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Frist Art Museum Announces 2024 Exhibitions

So many cool exhibits to look forward to next year at the Frist!

The Frist Art Museum has announced its 2024 schedule of exhibitions.

Image Credits

  1. Ann Ray. Insensé II, 1998. Archival gelatin silver print; 47 1/4 x 70 7/8 in. Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects
  2. Carroll Cloar. A Story Told by My Mother, 1955. Casein tempera on Masonite; 28 3/8 x 40 1/4 in. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN. Bequest of Mrs. C.M. Gooch, 80.3.16. © Estate of Carroll Cloar
  3. María Magdalena Campos-Pons (born Matanzas, Cuba, 1959). Red Composition (detail)from the series Los Caminos (The Path), 1997. Polaroid Polacolor Pro photographs; 3 parts: 37 x 29 in. each; 37 x 87 in. overall. Collection of Wendi Norris. © María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Image courtesy of the artist and Brooklyn Museum


Southern/Modern: Rediscovering Art from the First Half of the Twentieth Century

January 25–April 21, 2024
Ingram Gallery

In the Ingram Gallery, the year begins with Southern/Modern: Rediscovering Art from the First Half of the Twentieth Century, the first comprehensive survey of paintings and works on paper by artists such as Carroll Cloar, Aaron Douglas, Caroline Durieux, Will Henry Stevens, and Alma Thomas created in the American South between 1913 and 1955.

Carving a New Tradition: The Art of LaToya M. Hobbs

January 25–April 21, 2024
Gordon Contemporary Artist Project Gallery

In the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery, the Frist presents recent prints and mixed media works by LaToya M. Hobbs, who explores Black womanhood, identity and the rich traditions of printmaking while pushing the medium’s boundaries.

Monuments and Myths: The America of Sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Daniel Chester French

March 1–May 27, 2024
Upper-Level Galleries

In the Upper-Level Galleries, Monuments and Myths: The America of Sculptors Augustus Saint Gaudens and Daniel Chester French traces the intersecting careers of the most prominent American sculptors of the Gilded Age.

Black Joy, In Spite Of

April 5–September 2, 2024
Conte Community Arts Gallery

Through a selection of historical imagery paired with art of the present day, guest curator Brigette Janea Jones, a historian, non-profit executive and speaker, offers a more three-dimensional picture of the Black American experience by focusing on moments of joy despite a history of pain and struggle.

Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous

May 24–August 25, 2024
Ingram Gallery

The exhibition of fashion and photography Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous explores the creative partnership between the visionary British designer and his trusted French photographer.

Shahpour Pouyan: Winter in Paradise

May 24–August 25, 2024
Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery

Iranian artist Shahpour Pouyan confronts and critiques political power through a poetic visual vocabulary of architecture.

¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now

June 28–September 29, 2024
Upper-Level Galleries

¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now presents historical civil rights-era prints by Chicano artists alongside works by graphic artists working from the 1980s to today.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold

September 27, 2024–January 5, 2025
Ingram Gallery

Centering on Yoruba-derived Santería symbolism of Cuba, María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold features photography, installation, painting and performance drawing on the Cuban-born artist’s memories and experiences and her family’s story to examine the histories of enslavement, indentured labor, motherhood, migration, and race.

Journey through Japan: Myths to Manga

October 25, 2024–February 16, 2025
Upper-Level Galleries

Journey through Japan: Myths to Manga shows how imagination, playfulness and the environment have inspired Japan’s folklore, design and technology.

Gallery admission is free for visitors ages 18 and younger and for members, and $15 for adults. For current hours and additional information, visit FristArtMuseum.org or call 615-244-3340.


About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.