, kinetic sculptures are inspired by a 19th-century device called...

  • Tools And Techniques Of The Middle Ages

    October 1, 2001 – January 6, 2002 — The objects included in this exhibition provide insight into the tools, techniques and processes used by medieval artists and artisans to create the artworks in the exhibitions Realms of Faith:  Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore and Leaves of Gold:...

  • Leaves Of Gold

    October 1, 2001 – January 6, 2002 — This exhibition explored the era, before mechanical printing techniques, when artists and scribes labored devotedly to craft intricate illuminated manuscripts by hand.  Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and with the support of...

  • Petah Coyne

    October 1, 2001 – January 13, 2002 — The second exhibition in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery featured works by New York artist Petah Coyne. Coyne is internationally renowned for her complex wall, floor and ceiling sculptures made of such delicate materials as wax and horsehair. Fairy Tales was organized by the Frist...

  • Simple Expressions

    July 21, 2001 – September 9, 2001 — This exhibition offered a selection of works created by Nashville youth in response to the different artistic influences seen in the exhibition Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The abstract paintings created by preschool children relate to the simple...

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