Visual Arts

Arts and Creativity Sing in Music City


Located just off Broadway is 5th Avenue of the Arts. This is the location of several visual art galleries on one historic block including The Arts Company, The Rymer Gallery, and Tinney Contemporary. The Arts Company is known as a prime destination for fresh, original, and contemporary artwork in photography, painting, and sculpture, by artist emerging to the legendary. The Arts Company offers a distinctive Nashville experience in a welcoming environment of over 6,000 square feet in a historic building. The largest contemporary gallery in the heart of Nashville art district is none other than The Rymer Gallery. Their goal is to foster artwork that entices, engages, and lures artists, collectors, and enthusiasts to Nashville’s expanding art scene. Tinney Contemporary also focuses to present cutting-edge contemporary artwork from a large portfolio of internationally known artist. Each gallery participates in the First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown giving the community a chance to experience the growing art scene in Music City.

The Arts Company

Homage & Hot Rods
March 2-21

Rymer Gallery

January 30-March 23

Tinney Contemporary

Invisible Audience
March 16-April 27



The dream of staying in a museum has finally come true thanks to the 21c Museum Hotel. This unique concept offers the same experience of a luxury hotel and museum under the same roof. The exhibits change regularly, but the comfort is always the same.

The SuperNatural
January-October 2019



Experience Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of painting, sculpture and decorative arts that are on display year round. They also host new exhibits either on their property or inside the beautiful mansion. Below is their upcoming exhibit.

Orchids in the Mansion
February 1-June 9

Derived from the Decorative: Works by Faig Ahmed, Beth Lipman and Bouke de Vries
February 1-June 9

In Bloom
March 21-September 1



The David Lusk Gallery, located in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, is a gallery that showcases artists from around the country who feature a whole spectrum of artistic practices from paintings and sculptures to photography and video. They host regular exhibitions plus panel discussion, and other public events throughout the year.

Paper: 45 Years by Robert Rector
February 27-March 30

Fat Shaming Fat Boys by Dwayne Butcher
February 27-March 30

What Remains by Rana Rochat
March 12-April 6

No Look Past by Brandon Donahue
March 12-April 6



The Fisk University Galleries, located in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood, consists of The Carl Van Vechten Gallery and The Aaron Douglas Gallery. The galleries maintain a permanent collection with over 4,000 objects that span three centuries of art history. The Aaron Douglas Gallery features classical and contemporary African art, modern and contemporary African-American art, other American and European and folk art. The Carl Van Vechten Gallery houses the Stieglitz Collection including works by Picasso, Cezanne, Renoir, O'Keeffe, Toulouse-Lautrec and many others. Both galleries also host traveling exhibitions and temporary installations.



Fort Houston is a creative facility for members of the community. Guests are welcome to take part in their workshops to better harness their skills in design, dance, painting, drawing, and all areas in between. They also host numerous events throughout the year.



The family-friendly Frist Art Museum, located in downtown Nashville, is a world-class art center dedicated to presenting an ever-changing schedule of exhibitions from local, regional, national and international sources. The Frist features the award-winning Martin ArtQuest Gallery with 30 interactive art-making stations; educational programs; free live music on Thursday and Friday evenings; a gift shop full of gorgeous hand-crafted merchandise; and a full-service cafe -- all surrounded by gorgeous architecture. It's a great place to explore, learn, and enjoy great art!

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and their times: The Mellon Collection of French Art
February 2-May 5

A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art
February 2-May 5

Claudio Parmiggiani: Dematerialization
February 2-May 5

Youth Reflections of Mental Health and Violence
February 11-June 30



Owned and operated by the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum, Hatch Show Print has been in business since 1879 and is one of the nation’s oldest working letterpress poster shops. Hatch has created original art for circuses, Grand Ole Opry stars, concerts and sporting events, and continues to produce restrikes of classic Hatch posters in addition to creating new work enjoyed by music fans, graphic designers and art critics worldwide. The Haley Gallery showcases their historic restrikes of original posters from the Hatch collection, as well as Master Printer Jim Sherraden's monoprints.

Large Wood Block Prints Exhibit



Haynes Galleries is a private fine art gallery, specializing in American Realism. Haynes Galleries presents a distinguished list of American masters of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the best contemporary and emerging artists of the 21st. The gallery also offers a complete menu of collection management services. Haynes Galleries is located in Franklin, Tennessee. Visits are by appointment only.



The LeQuire Gallery features contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture with an emphasis on figurative work. Exhibits change quarterly with work form Alan LeQuire - the nationally recognized sculptor of Musica and Athena Parthenos - always on view.



The Mary Hong Gallery boasts 2500 square feet of glass walled contemporary art. The gallery also offers weekly art classes.



"O" Gallery, in Marathon Village, is a full-service art gallery, presenting mostly the multifaceted works of Russian artist Olga Alexeeva. Check the gallery for a variety of art applications- from prints and postcards from Olga's original works to tiles and cutting boards. Abstract paintings are offered on loose canvas of any size for easy shipment.



The world's only full-scale reproduction of the famous Greek temple, Nashville's Parthenonstands in Centennial Park and features both the city's art museum and Athena Parthenos. At almost 42 feet in height, Athena Parthenos is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world. The focus of the Parthenon's permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists donated by James M. Cowan. Additional gallery spaces provide a venue for a variety of temporary shows and exhibits.

The James Cowan Collection



Located inside Vanderbilt University's Student Center is the Sarratt Gallery. It features ten exhibits a year of contemporary art by regional and national artists. It is free an open to the public all year long.



The Tennessee State Museum is one of the largest state museums in the nation with more than 60,000 square feet of permanent exhibits and a 10,000 square foot changing exhibition hall. Within the space is paintings and art to admire of Tennessee's past. This includes the multiple art exhibits that change throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.

Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts
February 8-July 7



The Upper Room Chapel and Museum, home of the daily devotional guide, features Christian art portraying the Biblical upper room stories of The Last Supper and Pentecost. The chancel’ s life size woodcarving of The Last Supper, identical walnut altar table and side tapestries recreate Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. A 9,000 piece stained glass window richly presents stories of Pentecost, Jesus, his followers and heroes of faith. Permanent museum exhibits include, paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and furniture from the 12th through 21st century. Featured from March to May, hand designed Ukrainian Eggs, bronze sculptures and paintings reflect Lenten/Easter themes. From mid November through January are 100 international nativity scenes and paintings.



Zeitgeist Gallery located in south Nashville spotlights both local and regional artists. It is a contemporary art gallery that engages viewers to explore a wealth of art through their changing exhibits. Each exhibit provides a rich experience to those who are moved by art, artists, and the creative process.

Land Derived Sentiments: Poems and Responses - Group Show
March 2-April 27