Must-See Exhibitions at Frist Art Museum

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Frist Art Museum is Nashville’s iconic art destination providing fresh, one-of-a-kind exhibitions. It’s a fun and insightful way to spend a day in Nashville, especially with friends and family. These are the current must-see exhibitions.


Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Exhibition Dates: March 15, 2019 – May 27, 2019

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) was an instrumental documentary photographer during the twentieth century. Her work focuses on issues ranging from poverty to women’s rights to the erosion of rural communities. There are over 150 objects in this exhibition, including modern and vintage photographs, letters, and a video.

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Claudio Parmiggiani: Dematerialization

Exhibition Dates: February 2, 2019 – May 5, 2019

Frist Art Museum is the first in North American to present the works of Claudio Parmiggiani. Parmiggiani’s pieces are usually room-size installations or two- and three-dimensional. He is known for using his signature process, delocazione (displacement), where he arranges objects on his canvas of choice, lights a fire nearby, and allows soot, dust, and pigment to settle on the objects. He then removes the objects and leaves the silhouettes behind to create the final art piece.

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Admission Prices

  • Frist Art Museum members: FREE
  • Youth (18 and under): FREE
  • College Students with ID (Thursdays and Fridays): FREE from 5:00pm to 9:00pm (including Frist Fridays)
  • College Students with ID (all other days): $10
  • Adults: $15
  • Seniors (65 and older): $10
  • Active Military (with current military ID): $8
  • Groups of 10 or more (with advance reservation): $12
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