Past Exhibitions

Our archive of exhibitions previously viewed at the Frist Center.

  • 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...

  • 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...

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