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Frist Art Museum unveils its 2024 exhibition schedule

From paintings and mixed media to sculptures and photography, there’s a lot in store for the new year at Frist.

An image of a piece of art showcasing a woman walking through a field with trees as a black panther watches her.

Carroll Cloar’s “A Story Told by My Mother.”

Courtesy of Frist Art Museum via the Estate of Carroll Cloar

Table of Contents

Grab a pen and journal to take some notes because we’re about to paint a picture of what to expect from six exhibits coming to the Frist Art Museum’s galleries. Note: Titles and dates are subject to change.

Southern/Modern: Rediscovering Art from the First Half of the Twentieth Century | Jan. 26–April 21 | 100+ paintings and paper works collected from 1913 to 1955 showcasing artists like Carroll Cloar, Josef Albers, and Elizabeth Catlett with themes across agriculture, class division, innovation, and more in the American South.

Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous | May 24–Aug. 25 | 65 photographs and 50+ dress objects offer a look into the life of designer Lee Alexander McQueen, from exclusive moments in the design studio to backstage at runway shows.

Carving a New Tradition: The Art of LaToya M. Hobbs | Jan. 25–April 21 | Woodblock prints and mixed-media art anchored by “Carving Out Time,” which explores Black womanhood, cultural identity, and artistic legacy.

Shahpour Pouyan: Winter in Paradise | May 24–Aug. 25 | Works include drawings and ceramic sculpture examples of architecture by Shahpour Pouyan. The artist’s debut VR installation will also allow guests an immersive experience through the interior of a Persian mosque.

Upper-Level Galleries

Monuments and Myths: The America of Sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Daniel Chester French | March 1–May 27 | This exhibition of ~70 sculptures, models, and maquettes dives into the intersected careers of Gilded Age sculptors Daniel Chester French + Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Black Joy, In Spite Of | April 5–Sept. 2 | A collection of historical imagery and present day art telling the story of the Black American experience throughout three geographical regions of Tennessee during various periods.

This list is just a first sketchbrowse details of all nine exhibits.

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