Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts Announces 2018 Exhibitions

Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts Announces 2018 Exhibitions

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts has announced its 2018 schedule of exhibitions, featuring artwork from around the world and across time.

In the Ingram Gallery, Rome: City and Empire explores how Rome grew from a cluster of villages into a mighty empire through hundreds of engaging and beautiful objects (February 23-May 28, 2018). Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century showcases paintings by an international array of artists, from Franz Ackermann to Sue Williams, that portray forces of staggering magnitude (June 22-September 16, 2018). Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, an exhibition of paintings, decorative art, costumes, posters, photographs, and more, revives the splendor of the French capital when the Paris Exposition Universelle was heralding the arrival of the 20th century (October 12, 2018-January 6, 2019).

In the Upper-Level Galleries, Nick Cave: Feat. continues through June 24, 2018, and in conjunction with the exhibition, the artist will direct a major, free public performance on April 6, 2018, featuring live dance, music, and soundsuits at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Image Building: How Photography Transformed Architecture explores how works by photographers Iwan Baan, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, and others transformed our vision and concept of architecture (July 20-October 28, 2018). Life, Love & Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy focuses on domestic arts designed to celebrate love and matrimony in Florence, Siena, Venice, and other Italian cities (November 16, 2018-February 18, 2019).

The exhibitions in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery will be Slavery, the Prison Industrial Complex: Photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick (February 23-May 28, 2018) and exhibitions of work by Afruz Amighi (June 22-September 16, 2018) and Do Ho Suh (October 12, 2018-January 6, 2019).

In the Conte Community Arts Gallery, the Frist Center presents We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957-1968, which documents Nashville's important role in the national civil rights movement. The exhibition also provides opportunities to consider the role of images and the media in shaping public opinion (March 30-October 7, 2018).

Please visit our website for more information about each exhibition.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting and originating high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. Located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., the Frist Center offers the finest visual art from local, regional, national, and international sources in exhibitions that inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. Additional information is available by calling 615.244.3340 or by visiting

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