Past Exhibitions

Our archive of exhibitions previously viewed at the Frist Center.

  • James McNeill Whistler

    October 11, 2002 – January 5, 2003 — Organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art, this exhibition brings together 44 of James McNeill Whistler’s lithographs, etchings, drawings and watercolors, to provide an intimate and expanded view of the artist’s work as he explored revolutionary ways of depicting space,...

  • Whistler, Sargent, And Steer

    October 11, 2002 – January 5, 2003 — Whistler, Sargent, and Steer was an exceptional exhibition of the works of James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent and British Impressionist Philip Wilson Steer, organized exclusively for the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Organized by Tate Curator David Fraser Jenkins, the...

  • Stories Of The Past And Present

    October 4, 2002 – February 25, 2003 — The Frist Center worked in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville’s Family Resource Centers - St. Luke’s, Northeast, Cayce and Woodbine Community Organization - to develop murals that recognize and honor the rich history of each neighborhood.  Led by...

  • Andy Goldsworthy

    July 26, 2002 – October 27, 2002 — British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy ventures into some of the most beautiful and often remote locations on the planet, where he produces, and then photographs, sculptural arrangements of natural materials such as wood, stones, water, dirt, grass, leaves, twigs, snow and ice. Expressing the innate human...

  • Animating Stone

    July 26, 2002 – November 3, 2002 — For more than forty years, Nashvillians Clara and Nelson Davenport have made frequent forays in search of the stone carvings produced by the Inuit people of northern Canada. Following traditions that are thousands of years old, contemporary Inuit carving is valued for its strong, graceful...

  • Kids Curate 21st-century Design

    June 21, 2002 – September 15, 2002 — This Education Gallery exhibition was a companion to the Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940 - 1960 exhibition, on view in the Ingram Gallery.  It presented a selection of 21st-century design items curated by a team of students from...

  • Rie Oishi

    June 21, 2002 – September 15, 2002 — Japanese artist Rie Oishi, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks to generate abstraction relating to what she calls "the precarious transitions between signifier and signified, the word and the ‘thing,’ experience and narrative, idea and object. This hushed and luminous installation...

  • Vital Forms

    June 21, 2002 – September 15, 2002 — Organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, this exhibition presented an astonishing cross section of the artistic and material culture of America during World War II and the Cold War.  Stylistically linked by curving, biomorphic shapes that became known as "vital forms," the 218 objects...

  • Treasures From The House Of Faberge

    April 12, 2002 – July 7, 2002 — The House of Fabergé is renowned for the magnificent jewelry and decorative objects it created for the Russian imperial family and wealthy patrons throughout Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  This exhibition presented 40 works from the Forbes Magazine Collection,...

  • 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...

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