The Frist Art Museum announces the 2023 exhibition calendar

The Frist Art Museum has announced its 2023 exhibition program. At the Ingram Gallery, the year begins with Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric, a study of the celebrated multidisciplinary Indigenous artist’s vibrant paintings, sculptures, videos and installations. Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art is the first exhibition to explore instrument symbolism in American art from the early 19th century to the present day through 125 works of art and 35 musical instruments.

Multiplicity: Collage in Contemporary America is the first landmark museum exhibition that explores how an intergenerational array of contemporary artists leverages the technique of collage to reflect the breadth and complexity of black identity.

In the upper-tier galleries, family-friendly Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature charts the creative and ecological achievements of the beloved English author and illustrator. Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500-1800: Highlights from the LACMA Collection feature paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and more, created in Mexico and Central and South America in the early the modern era.

In the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery, the Frist presents Belgian Nigerian artist Otobong Nkanga’s tapestries, drawings, videos and sculptures that present tales of wounds and healings, making metaphorical connections between the landscape and the traumatized human body. Ron Jude’s large-scale black and white photographs depict natural phenomena in Oregon, California, Hawaii and Iceland. Raqib Shaw’s alluring paintings fuse influences from Asian and Western traditions to create lavishly detailed visions of magical environments.

Mildred D. Field